September 11, 2006

Conrad, Janet Silver_nugget
[PHYS C1001] Physics for Poets I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This class was definitely harder than I thought it would be. Professor Conrad is one of the nicest people I have ever met, but the lectures are extremely long (often around 100 powerpoint slides) yet somehow completely devoid of information. The format of the class is easy-10 quizzes, each worth 10 points, and a final worth 50 points. If you screw up or miss a quiz, you can make up tp 3 of them by writing "Alternative Essays." The lectures are boring, but dont do what I did and stop showing up-in mid-semester I had a C, and had to work and go to office hours to end up with a B. All in all, a relatively easy science class for non-science people; just, please, go to class!

Workload:

10 10-point quizzes, 50 point final