This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Professor Rogalski Was a great teacher. This class is typically very challenging for transfer students because it is one of their first upper-division math classes, and also the first that involves rigorous mathematical proofs. Thus it is very important to have a practiced instructor. Professor Rogalski was understanding of the students needs and (lack of) knowledge and he was also very knowledgable of the class's material.
Course highlights:
The main thing I learned from this class was mathematical induction. We covered all sorts of topics from various areas in math, though mostly algebra. A lot of what we learned seemed like just hand-picked topics from these areas, like counting, set theory, arithmetic and modular arithmetic. However, induction is a very useful tool in math and while at first it seems hard and confusing, it ends up being the thing you hope to be able to use in a proof!
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Get ready. This stuff will be new to you.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
You have to be involved with certain groups to get into social parties on campus.There is so much to do in San Diego! The only con is that a car is mostly necessary to go to places.There are emergency booths located all around campus.
Course highlights:
The convenience of campus housing as in food and distance to classes are the only great perks of it, otherwise housing is overcharged and parking is horrible.There are several places at La Jolla Village that are about a 7 min.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
The campus has many rules that may seem restrictive, but are for the safety of the students. Not all the rules are strictly enforced all the time, but they are there to give students a reminder of how to be safe.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
There are both bad and good professors in any school. In this college, however, I think that the amount of good, veteran professors that teach the material well and memorably outweigh the amount of new, inexperienced professors (who, I'm sure, will get better over time).
Course highlights:
Also, there is tutoring and student notes (available for purchase) to assist in studying. Furthermore, there are many study lounges throughout the campus.A car is definitely needed in order to get good food (i.e. Korean BBQ, Phil's BBQ). Nearby, however, chain restaurants (i.e. BJ's, California Pizza Kitchen) are easily accessible by bus or by a long walk.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
There's something for everyone. There's ready-made food as well as ingredients if you want to start from scratch. There are a lot of ethnic/kosher/vegan/organic options in every market.There is more variety on-campus than in the surrounding area. Off-campus dining is only feasible if you have a car and/or don't mind paying an arm and a leg.