Course Offerings by Semester

Anticipated physics course offerings

This information may help you plan your sequence of physics courses at Western Michigan University. Since courses are occasionally added or canceled, check classlookup for the most up-to-date information.

Spring 2016 (January through April)

  • PHYS 1000: How Things Work (four credits)
  • PHYS 1020: Energy and the Environment (three credits)
  • PHYS 1050: Stars and Galaxies Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1060: Introduction to Stars and Galaxies (three credits)
  • PHYS 1070: Elementary Physics (four credits)
  • PHYS 1080: Elementary Physics Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1130: General Physics I (four credits)
  • PHYS 1140: General Physics I Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1150: General Physics II (four credits)
  • PHYS 1160: General Physics II Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1800: Inquiries and Insights (three credits)
  • PHYS 2050: University Physics I (four credits)
  • PHYS 2060: University Physics I Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 2070: University Physics II (four credits)
  • PHYS 2080: University Physics II Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 3090: Introduction to Modern Physics (four credits)
  • PHYS 3100: Introduction to Modern Physics Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 3250: Introduction to Astrophysics (three credits)
  • PHYS 4400: Electromagnetism (four credits)
  • PHYS 4600: Quantum Mechanics (three credits)
  • PHYS 4660: Advanced Laboratory (three credits)
  • PHYS 4980: Special Problems (one to three credits)
  • PHYS 5980: Selected Topics (one to four credits)

Summer I 2016 (May and June)

  • PHYS 1030: Sky and Solar System Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1040: Introduction to the Sky and Solar System (three credits)
  • PHYS 1070: Elementary Physics (four credits)
  • PHYS 1080: Elementary Physics Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1130: General Physics I (four credits)
  • PHYS 1140: General Physics I Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 2050: University Physics I (four credits)
  • PHYS 2060: University Physics I Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 4980: Special Problems (one to three credits)
  • PHYS 5980: Selected Topics (one to four credits)

Summer II 2016 (July and August)

  • PHYS 1070: Elementary Physics (four credits)
  • PHYS 1080: Elementary Physics Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1150: General Physics II (four credits)
  • PHYS 1160: General Physics II Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 2070: University Physics II (four credits)
  • PHYS 2080: University Physics II Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 4980: Special Problems (one to three credits)
  • PHYS 5980: Selected Topics (one to four credits)

Fall 2016 (September through December)

  • PHYS 1030: Sky and Solar System Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1040: Introduction to the Sky and Solar System (three credits)
  • PHYS 1070: Elementary Physics (four credits)
  • PHYS 1080: Elementary Physics Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1130: General Physics I (four credits)
  • PHYS 1140: General Physics I Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1150: General Physics II (four credits)
  • PHYS 1160: General Physics II Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 1800: Inquiries and Insights (three credits)
  • PHYS 1905: The Universe of Physics (one credit)
  • PHYS 2050: University Physics I (four credits)
  • PHYS 2060: University Physics I Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 2070: University Physics II (four credits)
  • PHYS 2080: University Physics II Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 2500: Waves and Optics (three credits)
  • PHYS 3090: Introduction to Modern Physics (four credits)
  • PHYS 3100: Introduction to Modern Physics Laboratory (one credit)
  • PHYS 3300: Thermodynamics (three credits)
  • PHYS 3420: Electronics (four credits)
  • PHYS 4200: Analytical Mechanics (three credits)
  • PHYS 4220: Teaching and Learning of Physics (four credits)
  • PHYS 4980: Special Problems (one to three credits)
  • PHYS 5980: Selected Topics (one to four credits)