TITLE: Honors Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1

CLASS TIME and ROOM: MW 2:00-3:20pm, Room AD 204; Fridays 11:00am-11:50am Room AD 205

TEXT: Calculus, Single Variable, 5th ed. Hughes-Hallett (Wiley ISBN:978-0-470-08915-6)

PROFESSOR: Dr. Warren Wm. McGovern

OFFICE & PHONE: HC 162 MSC & 6-8028

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Mondays: 1:30-2:00pm, 3:30-4:30pm.
Wednesdays: 1:30-2:00pm.
Fridays: 12:00pm-1:00pm.

PREREQUISITES: MAC 1147, or both MAC 1140 and MAC 1114, or appropriate score on the math placement.

SATISFIES: Gordon Rule-mathematics, computational.

CONTENT: This course is the first of three courses on calculus. The course description from the Course Catalog follows. Continuity, differentiability, differential approximation, optimization and curve sketching of functions and inverse functions of a single variable, including treatment of trigonometric functions. Mean value theorem and L'Hopital's Rule. Introduction to integration.

The plan is to cover most of the first 6 chapters of the text and have a bit of time to introduce integration from Chapter 7. I also intend to cover the proofs of several of the theorems and I expect the students to become more familiar with proof-writing of mathematics.

CLASS STRUCTURE: The class will be mostly run in a lecture style format though the instructor encourages discussions and questions concerning the material. Some days will be used for collaborative efforts. A detailed list will be kept on Blackboard and my webpage. Though the homework will only occassionally be collected and graded (if at all), the student is expected to do all the problems as this will aid in the student's understanding of the material.

GATEWAY EXAMS: It is the policy of the Honors College that each student must pass the Calculus Gateway Exam. To pass the exam the student must get 7 of 8 problems correct. The exam is scheduled for Friday October 15th in class. If a student fails on this date they will have the opportunity to take the exam again most probably a different version). If a student fails, then it is the students responsibility to set up a re-testing time with the instructor; multiple opportunities are possible. If by the end of the semester a student has yet to pass the Calculus Gateway Exam then their final grade will be posted as an F. (So please pass the exam as quickly as possible.)

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Regular attendance is expected. If a student misses a class meeting it is his/her responsibility to obtain the class notes either from another student or from the instructor during regularly scheduled office hours. however, the latter usually means the student will be given the sections that were covered. All exams will be taken as scheduled, unless prior arrangements are made, with at least 48 hours of advance notice. I, and only I, have the right to agree to giving a makeup exam.

EXAM SCHEDULE: There will be weekly quizzes, two tests, and a final examination. The three tests will take place during the regurlarly scheduled class time on the following dates:

Date Day Event
October 1st Friday Test 1
October 15th Friday Calculus Gateway Exam
November 5th Friday Test 2
December 3rd Friday Final Exam 1:15pm-3:15pm
Each test/exam will be cummulative and knowledge of previous material is essential. The quizzes will cover material since the previous quiz. I will try to be as straightforward as possible with regards to the material covered over the quizzes, tests, and exam.

EVALUATION: Throughout the course the student will have opportunities to gain and lose points. The most common examples of gaining points (but not limited to) are through the weekly quizzes, tests, final exams, extra-credit problems, and class participation. The most common examples of losing points (but not limited to) are not taking a quiz, test, or final, an unsatisfactory attendance record. At the end of the semester if the student's (net) point total is greater than or equal to 90% of the total possible number of points then the student will have earned an A. The rest of the grades are as follows 80%-90% B, 70%-80% C, 60%-70% D, below 60% F.
I will use blackboard to post test and quiz scores, but Blackboard is not the official gradebook for the course. The two tests will be weighted the same number of points, while one test will carry more weight than a weekly quiz.

DISCLAIMER: The instructor reserves the right to change/alter/add/delete any statement from this syllabus in hopes of creating a more enjoyable/equitable course.