Contact Information: My contact information is posted on my web page.

Office Hours for 2020 - 2021 Fall Semester: I will provide help online via text chat and video calls in the Teams program

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.

Videos of the First Day Meetings, Mon Aug 24, 2020 can be found at the links below:

Section 101 at 4:10m
(TA: Daniel Ntiamoah)
(Video)

Paying for access to the eText and MyLab Mathis handled by the Inclusive Access Program. When students register for MATH 1350, they automatically get access to the MyLab Math system (which includes the online eText copy of the textbook) and their student accounts are billed for this access. For more information about the Inclusive Access Program, click on this link:
(Information about the Inclusive Access Program)

Grading:

Grading for MATH 1350 Sections Taught by Mark Barsamian (101,102,103,104,105,106,107,113)

During the semester, you will accumulate a Points Total of up to 1000 possible points.

Online Homework: 95 assignments, with total points rescaled to 40 points possible

Quizzes: Best 8 of 10 quizzes @ 25 points each = 200 points possible

Exams: Best 3 of 4 exams @ 170 points each = 510 points possible

Final Exam: 250 points possible

At the end of the semester, your Points Total will be converted into your Course Letter Grade.

A grade of A, A- means that you mastered all concepts, with no significant gaps.

A grade of B+, B, B- means that you mastered all essential concepts and many advanced concepts, but have some significant gap.

800 - 849 points = 80% - 84.9% = B+

750 - 799 points = 75% - 79.9% = B

700 - 749 points = 70% - 74.9% = B-

A grade of C+, C, C- means that you mastered most essential concepts and some advanced concepts, but have many significant gaps.

650 - 699 points = 65% - 69.9% = C+

600 - 649 points = 60% - 64.9% = C

550 - 599 points = 55% - 59.9% = C-

A grade of D+, D, D- means that you mastered some essential concepts.

500 - 549 points = 50% - 54.9% = D+

450 - 499 points = 45% - 49.9% = D

400 - 449 points = 40% - 44.9% = D-

A grade of F means that you did not master essential concepts.

0 - 399 points = 0% - 39.9% = F

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:

The letter grades in this course mean the same thing as the letter grades in other courses.

When I grade quizzes and exams, I give out fewer points. (In this course, if you do grade C work on a 20 point exam problem, you will get between 11, 12, or 13 points for the problem. That is in the range 55% - 69.9%. But in somebody else's course that uses the 90,80,70,60 scale, you would have gotten 14 or 15 points for the problem. That is in the range 70% - 79.9%.)