Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
Prof. Fosnaugh is the most understanding professor there is. She is more than willing to put in the time and effort to make sure you pass her class. She offers extra credit on some homeworks and quizzes. She also tries to enter/ replace grades (with other material you've done) to make sure you come out with the highest grade possible. But she makes sure you know the information before she does so.
Course highlights:
Basically what this course taught me was material that I could apply to the next math course I would take, such as physics or calculus. This introduces some material such as how to find arc length, and goes into great detail about things such as radians and the unit circle. It is a course in itself, as well as a course to prepare you for future courses.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
All you need to succeed is the text book, and time to either visit Prof. Fonaugh, or go to the math help lab. Both of which are extremely helpful.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This course is a crucial stepping stone for the calculus journey. The concepts taught are vital to a solid understanding of what is to come. Dr. Cobb, although new, will be able to "dumb" down the material for anyone. Don't feel insulted by me using "dumb down". The best way to approach Calculus is to clear your mind of anything you thought you knew and be open to everything that will be taught. In addition, practice practice practice everyday.
Course highlights:
The course taught me idea of a limit. The limit is a point of a function that is closely approached but never actually at that point. This phenomenon makes you understand the behavior of functions and the outcome of results. For example, one cannot divide by zero but if one were to divide by the limit as x approaches zero then the results would be a close proximation of the answer if it were to be divided by zero.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
I would recommend that students practice a lot. The 1 or 2 hours spent in class is not enough to grasp any mathematic concept. Practice makes perfect, rather, practice makes permanent. Also, the dreaded word problems. Do them. They will make you understand the application of the mathematics in the real world.