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Survey of Calculus - Applied Calculus

Across the USA, the lower Calculus course takers on many names: Applied Calculus, Survey of Calculus, Brief Calculus, Business Calculus, Liberal Arts Calculus.

All of these courses are characterized by being essentially like the Calculus I course, but a bit easier in scope and difficulty level, as they are meant for non-science majors, often as general education requirement course.

Similar courses in other disciplines include the ubiquitous "Physics for Poets" course for non-science majors in Physics.

Whatever the title at your college/university, the hallmarks of this course are that you cannot take Calculus II after completing this lower Applied Calculus course. Usually this lower Applied Calculus course, like ours at Distance Calculus, also does not require trigonometry as a prerequisite.

A bit easier, a bit less intense, but still an awesome course to discover the essenence of differential and integral calculus, useful for many students in business (MBA) and other disciplines where only a single breadth course on calculus is required.

Below are some videos on our Applied Calculus course:




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Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

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Date Posted: Feb 25, 2020
Review by: Jessica M.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: I highly recommend this course. I started the Kennedy School at Harvard with a last-minute admission, but my application required the Liberal Arts calculus course, so I had to finish the course in 3 weeks. Diane was an awesome instructor! The class was surprisingly interesting. If you need to take calculus fast, this is the program to use.
Transferred Credits to: Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University



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Date Posted: Apr 5, 2020
Review by: Catherine M.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: Calculus I from Distance Calculus was wonderful! I took AB Calculus in high school, but I didn't take the AP Calc exam. Instead I took Calculus I with Distance Calculus, and it was so much better! It was a little review of topics, but not really. I really understood calculus when I finished!
Transferred Credits to: University of Chicago



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Date Posted: May 21, 2020
Review by: Chester F.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: I did not enjoy Calculus I at my school. I retook Calculus I, and then Calculus II, over the summer via Distance Calculus and it was awesome. I started my sophomore year back on track and ready for my physics classes. I struggled with the MathLive software but I guess it was alright.
Transferred Credits to: University of North Carolina








Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

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