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    Albion College
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System

The following lists include all courses normally offered at Albion College. However, not all courses are offered every year. When possible, courses offered in alternate years are designated. For details, students should consult the Class Schedule for each semester, available online at: The College reserves the right to add or withdraw courses without prior announcement, as conditions may require.

Unless otherwise stated, 100 level courses are intended for freshmen, 200 level for sophomores, 300 and 400 level for juniors and seniors.

A list of courses which meet the core and category requirements, organized by departments, is available online at

Further information may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office in the Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building.



   •  PHYS 101: Basic Concepts of Physics
   •  PHYS 102: The Physics of Urban and Environmental Problems
   •  PHYS 105: Introductory Astronomy
   •  PHYS 115: General Physics
   •  PHYS 116: General Physics
   •  PHYS 167: Analytical Physics I
   •  PHYS 168: Analytical Physics II
   •  PHYS 187: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 188: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 189: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 191: Colloquium in Physics and Astronomy I
   •  PHYS 205: Planetary Astronomy
   •  PHYS 206: Astrophysics I: Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology
   •  PHYS 243: Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Physics I
   •  PHYS 244: Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Physics II
   •  PHYS 245: Electronics
   •  PHYS 250: Introductory Modern Physics
   •  PHYS 287: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 288: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 289: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 291: Colloquium in Physics and Astronomy II
   •  PHYS 308: Optics
   •  PHYS 322: Solid State and Nuclear Physics
   •  PHYS 325: Theoretical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 336: Electricity and Magnetism
   •  PHYS 350: Advanced Laboratory
   •  PHYS 380: Mathematical Physics
   •  PHYS 384: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 387: Quantum Mechanics
   •  PHYS 388: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 389: Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 391: Internship
   •  PHYS 392: Internship
   •  PHYS 401: Seminar
   •  PHYS 402: Seminar
   •  PHYS 411: Directed Study
   •  PHYS 412: Directed Study