This class was tough.
Course Overview:
It is only needed for about 5 majors at Boise State. Do not take this as an alternative to regular Calc 1 (170) unless you HAVE to take Math 160.
Course highlights:
Biggest highlight was burning my notebook after I finished my final. Easily the most satisfying thing I have ever done.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Never miss class. Ever. You will regret every second of every day after missing lectures.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The methods in which the teacher teaches the material can be confusing at first, and she forces students to actually try and learn the material for themselves. I personally liked this because it forced me to actually learn the material, therefore, I scored high on all my exams.
Course highlights:
In this course you learn the basics of calculus. We mainly learned about derivatives, antiderivatives, and optimization. The numbers in the problems tended to be on the easier side because the point of the class was to just learn the basics, not to do deep calculus arithmetic.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
To be successful in this class, you must show up to class. Learning calculus on your own is exceedingly difficult for most and it is greatly beneficial to watch a teacher perform examples of problems and explain why things work. Also, I recommend getting a small group of people to work with on the homework.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would highly recommend this course to all business majors, whether it's required or not. This class was beneficial because it wasn't just basic calculus, it was calculus that allowed students to look at common problems that you can encounter in business related situations.
Course highlights:
As I previously mentioned, this class provided insight into complex thinking strategies, that could easily be applied to other courses. I learned how to solve problems that are common in business, such as profit, revenue, cost, etc.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this class, I would highly suggest taking advantage of the Learning Assistant and the math tutoring center on campus. Also, make sure to complete all of the homework assignments because those are what best prepare for exams.