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
PHYS111 PHYSICS I (MECHANICS) 5 4 2 7.5
CHEM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MATH117 CALCULUS I 5 4 2 7.5
CEIT105 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
EDS115 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
EDS255 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY 2 2 0 3.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0
TURK109 LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION I 3 3 0 5.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS112 PHYSICS II (ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM) 5 4 2 7.5
MATH118 CALCULUS II 5 4 2 7.5
EDS125 EDUCATIONAL PSYHOLOGY 2 2 0 3.0
EDS240 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY 2 2 0 3.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0
TURK110 LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION II 3 3 0 5.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

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
EDS212 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 2 2 0 3.0
EDS213 HISTORY OF TURKISH EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
MSE235 LEARNING AND TEACHING APPROACHES IN PHYSICS 2 2 0 3.0
            ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS202 MODERN PHYSICS 4 4 0 8.0
PHYS222 OPTICS AND WAVES LABORATORY 3 1 4 6.0
EDS214 RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
EDS266 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES 2 2 0 4.0
MSE236 PHYSICS TEACHING CURRICULA 2 2 0 3.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS251 PROPERTIES OF MATTER I 3 3 0 5.0
PHYS335 CLASSICAL MECHANICS I 4 4 0 8.0
EDS307 TURKISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND SCHOOL 2 2 0 3.0
EDS308 MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
MSE335 TEACHING PHYSICS I 3 3 0 4.0
MSE337 LABORATORY APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICS EDUCATION I 1 0 2 2.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS252 PROPERTIES OF MATTER II 3 3 0 5.0
PHYS300 QUANTUM PHYSICS 4 4 0 8.0
EDS302 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 2 2 0 3.0
EDS305 MORALS AND ETHICS IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
MSE336 TEACHING PHYSICS II 3 3 0 4.0
MSE338 LABORATORY APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICS EDUCATION II 1 0 2 2.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS402 NUCLEAR PHYSICS I 3 3 0 7.0
EDS422 GUIDANCE IN SCHOOLS 2 2 0 3.0
MSE435 PRACTICE TEACHING IN PHYSICS I 5 2 6 15.0
            ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS430 STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS 4 4 0 10.0
EDS426 SPECIAL EDUCATION AND MAINSTREAMING 2 2 0 3.0
MSE288 COMMUNITY SERVICE 2 1 2 3.0
MSE436 PRACTICE TEACHING IN PHYSICS II 5 2 6 14.0
            ELECTIVE

FIFTH YEAR

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

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

h/w = hours per week