Course: MATH 1350
Title: Survey of Calculus
Section: 105 and 109 (Class Numbers 6525 and 6529)
Campus: Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year: 2018 - 2019
Term: Fall Semester
Instructor: Mark Barsamian
Contact Information: My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours for 2018 - 2019 Fall Semester: 8:45am - 9:30am Mon - Fri in Morton 538
Course Description: A survey of basic concepts of calculus for students who want an introduction to calculus, but who do not need the depth of MATH 2301
Prerequisites: MATH 113 or MATH 1200 or Placement level 2 or higher.
Note: Students cannot earn credit for both MATH 1350 and either of MATH 2301
Special Needs: If you have physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities that require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your needs may be appropriately met.
Meeting Times and Locations:
Syllabus: For Sections 105 and 109 (Class Numbers 6525 and 6529), this web page replaces the usual paper syllabus. If you need a paper syllabus (now or in the future), unhide the next two portions of hidden content (Learning Outcomes, Textbook) and then print this web page.
Note: This list of Learning Outcomes has been designed to adhere to the Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS) provided by the University System of Ohio.
Title: Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 14th Edition
Authors: Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, Stocker
Publisher: Pearson, 2019
ISBN 13: 978-0-13-486264-4
Remark: The ISBN number listed above is for
Course Packet Information:
What is it? a 68-page packet, spiral bound in a blue cover, containing
Is it required? It is required for students in Sections 105 and 109 (Class Numbers 6525 and 6529), taught by Mark Barsamian.
Where do you get it? Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 593-7393
What does it cost? $10.25, including tax
What do you ask for? Tell them that you need the MATH 1350 Packet.
Calculators and Free Online Math Resources:
Calculators will not be allowed on quizzes or exams.
Websites with Useful Math Resources:
In lectures, I often use a computer for graphing and calculating. The computer tools that I use are free online resources that are easily accessible at the following link.
Link to Free Online Math Resources
I use the same online resources in my office, instead of a calculator. You are encouraged to use these same free resources at home, instead of a calculator.
Student Resources: Link to Info about Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Attendance is required for all lectures and exams, and will be recorded using sign-in sheets.
Missing Class: If you miss a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to copy someoneís notes or download my notes from the course web page, and study them. I will not use office hours to teach topics discussed in class to students who were absent.
Missing a Quiz or Exam Because of Illness: If you are too sick to take a quiz or exam, then you must
Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of University Activity: If you have a University Activity that conflicts with one of our quizzes or exams, you must contact me before the quiz or exam to discuss arrangements for a make-up. I will need to see documentation of your activity. If you miss a quiz or an exam because of a University Activity without notifying me in advance, you will not be given a make-up.
Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of Personal Travel Plans: Seven of our ten quizzes and three of our four in-class exams are on Fridays. We have a quiz on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break. Please don't bother asking me if you can make up a quiz or exam, or take it early, because your ride home is leaving earlier in the day, or because you already bought a plane ticket with an early departure time in order to lengthen your weekend or your Thanksgiving Break. The answer is, No you may not have a make-up or take the quiz or exam early. You will just have to change your travel plans or forfeit that quiz or exam.
Policy on Cheating:
If cheat on a quiz or exam, you will receive a zero on that quiz or exam and I will submit a report to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility (OCSSR).
If you cheat on another quiz or exam, you will receive a grade of F in the course and I will again submit a report to the OCSSR.
During the semester, you will accumulate points as described in the table below.
|Quizzes (best 8 of 10 quizzes, 20 points each):||160 points possible|
|In-Class Exams (best 3 of 4 exams, 200 points each):||600 points possible|
|Cumulative Final Exam:||240 points possible|
|Total:||1000 points possible|
At the end of the semester, your Total will be converted to your Course Grade as described in the table below. (Note that there is no curve.)
|900 - 1000||90% - 100%||A||You mastered all concepts, with no significant gaps|
|850 - 899||85% - 89.9%||A-|
|800 - 849||80% - 84.9%||B+||You mastered all essential concepts and many advanced concepts, but have some significant gaps.|
|750 - 799||75% -79.9%||B|
|700 - 749||70% - 74.9%||B-|
|650 - 699||65% - 69.9%||C+||You mastered most essential concepts and some advanced concepts, but have many significant gaps.|
|600 - 649||60% - 64.9%||C|
|550 - 599||55% - 59.9%||C-|
|500 - 549||50% - 54.9%||D+||You mastered some essential concepts.|
|450 - 499||45% - 49.9%||D|
|400 - 449||40% - 44.9%||D-|
|0 - 399||0% - 39.9%||F||You did not master essential concepts.|
Note that although this grading scale may look easy compared to the usual 90,80,70,60 scale, it is actually not easier. The reasons are:
One learns math primarily by trying to solve problems. This course is designed to provide structure for you as you learn to solve problems, and to test how well you have learned to solve them. This structure is provided in the following ways.
page maintained by Mark Barsamian, last updated Jan 7, 2019