The primary focus of the Science Education Initiative in the Physics Department is the improvement of courses beyond the first year. These courses are characterized by a higher degree of mathematical rigor and sophistication than the lower division courses, and populated by majors who have made some level of commitment to the physical sciences. The department has a strong history of course transformation, using research-based interactive techniques such as peer instruction, "clicker" questions, and small group tutorials, but these efforts have been primarily directed towards lower-division introductory courses. The aim of the SEI is to investigate the application of these techniques to the junior-level courses, and to research student learning at this level.

Our accepted Science Education Initiative proposal can be reviewed here.

The Physics Education Research Group at CU-Boulder (PER@C) also has course materials for a wide variety of introductory courses.

Phys 2210: Classical Mechanics / Math Methods

Phys 3220: Quantum I

Phys 2130: Modern Physics



Phys 3320: Electricity & Magnetism II (dynamics)

Phys 3340, 4430, 5430: Advanced Lab

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