Course Catalog
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Overview

The Department of Physics offers an array of courses to enrich the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Below is a list of typical courses offered throughout the academic year. For more information on each course, please visit the current web page or the catalog description.

Typical Courses

Course Title

Course Name

More information

PHYS 1010

Physics of Everyday Life I

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PHYS 1020

Physics of Everyday Life II

Current Web page

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PHYS 1110

General Physics I (Calculus-based)

Current Web page

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PHYS 1115 General Physics I for Physics Majors Current Web Page Catalog Description

PHYS 1120

General Physics II (Calculus-based)

Current Web page

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PHYS 1140

Experimental Physics I

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 1220

Physics for Future Presidents

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 1230

Light and Color for Nonscientists

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 1240

Sound and Music

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 1400 CU Prime Current Web Page Catalog Description

PHYS 2010

General Physics I (Algebra-based)

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 2020

General Physics II (Algebra-based)

Current Web page

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PHYS 2130

General Physics III

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 2150

Experimental Modern Physics

Current Web page

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PHYS 2170

Foundations of Modern Physics

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PHYS 2210

Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods I

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 3000

Science and Public Policy

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 3050

Writing in Physics

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 3070

Energy and the Environment

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 3210

Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods II

Current Web page

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PHYS 3220

Quantum Mechanics

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 3310

Principles of Electricity and Magnetism I

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PHYS 3320

Principles of Electricity and Magnetism II

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 3330

Junior Laboratory

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Catalog Description

PHYS 4150

Plasma Physics

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 4230

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

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Catalog Description

PHYS 4340

Solid State Physics

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 4410

Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics II

Current Web page

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PHYS 4420

Nuclear and Particle Physics

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PHYS 4430 Advanced Laboratory Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 4450

History and Philosophy of Physics

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PHYS 5450 History and Philosophy of Physics (Alternate course number) Current Web page Catalog Description
PHYS 4460 Physics Education Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 4510

Optics

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Catalog Description

PHYS 4610

Physics Honors

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 4620 Physics Honors (Alternate course number) Current Web page Catalog Description
PHYS 4630 Physics Honors (Alternate course number) Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 4810

Special Topics in Physics

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Catalog Description

PHYS 4820 Special Topics in Physics (Alternate course number) Current Web page Catalog Description
PHYS 4830 Special Topics in Physics (Alternate course number) Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 4840

Independent Study

 

Catalog Description

PHYS 4850 Independent Study (Alternate course number)   Catalog Description

PHYS 5030

Intermediate Mathematical Physics I

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Catalog Description

PHYS 5040

Intermediate Mathematical Physics II

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Catalog Description

PHYS 5150

Introductory Plasma Physics

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PHYS 5160

Fundamentals of Optics and Lasers

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PHYS 5210

Theoretical Mechanics

Current Web page

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PHYS 5250

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I

Current Web page

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PHYS 5260

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II

Current Web page

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PHYS 5430 Advanced Laboratory Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 5606

Optics Laboratory

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 5770

Gravitational Theory

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 6610

Earth and Planetary Physics I

Current Web page

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PHYS 6620

Earth and Planetary Physics II

Current Web page

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PHYS 6630

Earth and Planetary Physics III

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 6650 Seminar in Geophysics Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 7160

Intermediate Plasma Physics

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Catalog Description

PHYS 7230

Statistical Mechanics

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 7240

Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 7270

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics III

Current Web page

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PHYS 7280

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 7310

Electromagnetic Theory I

Current Web page

Catalog Description

PHYS 7320

Electromagnetic Theory II

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PHYS 7430

Soft Condensed Matter

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PHYS 7440

Theory of Solid State

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PHYS 7450

Theory of the Solid State II

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PHYS 7550

Atomic and Molecular Spectra

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Catalog Description

PHYS 7560 Quantum Optics Current Web page Catalog Description
PHYS 7650 Nonlinear and Nano-Optics Current Web page Catalog Description
PHYS 7660 Ultrafast Optics Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 7730

Theory of Elementary Particles

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PHYS 7810

Special Topics in Physics

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PHYS 7820 Topics in Scientific Writing Current Web page Catalog Description
PHYS 7830 Plasma Seminar Current Web page Catalog Description

PHYS 7840

Selected Topics for Graduate Independent Study

 

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PHYS 8990

Doctoral Dissertation

 

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