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Refer to the appropriate Undergraduate Physics Program Information before reading these course descriptions. Note that Hunter College's developmental codes DX and DM apply to all Physics and Astronomy courses. Some courses have their own web pages. Follow the links indicated for more information about these courses.

Science 101, 102: Foundations of Science
6 hours, 4.5 credits each semester. Both 101 and 102 must be taken for credit. A study of the nature of science following the historical development of such major concepts as the laws of planetary motion, Newton's laws of motion, the atomic theory, and evolution. Lectures are accompanied by labs and frequent writing assignments.

Astronomy 101: Basic Concepts in Astronomy + Laboratory Excercises
5 hours (3 lecture, 2 lab), 4 credits. Introductory one semester astronomy course designed for non-science majors. This course satisfies the GER Science + Lab requirement. Click here to visit the web page for this course.

Physics 101: Basic Concepts of Physics
6 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab), 4 credits. Introductory physics course designed for those requiring a one semester terminal physics course. Click here to visit the web page for this course.

Physics 110: General Physics: Introductory Course in Mechanics, Heat, and Sound (Uses College Algebra)
7 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab, 1 recitation), 4.5 credits. Prereq: MATH 120 or equivalent by Mathematics Department exam. An introductory physics course in mechanics, heat and sound. First semester of two semester introductory physics course using college-level algebra. Click here to visit the web page for this course.

Physics 111: General Physics: Introductory Course in Mechanics, Heat, and Sound (Uses Calculus)
8 hours (4 lecture, 3 lab, 1 recitation), 5.5 credits. Prereq (or coreq with permission): MATH 150. First semester of a two semester introductory calculus-based physics course. Required for majors. Click here to visit the web page for this course.

Physics 120: General Physics: Introductory Course in Electricity and Magnetism, Light, and Atomic Physics (Uses College Algebra)
7 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab, 1 recitation), 4.5 credits. Prereq: PHYS 110 or PHYS 111. An introductory physics course in electricity, magnetism, atomic physics and light. Second semester of PHYS 110, a 2-semester introductory physics course using algebra. Click here to visit the web page for this course.

Physics 121: General Physics: Introductory Course in Electricity and Magnetism, Light, and Atomic Physics (Uses Calculus)
8 hours (4 lecture, 3 lab, 1 recitation), 5.5 credits. Prereq: PHYS 110 or PHYS 111. Prereq (or coreq with permission): MATH 155. An introductory physics course in electricity, magnetism, light, and atomic physics. Second semester of PHYS 111, a 2-semester introductory physics course using calculus. Required for majors. Click here to visit the web page for this course.

Physics 130 to 133: Preprofessional Science: Core I, II, III, and IV
The Core curriculum is a two-year introductory science course that integrates physics, chemistry and pre-calculus mathematics. The program strives to provide a supportive, stimulating and rigorous experience in the quantitative sciences for students through innovative curricula, strong peer and faculty support, and exposure to scientific research.

 

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