Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Professor Nedel really knows his stuff and makes sure to give examples not just of standard problems but also tricky problems. He does move quickly but he will answer questions and help if needed. Professor Nedel also provides ample exam preparation and handouts that help with core class concepts. If you do the work, you can ace Calculus.
Course highlights:
The highlights of the course content-wise were beginning calculus concepts: limits, differentiation, integration.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you do the homework and the practice problems. I liked to do the practice problems closer to the exam so I could have a review of things I might have forgotten from earlier in the semester.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Math is great, and if you're technically minded, Columbus State offers a way to learn Calculus without breaking the bank. You can learn things such as how to calculate how fast something is changing at any given moment, the area underneath a curve, and much more.
Course highlights:
I gained a better knowledge of mathematics that will inevitably help me on my journey to become an Engineer. Plus, most degrees require this level of math in order to graduate.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Definitely do not go on vacation during the Summer. Dedicate a set amount of time to study, and practice the math online using tools like Khan Academy or Microsoft Math. That way you really learn the material well and know it like the back of your hand. Don't get cocky and tell yourself you already know something before a test, review it anyway!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Calculus is a course that is fairly required in most fields and I ended up having it with Ayla. Ayla was a very attentive professor compared to ones that I've had before and I had no problems asking her for help. While calculus was hard to undertake it was much easier knowing that Ayla always had my back, telling me what I needed to work on and giving me extra material on units that I was missing.
Course highlights:
Ayla was definitely the highlight of taking calculus as the material itself wasn't exactly keeping my attention since I was struggling to understand it. I learned math just like everyone else but at a bit of a slower pace, so at the beginning I wasn't doing so hot. So something I highly recommend is not to be stubborn like me and go to office hours and talk to your professor after class. Having talks after class and getting material was a huge highlight for me since I had a professor that cared.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Go to the office hours and study is my major tip, there are extra problems in the book that you can do for help, or you can go to your professor and ask for practice problems. I highly recommend to go to your professor since they'll give you problems that are more likely to be reflected on exams. Also if you're struggling at all with a concept, don't be stubborn, immediately get help or you'll be left in the dust by the class.