Average Rating (from 4 Students)
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 25%
Hard 75%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Many Small Assignments
Go to Office Hours
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Calculus at Ohio State is certainly not easy. However, many majors require Calc 1151 to be taken and so it is a more requirement course than necessary one. If you can avoid it and know that you are not a fan of Calc, then you may want to avoid it and take something else like statistics.
Course highlights:
Professor Joseph Tien was really really good. He taught the material in a way that everyone could understand. Studying with other students was the major benefit of this class because it was necessary to constantly be doing practice problems. Doing practice problems, the online HW, and using other study material is the only way to pass this course. We learned integrals, derivatives, and graphing in this class.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
PLEASE PLEASE study!!! You cannot get by this course slacking off. The course does not go at a rapid pace but at a decent one and the lessons build on top of each other. If you don't understand the first lesson make sure you grasp it before trying to understand the next one. Please also use TA office and professor office hours as much as possible if needed.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Overall, it was a decent class. The material was difficult and the homework was bad but the lecturer was tremendous.
Course highlights:
A lot of information on derivatives and integrals, I think it was cool to analyze the mathematics of change.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Study and participate in class discussions, be an active learner.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would not recommend this course if you do not do well with math AND the course is not a requirement for your major. Since Ohio State is so large, the university hasn't found an effective way to teach the same material to such a large group of students.
Course highlights:
This course introduces many new topics that will be further developed in later calculus courses. It focuses on limits, summations, derivatives, integrals, etc.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
In order to succeed, go to as many lectures as possible. Also, make sure you utilize the resources provide on the 1151 course website, mslc.osu.edu, such as practice midterms, workshops, and online lessons.