Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would encourage a student to take this course but if a student is going to study a science related field I would highly recommend to take this course and master it. Because Calculus 1 is the basis for any science related field. This course is considerably challenging, you will apply and use all previous knowledge of mathematics for complicated applications. By taking this course, you will understand how math principles relate to each other, which will make you understand math more in general. Also, by exposing yourself for more challenging problems in this course you will sharpen your brain, and it surely will increase your problem solving skills.
Course highlights:
This course is mostly on limits and derivatives of polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. In general I learned how to find limits of functions and how to find derivatives of functions. I learned how to implicitly differentiate a function. The most valuable and important skill I have learned form this course is how to apply the principles of limits, derivatives to complicated problems.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Before taking this course make sure that you can solve arithmetic problems, because in Calculus 1 there would be complicated arithmetic problems. If you want to really master this course, I would advice you to fully understand every material in detail. Also, I would advice you to take your time when doing homework and when studying for a test, because this is when you will fully understand the material. Additionally I would highly recommend to go to the office hours and asking questions.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Calculus is needed in higher level physics and engineering. It's solving real-life problems! It can be dry though so hang in there and don't forget to use your resources if you don't understand a concept (faculty, student tutors, instructional videos, etc).
Course highlights:
You freshen up on your algebra and pre-calc skills. After that you dive into Limits, Derivatives, and Integrals. Learning those formulas can be tricky, but you don't have to memorize all of them if you know how to derive them.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure your algebra and knowledge of the unit circle and trigonometry identities are strong. They will come back to haunt you.