Pre/corequisites for calculusbased introductory physics courses
School of Physics & Astronomy
Beginning in the winter quarter 20082, the Physics Department began a new initiative designed to improve the opportunity for students to develop a strong physics foundation and to minimize the number of times they repeat courses. This initiative introduced a second calculusbased physics sequence titled University Physics IA (1017369) and University Physics IIA (1017389) which have the same basic course content and learning objectives as the standard University Physics I and II courses (1017311 and 1017312) but with an extra two contact hours per week. These extended contact hour courses are aimed at two student populations:
1. students with a weak foundation in math skills as measured by their performance on the Math Placement Exam and
2. students who have previously demonstrated a difficulty succeeding in a University Physics course.
The pre and corequisites for the calculusbased introductory physics course are summarized in the table below.
Note that students who earn an “A” in University Physics IA may choose to take University Physics II (rather than IIA) in a subsequent quarter, as long as all other pre and corequisites are satisfied. All other students in University Physics IA must continue with University Physics IIA.
Also, any student who earns a D, F or W in a University Physics course must repeat the course in the A format; for example, a student who is unsuccessful (D, F, W) in 1017311 University Physics I must take 1017369 University Physics IA. Likewise, a student who is unsuccessful in 1017312 University Physics II must take 1017389 University Physics IIA. For these students, the student’s home department should complete a “Request for Repeat of Grade” form and include an appropriate “statement of equivalency” since the course numbers are different.
Please contact the Physics Department office (5854752421) if you have any questions regarding proper student placement.
Pre and Corequisites for Introductory Calculusbased Physics Courses ("C" or better is required in ALL prerequisite courses, unless otherwise noted) 

Physics Prerequisites 
Calculus Prerequisites 
Calculus Corequisites 

1017311 Univ Phys I 
1016281  1016282  
1017312 Univ Phys II 
1017311  1016281 and 1016282  
1017369 with grade of "A" 
1016271 and 1016272 and 1016273 

1017369 Univ Phys IA 
1016261 and 1016262  1016272  
1016271  1016272  
1016281  1016282  
1017389 Univ Phys IIA 
1017369  1016261 and 1016262 and 1016272 
1016273 
1016271 and 1016272  1016273  
1016281 and 1016282  
1017313 Univ Phys III 
1017369 or 1017311 AND 1017389 or 1017312 
1016261 and 1016262 and 1016272 and 1016273 
1016305 
1016271 and 1016272 and 1016273 

1016281 and 1016282 