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Paradigms and Capstone Courses at Oregon State University

The middle- and upper-division courses for physics majors have been extensively reordered compared to traditional curricula. The junior-year “paradigms” classes are each three weeks long and meet every day for a total of seven hours each week. Each course focuses on a single illustrative example from physics. The senior-year “capstone” classes cover the more advanced topics of a traditional second semester. Together, these courses cover roughly the same content as a single semester in each of the traditional physics subdisciplines.

Catalogue descriptions and syllabi for current OSU paradigms and capstone courses can be found at:

http://physics.oregonstate.edu/paradigms/CourseFiles/descriptions.html

Paradigms Courses

More about the philosophy of Paradigms

Fall

Winter

(more about the content order of the Quantum Paradigms)

Spring

Capstone Courses


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