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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 081
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
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Business Analytics and Information Technology 623
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
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Chinese 165
Chinese Studies 170
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
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Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Critical Sexualities Studies 888
Dance 203, 206
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 595
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
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Five-Year Dual Engineering and Physics Degrees
Departmental Honors Program
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Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Science, Technology, and Society 880
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics and Biostatistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science 799
Theater 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
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Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2015 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Physics 750 Introductory Courses  

Introductory Courses

There are three introductory sequences for majors in the biological sciences (including premedical curricula), computer science, chemistry, and other sciences, as well as for students who desire an elementary but thorough introduction to physics. All three cover basically the same material, but utilize different teaching techniques and require different levels of mathematical preparation.

Courses 01:750:203-204 General Physics with 01:750:205-206 General Physics Laboratory require calculus as a pre- or corequisite, and use a lecture/recitation format. Courses 01:750:201-202 Extended General Physics are intended for students who need extra help or who have nontraditional backgrounds. Recitations are replaced by cooperative learning workshops, and a laboratory is integrated into the course. Courses 01:750:193-194 Physics for the Sciences use only algebra and trigonometry. Recitations are replaced by cooperative learning workshops, and a laboratory is integrated into the course.

Course 01:750:161 Elements of Physics is a one-semester noncalculus course intended primarily for pharmacy students, but also suitable for well-prepared liberal arts majors. Courses that are suitable for nonscientists, requiring only high-school algebra, include 01:750:106 Concepts of Physics for Humanities and Social Science Students, 01:750:109,110 Astronomy and Cosmology, and 01:750:140 The Greenhouse Effect.

If there is any doubt about which sequence to take, an adviser in the physics department should be consulted. If a course is taken in one of these sequences, credit cannot also be given for a course (in another sequence) that covers substantially similar topics. Students who wish to switch from one sequence to another should consult a departmental adviser, as should students who change their major or who have advanced standing.

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