Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
If you have to take Calc II, take it with this guy
Course highlights:
Learned a lot, exams are tough but fair. Hw is expected to be done
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Take it with Reggie! It might be early in the morning, but do it
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I am not a math person, and Calculus II is a difficult class. However, I definitely find it easier than Calculus I! I think part of why I like Calc II is because Vlad is a very good professor. He is direct about what he's looking for, he gives points for showing work, and he provides lots of extra resources to practice. He really wants to make sure all the students understand the material, rather than just being able to test on it. He's available at office hours and pretty funny too. Calculus II is a required class for a lot of majors in the sciences. Even if you're not a math major, I think it's an interesting course because you finally get to start applying the stuff you learned in Calc I! It feels more relatable to real life to me, and less abstract. Vlad helps emphasize some real-world connections to the mathematics. You'll also see some of the same stuff you learn in University Physics, so it's kinda cool to dig a little deeper into the math. The class is a lot of work, but that's just because it takes a lot of practice to master some of the concepts. Overall, the amount of work you put into practicing outside class and going to office hours will directly translate to your grade in the class. If you practice and study, you'll do well, and vice versa.
Course highlights:
I learned different integration techniques, including integration by parts and trigonometric integration; how to find the volume of 3-D figures using integration (which is pretty cool, honestly) infinite limits of series...
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
PRACTICE! It's really the only way to do well. Vlad doesn't assign much homework because he expects you to do the extra recommended practice problems as you need them.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Professor Becker is very detailed in his notes and information and more than willing to cover materials over and over again to ensure students understanding. He is often avaiablie in the math center for help, which I have not seen much of from previous professors.
Course highlights:
I have taken classes before at Central Michigan and many of the professors do not provide quizzes prior to tests. I personally enjoy quizzes because it allows for practice prior to exams or tests. It also allows for further understanding of the material which leads to student success.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Attend all classes. It is a bit fast paced so missing one day can cause you to fall behind very quickly. Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you're struggling, ask for help. Most teachers love to help out and answer questions or direct you to where you could find more practice problems.