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:




Applied Calculus Course






Applied Calculus vs Calculus I








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: Jan 13, 2020
Review by: Janice Flores
Student Email: jflores35@knights.ucf.edu
Courses Completed: Calculus II
Review: I highly recommend this course! Dr. Curtis is the best teacher and is ALWAYS willing to work with you to make sure you understand the subject. It was definitely a positive experience and the credits were transferred to my University with no problems! I definitely do not regret it and I had doubts in the beginning but if I had to, I would do it all over again!
Transferred Credits to: University of Central Florida



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Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020
Review by: Karen N.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: Awesome classes! I was really weak with Calculus, so I retook Calc 1 and kept going into Calc 2. I feel like I finally understood Calculus. The finals were pretty thorough, but not nearly as stressful as the blue book exams. I highly recommend these courses!
Transferred Credits to: Various