Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
It definitely helps when solving physics problems and is important for any engineering field.
Course highlights:
It was independent study and it forced me to mature in my discipline. This course will push you to understand the way you study and how to improve.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Read your book, take time to do the examples in the books, try to understand each type of question, listen to lectures online, and gather with a group of classmates who are just as eager to get that A.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This class introduces students to an entirely new level of mathematics. Not only does the student learn how to reason more critically (which is something that all math courses teach), but they also learn new methods of solving complex problems. Moreover, the class taught me that mathematics can get quite difficult, nevertheless, it is exciting and very worthwhile.
Course highlights:
I would say that the highlights were definitely learning new and extremely interesting methods of solving differential equations, such as using the Laplace Transform, or Green's Function. Even though the whole course centered around solving different types of differential equations, my teacher also made sure to expose us to real life applications of differential equations and the techniques we learned.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
If you take this course, make sure to not leave your studying for last minute. Also, make sure to practice as much as possible, because in mathematics, practice does make perfect. Most importantly though, enjoy learning all the amazing things that your teachers will introduce you to.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Differential Equations (MAP2302) with Dr. Garcia was by far the most difficult class I took at MDC. Your Calculus background has to be really strong for you to succeed in this class, and there is a lot of work required outside the classroom you MUST do to pass the tests. Dr. Garcia is a bit hard to understand most of the time so you're basically teaching yourself this extremely difficult subject.
Course highlights:
The highlight of the course for me was pushing through the hard work and passing in the end of the day, even though it took a lot of effort (and maybe a few tears). Work with your peers, do all the work in the textbook, and you will do ok. There is a big curve.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do all the assigned homework and more! Listen to the professor's instructions and go to his office hours!