Kristine I. Spangard, Department Coordinator
The Macalester Summer Physics Institute offers a full-year credit, algebra-based college physics course with laboratory, suitable for pre-med requirments. A limited number of on-campus housing contracts are available.
The Institute is run by Professor Sung Kyu Kim, who has taught summer physics at Macalester for more than 20 years, in addition to his duties as professor of physics during the regular academic year.
The 2014 Institute will run over two four-week semesters from May 27th - July 18th, 2014.
Course descriptions from the Macalester College Catalog:
221 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I (May 27th - June 20th)
Mechanics, heat and sound, including laboratory experiments and extensive demonstrations. Daily lectures and help sessions, three two hour laboratories per week. Summer Physics Institute only. (4 credits)
222 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II (June 23th - July 18th)
Electricity and magnetism, light and optics, modern physics, including laboratory expenments and extensive demonstrations Daily lectures and help sessions, three two-hour laboratories per week. Summer Physics Institute only. (4 credits)
Further information is provided in the links below; all downloadable documents
- letter to prospective students from Professor Kim
- detailed course description for the Summer Physics Institute 2014
- registration form for SPI 2014
For more information, contact Professor Kim at 651-696-6453, or email him at email@example.com.