Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I took this class as an online 7.5 course, I was worried about the online modality but it worked out well. Professor Tracogna had video lectures posted when the course started for each module and she was very thorough in her instruction, she did not just regurgitate a Powerpoint. She was very willing to help when I had questions through email office hours and even setup a video chat for better understanding when asking questions.
Course highlights:
The course was all about Matrices. We went over the basics of adding and multiplying, and then got into some real-world problems and how to use matrices to better solve them. Having an understanding of Discrete Mathematics was really necessary for this class and if you did well in calculus then this class should be easy.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Definitely, do the homework sets. Learning to apply a new math skill is all about repetition. Do them a couple times if you have time. Also, be sure to study for the exams.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I wouldn't really recommend this class because the professor works fairly monotonously, taking a long time just to perform fractions of steps, and while I know he does this because he believes it is more clear, I find it actually makes it harder to learn effectively because it takes so long and even the most simple operations become overwhelming to work with.
Course highlights:
While I do know more about matrices and linear algebra now than I did before taking this class, I do not feel like I have effectively learned an entire class' worth of material. However, I can find determinants really well now.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
It may be a good idea to recommend to the professor to have more student-run problem solving up on the board. In our class, he only did this for the last couple of days before finals, but it was still incredibly helpful because you were forced to do the work and ask the questions you probably should have asked while sitting at your desk. If this teaching style had been implemented earlier, I feel the class would have gone a lot smoother.