A year-long research and writing project done during the senior year under the close supervision of a tutor from the department. The student must take the initiative in seeking a tutor to help in both the design and the supervision of the project. A project proposal must be submitted in writing and approved by the department prior to registration for the course. A student may not receive credit for both PHYS 420 and PHYS 499. Prerequisite(s):PHYS 419 or permission of department chair Course Frequency: Occasional Note:A student may not receive credit for both PHYS 420 and PHYS 499.