Math 250-Fall 2013-Syllabus-Section 2

1. Office Hours: M W F 3:00-5:00pm, Neckers A371, or by appointment .

2. Web address:

3. Text: James Stewart; Essential Calculus: Early Trancendentals, 2nd Edition, Thompson, Brookes-Cole, ISBN: 978-1-133-11228-0; Sections 3.5 (review as homework); 3.7; 5.3-5.4 (review as homeowrk); 6.1-6.3; 6.5 (optional); 6.6; 7.1-7.3 (optional); 7.4; 7.5-7.6 (optional); 8.1-8.8; 9.1-9.5. 

4. Class meeting time and place: MWRF  11:00-11:50am (Neckers 156).

5. Prerequisites: Math 150 or equivalent, with a grade C or better PLUS satisfactory placement score or permission of the math department. During the first week of class, you will be required to take a readiness quiz. This quiz is designed to test whether you have mastered the prerequisites for this class. Calculators are not allowed in this quiz.

6. Assessment: Three hourly exams, quizzes plus common final.

7. Quizzes: Unannounced, approx. one quiz a week.

8. Grade:

Item points

Score  Grade
Exams  300 

85-100 %  A
Quizzes  100

75-84% B

60-74% C
Final 200

50-59% D
Total 600 

0-49% F

9. Homework: There will be regular assignments in class.  Homework is an essential part of the learning process. You must take the home work assignments very seriously.

10. Cell phones, Computers and Calculators:  The mathematics department permits the use of scientific calculators on the final exam. However, calculators or computers with graphic, word-processing, symbolic manipulation or programming capabilities will not be allowed. Use of cell phones is not allowed during class, quizzes, tests or the final exam.

11. Incompletes: According to department policy, ``Incomplete" grade will not be assigned unless the student is passing  and there is a medical excuse.

12.Emergency Procedures: Southern Illinois University Carbondale is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the SIUC Emergency Response Plan and Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) program. Emergency response information is available on posters in buildings on campus, available on BERT's website at, Department of Safety's website (disaster drop down) and in Emergency Response Guideline pamphlet. Know how to respond to each type of emergency.     
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