Official course description: PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1102 emphasize quantitative and conceptual understanding of the topics of introductory physics developed without use of calculus. The course offers individualized instruction with considerable flexibility in scheduling. Students who elect to take the course must be able to meet deadlines. Most instruction occurs in the learning center where individualized tutoring in available. There are no required lectures or scheduled labs. Readings, problems, laboratory exercises, videotaped lectures, overview sessions, online tutorials, and sample tests for each of 8 subject units are assigned with a flexible schedule of deadlines. Evaluation includes an oral notebook check and a written test for each subject unit plus a final retention unit. Written tests can be repeated up to three test tries per unit. Major topics for 1101: kinematics, forces and dynamics, momentum, energy, fluid mechanics, waves and sound, thermal physics, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics. At the level of College Physics vol. 1, third ed., by Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson.