Summer getting too hard for you? Post your Fall Schedule to cool down!

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Summer has started and I know a lot of college students have already made their schedule for fall. Post them here!

I'll start...

Engineering Mechanics
Thermal Science
Nuclear System Dynamics/Control
Numerical Methods and Fortran
Nuclear Engineering Lab

I'm also considering adding Nuclear Criticality Safety
 

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Starting second year, and I'm starting to mix physics and electrical engineering courses. (I still haven't decided whether physics is going to be a minor or a second major)

Fall 2011:
Programming Fundamentals
Digital Circuits
Honours Calculus III
Classical Mechanics I
Applied Physics Laboratory I

Winter 2012:
Computer Organization
Circuits II
Electronic Devices and Materials
Modern Physics II
Classical Mechanics II
 
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My schedule isn't final at this point, but here is how it looks at the moment:

Reacting flows (I'm a little concerned about this one - my fluid mechanics is fairly up to speed, but my chem knowledge is a bit rusty...)
Rocket propulsion
Linear control systems
Graduate projects
 
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Classical Mechanics II
Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
Modern Physics
Advanced Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers(PDE's n' stuff)
Sociology(hey, had to have 1 easy course)

Expecting a challenging semester.
 
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Introduction to Real Analysis I
Graph Theory
Combinatorics
Computer Science II
 
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Fall:
Partial Differential Equations I
Classical Mechanics I
Electromagnetic Theory I
Senior Lab
Stars Galaxies and Cosmology

Winter (better semester imo):

Quantum Mechanics I
Intro to Thermal Physics
Computer Simulations
Electromagnetic Theory II
Gravitational Cosmology and Astrophysics
 
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Quantum Mechanics
Galaxies and Cosmology
Digital Electronics
Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society
Capstone Project (will last 2 semesters)
 
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I'm not sure yet. I'm a transfer student who's just about to start classes, so naturally I'm going to be screwed by all the freshmen and returning students who have snagged classes. However, I've narrowed it down to two possibilities:

Intro to aerospace engineering (a throwaway class for the wishywashy, but it's required, so.. sigh)
Differential equations (mostly ODE's, but some PDE's towards the end)
Vector calculus (mostly calc III stuff, which is funny, since I've already done calc III -- but it's going to be way more advanced this time)
Freshman sig course (probably one involving religion and politics -- I'm a militant atheist, so I should have a lot of fun arguing with the theists)
Statics
Intro to programming in MATLAB (I've never programmed anything in my life, and this is the course they recommend for people in my predicament -- I'm going to self-study over the next couple months and maybe be able to drop it)

OR

Intro to programming in MATLAB
Freshman sig course
Engineering design and graphics
Statics
Differential equations
Technical communication for aerospace engineering majors

I'm thinking it's gonna end up being the second one, if only because the other schedule had a really wacky set of conflicts.
 
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I'm not sure yet. I'm a transfer student who's just about to start classes, so naturally I'm going to be screwed by all the freshmen and returning students who have snagged classes. However, I've narrowed it down to two possibilities:

Intro to aerospace engineering (a throwaway class for the wishywashy, but it's required, so.. sigh)
Differential equations (mostly ODE's, but some PDE's towards the end)
Vector calculus (mostly calc III stuff, which is funny, since I've already done calc III -- but it's going to be way more advanced this time)
Freshman sig course (probably one involving religion and politics -- I'm a militant atheist, so I should have a lot of fun arguing with the theists)
Statics
Intro to programming in MATLAB (I've never programmed anything in my life, and this is the course they recommend for people in my predicament -- I'm going to self-study over the next couple months and maybe be able to drop it)

OR

Intro to programming in MATLAB
Freshman sig course
Engineering design and graphics
Statics
Differential equations
Technical communication for aerospace engineering majors

I'm thinking it's gonna end up being the second one, if only because the other schedule had a really wacky set of conflicts.
Have you contacted your engineering Adviser yet? I did that and was able to register before them.
 
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Going to talk to them when I go for orientation on thursday. I have to be officially advised in order to register for classes.
 
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Fall will be the last semester of my sophomore yr :approve:

Fall 2011
Physics w/calculus II
General Chemistry and qualitative analysis II
Calculus III w analytic geometry (taking DE this summer)
Intro to speech comm.

Looks nice and boring -_- I was also thinking of squeezing C++ in there somewhere, but I'll see how I'm feeling after summer.
 
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Calc III is actually a really cool class in my experience. Maybe it was just me, but everything you learned in calculus I just becomes so much clearer in calculus III. The generalizations to higher dimensions are actually pretty neat.

One thing I'll tell you is, I had my hands full with physics II, gen chem II, and calc III. Maybe it was just my lackadaisical attitude (which I'm working on), but the course load was a little rough at times. I'm not saying you won't be able to squeeze your C++ course in, but it'll probably be difficult with your speech course too.
 
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Looks like it's going to be:

Honors Advanced Calculus I
Introduction to Group Theory
Electricity and Magnetism
Experimental and Statistical Methods of Physics
Statistics I
 
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Calc III is actually a really cool class in my experience. Maybe it was just me, but everything you learned in calculus I just becomes so much clearer in calculus III. The generalizations to higher dimensions are actually pretty neat.

One thing I'll tell you is, I had my hands full with physics II, gen chem II, and calc III. Maybe it was just my lackadaisical attitude (which I'm working on), but the course load was a little rough at times. I'm not saying you won't be able to squeeze your C++ course in, but it'll probably be difficult with your speech course too.
Thanks Angry Citizen!

Yeah, you're probably right. I was feeling burned out at the end of Spring because I pulled like three all nighters, and it spilled into the summer. This summer I have physics I, chem I and DE. Sometimes the coarse load is a bit much. Plus my physics class is a nightmare and I'm trying to be optimistic -_-

Thanks for the info about calc III too!
 
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Fall will be the first semester of my senior year. Having only 1 required course left and having taken some interesting electives up to my 3rd year, I've decided to only take 3 classes and continue research in order to prepare for the PGRE during the semester.

Fall 20011:
Cosmology
Electronics I (+ Lab)
Mathematical Methods for Physicists I (Graduate Course)
Undergraduate Research

I was planning to take an elementary particles course as well but it got canceled last minute. Should be a relaxed semester. I'm specially excited about Cosmology and the graduate course. Electronics should be a useful practical course. However, I'm stressing over the PGRE already!
 
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Introduction to Partial Differential Equations and Applications I
The Theory of Differential Equations I - Essentially Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory
Analysis I
Linear Algebra I
 
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Electricity and Magnetism I
Quantum Mechanics
Real Analysis I
Astrophysics Seminar
Intermediate Lab - Electrons
 
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Fall 2011
Physics w/calculus II
General Chemistry and qualitative analysis II
Calculus III w analytic geometry (taking DE this summer)
Intro to speech comm.
Well I just withdrew from my physics I course -_-
So fall will be all the same except Physics I with calc
 
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Precalculus
Intro to Chemistry
Freshman Seminar
Chinese 1.

Don't judge me. I'm just starting my undergrad in the fall as an Evolutionary Bio/Chinese double Major.
 
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That is freaking cool!
 
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Precalculus
Intro to Chemistry
Freshman Seminar
Chinese 1.

Don't judge me. I'm just starting my undergrad in the fall as an Evolutionary Bio/Chinese double Major.
Why would we judge you? That's a perfectly reasonable semester.
 
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Yeah I was really quite curious how you could deal with a workload like yours over the summer. Physics I is hell, especially if you've never had a physics class before.
 
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Why would we judge you? That's a perfectly reasonable semester.
Maybe it's the fact that he's starting out pretty low in math, and not taking any biology classes (no intro bio class, chez?)
 
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Fall:
Intermediate Electromagnetism
Oscillations and Waves
Multivariable calculus I
Linear Algebra I
Ordinary Differential Equations

Winter:
Modern Physics
Properties of Materials
Physics Lab
Multivariable calculus II
Linear Algebra II
 
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Maybe it's the fact that he's starting out pretty low in math, and not taking any biology classes (no intro bio class, chez?)
Precalc isn't a low place to start in math for a bio major. Heck, even a math major could pull it off, depending on circumstances.
 

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