This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I recommend it especially for Business majors because first of all it is required and second of all it focuses on a few of the math concepts you will need for the business world.
Course highlights:
Highlights of this course was definitely towards the end when all that we learned came together and started to make more sense as a unit.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Study, study, study and do not be afraid to get a tutor. I would have never had a chance in that class if it was not or my tutor and you might even make a friends out the person as well.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This class was intimidating, it was very difficult for me to muster the confidence to ask questions because the teacher always made me feel bad if I did. If you're going to take this class, study hard and definitely put the entire review on your notes page for tests.
Course highlights:
In this course I learned a lot of business applications to Calculus, the applications were the highlight for me because I'm a marketing major and felt it was relevant to my future. I also really liked the small class setting, much more intimate.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study hard and definitely don't put off studying until the night before. You will get out of this course what you put into it. Don't slack off or you will waste your money and since it's a prereq for a lot of classes, you will stunt the rest of your education.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
business calculus can be a step in the right direction if you're having trouble "getting" calculus. Rumor has it that the textbook covers the basics from calc 1 through calc 3, in more of a business ("life") version, giving you more knowledge about the real world, instead of just the loathesome, ordinary monotonous calculus problems like "a ball is thrown into the air, and comes down. When does the ball change direction and when does it hit the ground?" There are more questions like find a formula for Pepsi's sales and a supply-demand curve, or what is the breakeven point of ........., or other everyday stuff that EVERYONE experiences, not just the "nerds" in engineering.
Course highlights:
Actually, I'm still in it, so I haven't seen all of the text or course, BUT, I AM working through EVERY problem in EVERY section, motivated by a conversation I had with one of my calculus professors a few years ago. Like they say in athletics, "TRAIN HARD, WIN EASY!" After all, you can't ask questions from your classmates on exam day.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Practice like you're going to perform at CARNEGIE HALL!! Work as MANY problems as you possibly can. That way, you'll get REALLY GOOD at it! AND, you'll get GOOD SCORES on your exams! And EVERYONE wants to get an A on their calculus exam! :)