2001 -Spring 2015
Course: Calculus I
Professor: Ms. Cynthia Schultz
Office hours: E304
Monday: 9:00a.m. - 9:50a.m.
Tuesday: 9:00a.m. - 9:50a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00a.m. - 9:50a.m.; 11:00a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Prerequisite: Math 1005,
or 1003 and 1004, or the equivalent with a grade of C or better or satisfactory
score on placement test or consent of instructor.
Required Text: Single Variable Calculus by Larson,
Hostetler, Edwards, 10th edition
Other materials needed: Calculator (Suggested calculators: TI-30X, TI-89, or TI-nspire CX CAS). Please note that many of the quizzes and exam are no graphing calculator. Please consider if you are purchasing new calculators.
This course is the first in a three semester sequence of analytic geometry and
calculus. Topics include: real numbers, lines, circles, conics, functions,
limits, derivative and antiderivative with applications, transcendental
functions, and the definite integral with applications.
Expected learning outcomes
and related competencies:
Upon completion of this course
the student should have demonstrated proficiency in the following:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of Coordinates, Graphs, and Lines.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of Functions and Limits.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of Differentiation.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of Applications of the Definite Integral.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of Integration.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of Applications of the Definite Integral.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions.
Grading: 100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70%
C, 69-60% D, 59- 0% F
Assessments: assignments/quizzes (one dropped), tests and one a comprehensive final (For more details, go to the course schedule)
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You will be assigned practice problems for each section. These problems
are neither collected nor graded. They are to prepare you for the exams. You can find worked-out solutions at calcchat.com
Quizzes/Assignments: You may be
given quizzes and assignments. Quizzes are completed in class. You may use one page of notes for each quiz. Quizzes may not be taken late. In some circumstances, quizzes may be taken early. Assignments are completed outside of class. Late assignments are not accepted. To accommodate unavoidable problems,
your lowest quiz or assignment score will be dropped at the end of the semester.
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).
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.
Blackboard: This course utilizes blackboard. It is your
source for checking your grade and scores, getting class handouts,
etc. If you need assistance logging into blackboard, visit the IVCC blackboard help page.
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 students’ tests, submitting
another person’s 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. 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
from this course is not automatic. You will need to initiate a withdrawal
from this course by completing the form in the Records Office or through webadvisor. IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases
of academic dishonesty or at the professor’s discretion. If you do not initiate
a withdrawal, you may receive a letter grade for this course.Students 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 students meet with their
instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal
is the best course of action for that particular student. Please
see your course schedule for the last day to withdraw.
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.
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.
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.
Special Needs Educational Support
Services: If 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika (224-0350), or stop by
the Disability Services Office in Building C.
This course syllabus is subject to
change to meet the needs of the professor and/or students.