For example, you need to keep your mind focus on the fact that understand the general class will be the core in the future classes that you will take going forward. Once you will know that without this general information it will be much more difficult to understand the future material- you mind will find the motivation.
Second, find a partner in class- perhaps the class will require group projects or just having a buddy-who can explain the material after the class I found it more easier to comprehend and find its interest. Once you have someone to connect with in the class- you will automatically look forward going to the class because you will simple look forward meeting your friend and connecting.
Browse through the material- perhaps you will find an interesting topic and you will look forward to the lecture. Not all material in the class necessary is interested;however, understanding general methods will guide you and make it easier for you going forward.
Just think about- there is a reason for the prerequisites-without the basics we can’t move forward-it’s kind of the principal in life.
Motivation is something- we tend to find ourselves- you have to know your goals, your dreams—stay focus, take breaks, find peers, have a discussion with your professor- maybe he can uncover another way to keep you engaged- use all resources- don’t be silent.