This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The material in this class isn't necessarily difficult, however it moves very fast and the teaching is hard to follow. The most difficult part about the class is the fact that exams account for 90% of your final grade. If you're a great test-taker, I highly recommend this class! If you do well learning fast and can teach yourself lessons in short notice, I highly recommend this course! However, the descriptions do not apply to you I wouldn't recommend taking this course.
Course highlights:
I learned how to put matrices in RREF form (a skill I forgot since high school). I also learned how to utilize office hours. This course made me recognize how important it is to do your homework and know your TAs.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
I would recommend going to office hours, making friends in the course, taking the practice tests, and going to class. I also recommend sitting in the front row of this class and taking it early in the morning because it is hard to focus in the afternoon segments due to the loud noise and added students.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Has a very weird teaching style, sometimes takes a very long time explaining easy concepts, and then rushes through the more complex concepts.
Course highlights:
Gained some mathematical application skills to business.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
I suggest buying and using the e-text, sometimes the way the book approaches the concept is a lot easier
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
This class is an incredible intro to calculus! It will prepare you for the course more than a regular high school algebra or trig class would. The course is paced perfectly and gives you plenty of practice with new and old concepts.
Course highlights:
We never went through derivatives in my high school pre-calculus class, so it was very helpful to go into depth with cal-related topics before taking calculus itself. The professor holds her own office hours which is extremely helpful if you aren't especially math-minded.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do the homework, and if this is not enough practice for you go on to do additional practice problems! Study for the exams in advance because you can't learn how to apply the concepts by simply doing one type of problem. The exams often build off of what you learn in class.