Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1325- Section: 01
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michelle Askew
Phone(409) 984-6419
Location:Student Center - Room: 403
Hours:Office Hours: 10:00-11:00 mwf, 12:00-2:00 mw, 12:15-1:45 tr Other hours are available by appointment
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2413, Calculus I.
Prerequisites Prerequisite: MATH 1314-College Algebra, or MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Apply calculus to solve business, economics, and social sciences problems.
2. Apply appropriate differentiation techniques to obtain derivatives of various functions, including logarithmic and exponential functions.
3. Solve application problems involving implicit differentiation and related rates.
4. Solve optimization problems with emphasis on business and social sciences applications.
5. Determine appropriate technique(s) of integration.
6. Integrate functions using the method of integration by parts or substitution, as appropriate.
7. Solve business, economics, and social sciences applications problems using integration techniques.
Core Objectives PSLO ALPHA: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
PSLO 2: Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Calculus with Applications Brief Version, Lial, Greenwell and Richey, Pearson, 11/e 2016 ISBN: 9780133886849. Stand alone access ISBN: 9780321262523
Lecture Topics
September 7-8, 2018    Quiz 1.1
September 10-11, 2018    Quiz 2.1-2.3
September 14-15, 2018    Quiz 2.4-2.6
September 19-20, 2018    Test 1.1, 2
September 22-23, 2018    Quiz 3.1-3.2
October 2-3, 2018    Quiz 3.3-3.4
October 11-12, 2018    Test Chapter 3
October 21-22 2018    Quiz 4.1-4.2
October 26-27, 2018    Quiz 4.3-4.4
November 4-5, 2018    Test Chapter 4
November 8-9, 2018    Quiz 6.4-6.6
November 16-17, 2018    Quiz 7.1-7.2
November 20-21, 2018    Quiz 7.3-7.4
December 9-10, 2018    Final Exam
Major Assignments
Approximate Test Dates:
September 19-20, 2018
October 11-12, 2018
November 4-5, 2018
December 9-10, 2018
Final Exam Date May 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 14, 2019 - 10:30 PM
Grading Scale All quizzes and tests will open at 1:00 AM on the designated day and close at 11 PM the following day as indicated on the schedule.
Determination of
Final Grade
All homework will be done on computers using MyLabsPlus Free temporary access is available for about two weeks. Login at www.lamarpa.mylabsplus.com using your Lamar State College Port Arthur user name. The password is your birthday. Example: June 2, 1985 would be Jun021985. There are no spaces.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students will be allowed to use a scientific calculator of their choice.
Attendance Policy There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A student's lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam. The final exam is required.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
Other I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
September 3, 2018 Labor Day, no classes
October 1, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw without penalty
November 21, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty
November 22-21, 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes
December 5, 2018 Last Class Day
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.