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Physics Transfer/Summer Credit

(last updated on March 23, 2017)

Students frequently request transfer credit for physics courses taken at other institutions, commonly for courses taken before they matriculated to CWRU.  Many also request approval for courses they wish to take elsewhere in summer school or in Study Abroad programs. Current CWRU students should obtain approval IN ADVANCE before taking a course elsewhere; this policy is in place to protect YOU, so that you don’t mistakenly take a course that will not be accepted for transfer credit.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies in Sears 357 to obtain the forms you need or look at the web site http://www.case.edu/ugstudies/forms/ for the following two forms:

http://www.case.edu/ugstudies/media/caseedu/undergraduate-studies/documents/forms/pdfs/off-campus-study-request-form06272014.pdf is used for requesting approval in advance to take a summer course

http://www.case.edu/ugstudies/media/caseedu/undergraduate-studies/documents/forms/pdfs/transfer-credit-approval-form06272014.pdf is used for approval after the fact for a course you took at another institution before you matriculated to CWRU.

Information about physics courses taken abroad is available at the bottom of this page.

IMPORTANT UPDATE (05/02/2014): Dean Anderson of the Office of Undergraduate Studies has agreed, on a trial basis, to accept the data in this posting in lieu of a signature on your transfer credit approval form. If the course you wish to take appears in the list of APPROVED COURSES below and was evaluated in the past five years, you do not need to obtain the signature of the academic representative of the Department of Physics.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS (04/30/2015): Before seeking transfer credit for physics courses taken elsewhere, be aware of restrictions that some medical schools place on your studies. From Dean Scherger, health career advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Studies: ‘While the number of medical and other health science schools that accept online and community college courses continues to slowly increase, they still remain a minority among all programs. Since pre-health students typically apply to a range of 8-20 schools, and are thus likely to apply to schools that do not accept alternative classroom experiences, I recommend that the students take their core science courses at four year institutions in traditional classrooms. While many of the pre-health students receive this advice as they consult with me, I am certain there are a fair number who do not seek my perspective.’

There are several general policies that steer the physics department’s decision on whether to grant transfer credit. If you are seeking approval for a course not listed below, YOU need to provide DETAILED information about it. Ideally, you should obtain a syllabus that describes the textbook used and the topics covered. Simply sending along the name of the course is not sufficient since the same name, say MECHANICS, could apply to a high school, introductory college, advanced or even a graduate course. A General Bulletin-type description is occasionally sufficient, but not always.

It’s also important for you, in consultation with your CWRU academic advisor, to identify the correct CWRU physics course for which you need transfer credit.  This is determined by your major department, not by the Department of Physics.  It is, however, useful for you to inform the academic representative of physics of your major(s) or intended major(s) when you request transfer credit as this can minimize the possibility that you will take the wrong course.


Introductory Physics Courses such as PHYS 115, 116, 121 & 122

There are three major concerns for transfer credit for these courses.  When you ask the physics department’s academic representative to sign the form allowing transfer credit, you must present evidence (hard copies of documents or URL’s of appropriate web sites) that the course you wish to take satisfies each of the following conditions.


1.  MATH LEVEL:

PHYS 121/122  are calculus-based courses.  Any substitute must also be calculus-based, not algebra-based. The information you provide to have a course approved must CLEARY show that it is calculus-based. If this information simply lists a math course number as a prerequisite, you should provide material that shows this prerequisite is calculus.

PHYS 115/116 have also traditionally been calculus-based at CWRU but the physics department voted in December 2002 to modify this requirement, effective for the fall of 2003, and remove the calculus prerequisite.  This change was approved by the College of Arts and Science’s Committee on Educational Programs at their May 15, 2002 meeting.  Since students at Case do commonly take calculus before taking physics, the instructor is free to introduce some calculus in our life science physics sequence, but we now use a text that is designed for life science students (algebra-based) and will accept algebra-based courses from other institutions.

HOWEVER, faculty in several CWRU departments that house pre-med students were not pleased about the switch from a calculus to an algebra-based pre-med sequence.  Some thought this would put students at a disadvantage if they later chose to pursue a career in medical research or switched to another major with more rigorous mathematics requirements. You may wish to consult your major advisor before proceeding to choose a physics course.

Ideally, a university will publish in its paper- or on-line General Bulletin information describing a course as either algebra- or calculus-based.  If they do not do this, then you must find out through other means, such as

  • examine the prerequisites to see if calculus is required;
  • find out the name of the textbook, anything described as ‘College Physics’ is probably an algebra-based course, ‘University Physics’ is a buzzword for a calculus-based course, ‘General Physics’ is probably calculus-based but this is not guaranteed.
  • check for a course web page that the institution may have posted from the current or previous semesters;
  • contact the university and ask the question directly.

2.  CONTENT & HOURS:

The courses must meet for roughly the same number of total hours and cover roughly the same material as do PHYS 115, 116, 121 and 122 (as described here)  An exact content match is not necessary,  an overlap of 80% or so is common.  Modern physics, fluids and thermodynamics are commonly included in courses designed for life science students, like our PHYS 115/116, but are usually covered in separate courses in sequences for engineers, like our PHYS 121/122.

An approximate match of hours can be complicated for universities that operate on academic calendars based on quarters rather than semesters; this is fairly common on the west coast of the US. If the institution at which you plan to study physics operates on quarters, then most likely you will need to take three of their physics courses in order to obtain credit for two CWRU courses (or two courses to get credit for one).  Some universities offer 5 credit physics courses on a quarter system but this translates into only 3.33 credits on a semester basis, rather than the 4 credits normally associated with intro physics courses at CWRU.


3.  LAB:

PHYS 115, 116, 121 and 122 each include a laboratory component. These labs meet for 3 hours, 7 times a semester.  Many universities include such a lab as part of their introductory physics courses while others list the labs separately, usually as a 1 credit course.  Either system is acceptable as long as there is a lab that you will take. Some institutions regard physics plus lab as 5 credits but this will only transfer to CWRU as 4 credits. There are a few institutions which do not offer a lab for PHYS 121/122 or offer only a single semester of lab for this pair of courses. You cannot obtain transfer credit for any of PHYS 115, 116, 121, or 122 until you complete a laboratory associated with that course. Case does offer separate stand-alone labs, PHYS 113A and PHYS 113B, which can be used to satisfy the lab requirement for transfer credit lecture courses. Your transfer credit request will be signed by the academic representative of the Department of Physics but with a note that explains the credit should not be posted on SIS until you receive credit for the associated lab at CWRU. It will be up to YOU to notify the Office of Undergraduate Studies when your lab grade is posted; there is no automatic system in place to do this.


Online Courses

The physics department does not in general accept online courses for transfer credit. Individual requests for such credit will be considered by the department’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students seeking transfer credit for online courses will have to provide a complete syllabus that describes the content and level of the course and will also need to explain how the online aspect works, including how tests are proctored to protect the integrity of the exam.

If the CWRU course has a lab, the student will also have to explain how this requirement will be fulfilled. Item #3 above describes some options.


Advanced Physics Courses – 200 level and above

These courses vary a great deal from institution to institution.  Students who wish to take an advanced physics course from another institution should obtain a course syllabus from that institution and arrange a meeting with the academic representative of the CWRU Dept. of Physics.


Contact the academic representative of the Department of Physics (Prof. G. Chottiner, gsc2@case.edu ) for more information or for approval of your Transfer/Summer Credit form. 

You may stop by my office, Rockefeller 104D, for a signature at any time without prior arrangements if you have all the documentation described above. It can be useful to first send an email with attachments or links for all the relevant information, preferably including a syllabus. I do not maintain regular office hours; it’s impossible to do this given the number of meetings that I’m called to attend on short notice. Instead, I’ve posted a copy of my regular schedule on my office door. If you have trouble catching me, just send an email listing a few times that fit your schedule and I’ll get back to you with a firm appointment at one of those times or, if none works, suggestions of alternate times. If you prefer, and IF you’ve done all your homework, you may just leave your form at my office (slide it under the door or leave it on the neighboring bookshelf; in the latter case you should point me to it by leaving a post-it note on my door – there’s a supply of post-it notes handy) or mailbox (Roc 225). I’ll sign your form and leave it on the bookshelf outside my office for you to retrieve at your convenience.


APPROVED COURSES IN US INSTITUTIONS

The following courses have been approved for transfer credit as of the date shown. We can’t keep track of changes made by other institutions and won’t guarantee that the courses in the following table will continue indefinitely to serve as substitutes for our own courses or that they will be available at any given time.

If the approval date listed below is more than five years old, the course must be reexamined to determine if it is still acceptable for transfer credit.

Identifying satisfactory courses is easier in certain states which have adopted uniform standards across state-supported institutions. CWRU isn’t a state university, so you won’t find our courses in the database for Ohio or other states, but you can research courses already approved at select institutions in the table below. To identify comparable courses at other institutions in the following states:

for Ohio, use https://transfercredit.ohio.gov/ap/20?11057681552516:::::

for Florida, use http://scns.fldoe.org/scns/public/pb_index.jsp

“2053” + “2053L” might equal our PHYS 115 in Florida (4/6/2015)

for Texas, use https://www.tccns.org/search/download/

For other states, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, refer to http://ecs.force.com/mbdata/mbquestRTL?rep=TA03 for details about common course numbering systems, course equivalencies or partial systems.

Courses approved fro Study Abroad are listed at http://www.phys.cwru.edu/undergrad/StudyAbroad.htm.

Institution Course

CWRU PHYS

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updated
Anne Aurndel Community College PHY 111 115  
3/27/2014
  PHY 112 116  
3/27/2014
Arizona State Univ. PHY111+113
115
 
2/16/2014
  PHY112+114
116
may not include modern physics tested on MCAT exam
2/16/2014
Austin Community College PHYSICS 2425 121  
4/11/2012
  PHYSICS 2426 122  
4/11/2012
Baldwin-Wallace University PHY-146L 116  
7/22/2013
Benedictine University (Lisle, IL) PHYS 118 116  
6/19/2013
Bloomsburg Univ. (PA) 54.111 115  
5/15/2014
  54.112 116* *might be missing modern physics
5/15/2014
Boise State PHYS 111 + lab 115  
03/21/2014
Boston College PHYS 2100+2050 121   03/22/2016
  PHYS 2101+2051
122
 
03/22/2016
Boston University CAS PY 106
115
 
05/12/2008
  CAS PY 106
116
 
04/13/2015
  CAS PY 211
121
 
05/12/2008
  CAS PY 212
122
 
06/03/2015
Bowling Green State University PHYS 2010 115  
04/02/2013
  PHYS 2020 116  
04/02/2013
Bridgewater State Univ. (MA) Physics 181 115  
05/12/2014
Cal State Northridge Physics 100A/AL 115  
11/8/2011
  Physics 100B/BL 116  
11/8/2011
Capital University (Columbus area) 220
115
 
05/12/2008
  221
116
 like our PHYS 122, too
02/27/2017
Carroll University PHY101 + 101L 115  
10/20/2015
  PHY102 + 102L 116  
10/20/2015
Cascadia Community College PHYS 221 121  
6/25/2014
City College of New York Physics 20800 122  
3/23/2011
Cleveland State PHY 221
115
 
3/22/2017
  PHY 222
116
 
3/22/2017
  PHY 241
121
 
05/12/2008
  PHY 242
122
 
05/12/2008
  PHY 330
221
 
05/12/2008
College of DuPage PHYSICS 1201 115  their 5 credits = our 4
03/29/2016
  PHYSICS 1202 116  their 5 credits = our 4
03/29/2016
  PHYSICS 2111 121  their 5 credits = our 4
03/29/2016
  PHYSICS 2112 122  their 5 credits = our 4
03/29/2016
Collin County Community College, Texas PHYS 2425
121
 
04/05/2009
Columbia University PHYS 1201+1291 115  
05/19/2009
  PHYS 1202+1292 116  
05/19/2009
Community College of Allegheny County PHY-141 115  
4/11/2016
  PHY-142 116  
4/16/2010
  PHY-221 121  
4/16/2010
  PHY-222 122  
4/16/2010
Community College of Baltimore County Physics 101 115  
4/6/2011
  Physics 102 116  
4/6/2011
Cuyahoga Community College 1210
115
 
05/12/2008
  1220
116
 
05/12/2008
  2310
121
 
05/12/2008
  2320
122
 
05/12/2008
  2400
221
 
05/12/2008
Delaware Valley College MP 2119 +MP 2219 115 + 116  
3/21/2012
Eastern Michigan Univ. PHY 221 115  
3/20/2014
  PHY 222 116 missing modern physics?
3/20/2014
Evergreen Valley College General Physics 2A 115   2/29/2016
Florida International University PHY 2049 + 2049L 122  
04/10/2013
Fordham PHYS 1501+1511 115  
7/14/2014
  PHYS 1502+1512 116  
7/14/2014
George Mason University PHSY 260 122  
5/6/2013
Georgetown PHYS-101 115  
6/2/2011
  PHYS-102 116  
6/2/2011
Harper College PHY 202 122  
4/9/2015
Harvard Physics 11a+lab
115
Physical Sciences 1, 2 & 3 might
05/12/2008
  Physics 11b+lab
116
substitute for 11a/b
05/12/2008
Harvard Summer School PHYS S-1a 115  
4/21/2014
  PHYS S-1b 116  
4/21/2014
Howard Community College PHYS-103 115  
2/23/2015
  PHYS-104 116  
2/23/2015
Hudson Valley Community College Physics I 121  
4/8/2016
Hunter College PHYS 110 LC+LB+RC 115  
3/20/2014
Indiana Univ Purdue Univ at Indianapolis PHYS-P 201 115  
02/02/2015
Johnson Community College PHYS 221 122  
4/20/2015
Kent State 13001 + 13021
115
 
05/12/2008
  13002 + 13022
116
 
05/12/2008
  23101
121
 
05/12/2008
  23102
122
 
05/12/2008
Lakeland Community College 1610
115
 
03/21/2017
  1620
116
 
05/12/2008
  2410
121
 
05/12/2008
  2420
122
 
05/12/2008
Lawrence Technological University PHYS 2423+2431
121
 
04/21/2016
Lone Star College Montgomery PHYS 2425
115*
*also similar to PHYS 121
04/25/2016
  PHYS 2426
116*
*similar to PHYS 122 but includes modern physics
04/25/2016
Lorain Community College PHYC 151
115
 
05/12/2008
  PHYC 152
116
 
05/12/2008
  PHYC 251
121
PHYC 252 is not a substitute for our PHYS 122
05/12/2008
Loyola University PHYSICS 112+131
115
 
05/12/2008
  PHYSICS 111+131
116
 
05/12/2008
  PHYSICS 125+135
121
 
05/12/2008
  PHYSICS 126+136
122
 
05/12/2008
Marquette Physics 1001 115  
4/5/2013
  Physics 1002 116  
4/5/2013
Mississippi State Univ. PH2213 – Physics I 121  
4/24/2015
Monmouth University PHYS 115 + 115L 115  
04/01/2013
  PHYS 116 + 116L 116  
04/01/2013
Montgomery College PHYS 203+203L
115
 
04/05/2016
  PHYS 204+lab
116
 
04/05/2016
Nassau Community College PHY101
115
 
06/27/2008
  PHY102
116
 
06/27/2008
New Jersey Institute of Technology PHYS 111 + 111A 121  
05/16/2012
North Central College (Naperville, IL) PHY 115 115  
2/16/2011
  PHY 116 116  
2/16/2011
  PHY 141 + 142 121  
2/16/2011
  PHY 143C 122 you need to identify an E&M lab
2/16/2011
Northern Virginia Community College PHY 232 122  
6/19/2013
Northwestern PHYSICS 130-1,2,3 115+116 3 quarter courses = our 2 courses
3/26/2012
  PHYSICS 135-1,2,3 121+122 3 quarter courses = poor match
3/26/2012
Oakland University PHY 101 + 110 115  
3/19/2015
  PHY 102 + 111 116  
3/19/2015
Oakton Cmmunity College PHY 131 115  
4/29/2013
Ohio Northern University PHYS 2321 + 2351
122
 
3/20/2017
Ohio State University 1200
115
 
10/31/2013
  1201
116
 
10/31/2013
  1250
121
 
10/31/2013
  1251
122
 
10/31/2013
Ohio University 201+202+203
115+116
quarter system complicates things
05/12/2008
  251+252+253
121+122
quarter system complicates things
05/12/2008
Penn State University PHYS 250 115 sign up for lab too
07/14/2009
  PHYS 251 116 sign up for lab too
07/14/2009
  PHYS 211 121 sign up for lab too
07/14/2009
  PHYS 212 122 sign up for lab too
07/14/2009
Portland State University Ph 201+202+ 203+ 214+215+ 216 115+116 their 201 = our 115 but you need 202+203 for our 116
03/25/2011
  Ph 221+221+223+214+215+216 121+122 their 221 = our 121 but you need 221+223 for our 122. Their 211,212,213 are also okay.
04/22/2011
Rampo College of New Jersey PHYS 110-01 + PHYS 110 LAB 115  
3/24/2015
  PHYS 112 including lab 116  
3/34/2015
Rhode Island College P101 115  
2/16/2011
  P102 116  
2/16/2011
Rutgers 203+205
115
 
03/02/2016
  204+206
116
 
03/02/2016
  ??? 123-124 ???
121
might not be truly calculus-based
03/31/2015
  227+229
122
 
03/20/2012
Saddleback College, CA PHYS 4B 122  
04/23/2012
San Jose State Univ. PHYS 002A 115  
05/19/2016
Sante Fe College (Gainesville, FL) PHY 2049 122  
4/8/2011
Schoolcraft College PHYS 212 122  
02/27/2017
St. Louis Community College PHY 223 122  
05/16/2012
Sinclair Community College 1141 115  
04/01/2013
  1142 116  
04/01/2013
  2201+2207 121  
9/20/2013
Stony Brook PHY121+123 115 unconventional offering, recorded lectures?
07/09/2009
  PHY122+124 116 unconventional offering, no lectures?
04/13/2015
  PHY131+133 121  
07/09/2009
  PHY132+134 122  
07/09/2009
SUNY-Buffalo PHY101+151
115
 
05/19/2013
  PHY102+152
116
 
05/19/2013
  PHY107+158
122
one lab for both courses?
05/12/2008
  PHY108+158
122
one lab for both courses?
05/12/2008
Temple University PHYS 1061 121  
05/16/2012
The College of New Jersey PHY 201 121  
03/29/2012
  PHY 202 122  
03/29/2012
Tufts University PHY 0012B 122  
06/03/2015
University of Akron PHYS 261
115
 
03/29/2016
  PHYS 262
116
 
03/29/2016
  PHYS 291
121
 
03/29/2016
  PHYS 292
122
 
03/29/2016
  PHYS 301
221
 
03/29/2016
University of Alabama-Birmingham Physics 222-U9 122  
04/02/2014
University of Arizona Physics 102 + 181 115   02/26/2016
Univ. CA – Berkeley 7A + 7B + 7C 121+122 1/4 system, 3 courses = our 2
3/30/2015
University of Chicago 12100+12200+12300 115+116 3 courses = our 2 courses
03/26/2012
  13100+13200+13200 121+122 3 courses do not match up well
03/26/2012
University of Cincinnati PHYS 1051+1051L
115
 
03/19/2015
  PHYS 1052 + 1052L
116
 
03/19/2015
  201+lab
121
quarter system
05/12/2008
  202+203 +212+213
122
quarter system
05/12/2008
University of Colorado at Denver PHYS 2311+2321 121  
02/13/2017
University of Colorado at Boulder PHYS 2010 115  
12/7/2012
  PHYS 2020 116  
12/7/2012
  PHYS 1110 + PHYS 1140? 121 PHYS 1140 lab is odd
03/01/2013
  PHYS 1120 + PHYS 1140? 122 PHYS 1140 lab is odd
03/01/2013
University of Connecticut, Hartford PHYS 1201 115  
3/22/2011
  PHYS 1202 116  
3/22/2011
University of Dayton PHY 201 + 201L 115  
5/10/2012
  PHY 202 + 202L 116  
5/10/2012
University of Delaware PHYS 202910 + 202920L 116  
04/15/2011
University of Hawaii Physics 272 + 272L 122  
04/30/2012
University of Houston PHYS 1301 +1101
115
 
03/17/2009
  PHYS 1302+1102
116
 
03/31/2014
  PHYS 1321 + 1121 121  
12/9/2014
  PHYS 1322 + 1122 122  
12/9/2014
University of Illinois, Chicago 105 + 106
115
 
3/24/2014
  141
121
 
3/24/2009
  142
122
 
4/27/2015
University of Kentucky PHY 211 115  
3/29/2011
  PHY 213 116  
3/29/2011
University of Louisville Physics 221 + 223 115  
3/22/2017
University of Maryland PHYSICS 141 115  
2/16/2011
  PHYSICS 142 116  
2/16/2011
  PHYSICS 161 121 you will need to identify a suitable lab
2/16/2011
  PHYSICS 260+261+270+271 122 covers some of our PHYS 221 but splits our PHYS 122 material between their courses
2/16/2011
Univ. of Massachusetts-Boston Physics 107 + 181 115  
3/26/2014
University of Memphis PHYS 2010 + 2011 115  
2/28/2013
  PHYS 2020 + 2021 116  
2/28/2013
Univ. of Minnesota Phys 1201W.100 115 bit heavy on thermo/fluids
4/13/2015
University of Missouri, Kansas City Physics 250 122  
5/25/2011
Univ. of Nebraska PHYS 2110 + 1154 121  
6/13/2104
  PHYS 2120 + 1164 122  
6/13/2014
Univ. of Pennsylvania PHY 102: 920 + 921 116  
4/13/2015
University of Pittsburgh 0110 + 0212
115
problems with associated lab (combined for 2 courses?)
05/12/2008
  0111 + 0212
116
problems with associated lab
05/12/2008
  0174+0219 lab
121
problems with associated lab
05/12/2008
  0175+0219 lab
122
problems with course syllabus (includes modern physics) & associated lab
05/12/2008
University of Puerto Rico Physics I, PHYS 3011 + 3013 121  
6/03/2015
University of Rochester PHY 113 115  
3/24/2016
  PHY 114 116  
3/24/2016
  PHY 121 121  
3/24/2016
  PHY 122 122  
3/24/2016
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 221 116  
3/15/2011
  222 116  
3/15/2011
  231 122  
3/11/2013
University of Texas at Arlington PHYS 1443 121 Texas Common Course Number = PHYS 2425
3/16/2016
  PHYS 1333 122 Texas Common Course Number = PHYS 2426
3/16/2016
University of Texas at Dallas PHYS 1301 + 2125 (lab) 115  
3/20/2017
University of Texas Pan American PHYS 2401.01: Texas Common Course Number = PHYS 2425 121  
4/19/2013
  PHYS 2402.01 122  
4/19/2013
University of Toledo 2070 115  
3/22/2010
  2080 116  
3/22/2010
  2130 121  
3/25/2014
  2140 122  
3/25/2104
University of Washington PHYS 114 + 117 115  
4/10/2013
  PHYS 115+116+118+119 116 ? modern physics separately ?
4/10/2013
  PHYS 121 121  
4/10/2013
  PHYS 122 122  
4/10/2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison PHYSICS 103 115  
4/25/2013
Villanova Univ. Physics 2412-20 + 2413-20 122  
4/01/2014
Washtenaw Community College PHY 222 122  
03/29/2016
Wayne State Univ. PHY 2170 + 2171 121  
4/01/2014
West Valley College (CA) Phys 004B 122  
3/25/2011
Wharton County Junior College Physics 1401 115  
3/23/2017
  Physics 1402 116 ? missing modern physics ? 3/23/2017
Wright State PHY 111+112+113+101+102+103 115+116 quarter system; all 6 = our 2 courses
5/25/2011
Xavier University PHYS 160+161 115  
3/27/2012
  PHYS 162+163 116  
3/27/2012
Youngstown State University 1501 + 1501L   2601 may be better
4/19/2013
  1502 + 1502L   2602 may be better
4/19/2013
  2610+2610L 121  
3/25/2011
  2611+2611L 122  
3/25/2011

 

APPROVED INTRODUCTORY COURSES IN INSTITUTIONS OUTSIDE THE US

Before requesting approval for a physics course taken abroad, students MUST consult the Office of Education Abroad and the Office of Undergraduate Studies and obtain their approval. The Office of Education Abroad Office is located on the first floor of Tomlinson Hall; their contact information can be found at http://www.case.edu/international/edabroad/resources/contact.html.

A sample approval form for courses taken abroad can be found at http://case.edu/international/documents/education-abroad/SAMPLE-CAF.pdf .  Please pay close attention to the instructions included on that form and the instructions posted at https://case.edu/international/office-of-education-abroad/transferring-study-abroad-credit/

CHINA:

3/2/2017 Many students have requested transfer credit for PHYS 011 and PHYS 021 taken at Wuhan University over the summer.  It has been difficult to evaluate these requests because Wuhan uses the same course number for very different versions of their introductory physics courses.  Some syllabi supplied by students suggest the course is similar to our PHYS 121 or 122 but other syllabi for the same course number describe something that would be too basic for a high school AP physics course in the US.  Also, some versions of PHYS 011 and 021 at Wuhan have the laboratory component we expect while others do not, and it is not possible to tell the difference based only on the course number.

Because of these problems, Sara Spiegler in the CWRU Office of Education Abroad and Claudia Anderson in our Office of Undergraduate Studies have advised the Department of Physics to stop accepting transfer credit for physics courses taken at Wuhan University.

 

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