This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Dr. Song has a trait not many other Math teachers have: she understands that calculus is a hard course and she does her very best to cater to the students who are really struggling. Her lectures are very well constructed and the recitation classes are very helpful. Her one major flaw is that her English is not the best and it escapes many students. You will need precalculus and all the other Math courses before to be able to do well in this course.
Course highlights:
Calc 1 is the prerequisite to Calculus 2 and 3 so having passed with an A gives me confidence in the future classes. This class is super important as it serves as the foundations to the extra complicated Math to be faced in the future.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Attend every lecture and recitation. If possible, form a study group with at least one person who knows what they are doing, that helped me a great deal when I took the course. If you still have problems, make use of the professor's office hours and the TAs, this class has many resources to help students.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. Moore teaches at a comfortable pace and is very good at stoping to explain something in more detail. He's tests aren't easy, but they are easier than the homework problems so you feel very well prepared.
Course highlights:
This course helped me understand the importance of studying. I never studied in high school, but this class was a gentle wake up call that I need to work a little harder to keep up with a class.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
DO ALL THE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS. Practice is key. Some of the problems may even end up on the test.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would totally recommend this course as it teaches you a greater use of calculus. The numeric part of calculus is turned into a more realistic situation as a 3rd dimension is added to the equation and the math behind parts of reality and physics is slowly revealed and able to be calculated.
Course highlights:
The best part of this course was the ability to recognize and calculate multi-variable functions where a simple equations can be seen as a unique 3D shape and then used to calculate its surface area or volume with advanced mathematics.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Do not take the homework lightly, it will give you very complex examples but if you put in the time to solve them correct instead of simply copying the answer from one person or another, you will learn the material and be able to use it whenever you need.