PHY 231-232 Changes to PHY 241-242

Changes are coming this Fall 2022. Physics 231 and Physics 232 will no longer be offered. They will be replaced by Physics 241 and Physics 242.

So what is new and what stays the same?

The curriculum and transferability remain. In fact, Physics 241 and Physics 242 align better with our transfer partners.

The difference is that they will appear as 4-credit classes each and will cost you less. If you plan to transfer out-of-state to an institution that requires you 10-credits of physics, you might have to take Physics 243 to make up for the missing hours.

For all other students who need 8 credits of physics, Physics 241 and Physics 242 will be sufficient.

Just because the new format is 4 credits, do not expect to work less! The contact hours remain at 6 just as for Physics 231 and Physics 232. The difference is that one lecture hour dedicated to problem solving in Physics 231/232 is being changed to one hour of lab work.

Given that problem solving is the hardest skill for students to master, brace yourself for a lot of individual work on your own. Or, enroll in a class taught by an instructor who offers help with problem solving in and outside class.