MATH 263/263A I1 – BRIEF CALCULUS SAMPLE SYLLABUS

 

INSTRUCTOR:  Mrs. Valerie Melvin                               OFFICE:  S – 602F                                  OFFICE HOURS:

EMAIL: vmelvin@cfcc.edu                                                 PHONE:  362-7139                               MTWTH                1 – 2

WEB PAGE:  cfcc.edu/vmelvin                                                                                                                    M                2 – 3  

MATHLAB HOURS (S606) Wednesday  9– 11 am                                                    Virtual Office Hours  M                1 – 3

 

    CFCC General Education Competencies Will Incorporate All or Some of the Following:

 

Written Communication

 

Understanding Social Structure

 

Oral Communication

 

Problem Solving

 

Critical Thinking

 

Understanding Scientific Concepts & Application

 

Basic Computer Usage

 

REQUIRED ACCESS CODE, OPTIONAL TEXT:  Concepts of Calculus with Applications, first edition by Martha T. Goshaw.  You must have a graphic calculator.  I recommend a TI-84.   You’ll also be completing online homework and quizzes.  To access the homework, quizzes and online resources you will need a student access code (which comes with your new text or can be purchased online).  If you prefer, you can purchase the access code online and use the available e-book.  To remain enrolled in both the course and the lab you must log into your CFCC Blackboard courses (MAT 263 and MAT 263A) the enrollment verification discussion board by the census date.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:   This course introduces the concepts of differentiation and integration, and their applications to solving problems.  The course is designed for students needing one semester of calculus.  Topics include functions, graphing, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on applications drawn from business, economics, and biological and behavioral sciences.  Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of basic calculus and technology to solve problems and to analyze and communicate the results.  The lab component of this course is designed to enhance classroom activities. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion, students should be able to:  write the equation of the tangent line to a curve at a specific point; calculate multiple derivatives of an algebraic function; determine over which intervals a function is continuous; identify points of discontinuity of a function; use first and second derivative tests to identify extrema and inflection points; use the first derivative in application problems such as marginal cost, marginal revenue and marginal profit; calculate average rates of change as well as instantaneous rates of change; find antiderivatives and definite integrals of algebraic functions; appropriately apply the definite integral to application problems.

 

PREREQUISITES:  Completion of MAT 161/171                      COREQUISITES:  MAT 263A  (lab)

 

EVALUATION:  You will have one proctored final exam and an online mid-term each worth 20% (for a total of 40% of your course grade).  You will have four online unit quizzes worth 10% each (for a total of 40% of your final course grade). You will have 10 online homework assignments. The average of all your online homework assignments will represent 20% of your final course grade.  THERE WILL BE NO MAKE UP OR LATE WORK!  CFCC’s grading scale is as follows:                                                

92 - 100       A

84 -   91       B

76 -   83       C

68 -   75       D

67 - below    F

 

We will be covering Topics 0 – 24, Units 0 – 3, in your text.

 

PROCTORING OFF CAMPUS:  The following represents guidelines for having your exams proctored off campus:

  1. If you live outside a 50-mile radius of Cape Fear Community College you may have your exam proctored by another educational institution.
  2. It is the student’s responsibility to contact an accredited college/university in his/her area for that person to act as a proctor.  The contact should be made no later than November 14th .
  3. An examination proctor is a responsible individual who is NOT a relative, close friend, coach, or employer of the student.
  4. Suggested contacts for proctors:  college/university testing center, college/university distance learning office, school superintendent, principal, counselor, librarian, education officer, hospital educator, and public school teacher.
  5. Complete the Proctor Approval/Agreement Form.

 

ATTENDANCE:  Attendance online is based on the number of assignments missed.  You cannot miss more than 20% of any combination of assignments and still successfully complete the class.  Students will be allowed two days of excused absence each academic year for religious observances required by the faith of the student.  These excused absences will be included in the twenty (20%) percent of allowable clock hour absences.  Students are required to provide written notice of the request for an excused absence by completing the Religious Observance Absence form available in Student Development.  The completed form must be submitted to the Vice President of Student Development or his/her designee a minimum of ten (10) school days prior to the religious observance.  The Vice President of Student Development or his/her designee will notify the instructor within three (3) school days of receiving the request.  Students will be given

 

Students will be allowed two days of excused absence each academic year for religious observances required by the faith of the student.  These excused absences will be included in the twenty (20%) percent of allowable clock hour absences.  Students are required to provide written notice of the request for an excused absence by completing the Religious Observance Absence form available in Student Development.  The completed form must be submitted to the Vice President of Student Development or his/her designee a minimum of ten (10) school days prior to the religious observance.  The Vice President of Student Development or his/her designee will notify the instructor within three (3) school days of receiving the request.  Students will be given the opportunity to make up any tests or other work missed due to the excused absence and should work with their instructors in advance of the excused absence to delineate how to make up the missed coursework.

 

EXAM:  Be prepared, have a pencil and your calculator (check your calculator batteries the night before).  You will not be allowed to share calculators on the final.  Turn cell phones off prior to entering the classroom as well as remove all head phones and headsets.  Do any last minute reviewing outside of the classroom.  Remove everything from the top of your desk except your pencil and calculator.  If scrap paper is needed, I will provide it.  Once you have started the exam you may not leave the room and return to continue working on it.   If you finish the exam prior to the end of the allotted time period, you may leave quietly after turning it in.  You may not ask questions after starting the exam.  Following the procedures outlined in the 2010-2011 CFCC catalog on page 23, if I observe you cheating on an exam, you will receive a grade of “0” for that exam. 

 

STUDENT EMAIL:  You have a CFCC email account.  Access the website http://cfcc.edu and click on the myCFCC link.  You will see the My Classes link, which houses your course websites.  You will also see the email icon, which is your student email.  Your username is part of your email address: user@mail.cfcc.edu.  (Note if you've had a CFCC email address in the past, this one differs because we've changed 'email' to 'mail' in the address.)  Your email account may be used for personal or academic reasons, up to three years after you leave the college, and is subject to the CFCC Computer Acceptable Use Policy.

 

DISABILITY SERVICES:  If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing accommodations of any type in order to access or participate in this class, you must contact the Disability Support Services Office (Galehouse Bldg. room A215, 362-7012 or 362-7158), provide the necessary documentation of the disability and arrange for the appropriate authorized accommodations.  All information shared with the Disability Support Services Office is protected as confidential.

DISCLAIMER: Information contained in this syllabus was, to the best knowledge of the instructor, considered correct and complete when distributed for use at the beginning of the semester. The instructor reserves the right, acting within the policies and procedures of Cape Fear Community College, to make changes in course content or instructional techniques without notice or obligation.

 

Tobacco use is prohibited on all CFCC property.  The first offense is a warning and the second offense may result in disciplinary action.