I've tried to take Calculus Based Physics 4 times in the last 2 years, and I always fail. I never even get past the first course, and its a three course sequence. Its a horrible professor. He explains nothing, you just show up to class and he puts everyone in groups and makes you work on a practice problem. He will not awnser questions, but instead directs you to look at everyone elses work and see if you can't figure it out from that. NO ONE does well in this class at all. He only takes 3 grades all quarter, he gives 3 tests. Each test only has 5 problems. And they are always trick problems too. I've shown them to my other engineering professors and they always agree that the tests are impossibly hard with the way he teaches. I went to the dean about it last quarter, and the Dean blew me off and lied to my face. He said that the course had the same grades whether that professor had taught it or not and that it was just a hard course. WRONG. Only that professor has taught that class for the last 20 years, since the university became a fucking university. I can't believe I was outright lied to like that. Only this one professor teaches it, no one else. And now, in the 4th time I've taken it, I'm failing. Again. I got a 50 on the first test and I actually thought I knew what I was doing. We have another test on friday and I can not figure any of this stuff out. And its next to impossible to motivate myself to study when I know I'm just going to fail anyways. I spoke to my advisor about it. He told me that alot of people have the same problem. The only possible solution is for me to take the same course at another university. The closest place to take it is 30 miles away. And I have to pay out of pocket, my student loans won't cover it at another college. I'm scared out of my mind, because I'll be a senior next year, and if I fuck it up again, I can't graduate. I've been told taking it at this other college is alot easier, but who knows. What if its just as hard there? What if my car breaks down and I can't get to class (my car tends to be unreliable), and how am I supposed to afford the $700 or so a quarter to take it at this other college? The only way I can afford to pay for it is if I take out extra student loans here, and get an overage, and use that to pay for there. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. Its way too late in the game for me to change majors, every other class I do great in. I have a 3.2 GPA (it used to be a 3.5, but failing this has dropped me 0.3 points). I have absolutely no problems with any other class. I did great in highschool physics, and I passed Calc 2 with a B. No one tutors for this class because everyone hates it and wants to forget about it ASAP. I'm afraid I'm going to fail out of college because of one fucking professor and one fucking course.