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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:




Applied Calculus Course






Applied Calculus vs Calculus I








Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

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Date Posted: Apr 10, 2020
Review by: Benjamin T.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course provided an excellent chance to learn about Calculus...again. I took calculus in high school, but I learned so much more with this course! It does take a good amount of time to do all the lessons, so definitely keep on top of them, but all the exercises helped me to really understand the material. And the nice thing is you can do it on your own time at home.
Transferred Credits to: Western University of Health Sciences: College of Optometry



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Date Posted: Jun 21, 2020
Review by: Abdul J.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: This was the best class! So much more interesting doing the computer math than a boring lecture class. Diane was so responsive and helpful. I recommend this course.
Transferred Credits to: Villanova 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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