My business calculus was rolled into one large class that some schools within the same system consider equivalent to calc I and calc II.
This always struck me as odd because I found it easier than calc I alone, much less calc II. Maybe it's because it's more applied. There are definitely more word problems and actual business applications. As soon as you understand the real-world application, the theory of the equation kind of teaches itself.
My brief experience with the conventional Calc 1-III was all numbers and the occasional "math term" you forget 2 seconds after defining. I'm decent at math, but I just couldn't get interested, and when you stop being interested, you miss things at lectures and your grades drop.
That's why CIS degrees are cooler than CS degrees. You get to take applied business calculus and accounting instead of 3 theoretical calculus courses, but still get to take OO programming.
Last edited by discoinferno; 06-19-2012 at 02:34 AM.