Just to let you all know, I started a discussion on prerequisites at
Basically, I said that pretty much every non-Freshman course has
prerequisites of one sort or another and that by not requiring
prerequisites we're sort of throwing them off into the deep end before
checking to see whether they can swim. If this is meant for non-Freshmen,
then these students should first meet basic prerequisites. If this is
meant to be a Freshman-level course, well, they're sort of editing rather
esoteric and complex concepts in general for Freshman, aren't they?