This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This course is very time consuming and difficult. You should have a good understand of Calculus I to begin well in this class. To do well in the class you need to practice the problems a lot, so you understand how to do them. It is a very difficult course but it is not impossible to pass. Keep up with the homework and practice a lot. Use YouTube as a help for tutoring and go to tutors for help.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course were derivatives and integrals. Calculus I introduces you to derivatives near the end. Integrals are something new that Calculus II brings, and they are used to find the area under a curve. Derivatives and integrals are somewhat the opposite of each other, but a bit more complicated than that. I had to drop the course three months into it because I would not have passed and now need to retake it, but in my opinion, you need to practice derivative and integral practice problems, so that you have a good foundation in them. Everything else builds up from integrals and derivatives, you plug them into formulas and use them in different ways. Practice the problems so you can understand the underlying information to the concepts.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Have a good foundation in Derivatives which you were introduce to in Calculus II. Some teachers will review the derivatives a bit, but will go quickly because they say this is now Calculus II. Do all the practice problems that your instructor gives you, if he offers them. Don't slack in the work, because each section builds off of the previous section and you will be lost later in the course if you don't understand the beginning concepts.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The content was far too heavy for the teacher to simply write out problems on the board, ask "any questions?" without even turning around, erase and start a new problem.
Course highlights:
I learned to find study materials on my own outside of class and managed to squeak into the 5% of student who DO pass that class.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Do not take it unless your major requires it. If it does, prep yourself for a long semester, and don't take it with too many other heavy courses.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This professor is one of the best teachers I have ever had! He teaches fast like I enjoy, but he knows how to explain himself if anyone has questions in a timely manner. If you don't feel fully comfortable, his office hours are right after class and that helps the whole learning process of the new concept. If you have to take Calculus 2, I would suggest him.
Course highlights:
One of the best parts was the way he had quizzes and tests. He had multiple choice quizzes and free response tests. As long as you showed work, he would give credit up until the mistake, or just take one point away for tiny mistakes. On top of all that, he would also give extra credit usually, which is always a plus.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Just study. If you study for at least 3 hours, you should be fine. His homework takes that long. The homework was enough time for the studying.