of Physical Education offers instruction in various activities throughout the year governed by student-expressed interest.
Physics major physics.sewanee.edu Physics students engage in a variety of stimulating opportunities to learn about the world around them: from everyday phenomena and modern-day technologies, through the vastness of outer space and minuteness of the nano-realm, to the bizarre quantum-relativistic fabric of physical reality. Fueled by curiosity and dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, Sewaneeâ€™s physics and astronomy faculty often involve like-minded students in their diverse scholarly pursuits, which include hunting for asteroids and extrasolar planets; nuclear and accelerator physics; biophysics; materials characterization; simulation, fabrication, and optical studies of functional nanomaterials. Physics majors have access to Sewaneeâ€™s Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, a facility for research and academic enrichment activities.
Physics and astronomy minor physics.sewanee.edu Physics and Astronomy minors have access to Sewaneeâ€™s Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, a facility for research and academic enrichment activities. Students preparing for a minor in Physics and Astronomy are required to take courses in Solar System Astronomy and Stellar and Galactic Astronomy followed by an independent study project.
Politics major, minor politics.sewanee.edu Students in this program are trained in the competing values and interests that guide politics. Topics include the nature of political change; the characteristics of different government institutions and leaders; conflict resolution between and within states; political ideas, culture, discourse, and economy; and the politics of gender, race, and class.
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