Class periods in these core physics courses will involve active learningcomponents. While active learning techniques in physics and other STEM fields have been shown very effective in improving student learning and grades, these techniques can be successful only with student participation.
First, you should read the relevant sections of the textbook before each class lecture period. This way you will be ready to discuss the material in class. Further, you will be responsible for understanding all of the material covered in the assigned sections of the textbook and we will not have time in class for me to explicitly cover everything.