Is this Spring schedule too difficult?

by kikko
Tags: difficult, schedule, spring
kikko is offline
Jan2-13, 01:04 PM
P: 46
Atomic & Nuclear Physics - 3
Advanced Physics Lab - 2
Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves - 3
Intermediate Microbiology - 4
Intermediate Microbiology Lab - 0
Research in Physics - 1
Fencing - 1

That's 14 credits. I need at least 12 for my scholarships.
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
Simplicity is key to co-operative robots
Chemical vapor deposition used to grow atomic layer materials on top of each other
Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered
jedishrfu is offline
Jan2-13, 01:12 PM
P: 2,473
Labs can take up a lot of your extra time. I always thought it was best to do one lab course per semester.
Jorriss is offline
Jan2-13, 04:10 PM
P: 1,025
What is mechanical and electromagnetic waves?

kikko is offline
Jan2-13, 04:14 PM
P: 46

Is this Spring schedule too difficult?

It's the second half of Griffith's Electrodynamics mixed with French's Vibrations & Waves.
ZombieFeynman is online now
Jan2-13, 06:50 PM
PF Gold
P: 233
Quote Quote by kikko View Post
It's the second half of Griffith's Electrodynamics mixed with French's Vibrations & Waves.
Thats odd. Most people that Ive spoken with have had french before grifiths. Have you already covered the first half of griffiths?

In any case, I think 13 credits of science is a rather light to medium load.
zooxanthellae is offline
Jan5-13, 04:57 PM
P: 159
I'm not sure how anyone here can evaluate how difficult your courseload is based solely on the titles of the courses. For all we know "Atomic & Nuclear Physics" is taught by an emeritus professor who's super laid-back and the class only requires a few hours a week, while "Intermediate Microbiology" is taught by someone who believes their subject to be incredibly important and wants students devoting 20 hours a week to it. Nobody here knows this. It would probably be better to ask older students at your university.
MarneMath is offline
Jan5-13, 09:08 PM
P: 422
I'm going to give you my generic advice on how to test if a courseload is heavy or not.

1-Make a Spreadsheet that has all the days and hours
2-Put classes in respective time slots
3-schedule 8 hours of sleep
4-schedule normal eating times
5-schedule normal relaxing.hobby.working out time
6-schedule estimated homework/study time (Better estimate is obtain by talking to students who have takent he class.)
7-Determine if this look reasonable or if you'll be in a time crunch.
8-Eat Tacos.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Sophomore engineering major, is this planned schedule going to be too difficult? Academic Guidance 1
Difficult Schedule to Bridge Gap Academic Guidance 5
How difficult does this schedule sound? Academic Guidance 3
is this schedule too difficult? Academic Guidance 17
Spring '07 schedule General Discussion 32