Fall 2020 Physics and Astronomy Offerings

September 3rd, 2020

All of the Physics and Astronomy fall offerings will be entirely remote and in some cases asynchronous. We always aim to make space for all students interested in our courses. In some ways remote instruction makes this easier, by removing constraints from lecture hall sizes and available lab setups. If a course you want appears full, please add yourself to the waitlist. That tells us there is extra demand, and it lets us communicate with you when new seats are added.

Physics 7: We plan to make room for all students who sign up for Physics 7, although not necessarily in their first-choice section. We will add a significant number of seats to both 7A and 7C within the next week. For Physics 7, attendance at quizzes during the first 25 minutes of lecture is mandatory, and Discussion/Laboratory attendance is also required. There will also be one required midterm during a lecture. Contact us if this will be a problem for you, and we will try to find a workable solution.

Physics 9: We will have enough seats for all students who want to take Physics 9 this fall, although not necessarily in their first-choice section. For Physics 9B, lectures will be recorded for asynchronous viewing. There will be office hours and problem solving during the lecture time slot. Attendance at the lecture time is optional except for an expected 3 midterm exams during the quarter. Laboratories will be entirely asynchronous. A one-hour Discussion each week does have mandatory attendance. As of September 2 the times listed in Schedule Builder have many errors. You can see the correct times here.