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PHYS 208 and MEEN Majors

TxSkerTxSker 199 replies19 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
Recommended to take this course at A&M or take over the summer at a CC. I would think EE majors would want to take the A&M version instead of CC but curious about MEEN majors.
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  • TamuEngineerTamuEngineer 47 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    If you don't want to risk your GPA, then just take it at a community college, Honestly, there isn't much wrong with taking it at a CC even if you are EE, since my step-dad took that route and graduated just fine, and has a good job (he's an EE).
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  • NETarrantMomNETarrantMom 175 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    Historically, a weed-out class -- my MEEN grad and my CVEN student would say CC
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  • spectrum2spectrum2 1257 replies38 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,295 Senior Member
    Don't know about the pros and cons. My son took it at TAMU and used A+tutoring with no problems. Classes are tough and lots of work but he never experienced an intention to weed out. Students do leave but often not because they are "weeded out" but because it isn't a good fit.
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  • KF7LCEKF7LCE 129 replies10 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    edited April 2017
    I'd CC out if you can. That being said - there's two things:

    For one, as I understand it they are making the exams easier, to boost passing rates for 25 by 25. Don't quote me on this, but I have heard that University Physics classes are easier than they used to be.

    For another - all engineering classes are going to be as hard as 208. I don't mind ducking out of a hard class if you can, but you won't be able to dodge them forever, so be prepared to work.
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  • izelkayizelkay 397 replies10 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 407 Member
    @KF7LCE That's not quite true about all engineering classes being as hard as 208. I can't speak for myself since I took it over the summer, but friends of mine have expressed that 208 was needlessly difficult.

    I'll cosign @TamuEngineer because I'm literally in the same situation as his step father.
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  • KF7LCEKF7LCE 129 replies10 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    edited April 2017
    @izelkay Needlessly difficult, yeah, I'd agree. It's just an intro statics class, and IMO it was about as hard as real-deal E&M in 322.

    But IMO, the difficulty is about like some of the 300s, or 200s with a tough prof. There's a few engineering classes that are easier than 208 (eg ECEN 248), but I would say most of the classes I've taken are roughly on par with it.
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