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Course list for the Department of Physics and Astronomy


News: Several new undergraduate courses available starting summer 2021.

Starting summer 2021, the department of Physics and Astronomy has several new courses available. Courses Phys 131X, 131L, 132X, 132L, 231X, 231L will replace Phys 111, 112 and 221. PHYS 111, 112 and 221 have been split into separate lecture and laboratory courses.
For example, PHYS 131X includes the lecture and recitation components of 111, and 131L is the lab component. The content of the new courses remains the same, but they offer greater flexibility and choice to students. The lab course can be taken concurrently with the lecture course, or after it.
Online options are available in some semesters.

FAQ about new courses 

  • PHYS 131X (4 Cr) and PHYS 131L (1 Cr) replace PHYS 111 and they start Summer 2021
  • PHYS 132X (4 Cr) and PHYS 132L (1 Cr) replace PHYS 112 and they start Fall 2021
  • PHYS 231X (4 Cr) and PHYS 231L (1 Cr) replace PHYS 221 and they start Summer 2021

Courses

Semester: Fall/Spring
Title Sort descending Credits/In-person/Online Semester
Astro 102 - North Star Astronomy 1cr, Online Fall/Spring
Astro 103 - Evening Star 1cr, Online Fall/Spring
Astro 120 - The Sky and Solar System 3cr, In-person, Online Fall/Spring
Phys 115 - Physics for Life Sciences 4cr, In-person Fall/Spring
Phys 115L - LAB Physics for Life Sciences 1cr, In-person Fall/Spring
Phys 131L - LAB General Physics I 1cr, In-person Fall/Spring
Phys 131X - General Physics I 4cr, In-person Fall/Spring
Phys 132L - LAB General Physics II 1cr, In-person Fall/Spring
Phys 132X - General Physics II 4cr, In-person Fall/Spring
Phys 231L - LAB Classical Physics I 1cr, In-person, Online Fall/Spring
Phys 231X - Introduction to Classical Physics I 4cr, In-person, Online Fall/Spring
Phys 232 - Introduction to Classical Physics II 4cr, In-person, Online Fall/Spring
Phys 232L - LAB Classical Physics II 1cr, In-person Fall/Spring
Semester: Summer
Title Sort descending Credits/In-person/Online Semester
Astro 120 - The Sky and Solar System (Summer) 3cr, Online Summer
Phys 131L - LAB General Physics I (summer) 1cr, Online Summer
Phys 131X - General Physics I (Summer) 4cr, Online Summer
Phys 231L - LAB Classical Physics I (summer) 1cr, Online Summer
Phys 231X - Introduction to Classical Physics I (summer) 4cr, Online Summer
phys 232L (summer) 1cr, In-person Summer
Phys 232X - Introduction to Classical Physics II (summer) 4cr, Online Summer