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NSCI 619A - Physics for Educators: Optics

  • 3 credits
  • Online

Ray, wave, and particle models of light, with diverse applications. Introduction to special relativity and quantum physics via light. Includes regular at-home, hands-on activities.

A Science Lab Kit is utilized during this course.


Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)

Important Information

Lab kits are essential to the learning experience of this course. To assure you receive your lab kit via mail in time for the beginning of the course, please register early. All course materials besides the lab kit (which is shipped to students at no additional charge) and instructor-developed content are Open Educational Resources, available at no cost online. International students, please register at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If you are an international student and attempting to register within 6 weeks of the course start date, please contact Karina Hassell at for further instructions.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Newton to Einstein: The Trail of Light
    Baierlein, Ralph
    ISBN: 978-0521423236

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.