Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
Illinois Valley Community College
Course: MTH 1007, Calculus for Business and Social Sciences, 13/SP
Prerequisite: MTH 1003 (College Algebra) with a "C" or better, or the equivalent college course; or, an appropriate score on the placement test.
E-mail (preferred): Dawn_Wiggins@ivcc.edu
Phone: (815) 224-0339
Address: 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave.
Oglesby, IL 61348
Office Hours: See Web Site
Web Site: http://www.ivcc.edu/dwiggins
Correspondence Replies: Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will check and reply to messages at least once per day during the week. I will check and reply to messages once over the weekend. I hope that my schedule for checking messages will result in a reply within at least 48 hours, but most likely less than 24 hours.
Unless otherwise instructed, send email to my campus email account. When composing the email message, identify the course (MTH 1007) in the subject line and include your full name in the body of the email.
Text: Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences,
and Social Sciences (12th edition) by Barnett (and the MyMathLab Student Access Kit).
The text is available through the
IVCC bookstore. A
hardcopy of the text is optional since an electronic version of the text is
available in MyMathLab.
Other Materials: Scientific calculator, I recommend the TI-30X IIS or TI-30X IIB (Graphing calculator, PDA, cell phone, etc. NOT permitted for exams); pencil
Computer: System requirements (http://www.coursecompass.com/html/system_requirements.html) and browser check (http://www.mymathlab.com/system.html). NOTE: MyMathLab does NOT support Linux operating systems.
Reliable internet access. Use a personal computer or the computer facilities in the Learning Commons on campus, http://www.ivcc.edu/studenthelpdesk.aspx?id=16720.
A valid email address. Use a college provided account (http://www.ivcc.edu/email). (Be sure that you set up your MyMathLab account with an email address that you check daily; per IVCC policy, I strongly encourage you to use your college email account.)
A student access code to access to MyMathLab. Purchase through the IVCC bookstore or online, http://www.coursecompass.com/html/student_register.html.(Be sure that you set up your MyMathLab account with an email address that you check daily; per IVCC policy, I strongly encourage you to use your college email account.)
NOTE: In lieu of having your own computer and internet access, you may choose to use the Learning Commons' computing facilities on campus (http://www.ivcc.edu/studenthelpdesk.aspx?id=16720). This is not advised, but it is an option for completing the course. Given the due dates in the schedule and the hours of operation of the center, you are responsible for planning accordingly if you select this option.
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.
Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the student should have
demonstrated proficiency in the following:
1. Knowledge of the Cartesian coordinate system
2. Knowledge of functions, limits, and the derivative
3. Knowledge of differentiation
4. Knowledge of the applications of the derivative
5. Knowledge of exponential and logarithmic functions
6. Knowledge of integration
7. Knowledge of additional topics in integration
8. Knowledge of calculus of several variables
|Course Grading||Course Assignments|
Online Access: It is your responsibility to arrange for reliable access to the course. Please keep in mind that technology problems (e.g. lost internet service, broken computer, etc.) or personal difficulty with the course content do not exempt you from the assigned deadlines. Plan accordingly: complete assessments with enough time left to allow for possible problems; and, have at least two computer alternatives for accessing the online course (e.g. IVCC's Learning Commons, a friend, a local library, work, etc.).
Exams: You are expected to take each exam in pencil on the day it is given. (A 5 point penalty will result if you do not use pencil.)
You are permitted to bring a scientific calculator with you. A graphing calculator, PDA, cell phone, etc. will NOT be permitted.
If you know that you will miss an exam, you may take the exam early. Please let me know, if possible, at least two days in advance of the date that you would like to take the exam. Makeups of missed exams are NOT permitted, except in extenuating circumstances. You may make up the points for a single missed exam at the end of the semester with your final exam score. You will earn a score of zero for any subsequent missed exam(s). See Replace Lowest Exam Score.
Replace Lowest Exam Score: If the percentage on your final exam is higher than your lowest exam score, then your lowest exam score will be replaced with the percentage from your final exam. The final exam percentage can only be used to replace a single exam score in the course. So, if you have missed an exam, then the final exam score will be used to replace the score for the missing exam.
Quizzes: Quiz formats include in-class, online, or as take-home. Questions on the quizzes will consist of course material. You must take an in-class quiz on the day it is given. If you are not in the classroom when an in-class quiz is given, it cannot be made up. Take-home and online quizzes submitted after the due date/time will not earn credit.
Online Homework: The online homework assignments are available in MyMathLab (www.mymathlab.com). The problems can be completed as many times as you wish. Your best score at the time of the respective exam will be taken for grade calculations. Any problems completed after the deadline, but before the last day of regular classes, will earn half credit.
Retakes of Exams and/or Extra Credit: Retakes of assignments and extra credit are not allowed on an individual basis.
Academic Conduct: Academic honesty is expected. Violations will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, copying answers off another student's exam, submitting another personís work as your own, having crib sheets during an exam, and using a graphing calculator during an exam. I reserve the right to assign a score of zero on any assignment where academic dishonesty occurs. I also reserve the right to file an Academic Dishonesty Report with the office of Academic Affairs. Other possible disciplinary action includes failure of the course or withdrawal from the course; and, possibly, withdrawal from the college.
Attendance: You are expected to attend classes regularly. Attendance is taken to maintain records for financial aid, state auditing, and athletic progress reports. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to keep up with the course (e.g. check the schedule, work on missed content, complete online homework assignments, get class notes from a classmate, etc.). If you have specific questions on the missed course content, contact me to schedule an appointment or stop by during office hours.
Electronic Devices: To avoid disruptions to fellow students, please silence all electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, pagers, etc.) prior to the beginning of each class.
Special Needs Educational Support Services: You may be eligible for academic accommodations through the Disability Services Office if you have a documented physical, psychiatric, or cognitive disability such as a learning disability or ADD/ADHD. If you have a disability and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at 224-0284 or Judy Mika at 224-0350; or, stop by office B-204.
School Closings: In the event of inclement weather, please tune to a local radio station for possible school closings. Any assignments that are due on a day that the school is closed will be due during the next scheduled class period. If an exam is scheduled for such a day, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period.
Class Cancellations: To determine if class is cancelled, check IVCC's Class Cancellations page (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations.aspx?id=2810). Relevant announcements will be posted with the cancellation notice. In addition, any assignments that are due on a day that class is canceled will be due during the next scheduled class period, unless noted otherwise. If an exam is scheduled for such a day, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period, unless noted otherwise.
Withdrawals: All withdrawals earn a grade of "W", which does not affect the GPA, but deletes the course credit(s) for the involved course(s). Withdrawal from the course is NOT automatic. Even if you cease all activity in the course, you must be withdrawn from the course. All students on the roster at the end of the course will be assigned a grade. The last day for withdrawal is Thursday April 11th, 2013.
To initiate a withdrawal, you can
Email your name AND student ID number to
Complete the form in the Records Office or online at http://www.ivcc.edu/admissions.aspx?id=1984. (IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructorís discretion.)
You should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that you consult with me, with a counselor, and with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for you.
It is your responsibility to make sure the withdrawal is handled prior to the deadline.
Support and Technical Information:
IVCC Learning Commons (http://www.ivcc.edu/crc/)
IVCC Student Web Services, MyIVCC (http://www.ivcc.edu/myivcc/)
MyLab FAQ (http://www.coursecompass.com/html/student_faq.html)
MyMathLab Student Support (http://www.mymathlab.com/student-support)
NOTE: This course syllabus is subject to change to meet the learning needs of the students and/or the needs of the professor.
Last Updated: 08 January, 2013
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