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Upper-divison Classes vs. Lower-division Classes

oshootoshoot Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
Difference between them?
I've heard mixed things that upper is easier then lower, and that lower is easier then upper.
What's the difference?
If I didn't do well in lower-division class, does that mean that upper-division will be even harder?
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Replies to: Upper-divison Classes vs. Lower-division Classes

  • ZairairZairair Registered User Posts: 362 Member
    No. It depends on what you take, how good you are (sometimes relative to your peers), and who is the professor teaching the course. You cannot compare the two unless the two are the same subject (then you can go off of how good you are). For example: biochemistry and advanced biochemistry.
  • yahoowizardyahoowizard Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    My theory is that the upper division classes should be easier just because they're focused on what you want to learn. I'm a math major and I'd think taking only math classes would be easier than taking chemistry and writing and all the other ******** classes I need to take during my lower division. At the same time, the classes will be much harder in upper division, but if it's something you do truly enjoy, I don't think it will be that bad.
  • junshikjunshik Registered User Posts: 1,888 Senior Member
    No, not everything is in black and white. Difference mainly lies in that the upper divs typically focus on a specific topic, while lower-div classes tend to be more generalized.

    That being said, there are many factors that influence how well your grade turns out, be it the professor, your habits, the terrible TA's, etc. courseload, time, etc. and etc., so take it with a grain of salt.
  • sndebrossesndebrosse Registered User Posts: 309 Member
    The difference depends entirely on what discipline you're talking about.
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