Average Rating (from 3 Students)
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 33%
Hard 67%
Top Course Tags
Background Knowledge Expected
Math-heavy
Always Do the Reading
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This course required a thorough understanding of all trig identities and a strong trig background (still my weakest area). Didn't see that coming, was expecting more algebra than trig, but was other way around. Integration requires understanding/memorizing a few dozen different patterns (i.e. integrals: lnx=x*lnx-x+C or 2^x= (2^x)/(ln2)+C) , but after that it becomes easier.
Course highlights:
I learned how to memorize a ton of patterns that I will hopefully encounter in future math courses. Learned how to teach myself the material as the lectures were quite superficial and not very thorough in their explanation of the process. Learned it's better sometimes not to ask questions in class, so that the instructor doesn't spend 30 minutes explaining a 3 minute concept. Sounds contradictory? It was.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Don't expect to learn from instructor, learn how to teach yourself using online resources and memorization techniques. Don't rely too heavily on a calculator as they aren't allowed on the final.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This course continues with the calculus series and builds off of derivative calculus. It is difficult, however, it builds a solid foundation for higher level math.
Course highlights:
Learning how to find the area under the curve is the purpose of this course. Taking integrals and applications of this are the topics of this class.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
STUDY STUDY STUDY! Don't slack on homework and ALWAYS ask for help if you don't understand a problem. If you don't understand what was just taught, you won't know how to proceed with the next topic.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This was required for me, and I wouldn't imagine anyone taking this course for fun, but if you need to take a math track, or if you just love math, this course is a relatively easy-going traipse under the curve.
Course highlights:
Having taken this in high school, I didn't really learn anything new. However, I learned that it is possible to skip half the lectures and still get good grades, IF you know you're stuff.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
For the homework online, I would suggest going for the 100% on all assignments. If you get a specific question wrong, try again, because that is what you need to study.