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Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH-131

  • CG
  • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020
  • Modified 02/03/2020

Course Description

Functions and graphs, exponential, logarithmic, inverse trigonometric, limits, the derivative, techniques of differentiation, continuity, applications of differentiation, L’Hopital’s Rule, the integral.

Requisites

Prerequisite

MATH 128 or (pre2016 post1995)SAT Math with a score of 620 or SAT Section Math with a score of 620 or ACT Math with a score of 27

Rationale

This course, along with MATH 132, provides a standard introduction to the study of calculus. It presents the theory and applications of elementary calculus necessary for further study of mathematics.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Find limits of elementary functions.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of continuity of functions by solving problems in written form using proper mathematical notation and terminology.
  3. Carry out the differentiation of elementary functions.
  4. Sketch and discuss the graphs of elementary functions.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the application of differentiation by solving problems in written form using proper mathematical notation and terminology.
  6. Carry out integration of elementary functions.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the application of integration by solving problems in written form using proper mathematical notation and terminology.

Course Resources

Required Resource

The resource below is provided in the course at no cost to the student. However, if the student prefers a physical copy of the resource, he or she may purchase it through the Liberty University Online bookstore, MBS Direct. The purchase of physical copies is optional.

Stewart, J. 2016. Calculus: Early Transcendentals (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

Disclaimer: The above resource provides information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in this resource.

Additional Materials for Learning

    1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. Microsoft Word
    5. Access to a scanner

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Homework (16)

Homework will be assigned through WebAssign, and the student will have multiple attempts at each problem. Even though homework problems are given online, the student is encouraged to work out solutions on paper using correct mathematical notation before entering data into WebAssign.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will be timed, handwritten, and open-book/open-notes and will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. The time limit for each quiz is 80 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes). On all written work, the student is expected to write correct mathematics to avoid point deductions.

Tests (3)

Each test will be timed, handwritten, and open-book/open-notes and will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. The time limit for each test is 120 minutes (2 hours). On all written work, the student is expected to write correct mathematics to avoid point deductions.

Final Exam

The Final Exam will be timed, handwritten, and open-book/open-notes and will cover all of the material from the course. The time limit for the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours). On all written work, the student is expected to write correct mathematics to avoid point deductions.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Homework 0 (prerequisite material)

50

Homework 1–15 (8 pts ea)

120

Quizzes (4 at 20 pts ea)

80

Tests (3 at 150 pts ea)

450

Final Exam

300

Total

1010

Policies

Mathematical Late Assignment Policy

Mathematical assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions

  1. Late mathematical assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive a 10% deduction.
  2. Mathematical assignments submitted more than one week late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted.
  3. Discussion board assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive a 10% deduction.
  4. Discussion board submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive a 20% deduction.
  5. Discussion board submitted more than 2 weeks late will not be accepted.
  6. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date.

Special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, personal health issues) will be reviewed by the instructor on a case-by-case basis.

For other assignments, please refer to the standard Late Assignment Policy, below. 

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A B C D F
900-1010 800-899 700-799 600-699 0-599

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

Textbook:    Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2016).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Stewart: Sections 2.1–2.2

4 presentations

4 solved problems

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

Homework 0

Homework 1

10

0

50

8

2

Stewart: Sections 2.2–2.3

See Module/Week 1

2 presentations

2 solved problems

Homework 2

Quiz 1

8

20

3

Stewart: Sections 2.4–2.6

4 presentations

4 solved problems

Homework 3

8

4

Stewart: Sections 2.7–2.8

2 presentations

2 solved problems

Homework 4

Test 1

8

150

5

Stewart: Sections 3.1–3.3

5 presentations

5 solved problems

Homework 5

8

6

Stewart: Sections 3.4–3.5

2 presentations

2 solved problems

Homework 6

Quiz 2

8

20

7

Stewart: Sections 3.6, 3.9

4 presentations

4 solved problems

Homework 7

8

8

Stewart: Sections 3.10–3.11

2 presentations

2 solved problems

Homework 8

Test 2

8

150

9

Stewart: Sections 4.1–4.3

6 presentations

6 solved problems

Homework 9

8

10

Stewart: Sections 4.4–4.5

3 presentations

3 solved problems

Homework 10

Quiz 3

8

20

11

Stewart: Sections 4.7, 4.9

3 presentations

3 solved problems

Homework 11

8

12

Stewart: Sections 5.1–5.3

3 presentations

3 solved problems

Homework 12

Test 3

8

150

13

Stewart: Sections 5.3–5.5

4 presentations

4 solved problems

Homework 13

8

14

Stewart: Sections 5.5, 6.1

3 presentations

3 solved problems

Homework 14

Quiz 4

8

20

15

Stewart: Sections 6.2–6.3, 6.5

4 presentations

4 solved problems

Homework 15

8

16

Stewart: Review chs. 2–6

Review all presentations and solved problems

Final Exam

300

Total

1010

 

NOTE: Each course module/week (except Module/Week 1) begins on Tuesday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Monday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final module/week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.