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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MA 198-3"
COURSE NAME: "Calculus I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Alice Fabbri
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 4:30-5:45PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Placement or completion of MA 197 with a grade of C- or above
OFFICE HOURS: MW 3:00pm to 4:00pm by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is a Standard Calculus course using an intuitive approach to the fundamental concepts in the calculus of one variable: limiting behaviors, difference quotients and the derivative, definite integrals, antiderivative and indefinite integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
This course will explore the fundamental topics of traditional calculus such as limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable.
The students will understand that the concept of function is extremely flexible and can be used to describe a multitude of phenomena. They will learn how to use the instruments of calculus to gain an insight into the properties of such phenomena.
Registration into the course is by placement or by completion of MA197 with a grade of C- or higher.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should have familiarity with limiting, differentiation and integration techniques, applied to algebraic and transcendental functions.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Calculus (10th edition)Ron Larson and Bruce EdwardsCengage Learning978-1-285-09108-2 Ninth edition is fine as well, for older editions please ask the teacher before buying.
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
   
Test IGiven on Week 420%
Test IIGiven on Week 820%
Test IIIGiven on Week 1220%
Final exam 40%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. The student demonstrates complete, accurate, and critical knowledge of all the topics, and is able to solve problems autonomous
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised. There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluate theory and concepts and relate them to practice. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence that the student uses clear logic in his/her arguments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures. Mathematical statements are properly written most of the time.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material. Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included. Many mistakes are made in solving the problem raised. In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the subject-matter. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY
Cooperative participation in class is expected.
Full credit for attendance will be given to students with three or fewer unexcused absences. Four or more absences will result in a proportional reduction of the grade.

You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

SessionSession FocusReading AssignmentOther AssignmentMeeting Place/Exam Dates
Week 1 to week 3Limits and their propertiesChapter 1  
Week 3 to week 5DifferentiationChapter 2  
Week 6Transcendental functionsChapter 5  
Week 7 to week 10Applications of differentiation and study of functionsChapter 3  
Week 10 to week 13IntegrationChapters 4,7 and 8  
Week 14Differential equationsChapter 6