December 29, 2007

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

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

This is a great science class to take if you are just trying to get your requirement done. There is very little work to do as long as you go to lectures. All you have to do in this class is do the weekly assignments, which take an hour or less and that you don't have to hand in, to study for the weekly quizzes. Also, if you bomb a few of the quizzes, there are many opportunities to replace the grades. The final is also very easy. Professor Conrad is quite interesting, and is a particle physicist at FermiLab in Chicago, but she somehow manages to be a very capable teacher and manages to keep things interesting in a physics class that really doesn't involve much math. You are almost guaranteed an A. She showed us the final curve from fall 2006, and 55 percent of the students got above an A-, and I think something like 15 got below a B.

Workload:

10 weekly quizzes, final