Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS EDUCATION

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in physics education.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS109 MECHANICS 5 5 0 7.5
CHEM101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 5 4 2 7.5
MATH117 CALCULUS I 5 4 2 7.5
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS110 ELECTROMAGNETISM 5 5 0 7.5
CHEM102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 5 4 2 7.5
MATH118 CALCULUS II 5 4 2 7.5
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS203 INTRODUCTORY ELECTRONICS I 4 3 2 8.0
PHYS209 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS I 4 4 0 8.0
PHYS221 OPTICS AND WAVES 4 4 0 8.0
MATH260 BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 3 0 5.0
EDS200 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS202 MODERN PHYSICS 4 4 0 8.0
PHYS210 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS II 4 4 0 8.0
PHYS222 OPTICS AND WAVES LABORATORY 3 1 4 6.0
EDS220 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS307 APPLIED MODERN PHYSICS 3 1 4 7.0
PHYS311 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 5 4 2 12.0
SSME301 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & INSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3 3 0 6.0
SSME309 THEORIES AND APPROACHES IN TEACHING&LEARNING OF SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0
TURK305 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS300 QUANTUM PHYSICS 4 4 0 8.0
SSME302 MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION IN SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3 3 0 6.0
SSME400 COMPUTER APP.IN MATH/SCIENCE EDUC. 3 2 2 5.0
ENG311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0
TURK306 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0
            ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS431 QUANTUM MECHANICS I 4 4 0 10.0
SSME443 HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS CURRICULUM REVIEW I 3 3 0 6.0
SSME511 METH.OF SCI./MATH.TEACHING. I 3 2 2 8.0
SSME518 INSTRUCT.TECH.AND MATERIAL DEVELOP. 3 2 2 8.0
            ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS334 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 5 4 2 12.0
SSME403 LAB.EXPERIMENTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 3 2 2 5.5
SSME512 METH.OF SCI./MATH.TEACHING. II 3 2 2 8.0
EDS304 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
            ELECTIVE

FIFTH YEAR

Nineth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

Tenth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week