Course: MATH 1350
Title: Survey of Calculus
Section: 113 (Class Number 6302)
Campus: Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year: 2018 - 2019
Term: Spring Semester
Instructor: Mark Barsamian
Contact Information: My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours for 2018 - 2019 Spring Semester: 9am - 10am 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 1321 or (C or better in 1200) or math placement level 2 or higher and WARNING: No credit for this course and MATH 2301 (MATH 1350 always deducted)
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: Section 113 (Class Number 6302), taught by Mark Barsamian, meets at these times and locations:
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 Section 113 (Class Number 6302), 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.
Syllabus: For Section 113 (Class Number 6302), taught by Mark Barsamian, this web page replaces the usual paper syllabus. If you need a paper syllabus (now or in the future), unhide the next three portions of hidden content (Textbook, Learning Outcomes, Calendar) and then print this web page.
Title: Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, Brief Version, 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
Note: This list of Learning Outcomes has been designed to adhere to the Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS) provided by the University System of Ohio.
Exam 4 will be six problems:
During the semester, you will accumulate a Points Total of up to 1000 possible points.
At the end of the semester, your Points Total will be converted into your Course Letter Grade.
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.
In the homework that you turn in and the quizzes and exams that you take, the goal is to present solutions to problems, not merely come up with answers.
The goal of the course is for you to be able to solve the exercises on the list below. (The list is also printed inside the back cover of the Course Packet.) These exercises are not to be turned in and are not graded, but you should write down solutions for as many of them as possible and keep your solutions in a notebook for study.
There are ten written homework assignments. They are to be turned in at the beginning of the class meeting on the dates shown in the calendar above. The problems for each of the homework assignments are printed on a Homework Cover Sheet. Your homework must be stapled with a Homework Cover Sheet on front. To see the cover sheets, click the links below:
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 someone's 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.
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)
page maintained by Mark Barsamian, last updated April 16, 2019