Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
There is only one exam during the term, so most of your credit is coming from the homework, which is not that difficult. The topics combine every math course that you have taken and applies those subjects to differential equations. So, finally, this class teaches you where and how you can use higher-level math. It also teaches you how to predict the future, and how you can change it;)
Course highlights:
The highlight of this course would be the recitation. Although it is long, it definitely is helpful. Here, you go over problems that are similar to the homework (which is due every Friday evening so you have a week to do a handful of problems), work on a project that teaches technical applications for differential equations, and review for the one midterm exam and the final exam. The TA's also love to bring in food!
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
1) Stay organized. 2) If you decide to skip lecture, make sure you review the lecture slides online. 3) Actually READ the textbook. In math classes before this, you did not really need to read out of the textbook, but for this class it really does help. 4) DO THE HOMEWORK! It makes up about 30% of your grade, so if you get all perfects on your homework, you will most likely get an A in the class. The homework also helps you study for the midterm and the final exam.