Syllabus

PHY 5940 Physics Graduate Teaching Workshop

 

Course Description

This workshop will help you become an effective instructor in the introductory laboratories. The workshop is operated as part of the Monday physics lab preparation sessions. Credit is earned through participating in the prep sessions. These sessions operate:

         PHY 2048L: Mondays 9:00 am – 11:00 am

         PHY 2049L: Mondays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Instructors:    Laird Kramer                     David Brookes                    David Jones

CONTACT      305-348-6073                     305-348-0070                     305-348-4881

Laird.Kramer at fiu.edu          David.Brookes at fiu.edu         djones at fiu.edu

CP 211                            CP 207                            VH 167

 

COURSE ORGANIZATION AND REQUIREMENTS

Attendance:

Attendance is required at the lab prep sessions, as the material is learned interactively in class, missed material will be very difficult to makeup (and you will not be prepared for lab). If you are unable to attend due to illness, you MUST notify us IN ADVANCE (except for emergency situations).  Phone numbers and e-mail are listed above.

 

Grading Breakdown:                Participation                                100%

Grade Assignment

Grades will be based on an absolute scale. Note that a GPA of at least 3.000 is required to remain active in the graduate program.

 

Grade:

Minimum ATTENDANCE:

A

14

A-

13

B+

12

B

11

B-

10

C+

9

C

8

C-

7

D+

6

D

5

D-

4

F

< 4

 

There are 15 weeks in the semester.  Week 1 counts double as 2 lab preps will be completed. There is no lab prep week 3, as it falls on the Labor Day Holiday.