Calculus 1220

TEXT:  Calculus Early Transcendentals by William Briggs, Lyle Cochran and Bernard Gillett, First Edition  This is a required text.

PREREQUISITE:  Within the last year, you must have completed a Calculus I course, i.e. Math 1210, with a C or above.


INTRODUCTIONSLCC is committed to fostering and assessing the following student learning outcomes in its programs and courses:

  • Acquiring substantive knowledge in the field of their choice
  • Developing quantitative literacies
  • Developing the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  • Thinking critically
  • Communicating effectively

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course will include a study of integration methods, applications of integration, an introduction to differential equations, infinite sequences and series, vectors, and the geometry of space.


COURSE OBJECTIVES: See for a list of “Course Outcomes”.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:  You may need a scientific calculator and access to Mathematica/Maple 11 (this program is available to use at the Math Lab in SI-092).

CALCULATORS:  Programmable calculators may not be allowed for in-class exams.   Chapter Exams 11 – 14 and part of the final will be without a calculator.  Students may use a calculator and/or computer software (e.g. Mathematica/Maple) on homework or projects.



This course will include but may not be limited to the following components:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom discussions
  • Homework assignments
  • Group work
  • Computer or calculator assignments
  • Problem presentations


Class Schedule: Attached is a tentative schedule for the course.  This schedule will be followed as closely as possible; however, some modifications WILL be necessary during the semester.  Your instructor will announce all modifications in class.

Attendance is expected.  You will be accountable for all information you miss due to your absence.  This includes, but is not limited to, in-class announcements.  You will not be allowed to make up quizzes, in-class projects, group exercises, or extra credit assignments completed during class time.

Homework:   Attached is a list of homework assignments, (this may be altered during the term).

  1. Homework will be collected the first day of each week or on exam days when there is an exam that week.  Homework MUST BE STAPLED to be accepted.
  3. Your 2 lowest assignment scores will be dropped.
  4. Home work is graded on completion only!
  5. Scores:  < 50% – 0;    50% to 75% – 1;    75% to 95% – 2;   > 95% – 3

Homework problems are similar to the problems that will be on course examinations and the final exam. Regular practice is essential for success in mathematics. You should not only understand how to do the homework but why problems and theorems work the way they do.  Learn the why’s of your homework, not just the how’s!

Quizzes: There may be in-class quizzes throughout the semester and treated as homework.

Computer Labs: There may be computer labs assigned as homework.  All relevant software is accessible in the Math Dept. Lab in SI 092 (and may be available in other labs as well).


Exams:   There will be four exams and a final during the semester. Your lowest exam will be counted as 4% of your total grade.  Exams will be taken during a scheduled class period.  NO MAKE-UP EXAMS will be given.   If you miss an exam, it will be counted as your 4% exam.  Full credit will be awarded on exam problems only if your work can be readily followed and work supported solutions are precise and clearly indicated.  NO WORK, NO CREDIT!

Final Exam:  The Finals schedule is found in the Fall 2011 Class Schedule. The location will be announced.  It is NOT an option for the students to not take this exam. Students should make arrangements with employers now to be free at the appointed time.  The final will be a comprehensive examination emphasizing topics listed under the course objectives.  It is an SLCC Math Department policy that students attaining a score of less than 60% on the final shall receive a grade no higher than “D” for the course.

Permanent Folder: In case of human or computer error, keep all homework, projects, quizzes, and exams in a folder until you have received a grade for the course.

Cheating Policy: Students found cheating on tests will receive an “E” for the entire course. There will be no tolerance for cheating.  The student code of conduct covers this particular issue on pages 39-41. The link is:


Grades will be awarded as follows:

A         93.0 – 100 %               C         73.0 – 76.9 %

A-        90.0 – 92.9 %              C-        70.0 – 72.9 %

B+       87.0 – 89.9 %              D+       67.0 – 69.9 %

B         83.0 – 86.9 %              D         63.0 – 66.9 %

B-        80.0 – 82.9 %              D-        60.0 – 62.9 %

            C+        77.0 – 79.9 %             E          0   – 59.9 %

  Grade weights     Homework/Quiz/Labs       16%    (Lowest 2 dropped)

2 HW Presentations             2%    (1% each)

                                         Exams                                52 %  (16, 16, 16, 4% – lowest exam)

Final Exam                        30 %

** Due to lack of security, no grade information can be given through email.


Incomplete: A grade of incomplete is given under extreme, documented, circumstances and you must be doing passing work.


Withdraw Policy:  Students may drop from the course through Sept 14.  Students may withdraw from the course through Oct 28.   No withdrawals will be approved after that date.


Classroom Deportment:  Each student is responsible for her/his own behavior.  Any student who shows a pattern of disrespect for others, or who at any time displays flagrant disrespect for others, will be subject to penalties as per the student code of conduct.  No cell phones in class, and laptops allowed only upon request.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:  The student is expected to follow the SLCC Student Code of Conduct found at:

EXTRA HELP:  Calculus II is a challenging course and requires a greater level of understanding!  The methods for success are simple: read the text, participate in class, and keep up on assignments, and get help early!  Many students find that forming study groups with other students is a very effective way for them to master mathematics.  If you need extra help, free tutoring is available in the Learning Centers (phone 957-4172) at Redwood TB-213, South N308, Sandy Bldg. B, and Jordan Rm. 102. A list of private tutors who may be hired is available in the Learning Centers.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Students with medical, psychological, learning or other disabilities desiring accommodations or services under ADA, must contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC).  The DRC determines eligibility for and authorizes the provision of these accommodations and services for the college.   Please contact the DRC at the Student Center, Suite 244, Redwood Campus, 4600 So. Redwood Rd, 84123.  Phone: (801) 957-4659, TTY:  957-4646, Fax:  957- 4947 or by email:



This site contains many resources for students.  Also, copies of this syllabus, homework exercises, class schedule, computer projects, and other items relating to class projects can be accessed from the math homepage.   On the left of the screen, click on Resources for Student Success.  This page contains a wealth of valuable information!  Learn about workshops, tutoring, software, videos, and web sites that are all designed to HELP YOU SUCCEED


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