So, I am a freshman signing up for classes next year. I have only taken Physics I - Mechanics, and I am done with Calc III, and I have the opportunity to take a lab course on quantum optics. I am obviously not very prepared, but I have been exposed to surface level quantum concepts quite a bit (I just finished Niels Bohr's "Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge"), so I won't be completely lost. Also, I just talked to some advisors and they said that the class is not very mathematically rigorous. Because of all of this, I feel extremely inclined to dive into the class, as I am very passionate about physics and really want to get as far in as I can as fast as I can. Here is a course description so that you guys/girls can help me better judge this: This 4-credit hour laboratory course (3 hours per week) exposes students to cutting-edge photon counting instrumentation and methods widely used in nanooptics, quantum information, biotechnology and medicine. Major topics include quantum entanglement and Bell’s inequalities, single-photon interference, single-emitter confocal fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, nanoemitters, photonic bandgap materials, Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometer, and photon antibunching. Thanks for any help!