Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because it is an easy class and gives you a good overview of calculus, especially for beginners. However, if you are looking for a challenge, this course is not for you.
Course highlights:
I learned the basics of calculus and was able to do a lot of practice problems to prep for my high school AP Calculus AB course.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
I would suggest doing as many problems out of the textbook because the tests have questions from the textbook (and you get more practice).
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Garcia makes math quite enjoyable! He tries his best to explain the concepts thoroughly and gives a ton of examples during class. He's always available to answer questions after and he has a designated time slot in the math lab. His tests aren't hard, as long as you do the quizzes and the homework.
Course highlights:
I've always been afraid of Calculus and avoided the subject at all costs, but Garcia made it easier to understand. He throws a lot of concepts our way but makes them applicable to our lives. We even learned a little about the people who created certain formulas and what kind of people they were.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
GO TO HIS OFFICE HOURS. GO TO THE MATH LAB. RETAKE THE QUIZZES TILL YOU GET A PERFECT SCORE. IT WILL HELP. SHOW ALL YOUR WORK BECAUSE HE LOVES TO GIVE PARTIAL CREDIT.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
As a business major, Calculus 101a is a required course and though it is not an easy class, it really helps you relate the calculus related problems to real-life world applications.
Course highlights:
I would say, learning how the concepts learned in Calculus applied in real-life was very interesting. If you have ever wondered how airplane pilots estimate their landing trajectory, well you are going to be learning how to calculate this and so much more of similar problems that will blow your mind (in a good way).
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Depending on your professor, the answer to this might vary; however, I made sure to be caught up with each lesson and not let the homework pile up since you can't learn calculus all at once. You have to take it piece by piece. Good Luck!