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Honors Calculus?

  1. Nov 28, 2006 #1
    In general, how much different is an Honors section from a standard section? I have the option of registering for Calc II Honors next semester; however, I've never taken an Honors level class before so I'm a little hesitant.
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  3. Nov 28, 2006 #2
    ApostS, it all depends on the professor. I took honors calc 3, but he taught the same material for calc III regular but an hour a week a group of us would meet and discuss problems he wanted to discuss.

    It was the easiest honors and the only honors i've taken. I took it because I thought it might look good but really, if you only take 1 honors course it doesn't matter.

    But if your taking it for the material because you find calculus too easy, not because it might look good on a resume, then i suggest you do take it.

    Also if you in honors already your required to take Honor classes.
  4. Nov 28, 2006 #3
    Apparently, this class only has a total of 5 seats, whereas the standard Calc II has ~30.
  5. Nov 28, 2006 #4
    A class for 5 people? I'm skeptical of why that's so low. As for the differences, maybe you should talk to your current calc prof. or the one who's teaching the honors section.
  6. Nov 28, 2006 #5
    If the school is small it maybe that big, i know when i was at penn state dubois, the number of engineering majors were so low, that i was the only person in EE210, and i was with one other student in CSE 271/275 i see your from PSU too, w00t.
  7. Nov 28, 2006 #6
    Since it is only 5 people, you are sure to have an interesting class (Reed has a couple classes with only 2 people and the professor, and they are very interesting (I got to sit in on one before)).

    And besides a little more rigor in calculus is not going to hurt you much.

    I would jump on it, but if you are still not sure, find out what book you use and see if you can read the first chapter without wanting to scream.
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    these questions can only be answered by your prof. one mans honors cousre is another mans mickey mouse cousre or anothers back busting analsis intro.
  9. Nov 28, 2006 #8
    Mickey Mouse course? Sounds like fun. I hope there're enough seats for Zz.
  10. Nov 28, 2006 #9
    Thanks for all the input. I'm going to talk to someone in the Math Dept. about it and see what they think.
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