This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I am on the fence on recommending this course because this course is useful to those who know that they want to be in the math, science, business, or other quantitative professions. While some may argue, that artists could benefit from visualizing a function on a graph. There is no practical function for artists to study calculus (no pun intended).
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course was being able to understand the practical applications of calculus: taking the derivative and antiderivative to solve real-world problems. I learned that one can visualize a real-world scenario as a function of something (usually time) to understand the nature of that entity (i.e. a car's driving speed on a highway).
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
I would advise students who are considering this course to make sure that they want to learn calculus because it would be useful in their profession. If not, students will be struggling to understand the abstract concepts of calculus because they require a lot of tedious or complex calculations that can be difficult to grasp.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend it because Dr. Raynor is so smart and can really help you if you put in the time, but you have to go to office hours because she isn't really good with explaining things in front of a class.
Course highlights:
Dr. Raynor is a great and fun lady and you will have fun and learn in class.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Do all your work and practice harder questions and remember and take notes on everything she says, even if it is irrelevant to the lecture, it can end up on a test.