Physics 253 is the first part of the two-semester introductory physics course primarily designed for biology students.  The course is organized around various fundamental principles of physics. 

Course goals
By the end of this course students will...

... have improved their problem solving and critical thinking skills through individually and group worked activities.

... be familiar with the fundamentals of physics, particularly concepts and the meaning behind the equations and theorems.

... be familiar with the fundamentals of laboratory work including data collection, error analysis, and presentation of results.

... ,in short, be prepared for future science courses as well as life in the 21st century.