Each summer, a number of JHU undergraduates take required physics courses at JHU and other universities. Students should be aware of the following:
5 weeks) that it can be very challenging to have a meaningful pedagogical experience.
Should you wish to take a summer course at another institution, it must conform to the same standards as JHU’s summer courses. We will approve courses that satisfy the following requirements:
a) The course must be “calculus-based.” All “algebra-based” courses will be rejected.
b) The course should be a summer version of a semester course. Courses at universities on the quarter system are generally not acceptable. (There are some exceptions to this rule and in some cases, it is possible to take three quarter courses to replace two semester courses.)
c) A substitute course for 171.101 or 171.103 should include the following topics: mechanics, waves and vibrations, and fluids.
d) A substitute course for 171.102 or 171.104 should include the following topics: electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
Approval Procedure: Please check our list of known courses.