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Easy 20%
Medium 60%
Hard 20%
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Math-heavy
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Chris is an excellent teacher. He knows his stuff, is really good at teaching math in general, and he is absolutely hilarious.
Course highlights:
We learned rules of integration, shortcuts with integrals, integration by parts, trig substitution, vectors, and conic sections. For anyone who is looking to take this course, it's essentially everything you need to know math-wise for any 200-level or lower STEM course.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
Definitely do the MPODs every day. There's a reason they are called the math problems of the day. All the test questions are just rehashes of MPODs.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course, first of all because if you're taking it, it's probably required for your major. Chris Butler is a fantastic professor and makes the class fun. You do not have any required homework, but that is really a blessing and a curse.
Course highlights:
Chris Butler as the professor is definitely a highlight. He is fantastic. You will learn everything from integration to basic vector calculus.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
This class was challenging and required a lot of studying, but I felt like I learned a lot and was prepared for Calc three the next semester. You have quizzes every week and optional homework after every class, which I highly recommend doing. Tests are harder than the quizzes.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This course is required for stem majors so you can't avoid it if that's what you're in. The course builds upon material taught in the previous semester so must have a good understanding from calculus one to do well in this course. There is a quiz every week so make sure you are keeping up with the material. This class makes sure you you put in effort into your work because if you don't you will probably not do well. There are many resources available though to help you if needed also.
Course highlights:
One thing to look forward to is the math gala at the end of the semester. Chris orders tons of food like pizza and doughnuts for people to eat while watching teaching assistants go over math problems. I obviously learned the material for the class but more importantly I learned to improve my work ethic and my time management. Those two skills translate to any class you take in college.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
I would advise students to do the homework problems assigned and do the mpod problems found right outside Butler's office. Try to work on them the day he goes over the topic in class so that the material will be fresh in your mind. Study every couple of days; this way you don't need to cram before the exams. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it; there are so many options for you to choose from.