<p>My preferred schedule as of now:
Phys 170 (honors physics) I took ap mechanics in high school and did well, so Ill have already done the majority of the material (but probably at a slightly lower level)
Math 116 (honors version of math 114 for math/science-oriented people. Only available since 2008)
German 106 (my advisor said I should look at this because its accelerated)
Writing Seminar (if I cant get one I like, Ill probably take it in the spring and just take a seminar in the fall)</p>
<p>Would this be too much for first term freshman year? The phys and math courses are, according to my advisor, the typical starting ones for a phys/math major (which I plan on being as of now).
Also, how rough is german 106 compared to 101? This would probably be the easiest place to cut back if its necessary. I should say that I am taking german out of interest and to keep the door open to some phd programs, but languages are not my greatest strength (I got straight As in AP spanish in high school and tested out of the language requirement via the sat 2, but that doesnt mean Im capable of doing well with german at penn without working pretty hard). Of course, I dont want to end up bored in german 101 either. Id like to be able to speak it pretty well, but I get really bored once the class turns into more of an English class in another language, so Im not sure how far Ill go with it.</p>
<p>Since AP scores wont be out until Ive completed advanced registration, should I just register based on what Im expecting to get? The only class this matters for is math, and Im expecting a 5 on BC.
Thanks so much! If worst comes to worst, I can always just use the shopping period in the fall.</p>
<p>Less texty form:
1. Is this schedule too heavy?
2. Should I take german 106 or 101?
3. What should I do about AP scores?
4. For people who have picked up languages for similar reasons: did you take it all four years at penn?</p>