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COURSE SYLLABUS

Mathematics 1007, Spring 2012

Course: Calculus for the Business and Social Sciences
Professor: Ms. Cynthia Schultz
Phone: 815-224-0431
Email: cynthia_schultz@ivcc.edu 

Office hours (E304)
Monday:  10:00 am -10:50 am, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday:  10:00 am -10:50 am
Wednesday:  11:00 am -noon
Thursday:  10:00 am -10:50 am
Friday:  10:00 am -10:50 am

Text Options: Purchase a printed copy of Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences by Barnet, et al,  or use the e-book through myMathLab

Rquired Purchase:  CourseCompass.com (MyMathLab) student access kit. 

MyMathLab Course ID:  available from your professor

Other materials need: Scientific calculator (graphing calculators, cell phones, etc. will NOT be allowed during exams.) 

Course description:  This course is for students who need a basic understanding of differential and integral calculus but do not need the more rigorous traditional calculus sequence. Applications in the fields of business and social sciences are stressed.
 

Prerequisite: MTH 1003 with a "C" or better; or appropriate score on the placement exam

 

Grading

Assignments

 90 -100 %

A

(80% of grade) In class exams @100 pts each  and 1 comprehensive final @100 points

(10% of grade) In class quizzes @10 points each (lowest quiz dropped)

(10% of grade) online homework @10 points each (lowest homework dropped)

Note that your grade is calculated using a weighted average.

80-89%

B

70-79%

C

60-69%

D

0-59%

F


 
Expected Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Cartesian coordinate system.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of functions, limits, and the derivative.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of differentiation.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of applications of the derivative.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of exponential and logarithmic functions.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of integration.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of additional topics in integration.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of calculus of several variables. 

Course Schedule:  For the most recently updated schedule, visit this webpage:  Math 1007 Schedule

Practice Problems:  You will be assigned practice problems for each section.  These problem are neither collected nor graded.  They are to prepare you for the exams.  Time will be allocated during each regular class session to answer questions regarding practice problems.

MyMathLab online assignments: You will be assigned graded homework assignments through MyMathlab.  These assignments are required and are part of your grade.  Each homework will be weighted to 10 points in grade calculations.  Online assignments may not be completed past the deadline.  To accommodate unavoidable problems, your lowest homework score will be dropped at the end of the semester.

Quizzes: You will be given quizzes.  You may use one page of handwritten notes for each quiz.  Quizzes must be taken at the scheduled time.  To accommodate unavoidable problems, your lowest quiz score will be dropped at the end of the semester.

Testing policy:   You are expected to take each exam at the scheduled times.  However, if you have an unavoidable absence you may request to take the test at an alternative time provided you contact your professor before the exam begins and explain your absence.  I will decide if and when you take your makeup exam, which is generally no later than 2 business days.   If you request a makeup via email or voice mail, it is your responsibility to check your messages for my response.  If you do not receive a response from me within a reasonable amount of time, you MUST follow up with another attempt to contact me.  Failure to follow the policy will result in denial of your request.

Exceptions to the above policy will only be given for situations including, but not limited to, jury duty, military orders, serious medical problems (yourself or immediate family member) or a death of an immediate family member.  You MUST be able to provide documentation. (Acceptable documentation include such things as an accident report, doctor's note or hospital discharge papers.) Immediate family member is defined to be a spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, or your spouse's/partner's immediate family member. These requests will be considered on a individual basis.

Repeated requests for makeup exams WILL REQUIRE that you provide documentation.

Requests to take exams early are generally approved.

If for any reason, you do not take an exam, your final exam score will replace one missed exam score.  Any other missed exam will earn a score of zero.

Lowest exam score:  If you take all exams, your lowest exam score will be replaced with your final exam score (assuming the final is higher).

Attendance: Attendance is taken for the purpose of  financial aid, state auditing, and athletic progress reports.  If you miss class, it is your responsibility to check the schedule and work on the practice problems for the section covered that day.  If you have questions regarding the missed material, you may make an appointment with me to ask specific questions regarding the material.

Cheating: A score of zero will be given on any assignment where cheating occurs. Cheating includes, but is not limited to copying answers off other studentsí tests, submitting another personís work as your own, and having crib sheets during a test.  Repeated acts of cheating may result in your withdrawal from the course.

Classroom etiquette:  Please be courteous of others' rights in the classroom.  Do not disrupt their right to learn by  inappropriate talking  (talking during lecture or while others are asking or answering questions), whispering, or other immature acts.  Please turn cell phones to silent and do not text message or play games during class.  If you need your cell phone for emergency purposes (EMT, firefighters, sick family member, etc.) this is certainly allowed.  Each student is also held to "Student Code of Conduct" as specified in the student handbook. Violation of this student code may result in withdrawal from the course.

Withdrawals: Withdrawal from the class is not automatic. If you cease all activity in the course, you may receive an F. It is your responsibility to initiate a withdrawal if you feel you cannot complete the course. If you need to withdraw from this class, you must sign the withdrawal form.  If you can not reach me to initiate a withdrawal, please contact the division dean, Marianne Dzik.  Please check your printed schedule for the last day to withdraw. 

Cancelled class:  Every effort will be made to announce class cancellations in a timely manner.  Unexpected cancellations will be posted on the IVCC website.  (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations/)  You may wish to consider checking this webpage each morning before traveling to the college.  In the event that class is cancelled on an exam day, the exam will be moved to the next class day.  You may also sign up to receive text messages or emails when the college is closed for weather or emergencies (https://www.ivcc.edu/forms/IVCCAlerts.aspx  )

Inclement weather:  In the event of bad weather, please listen to your local radio station for school closings.  If school has not been cancelled, use your own judgment as to the feasibility of traveling to school.

Grading process:  If you do not understand how I graded your work or you disagree with the number of points earned, you have the right and responsibility to initiate contact with me about the matter within 4 class days of the material being returned to you.  These matters will be discussed in my office by appointment.  

Graded materials:  You are to keep all graded materials for this course until after you receive your final grade.  If there is a clerical error, and you do not receive the grade you earned, these materials will be needed to resolve this issue.  In the absence of these materials, the professor's record will be assumed to be correct.

Financial Aid:  Withdrawal from a course can affect financial aid.  Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course.

Special Needs Educational Support ServicesIf you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on disc, notetaking services, etc...  If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (tina_hardy@ivcc.edu, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika (224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204. 

This course syllabus is subject to change to meet the needs of the professor and/or students.