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Prof. Sally Keely
Mathematics Dept.
Clark College

Math& 151 Calculus I
Fall 2022

ver. 2022.Fall
rev. 2022-09-10

This document contains information specific to this class and is particularly useful in the first week of the term.
It supplements the main SYLLABUS for Keely's Mathematics Online Courses which contains key information and policies.

  1. Course Information:
    1. Course Description
    2. Prerequisite
    3. Outcomes
  2. Course Materials:
    1. WebAssign Platform and e-Textbook
Course Information

Course Description:

Course name Calculus I, Course number MATH& 151, 5 credits
Class "151A": section D01D, item #6214
Class "151B": section D05D, item #45483

Dates: 9/19/2022 – 12/6/2022 including the final examination.

Format: This is a fully online course conducted asynchronously in Canvas and WebAssign. This is NOT a "remote learning" format, thus has no real-time class meetings (ie. NO Zoom). FAQ - What's the difference between online and remote class? What does "asynchronous" mean?

Coverage: Calculus I is the first in a four-quarter sequence of Calculus for Engineering and the Sciences. Calculus I covers the foundations of single-variable calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation including applications and graph analysis, antiderivatives, and an introduction to integration.

The goal of this course is not only to learn calculus, but also to improve your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. This is a challenging technical course intended for those in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors. The quantitative skills requirement [Q] of the general education distribution is met by this course.


To qualify for Calculus I you must have met BOTH of the following prerequisites: (1) College Algebra (Clark's Math 110 or 111) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test, AND (2) College Trigonometry (Clark's Math 103) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test.


The Mathematics Department has identified the following Course Level Outcomes for which you should be proficient upon successful completion of the course.

Calculus I Outcomes

  1. Determine if a limit exists using appropriate techniques, and evaluate it if it does exist.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a function and its derivatives.
  3. Find a derivative by hand using basic differentiation rules.
  4. Solve an applied rate of change problem.
  5. Evaluate a basic integral, and interpret its meaning in context.

How will you be assessed on these outcomes? See Mathematics Online Syllabus: Outcomes Assessment.

Course Materials

WebAssign Software and e-Textbook:

WebAssign access with included e-textbook is REQUIRED. Physical textbook is OPTIONAL.

What is WebAssign (WA): WebAssign access is required to access the assignments and tests. WA is a digital learning platform provided by the textbook publisher, Cengage. In WA you can read the e-textbook, watch video tutorials, work interactive practice problems, complete assignments, and take tests. The complete textbook is included as an online e-textbook inside WA and also available through Cengage's MindTap app.

e-Textbook that is included inside WebAssign:

Calculus Early Transcendentals (9th edition)
by Stewart/Clegg/Watson
ISBN 9781337613927
Image of textbook cover.

If you already own a Cengage "Unlimited" subscription, then there is nothing to buy. Simply click on a link to a WA assignment in our Canvas class to link your Cengage account with the Stewart e-textbook and WA materials.

Free Temporary Access to WA: Cengage provides full free "temporary access" to the WA materials and e-textbook for two weeks. Registration directions are provided in class. Ultimately you will need to purchase access, but it is wise to take advantage of the free access first.

Icon indicating important information. Purchasing WA Access:  Cengage Unlimited subscription comes in 4-month (ISBN 9780357700006) or 12-month (ISBN 9780357700013) terms. If you plan to take Calculus II at Clark soon after Calculus I, you will save money by getting the 12 month version. The 12-month version (only?) is available for purchase at the Clark College bookstore. Or you can purchase online directly through Cengage which offers 4, 12, and 24-month subscriptions. If you do purchase directly from Cengage, be sure to buy access to the "e-textbooks and Online Learning Platforms" not just the e-textbook (i.e. you need access to WebAssign). Cengage lists subscriptions: 4-month $125, 12-month $190, 24-month $250 (prices as of 9/10/2022).

Icon indicating important information. Registering in WebAssign: You *must* register for WA by clicking on a link to a WA "assignment" in our Canvas classroom. You do not need a "class key", in fact one won't work because WA is synced with Canvas.

Using a different textbook or older edition for study: All standard “early transcendental” Calculus-for-STEM textbooks cover about the same material. So if you have a textbook that you connect well with, certainly use it to study from. Of course, you are still required to have WA access since the assignments and tests are conducted there.