Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This math course is required for any science major, so the major difference is the professor who teaches it. I highly recommend taking this class with Professor Agrest because she explains in detail how to do each problem. She takes the time to explain each step of the problem, and allows students to ask questions at any time. She is very flexible with her office hours, so if you need help, you have multiple opportunities to meet with her. She has different hours for different days of the week to avoid schedule conflicts with her students’ other classes. She also allows students to make appointments with her at different times if they are unable to make it to her scheduled office hours.
Course highlights:
I have not completed this course yet, but so far we have covered material from high school, only at a much more complicated level. There are many topics that I was confused about in high school precalculus, that have been made clear to me in this class.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Keep up with the handouts! She posts all of her handouts online at the beginning of the semester. She expects you to print them out and have them ready before each class. One class, I forgot to print the handout and I struggled to follow along in class because the handouts are full of useful information, that we just don’t have time to cover in class. After that class, I printed the rest of the handouts for the entire course. I would recommend printing them all at the beginning of the course and keeping them in a binder to prevent this situation from happening to you. I would also recommend doing the homework as early as possible, because she uses the beginning of class to explain any problems students may have been confused about. Do your homework and come prepared with questions.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. Lauzon made this course more than just a math course. He became one of the best professors I have had. He takes a lot of time out of his days in order to help his students succeed; the student just needs tone willing to try.
Course highlights:
I learned pre-calculus, as well as study techniques, and to not be afraid to ask a professor for help.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Do a little bit everyday, and reach out to the professor for help.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. England explains concepts in a comical matter that will help you remember and understand.
Course highlights:
Dr. England is very nice and approachable. I learned all about Pre-Cal, as well as learning to speak up and ask questions.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Do all homeworks and practice problems.