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This document contains information specific to this class
and is particularly useful in the first week of the term.
Course name Calculus I, Course number MATH& 151, 5 credits Course name Calculus II, Course number MATH& 152, 5 credits Format: These are fully online courses conducted asynchronously in Canvas and WebAssign. This is NOT a "remote learning" format, thus has no real-time class meetings (i.e. NO Zoom). FAQ - What's the difference between online and remote class? What does "asynchronous" mean? 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. To qualify for Calculus II and beyond you must have passed the previous calculus course with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test. Calculus I-II-III-IV is the four-term sequence of Calculus for Engineering and the Sciences. The goal of these courses is not only to learn calculus but also to improve your critical thinking and problem solving abilities. These are challenging technical courses intended for those in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors. The quantitative skills requirement [Q] of the general education distribution is met by any one of these courses.
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
Calculus II Outcomes
How will you be assessed on these outcomes? See Mathematics Online Syllabus: Outcomes Assessment.
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.
If you already have an active 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. 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. |