MTHSC 102 Syllabus
Summer Session 1 2011
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 M-F.
Location: Martin Hall: E-004.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall
(864) 656-6766 (office)
(864) 656-3434 (Dept)
Office hours are by appointment. Please email me to set up an
appointment or simply drop by my office.
``Calculus Concepts: An Informal Approach to the Mathematics of Change'',
Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-10) by LaTorre, Kenelly, Fetta,
Carpenter, and Biggers.
Goals and Objectives.
- To develop a conceptual understanding of basic calculus concepts
through the study of rates of change and the interpretation of
rates of change in non-technical settings using a data-driven
- To model discrete data as continuous functions and understand
We will cover topics in chapters: 1-4.
Please be sure to devote at least 15 hours per week outside of class
to this course.
The grading in this class will be as follows:
All exams will be cumulative. Click here for
a schedule of examination times.
- 3 In-class Exams 60%
- Homework, Quizzes, Learning Activities 15%
- Cumulative Final Exam 25%
The following grading scale will be used:
All grading will be on the basis of your work shown and not on the
Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will
be No make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event, that a
misses an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's
score will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who
an exam and cannot provide documentation indicating that the absence
was excused will recieve a 0 for the exam.
Regular and punctual attendance is expected. If the instructor is
present 25 minutes after class is scheduled to begin then you may
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