Texas Common Number
PHYS 1307
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
PHY 309L Elementary Physics for Nontechnical Students Online $895.00
Course Type
Self-Paced Online
Class Description

PHY 309L is the second in a two-course physics sequence designed for non-technical students. The course covers electricity and magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear physics. No prior math is required beyond the high school level. This course is designed for students who do not intend to do further coursework in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or medicine. It is primarily conceptual in nature with some computational work.

View syllabus.

This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework and exams.

Textbooks and Materials

Griffith, W. T. & Brosing, J. (2015). Physics of Everyday Phenomena, 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780073513904. (The digital version of the textbook available through McGraw Hill Connect is not supported.)

A Quest subscription is required and costs $30. A link for this is provided within the course.

Technical Requirements

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM, a webcam, a microphone and also meet Honorlock's system requirements for online testing.

A phone, camera, or scanner to digitize handwritten work for submission online.

Official UT Austin Course Description

Electricity and magnetism, light, atomic and nuclear physics. Designed for students who do not intend to do further work in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or medicine.

Class Prerequisites

Physics 309K with a grade of at least C-; or consent of the University Extension advisor.

Students must have the approval of the University Extension advisor to enroll in this course. See more information about Course Approvals.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.