my adviser told me i have to take optics next semester or else i won't graduate but that's bs cause it's not a required course. he did say it'll will help with lots of things. is this true? i dont mind taking all the physics courses i can but i have a limited amount of time because i just transfered in as a junior. here is the summary for the course " Geometrical optics, wave optics, optical instrumentation, properties of light, lasers, fiber optics." i have vague aspirations of going into theoretical HEP and beyond the standard model stuff.