Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The thing most being assume is that Calculus and the maths before are the same - which, it is not. Calculus requires you to think differently than you had before. Be prepared for abstract ideas. Calculus I teaches different ways to do Derivatives and because it is so different, it will take more effort to remember each step. That means it is best to go to tutors, SI sessions, and any sources to help teach you. Do not be satisfied with just being able to find the right answer. You need to be comfortable with how you got to the answer and know why you got there. Being able to remember steps and understanding the techniques are completely different. This will make the next few lessons and techniques a lot easier. If you can make the time, get past exams that the class had and quiz yourself. This will also teach you the way the professor links to give exams. If you use tutors or online sites, be careful that they do not just do the steps without explaining why they did the steps that they did.
Course highlights:
Challenging and new materials. They were not hard (for me) to grasp the steps, but were difficult to remember. The S.I. session was a big help with learning each material. They taught the different ways to derive an equation and preparing for Calculus II's anti-derivatives.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you know who your professor is and what other people thought of them! Some professors make the courses easy based on how you learn and others just make your experience worse. Also, try to get the class that has the most hours in each day, that way the professor doe not rush the material as much.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
He is a very experienced professor, laid back, and easy going. He explains the subject clearly and is open to questions and willing to explain common mathematical misunderstandings that are common among people.
Course highlights:
Although I had already taken the course in high school, he explained it in a unique way that helped me learn too. For me, the highlights were when he took the math we were learning, he would connect it to real life situations, careers, and explained in simple terms how these terms and ideas originally came into being.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
Success in this course is mostly determined in exams. You usually do 10 homework problems per week. The exams are many times explained in class. Pay attention, go to the mathematics lab, and strive to understand the main ideas. With that, success is within reach.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This teacher was not good at all and he did not take the time to try and help students or explain the course materials at all.
Course highlights:
The only highlights was when the TA would go over homework problems and even sometimes he didn't know what he was doing.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Take the course just not from this teacher.