This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Taking Calculus is required for an Engineering major like me. I would actually only recommend this course if you already feel strong in math, because it is the accelerated Calculus plan. My teacher did a great job though, and my university provided helpful resources to ace the class.
Course highlights:
I liked the casual atmosphere of the class. Students often asked questions and were not afraid of the teacher. I thought it was funny to hear everyone joke about how hard the class is. It felt like we were all in this together, and if we all fail, so be it. However! Dr. Foley ensured that we had good class averages for the exams (usually a B). I learned that the campus has great study resources. I used the Math Lab every week to get help on the homework. I learned great principles on how to test series to see if they converge or diverge. I also learned a lot about how to deal with vectors (dot product, cross product), which will be great for when I take physics I'm sure.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
1. DO THE HOMEWORK. Get started early in the week, that way if you get stuck (and you will get stuck, trust me) you have time to seek help. This brings me to #2. 2. Use your resources! Go to the Math Lab review sessions to reinforce concepts from class, and go to the Math Lab to ask any questions you have about the homework. They usually aren't very busy right when they open at 10 AM, so try going then. 3. Arrive to your math lab session right when it starts, not at the end just to take the quiz. The TA can be very helpful in reviewing concepts. 4. Get some study buddies! If you have friends in the class, have times where you get together to compare homework answers and study for the quizzes/exams. If you don't have friends, MAKE SOME. Talk to people! That girl Dolly who sits next to you is probably pretty nice. 5. Sit in the front and ask questions in class so the teacher knows your face.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This course is hard at times, but as long as you study in intervals and come to class, it will be fine.
Course highlights:
The course started out with vectors and was a nice starting point.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
You have to pay attention in class and look over the notes from time to time to insure that you have understood the concepts. Then, you should practice problems based on the concepts.