PHYS3338Independent Study3 ch (3R)

Role within programme and connections to other courses. Every physics honours student is required to complete one independent study course, to allow the development of critical reading and thinking skills. This course shall be taken no sooner than the beginning of his/her third year and no later than the penultimate term of his/her degree (i.e. the student must know a sufficient amount of physics to allow for a challenging independent study course, and the student should complete this course before working on his/her Advanced Research Project so that the skills developed during the independent study course are of use during the thesis project).
Content. The student will choose among the list of topics for which supervision has been offered or can choose some other topic of interest if (s)he can convince a faculty member to supervise the course.

Prerequisite: Approved 2000-level or 3000-level courses.