This class was tough.
Course Overview:
If you are not required to take this course, just turn the other way. Do Not Take This Course with Prof. Michael Curtis. Don't take this as a warning pf his personality, he is really a nice guy, only his lectures aren't as clear and helpful as they should be. Two hours of lecture should be helpful, yet this professor manages to make you feel confused the entire lecture time. I would recommend going to ta office hours and asking all of your questions in discussion and attending supplemental instruction.
Course highlights:
I was able to learn the material for this course, only it usually became clearer as we moved further into the course, and after we had tested on that material. The course is a combination of six courses and is considered double speed calculus. We learned integration by parts, integration with substitution, derivative basics, anti-derivatives, deriving in terms of x and y ...etc.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Do the homework early on in the week. Study, study, study! Ask questions, because odds are, everyone has the same question; seriously. I didn't realize that nearly all of the students in my discussion were failing the course as I thought I was. We all also had similar dissatisfaction with out TA.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
He gives you practice problems, which helps you on the quiz.
Course highlights:
I like taking this course because I love math. Calculus is my favorite subject.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you do your homework on time and do the practice problems.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would highly recommend this course because not only is it a very good introduction to calculus, it goes enough in depth to be of some difficulty. This is a class that all people can take; this includes students who are trying out higher levels of math, or even those who want to review.
Course highlights:
Highlights of this course include very good review sessions that prepared me as a student well for quizzes and midterms, as well as the eventual final.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Do all of the homework, and it should amply prepare you for the various examinations.