Physics Modeling / ISLE Course Registration

 
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Welcome to the Physics Modeling & ISLE registration system. We have created this system to inform you about how the courses operate and ease registration for the courses. Please read the descriptions carefully to ensure smooth processing. Completing and submitting this survey indicates that you have read the following descriptions and agree to abide by the course rules.

1) Course Operation:
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The courses are integrated lecture/lab courses, so you must sign up and attend the same section of both the lab and the lecture. Not attending "lab" harms both your and your classmate's learning, thus is not allowed.

The goal of the course is to learn physics, so the course is structured to make that happen. The basis of our learning is an interactive classroom with no lecture. You will do projects/labs/exercises in class, work in groups, present your results to the class, and answer questions from other students and the instructors. It's a supportive environment, so the questions will help you understand. You will learn by discovering the physics laws from the class activities.

We expect everyone to be engaged during class, so you can learn and help others learn. Scientists work in groups, so we will constantly work in groups. You'll come to rely on the group and the group will rely upon you. Attendance is therefore required, and you must attend all classes (excused absences are acceptable). Outside of the class, the work is roughly equal to what you should do in a normal class (homework, reading, etc). The burden of learning is yours, but the class will facilitate your learning.
2) Sections Available:
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2 sections of integrated PHY2048 and 1 section of PHY2049 will operate in the fall. 1 section of integrated PHY2048 and 2 sections of PHY2049 will operate in the spring. Those getting into the PHY2048 sections will automatically get into the same section of PHY2049 in the following semester.

The sections/times (combined lab/lecture time indicated) and instructors are:

Fall 2014:
PHY2048 U30: M/W/F 9:00am-11:05am [David Brookes]
PHY2048 U31: M/W/F 12:00pm-2:05pm [Geoffrey Potvin]
PHY2049 U30: Mo/We 2:00pm-3:50pm & Th 2:00pm-4:30pm [David Jones]

Spring 2015:
PHY2048 U30: Mo/We 2:00pm-3:50pm & Th 2:00pm-4:30pm [David Jones]
PHY2049 U30: M/W/F 9:00am-11:05am [David Brookes]
PHY2049 U31: M/W/F 12:00pm-2:05pm [Geoffrey Potvin]

Again, note that students in PHY2048 sections receive automatic spots in the same section of PHY2049 in the following semester. Thus PHY2049 U30 in Fall will include automatic spots for Spring PHY2048 U30 students.
3) Permit Process:
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The courses utilize permits to ensure that everyone signs up to the correct lecture/lab and understands the class structure (ie you must attend all classes). Due to the overwhelming demand for the courses, we are now utilizing a lottery system to distribute permits fairly.

We will email those at the top of the list weekly until the course fills and provide a registration timetable. The permits will be given to those next in line, in the case of lack of timely response. We are aware of registration delays and can accommodate those delays; however, you must provide feedback when contacted. Full details will be provided in the permit emails. It is recommended you sign up for another section now in the event you are not selected. Once you are selected you may swap courses.

Please note that spots are held regardless of registration dates. Once a permit is set, it remains active until you sign up. If we suspect you will not sign up, we will email to check your plans. So you need to watch your emails and respond to any inquiries.

Don't hesitate to contact us -- just email rlbrown@fiu.edu. (Your email will be answered within 24 business hours)
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1. Name and PantherID
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2. Contact information: All communication will be through email. You may provide a phone contact to use as a backup.
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3. Please provide information on your class status
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4. Which sections are you interested in attending in Fall 2014? Exact times are above. (You must select a 1st and 2nd choice even though the 2nd choice may be erroneous information.)
First ChoiceSecond Choice
PHY2048 U30: M/W/F 9:00am-11:05am
PHY2048 U31: M/W/F 12:00pm-2:05pm
PHY2049 U30 (MTR 2-4ish)
5. Comments?
[Once you submit, it'll take you to the Physics Department web page. You won't get a receipt, but we will receive it.]