Emory Work Load

<p>That's not right. Intro. physics only requires whatever high school math background you have. Calc. based-it is recommended that you have some background equivalent to calc. 111/112 here (so AP for A/B-B/C credit suffices), but they allow you to take it w/o those backgrounds. If you don't have AP credit, I recommend co-enrolling in calc. 111/112 respectively, or if you only have A/B, I recommend calc. 112z along with 151.
111 is only calc. 1 beretta. I think Emory dropped pre-calc (that's normally only offered during summer for those who may not have a decent math background) and expects you to know it. 141/142 are merely based on trig.</p>

<p>GER-fulfilling classes are not the best classes--they're only okay. Choose them carefully and try to knock off two requirements with one class if possible, so you don't waste effort on those classes.</p>

<p>The econ/math path that a lot of people take has a relatively-light workload. Also, the classes are fairly thought-oriented, and they don't make you waste effort on unimportant assignments. In other words, the classes get to the essentials of the material, which is very good.</p>

<p>As I said in the other thread, "GER fulfilling" is extremely vague, now that almost everything fulfills some sort of GER (if not more than one) under the new system. Given that, there are as many stimulating classes with reasonable/heavy workloads as stupid/mediocre (which is subjective. For example, what if someone took visual arts/dance courses because they enjoy such things?) courses. I wouldn't make such broad statements about the GERs. There are way too many to do so.</p>

<p>^ Okay, you're right about that. If you want, I'll take back what I said.</p>

<p>The class I'm thinking about is French 310WR. When I took that class, literally everyone was there for the GER credits. Maybe it's because I've had a lot of experience in French, but everything about that class seemed mediocre to me, and I spent a lot of time writing assignments from which I got very little. And at least one course in a language is required, so many people end up in that class. From what I've heard, English is not a great department either, and many take an English class for a HAL/HAP and a WR credit.</p>

<p>Actually, many people like the English dept. here. I liked my freshmen writing requirement, but I honestly would not do any Continued writing requirements in that department. I rather stay in the religion/Anthro/History/PoliSci depts. for that stuff. But many people who had lots of experience think languages are easy. But I can tell, that for those who do not (or maybe had 1 AP), the language courses here are extremely effective and intense. Spanish and French intro. courses are pretty tough for a lot of people. I know for a fact that it's far different and more challenging than courses at state universities I know of (UGA, Tech, where ever). Keep in mind, that most people take GERs for the sake of fulfilling a requirement and getting an easy A. Most don't use it as an opportunity to take perhaps a more difficult course of interest (I especially observe this in lots of science majors to be blunt. I really try to convince some that this isn't the way to go.). As for those entering upper level language classes in general, I can't speak on it. Perhaps it's supposed to be easy to you guys no matter what. But then again, if the dept. knew this (or lots of people have the same concern/opinion as you do), maybe they could consider redesigning the course. I wonder if students can have any influence in this arena.</p>

<p>the physics 141/142 component, the class most pre-meds take, is not calc based physics.</p>