This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This review is based on taking the class with Daniel Burns. The class was taught extremely slow, so students had to do lots of outside textbook reading to learn all the material. I'd recommend skipping his class and attending another professor's lecture.
Course highlights:
I learned about abstract thinking and visualizing multiple dimensions. Additionally, my problem solving skills increased as a result of this class.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Read the sections in the book. Do as many practice tests before the exam as possible.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because it creates a foundation in the understanding of 3D aspects, such as volume, forces, electric fields, and concepts in that nature. It is basically the 3D version of Calc 1 and Calc 2 combined. Yes, the course is difficult at times, but the concepts and formulas you learn really teach you something useful at the end of the term. For students in math, engineering, or physics, I believe this course would be very beneficial to you.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course include being able to identify how 3D graphs look just by looking at a complicated multi-variable function. I learned about partial derivatives which is basically taking the derivative with respect to one variable; I learned about double and triple integrals which are integrals for two-variable and three-variable functions; and I learned a plethora of other topics such as theorems for computing fields (force, electric, etc.).
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
To succeed in this course, you would initially need to remember and be efficient in computing integrals for one-variable functions (which you should have learned in Calc 2). In addition to that, you would need to attend lecture every day and take notes from the book concurrently; both the lecture and the book really help you understand the concepts and how to calculate certain problems. Furthermore, it is best to attend office hours to get help on homework or ask questions about topics or problems you have a hard time figuring out since in-person feedback is analogous to learning the lesson again but more direct for you. Also, (something you should be familiar with) study as best you can for the exams. All in all, these are the best advice I can provide you with for you to not only pass the class, but also to take away what you learned even after the class is over.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Game days are the best days of the year and make up for the other days of studying. There are always parties on the weekend. I am in Greek Life and have found it to be a great community to be apart of. It is a big school.
Course highlights:
Getting involved in different activities and getting to know people of the same major is a great way to meet people. The student body is fairly racially and geographically diverse, but not really economically.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
This beautiful environment is an awesome and inspiring place to grow as a musician. Not only do you get to meet others who have similar interests, but you get to mingle and make connections with people with diverse interests, backgrounds, etc.