Pre-Registration is Up

Start worrying about next year. And if you’re being forced to take an NSM, check out Newton to Einstein: The Trail of Light:

“The course will follow the trail of light from Newton’s corpuscles to Einstein’s relativity. The major theoretical landmarks are the wave-particle duality and the special theory of relativity. The emphasis will be on principles, not problem solving (although there will be weekly problems). No previous course in physics is presupposed. Of mathematics, only high school algebra and a willingness to apply it are needed. If you have taken a high school physics course and did well in it, then you are overqualified for this course, risk being bored, and should not enroll.”

16 thoughts on “Pre-Registration is Up

  1. Anonymous

    get over yourselves nsm people. advisors have recommend an English course designated for non-native speakers to several of my nsm friends. they’re all native speakers. There are plenty of easy humanities and sbs classes for you to take too. stop being so bitter.

  2. Anonymous

    get over yourselves nsm people. advisors have recommend an English course designated for non-native speakers to several of my nsm friends. they’re all native speakers. There are plenty of easy humanities and sbs classes for you to take too. stop being so bitter.

  3. Anonymous

    If you didn’t take a physics course in high school, take a real physics course here, not this pathetic excuse for an easy A.Aren’t you here to get an education? Aren’t you here to stretch your limits, to try things you haven’t before? Get over yourselves and take a real NSM course.

  4. Anonymous

    If you didn’t take a physics course in high school, take a real physics course here, not this pathetic excuse for an easy A.

    Aren’t you here to get an education? Aren’t you here to stretch your limits, to try things you haven’t before? Get over yourselves and take a real NSM course.

  5. Anonymous

    While I can’t say that this course looks particularly rigorous, it is intended for people who didn’t take Physics in high school. A lot of people didn’t here, and not necessarily because they’re “not science people.” That said, I don’t think a lot of prospective Physics majors are going to take this.

  6. Anonymous

    While I can’t say that this course looks particularly rigorous, it is intended for people who didn’t take Physics in high school. A lot of people didn’t here, and not necessarily because they’re “not science people.” That said, I don’t think a lot of prospective Physics majors are going to take this.

  7. Anonymous

    there are plenty of rigorous enough NSM courses that aren’t too difficult to do well in as a Humanities or SBS major, as long as you’re open-minded enough to not use the lame excuse of “not being a science person at all”. What the fuck? If all the many decently intelligent NSM majors here can get it together and take a COL or Psych class, you “liberal arts” kids should suck it up and quit being a bitch terrified by numbers or hard facts.

  8. Anonymous

    there are plenty of rigorous enough NSM courses that aren’t too difficult to do well in as a Humanities or SBS major, as long as you’re open-minded enough to not use the lame excuse of “not being a science person at all”.

    What the fuck? If all the many decently intelligent NSM majors here can get it together and take a COL or Psych class, you “liberal arts” kids should suck it up and quit being a bitch terrified by numbers or hard facts.

  9. Anonymous

    I hate that Wesleyan dumbs down science for non-science majors, but science majors have to take humanities and SBS classes alongside people majoring in those subjects. I’m not saying there should be dumbed down humanities courses, I just think that Wesleyan should have a little more faith in its students. I mean, come on, you’re overqualified by having taken high school physics? That’s ridiculous for a school of Wesleyan’s caliber.

  10. Anonymous

    I hate that Wesleyan dumbs down science for non-science majors, but science majors have to take humanities and SBS classes alongside people majoring in those subjects. I’m not saying there should be dumbed down humanities courses, I just think that Wesleyan should have a little more faith in its students. I mean, come on, you’re overqualified by having taken high school physics? That’s ridiculous for a school of Wesleyan’s caliber.

  11. Eric

    I think courses like this are counterproductive to the point of breadth requirements. This school doesn’t offer high school English classes for science majors, but we do the opposite for non-science majors. If our school is requiring that we take science courses, it is presumably so that everybody can understand how science is practiced, what the point of it is, and how it helps us make informed, empirically based decisions about the world around us. Why not offer more courses to non-science majors that focus on scientific methodology, and that will help people’s understanding of science more broadly? I think this would be better than offering dumbed-down physics courses that regurgitate the scientific canon passed down from those scientists we’ve all heard of.

  12. Eric

    I think courses like this are counterproductive to the point of breadth requirements. This school doesn’t offer high school English classes for science majors, but we do the opposite for non-science majors.
    If our school is requiring that we take science courses, it is presumably so that everybody can understand how science is practiced, what the point of it is, and how it helps us make informed, empirically based decisions about the world around us. Why not offer more courses to non-science majors that focus on scientific methodology, and that will help people’s understanding of science more broadly? I think this would be better than offering dumbed-down physics courses that regurgitate the scientific canon passed down from those scientists we’ve all heard of.

  13. Anonymous

    …That’s just fucking pathetic. Is this what passes for academic rigor these days? A college course that is, by its own admission, roughly on par with a *high school* course conceptually?I personally am look forward to seeing the description of an equivalent English course, where you are overqualified if you have read a complete work of fiction, ever.

  14. Anonymous

    That’s just fucking pathetic. Is this what passes for academic rigor these days? A college course that is, by its own admission, roughly on par with a *high school* course conceptually?

    I personally am look forward to seeing the description of an equivalent English course, where you are overqualified if you have read a complete work of fiction, ever.

  15. Justin L.

    I wish they had been offering this back when I took Drugs and Disease to knock off my last NSM requirement. Such a mistake, that was.

  16. Justin L.

    I wish they had been offering this back when I took Drugs and Disease to knock off my last NSM requirement. Such a mistake, that was.

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