How big is the average inter lecture (for subjects like Calculus, Bio, or Chemistry)? Also how difficult is it to get an A in an intro class such as these? Is there any grade deflation?
- I've seen a chemistry professor in a lecture auditorium of 50+ students and an another chemistry professor in a classroom of 20 students. I've had a calculus class that held 80 students one semester. The next semester my calculus class held 60. My biology class held 30+ students, but that is below average.
In different words: for introduction science courses, unless you’re in a special program that purposely create a small class around 20, class sizes have a wide range leaning towards a large classroom or lecture hall.
- Depends on how much effort you put into the work, and how detailed or explanation driven the professor would teach the class
- It's up for the professor to decide.