Physics

Waubonsee offers three levels of physics courses. Concepts of Physics and Concepts of Physics Laboratory (PHY103 and PHY104) are general education science courses that transfer to most universities. Students may also take Introduction to Physics I and II (PHY111 and PHY 112), which are delivered in a two semester sequence. These courses incorporate lecture with labs and provide students a more in-depth understanding of physics without calculus. General Physics I and II (PHY221 and PHY 222) are calculus-based courses taken by students majoring in engineering, physics, chemistry or mathematics. All physics courses are taught at the Sugar Grove Campus.

Important Registration Information
PHY103 and PHY104 are offered each semester and over the summer. Students planning to take PHY111 and PHY115 should plan their schedules well in advance. PHY111 is offered once each fall and PHY115 is offered once each spring. We offer these courses during the day in even numbered school years (e.g. 2010-2011). They are offered in the evening during odd numbered school years (e.g. 2011-2012).

Students planning to take PHY221 and PHY222 should also plan their schedules well in advance. PHY221 is offered once each fall and PHY222 is offered once each spring. We offer these courses during the evening in even numbered school years (e.g. 2010-2011). They are offered in the day during odd numbered school years (e.g. 2011-2012).

The General Physics courses also have enforced prerequisites. PHY221 requires MTH131 (Calculus With Analytical Geometry I) or concurrent enrollment, and PHY222 requires MTH132 (Calculus With Analytical Geometry II) or concurrent enrollment plus PHY221.