No More Physics for Poets

Edward Morley (pseudonym) is calling for the elimination of Physics for Poets classes. He feels that they do a disservice to both students and science. I have no experience with Physics for Poets classes, having neither taught nor taken one, so I do not have data to judge the soundness of his argument. I did find one point though that I liked.

Forcing non-science majors to take the same courses as science majors seems like an unappealing prospect in large part because so many introductory science courses are unappealing. If we are to force non-science majors to take introductory science major courses, we will also need to commit to making those courses more acceptable to a broader range of students.


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