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COURSE DESCRIPTION (from 2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog): Differentiation of functions of one variable with applications, integration including simple substitution and numerical evaluation, and applications of integration.
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN TEXTBOOK AND COURSE TOPICS: Topics from the Course Description coincide with Chapters 2-5 of the textbook. Chapter 1 contains a brief review of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, including the concept of inverse functions. You should review this chapter on your own, as needed.
Make-up Exams: Make-up exams are not generally given; however, such exams may be given (at the instructor’s discretion) for an absence that is a result of a documented medical or personal emergency (such as hospitalization or a family member’s funeral). Further, timely notification (on or before the scheduled day of the exam) of such emergencies is necessary to receive consideration to make up the missed exam. In the event of an approved university activity the student should complete all work prior to missing class to participate in the activity.
Homework: Homework assignments will be given daily. You should emphasize understanding of concepts and use problem solving as a means of testing your grasp of the mathematical concepts presented in class and in the text. Mathematics is learned by working lots of problems. It is important to dedicate yourself to working all assigned problems. Seek help as needed to correctly complete all assigned problems.
Homework & Quiz Policy: Late homework is not accepted and make-up quizzes are not given.
Available Help: If you have made every effort to succeed in this course (good attendance and an honest effort on homework assignments) and you are still having difficulty, seek help. The first step is to take advantage of the office hours set up by the instructor. If the listed hours are unsuitable, see the instructor outside of class for individual appointments at mutually agreeable times or go to the math help sessions in room 101 (M-R 2-5 & F 1-4).
GRADING POLICY: Grades will be calculated using the following point and grading scheme:
Daily 100 points Percentage Scale: 90 – 100 A
Test I 100 points 80 – 89 B
Test II 100 points 70 – 79 C
Test III 100 points 60 – 69 D
Test IV 100 points Below 60 F
Test V 100 points
Final Exam 200 points
Attendance: Midwestern State University’s Class Attendance Policy is stated in the Undergraduate Bulletin. You are expected to attend every class meeting. The nature of the study of mathematics is such that absences will most likely cause you to fall behind and result in poor performance. You are expected to be in your seat when class begins and remain for the entire period. If there is an occasion in which you must leave class early, please inform the instructor of your need to do so prior to the start of class. A student who misses more than four class periods prior to October 22th or more than six class periods at any time after October 22th will be dismissed from class with a grade of “WF” or “F.” Exceptions to the above attendance policy may be made for extenuating circumstances. Additionally, if you decide to discontinue this course before October 22nd, process a drop through the Registrar’s Office to avoid a grade of ‘F’.
Calculator: A graphing calculator is required for this course. Bring your graphing calculator to each class meeting.
Textbook: The textbook is required for the course.
Cell Phones and Pagers: Please turn these off or put them on silent during class. Further, do not text or make use of your cell phone during class. Incompliant students will be dropped from the class.
Adhering to Scheduled Class Time: Students who need to leave class early should have permission from the instructor or be counted absent for the entire class period. Students should make every effort to arrive to class on time and remain for the entire period. Leaving class early or arriving to class late causes a disruption in the class. For the benefit of everyone, please do your best to arrive to class on time and stay for the entire period. Excessively arriving late or leaving early will result in dismissal from the class with a grade of F.
Cheating: Evidence of cheating on any of the assessments from which your course grade will be determined will result in a grade of zero on the evaluated work and possibly a grade of F in the course. No grades of zero that result from cheating will be dropped when course averages are computed.
Student Rights: All students should refer to the MSU Student Handbook for information related to student responsibilities, rights and activities. Topics such as Student Affairs and Student Life, Academic Issues, Financial Issues, University Policies and Procedures, and Code of Student Conduct are included in this handbook.
Disability Policy: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.
If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.