Is Calc 1212 & Stat 2120 Doable?

<p>Hey Everybody,</p>

<p>I'm one the Pre-Commerce track, and I'm currently planning my classes for next semester. As I attempt to fulfill my requirements, I am required to take Calc and Stat. Would it be too hard and not recommended to take them at the same time? I know the current Stat class is horrid just because the professor isn't the best (word of current students) but there is going to be a different one(likely a TA) next semester. I took AP Stats in High school, but didn't take the exam, but i never took Calc, just pre-calc. </p>

<p>So basically my question is, is it really that awful to take them at the same time? Or is it definitely doable? </p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>I have no idea about that...sorry..lol
But I just applied to UVA and I'm out of state...I was wondering exactly how competitive it is for OOS applicants. Thanks!</p>

<p>oh I'm a first year, forgot to mention that</p>

<p>The curriculum for STAT2120 is really similar to the AP Stats exam, so if you did well in that class you won't have to worry as much about workload for Stat. I'd go ahead and take them both now so you can leave plenty of time for the two accounting classes next year.</p>

<p>@UVaSystems2012 so even though I haven't taken a calc class and took precalc almost 2 years ago, as long as I am somewhat good in stats (did alright, not superb in ap stats) the calc shouldn't be too difficult?</p>

<p>akujieze...D is taking STAT 2120 and Calc II concurrently this semester. She did not have stat in high school but did take AP Calc BC and made a 5 on the exam. She was concerned about the stat class because there are SO few tests and the first wasn't administered until after the drop date. She has said that her worry was unwarranted. She has not had difficulty in either and is doing fine. Good luck!</p>

<p>I suggested to my son to wait until next year to take Stats in the hope that a better professor is offered.</p>

<p>For anyone who is not familiar with it, <a href="http://www.thecourseforum.org%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.thecourseforum.org&lt;/a> has student reviews of profs and courses. You need a UVa email to register for it. You will see that there has been great unhappiness with how that main stats class has been taught for some time.</p>

<p>@jc40 wow...your daughter must be something else because many are struggling in calc II right now.</p>

<p>@charlieschm so your advice for him is strictly because of the choice of professor? And has your son already taken calc 1? Also the proffessor for this semester (Fall) will not be teaching it next year is SIS/Lou's List is accurate. But the current person set to teach it does not have any reviews on both rmp and the cf</p>

<p>S1, a second year, is on the pre-commerce track and is also taking Calc II and Stats at the same time, as well as COMM 2010 (Financial Accounting) this semester. He is doing great in all three. It really depends on how strong of a math student you are. He said those students that are not strong in math are struggling for those classes. He also indicated that Math 1210 was much easier. You should be fine taking them at the same time. Just be sure you also take courses toward a backup major in case you don't get into McIntire. Many students do economics, but again if you struggle with math this may not be the route for you. Just think through this as you figure out your courses. </p>

<p>Best of luck to you!</p>

<p>To clarify a couple points above, there may be some confusion in people's minds between calc 1220 and calc 1320. Everyone says 1320 is very very difficult, while 1220 is not. </p>

<p>One nice thing about calc 1210 and 1220 is that they are using the same textbook and it appears you can reuse the same computer access code. The same situation exists for chm 1410 and 1420, and for spanish 2010 and 2020. That saves piles of money.</p>

<p>I learned in college many years ago that it is more important to pick a course by the quality of the professor than by the title.</p>

<p>@charlieschm im taking math 1212 not 1220...</p>

<p>Sorry the error above. Professor Jianhui Zhou is teaching Stat 2120 this upcoming semester. I don't know anything about him good or bad, and did not mean to disparage him. I was confused with another class.</p>

<p>I've never even heard of 1212. I think if you feel you are strong in math, then it will be fine. Otherwise just space them out, what is the big deal?</p>

<p>@hazelorb its only offered in the Spring, and its only 1 class section</p>