Math 120 : Introductory Calculus I

Professor:  Ben Cox

Course Text:  Single Variable Calculus, Early Transcendental Functions, 6th Ed. by Stewart, Brookes/Cole 2008

Lecture:   5:30 pm - 6:45 pm    MTR    MAYBANK HALL 108

Course Description and Learning Outcomes: (4) Topics you will learn about include functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, the Mean Value theorem, applications of derivatives, the Riemann integral, application of the integral, the fundamental theorem of integral calculus, and logarithmic and exponential functions.

General Education Student Learning Outcomes: Students are expected to display a thorough understanding of the topics covered. In particular, uponcompletion of the course, students will be able to

1. model phenomena in mathematical terms,

2. solve problems using these models, and

3. demonstrate an understanding of the supporting theory behind the models apart from any particular application.

These outcomes will be assessed on the final exam.

Prerequisite: MATH 111 or placement.

Calculator: Portions of the midterm exams and homework may require a graphing calculator such as the TI-83 or TI-86.  On the final exam no calculators will be permitted.

Dates to remember - see also http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php

Last day for students to withdraw with a W from Fall semester classes:    Tuesday, January 14th.

MLK Monday, January 20th.

Spring Break: March 1-7.

Midterm exams: February 6,  March 13, and April 10.

Final Exam :  The final will be on Monday, April 28, 12:00-3:00 P.M.  MYBK Room 108.

Note:  Make up tests will be given only under extraordinary circumstances - doctor's excuse, death in the immediate family or court appearance.  If you miss an exam, you must obtain a written excuse from the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Grading Policy and Assessment:   Each midterm will be worth 20%, the final will be worth 30% and the homework 10%.   The lower bound percentages for the various grades are given below:
 
  Grade
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
 C
C-
D+
D
D-
Lower Bound
88%
85%
83%
78%
75%
73%
68%
65%
63%
58%
55%

  Homework assignments on WebAssign will typically due on Sunday evening.  Check WebAssign for due dates and assignments.

  • WebAssign
  • Instructions on how to get a webassign account via self-enroll.
  • Math Lab Office Hours
  • Exam scores will be on OAKS
  • Some old exams will be posted on OAKS


  • Last modified 2014-1-9 by Ben Cox