Please read this page carefully, as it explains how this course will be run, and functions as your course syllabus.
This course expands upon the concepts of limits, derivatives, and integrals introduced in Calculus 1. In addition to developing advanced techniques for computing and applying integrals, the ultimate goal of the course is to introduce the power series, an “infinite polynomial” which can be used to express a wide class of differentiable functions.
This course will adopt a “flipped classroom” model. Students are expected to watch online lectures covering course material on their own time. Students will then be given assignments to complete in groups during the scheduled course times, with the assistance of the instructor. Put another way, you watch the lectures at home, and then do your “homework” during class.
Each student’s grade is computed as a sum of the following categories:
Letter grades are assigned as follows:
Students are expected to watch online lectures from their personal computers or mobile devices. These lectures will be announced as a news post on the class website on a week-by-week basis.
Class periods typically consist of the instructor displaying several problems on the board based upon the lecture announced on the class website for that day. Students will work in groups on these problems, and are encouraged to ask the instructor questions on the material.
Each class period, students satisfying ALL of the following criteria will earn 3 Participation points.
There are more than 50 class periods this semester, so full credit for Participation (150 points) is possible without 100% attendance. However, students may not count more than 150 Participation points toward their overall grade.
Note that students earning less than 50 Participation points (1/3 of the maximum) will automatically receive a failing grade of F*.
At the end of many class periods, the instructor will pose an exit quiz on the board, usually one or two questions. A multiple-choice sheet will be provided by the instructor for recording responses.
Each correct/complete response is worth 4 Quiz points. Like Participation, more than 150 Quiz points will be available throughout the semester, but 150 is the maximum allowed to count toward a student’s overall grade.
The Midterm and Final Exam will be structured similarly, except that the Midterm is 50 minutes, and the Final Exam is 120 minutes.
Each exam is based upon the problems covered during class prior to it. Full responses are required, and partial credit will be assigned.
There will also be a 50 minute Practice Test of a similar format, worth 20 Quiz points.
This website is your study guide for all exams. At least 80% of the credit for each exam will be based directly upon either Example questions from the online lectures, or Review Exercises solved during class periods (including Quiz questions). Other questions may also be asked to assess general understanding of the material and the ability to apply it to new problems.
Each exam covers the following material:
Each student may bring notes in their own handwriting to use during each exam, with the following limits:
Students should retain documentation of excusable absences throughout the semester in case Participation is affected. During the final week of the course, the instructor will review these documents at the request of a student who wishes to have their Participation grade altered due to excused absences.
The Midterm and Final Exam may only be made up if documentation of the absence is received and accepted by the instructor within three days following the end of the excused period of absence. The exam must be made up within a week following the acceptance of the excuse, as scheduled by the student and instructor.
Only the following may be accepted by the instructor as proof of an excused absence.
If you have a specific disability that qualifies you for academic accommodations, please notify the instructor and provide certification from Student Disability Services. SDS is located at 320 Alumni Circle, Educational Services Building, Suite 19 (460-7212).
This course is subject to South Alabama’s Student Academic Conduct Policy. Any violations of academic honesty will be reported to The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Grades will be confidentially posted via USAonline.
Problems on exams will not require the use of a calculator; however, the instructor will provide simple four-function calculators to assist with arithmetic. No other electronics are allowed during exams. Otherwise, electronics are allowed to be used during class, provided they do not disrupt others or otherwise negatively affect participation.
The instructor and all students are expected to treat others respectfully. As the instructor should be addressed as “Dr. Clontz” or “Prof. Clontz”, the instructor will generally address each student as “Mr. Lastname”, “Ms. Lastname”, or simply his or her last name. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor if they have a preference on how they are addressed.
If normal course activities are disrupted due to unanticipated circumstances, this syllabus and other course plans and assignments may be modified. If this occurs, an addendum to this syllabus and/or course assignments will be provided by the instructor.