This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This class was thought very well, the instructor would go in detail and even stay after to have one on one conversations and tutor
Course highlights:
The basics to go into Calculus, it definitely made an impact and easier transition
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Do not give up, go over your notes and DO NOT miss a day of class
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
If you do not like math this is not the class for you. The class does not require doing the homework assigned, but if you do not do it you will fall behind and possibly fail the class. The teacher sometimes goes a little fast on lectures and skips a couple of steps without letting students know. The class also has over a 50% fail rate.
Course highlights:
As someone who had it easy in high school this helped me learn to really study hard even if I am already good at math. If I did not understand something I had to get help immediately otherwise I would not do well. I learned that several classes are going to be tough but it will be worth it.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to take notes and ask questions, even if they seem dumb to you someone else may have that same question, and the teacher really likes when questions are asked. Definitely work on the homework assigned, it may not be required, but it will really help out.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I recommend taking this course to have a good base in going into upper-level math, such as Calculus in the 162 series. The instructor I had was very intelligent and very helpful, this course will prepare you for any engineering field or science major.
Course highlights:
I learned a lot about how Calculus finds the slope on a polynomial function or a not one-to-one function. Also, how to use the difference quotient to find the slope in between two points to find a rough estimate of the rate at the given section of the graph. Other things I had learned was equations of circles, hyperbolas, ellipses, parabolas, and many more.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Anyone who is going to take this course should find a study group or go to the tutoring center, to get the full understanding of the material. In the class the teacher goes over the equations, does a few examples and then the class is over, if you don't understand something and do not get help, it is easy to start falling behind.