This class was tough.
Course Overview:
It is an extremely challenging course. Incoming freshmen are the most common demographic in this class, and can be caught off guard by the level of difficulty. The professor does a tremendous job of instilling a strong work ethic among every student early on to prepare them for the rigor of upcoming semesters.
Course highlights:
Work ethic. I never approached the subject of calculus with much intensity until this class. Knowing calculus from high school was nowhere near sufficient to excel in this class. You had to make a sincere effort to master the material and reach out to professors and peers.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study hard from day one. Even though you may have a background in calculus from high school, the exams in this class are much tougher. It is important to put a lot of work into knowing the intricacies of the types of problems covered in the class, so that you can avoid falling for traps on the exams.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This is an extremely difficult class. Threlfall is a very smart professor but he doesn't tend to spend much time explaining problems and equation to you. I didn't take pre-calc, i just jumped right into calculus 1 and at first i was a little behind, but i caught up pretty fast.
Course highlights:
This calculus course is recommended for any student that isn't a math major. I am a marine biology major, so this course was required. It is very fast paced, but the recitation is extremely helpful.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
if you dedicate a massive amount of time into this class, you will succeed.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Great professor, she goes through the material very well and she stays after class if anyone needs extra help.
Course highlights:
I love math so calculus was pretty fun, I enjoyed learning about derivatives and integrals.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Don't leave the web assignments for last minute, you need time to answer the questions, even though its only about 15-20 questions you need time because you need to work out the calculations.