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James Scholar Credit

In order to obtain James Scholars credit in Physics 101, you must:

Please note that the grades on these assignments DO NOT affect your overall 101 grade IN ANY WAY.


James Scholar Assignment

Your honors credit will be based on an assignment that involves:

  1. (1) reading a physics-based science article,

  2. (2) writing a ~ 500 word summary of the article, 

  3. (3) giving a powerpoint presentation on the article to Prof. Gammie and the other James Scholar students at a time to be arranged near the end of the semester.   

The article must contain Physics 101-related material.   

The article must:

In the paper and talk the level of your explanation should be appropriate for teaching the material to junior or senior high school students.

The paper and talk must:

Clarity of exposition will all play a role in the evaluation of your paper and your talk.

You should e-mail Prof. Gammie a proposal for the article you will read for your project. If possible, provide a photocopy of the article or a link to it if it is available online. Prof. Gammie will get back to you right away (via e-mail) to tell you if your proposal is acceptable, or how to improve it.

You should send your final written report to Prof. Gammie via e-mail. Don't forget to put your name, netid, and the assignment name in the header and on your pages.

Prof. Gammie will arrange a time for presentations via e-mail to James Scholars in early April. 



If you are already a James Scholar, you should complete an Honors Credit Learning Agreement form, get it signed, and submit it to your college office.

How do I get the form signed?