I'm going to be a freshman next year in college and the school I'm going to offers two sequences for possible physics majors. The "highly recommended" sequence is a modern introduction made up of three courses which introduces physics by incorporating relativity from the beginning. The other sequence is simply a calculus based introduction which introduces relativistic mechanics at the end of the second course and throughout the third course. I've taken phyisics in high school but the math didn't involve calculus and the course wasn't quite at the level that say an AP physics course would be taught. I have taken first semester calculus but I still would feel more comfortable taking the sequence that doesn't incorporate relativity right from the get go. But every handbook or physics major path description that I look at recommends the other course. I guess what I really want to know is what other people here have taken for their introductory physics courses and what you recommend I take. Also if I were to take the less recommended sequence would I be at a severe disadvantage when I start taking higher level physics courses?