Chick - So have you done your calculus yet?
Dude - Nope, you want to do some with me?
Dude 2: "Nah dude I got this problem for calc homework that involves differential equations and slope fields, and if I figure it out, my high will be stronger than the high off the strongest chronic"
It is also a name for the page and a half of indecipherable foreplay used in university physics textbooks before they give you the formula for something.
Non-engineering student: I looked in the back of the textbook.
Calculus is not some super-hard subject that only the most brilliant can handle. If you have a good teacher who explains things precisely, you can learn calculus. (Finding such a teacher, unfortunately, can be the hard part.)
Guy 2: Calculus? That sucks.
Guy 1: No it doesn't. I'm finally learning math that I can apply -- you can't be an engineer without it!
Otherwise, should still be taken to make transcript look better.