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If calc 1 was that bad they're gonna have a bad time with calc 2, calc 3, physics 1, physics 2, statics, dynamics, heat transfer and differential equations. Really every single class after calc 1...
??? We’re forced to take the class for our degrees, it’s not like it’s voluntary
It’s calc 1. Y’all are sweet summer children. Also y’all picked your majors.
There’s also calc 3, that’s what I assumed the meme is referencing since that’s the one that everyone complains about. And yeah we picked our majors, but for plenty of them the teachings of calc 3 and its difficulty aren’t necessary at all besides to get the degree so it’s fair game to complain about
Speaking frankly, this kind of attitude is part of the problem. The courses are required by your degree because you should understand the material in them to be a competent engineer, scientist, etc. Perhaps speaking even more frankly, if a student can't pass the calculus or physics courses at ISU they should be doing some real soul searching about their career path.
I wanted to be a computer engineer. Now I’m going to be an elementary school teacher
In my major calf 3 is actually used in the problem solving for some 300 level classes. I wish I had paid better attention when I took calc 3 to do better in my own coursework. It’s negligent to just spout that it’s a fluff class.
Both the calc series and physics are notoriously difficult at Iowa State. You absolutely could have transferred in the credit from a community college
If it’s the preferable to transfer from a community college then I’d say that’s indicative of the university doing a poor job
I would agree with you on that, but the grade distributions have not changed much over the years, and that’s all public information. If you really didn’t know what you were in for then I wouldn’t put that on the University.
It’s not a matter of knowing what you’re in for, if it’s preferable to take the class at a community college then that’s a failing of the university. If everyone took the class at a community college, that wouldn’t be a good thing.
Everyone I know that did the courses at community did so for an easier grade not for better learning. That being said I think they could definitely improve these courses.
That’s the problem though, because it punishes people’s gpa by wanting to take the more comprehensive class
If you take a course at a community college it doesn't count towards your GPA, which is not a positive thing overall when you start getting into harder junior and senior level classes. The difficulty in most engineering programs here is a progressive uphill, not a weed-out-and-cruise curriculum.
Is it right to assume that although the classes are tougher, they are more enjoyable later? Get through the hell of calculus and physics and then focus on the major related classes?
Oh I definitely should have included that in the original comment to seem less pessimistic, classes for sure get more enjoyable even though the difficulty goes up.
I think it’s ok to have hard courses. I have witnessed folks who weren’t the best at math work hard and take steps to be successful in these courses. I don’t think it’s punishment.