Syllabus and Class Policies. MATH 130: Summer 2014. Prerequisites. This course requires either: having passed MATH 115 (College Algebra) or an equivalent course, having obtained high enough score on the USD Math Placement Test. Please specify which of the above qualifies you for the course.
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MATH 130: Summer 2014
This course requires either:
Please specify which of the above qualifies you for the course.
Regular attendance is necessary. This is an intense and fast course, and if you miss even a single class, it may be difficult to catch up. Note that each class meeting will cover almost 5% of the course material.
The textbook: A. Himonas, A. Howard: Calculus, Ideas & Applications. Wiley, 2003. You should read assigned sections of the textbook in advance.
The course website:
You should check the website daily for assignments, announcements, hints, etc.
The detailed tentative schedule is available on the course website: http://home.sandiego.edu/~pruski/m130su14schedule.html
Homework will be assigned during each class meeting. It is due at the beginning of the next class meeting.
Late homework assignments will be accepted ONLY if you arrange it with me BEFORE they are due.
The homework assignments will be graded mainly on effort, as the main purpose is to give you an opportunity to practice the material you study in class and at home.
There will be a short (5-10 minutes) quiz at the beginning of each class (except for today and the days of the exams – the total of 20 quizzes). The quiz exercise(s) will be mostly on the material covered during the previous class. Three lowest quiz scores will be dropped. An absence on a quiz will result in the score of 0, unless a make-up has been arranged with me PRIOR to missing the quiz.
There will be two tests (45-minute exams) – Thursday, July 3, and Thursday, July 17. Tests cannot be made up, unless a certifiable case of emergency occurs. In such a case, you need to let me know BEFORE the test day and obtain my approval.
The cumulative final exam will be held on the last class day – Thursday, July 31.
The course grade will be based on homework, quizzes, tests, and final exam scores:
The grade ranges (I generally do not use “curve”) are:
Between 90 and 100% -- A
Between 80 and 90% -- B
Between 60 and 80% -- C
Between 50 and 60% -- D
(Of course, “pluses” and “minuses” will be assigned, when the percentages are near the endpoints of the ranges.)
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science strongly promotes academic integrity. Consequences of violations of academic integrity policy are severe.