Course: MATH 1350
Title: Survey of Calculus
Section: 111 (Class Number 5831)
Campus: Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year: 2019 - 2020
Term: Spring Semester
Instructor: Mark Barsamian
Contact Information: My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours for 2018 - 2019 Spring 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 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 111 (Class Number 5831), taught by Mark Barsamian, originally met at these times and locations:
Ohio University moved all of its 2019 – 2020 Spring Semester courses to an online format during Spring Break, in March 2020. This web page is undergoing redesign in order to better suit the needs of instructors running online courses.
Helpful Cellphone App: Camscanner
Camscanner is a useful app that uses a cellphone camera to take a picture of a document, and then crops and sharpens the image and turns it into a PDF file. This is very useful for students who need to submit homework electronically. It is helpful to the instructor, because when the instructor receives a PDF of the homework, it is easy to add comments. (link to Camscanner web page)
Textbook Information: Ximera Business Calculus, produced by authors at Ohio State University. The book is accessed through a link on the course Blackboard page. There is no cost for the textbook.
Exercises: The exercises for the course can be accessed through a link on the course Blackboard page. There is also a direct link here: (link to exercises)
Syllabus: For Section 111 (Class Number 5831), 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 Calendar and then print this web page.
Grading (Revised for Online Instruction):
During the semester, you will accumulate a Points Total of up to 1000 possible points.
Observe that the points shown above actually total 1020. That is because your points from answering the question in the online textbook are considered bonus 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.
On the quizzes and exams that you take, the goal is to present solutions to problems, not merely come up with answers.
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: All of the in-class exams and nine of the ten quizzes are on Fridays. Students often ask me if they can make up a quiz or exam, or take it early, because their ride home is leaving earlier in the day. The answer is always, 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.
page maintained by Mark Barsamian, last updated April 23, 2020