Course syllabus template and other materials

Ateneo de Manila University Seal

Ateneo de Manila University Seal

15 April 2014

MEMO TO: Deans, Department Chairs/Program Directors, Faculty

FROM: Fr. Jose M. Cruz, S.J., Acting Vice President for the Loyola Schools

SUBJECT: Course Syllabus Template and Other Materials

Last 27 March 2014, a memo on important reminders regarding the course syllabi was issued by the VPLS.

In this connection, in case you would like to refer again to some materials from last year’s Outcomes-Based Syllabus Writing Workshop, I would like to inform you that some of these materials have been uploaded to AIFIS.  Please click on “Downloads” then scroll down to “Curriculum and Instruction”.

You may download, among other materials, the course syllabus template and explanatory notes, the presentation on “Developing an Outcomes-Based Course Syllabus”, as well some sample syllabi.  You will also find some materials on developing an OB curriculum/degree program.

Thank you very much.

Ps 222: Introduction to Solid State Physics by Dr. Eduardo C. Cuansing

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Eduardo C. Cuansing
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Solid State Physics
OFFICE: Faura 305
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2014 – 2015
COURSE SCHEDULE: MTWThF, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


This is an introductory course in Solid State Physics for physics graduate students who have not previously taken an equivalent undergraduate course. It aims to develop a good understanding of the basic principles and behavior of solid state systems as well as introduce some of the theoretical tools used in understanding such systems. Topics to be discussed include the electron energy bands, quasiparticles, classical waves in a medium, quantized waves, interactions of quasiparticles, group theory, susceptibility, many-body perturbation theory, and coherence and correlation in quantum systems.


By the end of this course, the student should:

  • have familiarity with some of the basic principles and theoretical approaches to understand solid state systems, their components, and the consequences of the interactions among these components.
  • be able to explain how some of the physical properties of solid state materials arise from the structure and interactions of their constituents.
  • be able to perform theoretical calculations and derivations of certain phenomena and the properties of specific solid state materials.
  • be able to identify some of the essential, but simplifying, components of a physical system that could lead to the dominant features observable in an experiment


D.W. Snoke, “Solid State Physics: Essential Concepts”, Addison-Wesley, 2009.


  • N.W. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin, “Solid State Physics”, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 1976.
  • C. Kittel, “Introduction to Solid State Physics”, 8th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Chapter 1. Electron Bands. Bloch’s Theorem, Kronnig-Penney Model, Crystals and Bravais Lattices, Density of States, Tight-Binding Approximation, Nearly-Free-Electron Approximation, the

Chapter 2: Electronic Quasiparticles. Quasiparticles, Effective Mass, Excitons, Fermi Gas, Semiconductors and the Mott Transition, Band Bending and Heterojunctions, Quantum Confinement, Superlattices, Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Landau Levels, De Haas-Van Alphen Oscillations, Shubnikov-De Haas Oscillations, Quantum Hall Effects

Chapter 3: Classical Waves in Anisotropic Media. The Linear Chain Model, Vibrational Modes, Acoustic Waves, the Christoffel Wave Equation, Electromagnetic Waves and Maxwell’s Equations, Interfaces, Photonic Crystals

Chapter 4: Quantized Waves. The Quantized Harmonic Oscillator, Phonons, Photons, Coherent States, Field Operators, First-Order Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory, the Quantum Fokker-Planck Equation, Energy Density of Solids, the Debye-Waller Effect k p Theory

Chapter 5: Interactions of Quasiparticles. Electron-Phonon Interactions, Electron-Photon Interactions, Rayleigh Scattering, Phonon-Phonon Interactions, Electron-Electron Interactions, Thermal and Electrical Conductivities, the Boltzmann Transport Equation

Chapter 6: Group Theory. Groups and Representations, Outer Products, Allowed and Forbidden Transitions, Spin and Time-Reversal Symmetry

Chapter 7: The Complex Susceptibility. Kramers-Kronig Relations, Polaritons, Nonlinear Optics, Photon-Phonon Interactions, Raman Scattering

Chapter 8: Many-Body Perturbation Theory. Higher-Order Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory, Polarons, Line Broadening, Feynman Perturbation Theory, Self-Energy, Green’s Functions, Screening and Plasmons, Exchange and Correlation Energy of Fermions, Vacuum

Chapter 9: Coherence and Correlation. Density Matrix Formalism, the Block Equations, Quantum Coherent Effects, Correlations in Quantum Mechanics, Particle-Particle Correlation, the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem, the Nyquist Formula, the Kubo Formula, Mesoscopic Effects


  • 3 Long Exams …………………………………..…… 60 %
  • Homework …………………………………………… 15 %
  • Final Exam ……………………………………………. 25 %


  • A 92 – 100
  • A- 86 – 91
  • B+ 77 – 85
  • B 69 – 76
  • B- 60 – 68
  • C Below 60

If there is some extra time left near the end of the semester, the following topics can be discussed: The Ising Model, Critical Phenomena, Renormalization Group Methods, Spintronics, Bose-Einstein Condensation, Superconductivity, and Optical Coherence.

Official Enrollment and Completion of Registration Process for Summer 2014


Registrar's Office of Ateneo de Manila University

Registrar’s Office of Ateneo de Manila University. The Registrar’s Office is closed this Holy Week 2014.(Photo by quirinosugonjr for Ateneo Physics News)

MEMO TO: All Full-time and Part-time Faculty Members of the Loyola Schools

School Registrar

Please be informed that undergraduate and graduate students should have completed the registration process by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to be considered officially enrolled this Summer 2014. The complete registration process involves:

  1. Securing the Registration Form
  2. Enlistment in advised classes
  3. Payment of the assessed fees
  4. ID validation.

In connection with this,

  1. Please remind your students of the deadline for completion of the registration process. If there are any special circumstances that prevent students from completing registration, they should immediately see the School Registrar (Registrar’s Office, G round Floor, Social Sciences Building).
  2. Please check AISIS to find out who have completed registration in your classes. If you have students who are attending your class but whose names are not on the AISIS class list, please ask these students to complete their registration process at the soonest possible time. You can also provide our office with the names of these students before April 22, 2014 so we can assist you in reminding the students.
  3. Students who are not officially enrolled by April 23, 2014 should not be allowed to participate in the classes, e.g., join groups, submit papers, take exams, nor should they be given grades or endorsements at the end of the semester.

Please be guided accordingly. Thank you very much.

OIC for the School of Science and Engineering: Dr. Marlene M. de Leon

This is to inform the Loyola Schools community that Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, will be away from from April 8-14, 2014 to attend the Temasek Foundation National University of Singapore Programme for Leadership in University Management.

In her absence, Dr. Marlene M. de Leon, Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, will be the Officer-in-Charge of the School.

For the guidance of everyone concerned.

Program awardees of Class 2014 of Ateneo de Manila University

J.C. Albert C. Peralta

J.C. Albert C. Peralta, Applied Physics Program Awardee, Department of Physics, 2014

12 March 2014

MEMO TO:  The Loyola Schools Community

FROM: John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D., Vice President

SUBJECT: Program Awardees of Class 2014

The Committee on Standards has reviewed and endorsed the recommendations of the different departments for the Program Awards.  I approve their recommendations.  I am pleased to announce the following awardees:


  • Melissa Anne U. Go (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Angelli Camille P. Ancheta (English)
  • Sharmaine V. Hernandez (Filipino)
  • Ma. REgina Paz S. Onglao (Philosophy)
  • Christianne Grace L. Mendoza (Art Management)
  • Antonio Rafael N. Elicano (Creative Writing)
  • Meagan Dominque Y. Ong (Information Design)


  • Billie Crystal G. Dumaliang (Management)
  • Sean James B. Borja (Legal Management)
  • Karen Cecilia Tan (Management Engineering)


  • Victor Rafael M. Agbayani (Communication)
  • Dwight Garvy B. Tan (Development Studies)
  • Franco Agustin T. Imperial (Economics)
  • Aira Marie M. Andal (Management Economics)
  • Maria Justine N. Dinglasan (European Studies)
  • Harvey Nicol C. Chua (Political Science)
  • Alisson Ray R. Ladaga (Psychology)
  • Katherine Hannah T. Campos (Social Sciences)


  • Antonio Rafael N. Elicano

My warmest congratulations to the awardees.



Recovery fees for the Ateneo LED Infoboard at Gate 3

Ateneo LED Infoboard at Gate 3

Ateneo LED Infoboard at Gate 3

From Ma. Sonia R. Araneta, Director, UCPRO

Subject: Recovery Fees for the LED Infoboard

It has been a year since the Ateneo Gate 3 LED Infoboard started operations. Many messages and announcements from various units and offices of the Ateneo community have been posted. The LED has now become Ateneo’s instant source of important news and the top-of-mind medium of units and organizations when it comes to announcing their upcoming events. As in any kind of facility, there are the accompanying costs for
maintenance and repair. And so…

Starting April 1, 2014, the University Communication and Public Relations Office will charge a minimal recovery fee from the different Ateneo units, offices, student organizations using the LED Infoboard.

For a 15-seconder LED ad shown 17 times per hour…289 times per day…and a total of 2,023 times per week, our LED Ad space rental fee (starting April 2014) is only *P2,000 per week, almost equivalent to the cost of sending a text message. Information regarding the new process of uploading ads on the LED Infoboard, new downloadable forms and the list of our other nominal fees for different design projects may be found in this link:

For further inquiries, please email Isabel Gamboa at mbgamboa@ateneo.eduand Teya Sabado at or call local 4095.

Source: Ateneo Blueboard

Memo on Course syllabus for Loyola Schools

Beginning this Summer SY 2014-2015, please take note of the following important reminders regarding the syllabi for courses under the Loyola Schools:

  • All course syllabi must follow the specified format that was discussed during the Outcomes-Based Syllabus Writing Workshop last 26 November 2013 and in the afternoon of Faculty Day last 6 December 2013.
  • Course syllabi should have learning outcomes, class requirements, timetables, and evaluative criteria spelled out.
  • Each class is expected to have a course syllabus.
  • For core courses, the learning outcomes of the same course are expected to be the same across the classes and the methods of assessment must be comparable.
  • Each slash course should have a separate course syllabus. The course syllabus should have its own course description, learning outcomes, course requirements, and grading system that are appropriate for the undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral level.
  • Reference materials must be updated. Include journal articles and online reference materials where applicable.
  • The faculty member is expected to write a syllabus for each of his or her classes and submit the syllabus to the Chair/Program Director for checking before the start of classes every term.

A separate announcement will be made regarding the uploading of soft copies of the course syllabi to AISIS in time for First Semester SY 2014-2015.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D.
Vice President
Loyola Schools

Watch the 2014 Graduation Ceremonies Live on the Web

The following graduation ceremonies at the High School Covered Courts willbe live streamed on or on mms://

  • Ateneo Grade School: Wednesday, March 26, 4:00pm
  • Ateneo Junior High School: Thursday, March 27, 4:00pm
  • Loyola Schools: Friday, March 28, 4:00pm – School of Humanities & School of Management
  • Loyola Schools: Saturday, March 29, 4:00pm – School of Social Sciences & School of Science and Engineering
  • Ateneo High School: Sunday, March 30, 4:00pm

(source: Ateneo Blueboard)

Speed Table Renovation (Extension) at SEC A and Geometric Correction of Sidewalk at JC Hoeffner Building

January 30, 2014

To: The University Community

Subject: Speed Table Renovation (Extension) at SEC A and Geometric Correction of Sidewalk at the Corner of JC Hoeffner Building

This is to inform the Ateneo community that the SEC A – LS Lower East Carpark speed table located along Father Masterson Drive will be renovated on January 31, 2014 until February 03, 2014.

In addition to the above activity, there will be a geometric correction of the sidewalk at the JC Hoeffner Building. The affected sidewalk is near the corner of Parade Loop and Father Arrupe Road. Construction work will start on January 31, 2014 until February 03, 2014.

The contractor of this project is J.A. Rementina Engineering Services. During the construction period, portions of the affected roadways will be closed to traffic:

  • Parade Loop corner Father Arrupe Road
  • SEC A – LS Lower East Carpark (Father Masterson Drive)

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Rest assured, we will continue to improve our road networks and create a more walkable campus.

Ma. Victoria Panlilio-Dimalanta
OIC – Central FMO

ACET Results to be posted at Blue Eagle Gym on 11 Jan 2014

To the Ateneo community,

Ateneo College freshman application decisions for School Year 2014-2015
will be posted at the Blue Eagle gym tomorrow Saturday, January 11 at 8:00

In this regard, please expect some traffic within the campus particularly
between 7:30 am to 9:30 am.

Thank you!

Office of Admission and Aid
Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University


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