Course Syllabus MATH 1910-002
Calculus I
Summer Semester 2009

Meeting times:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:10 -13:05.


Kirksey Old Main Building, Room 200


Jan Zijlstra, Ph.D.

Office :
Web Materials:

Kirksey Old Main 257    (615) 898-2691/5422

Office Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu:  13:10 - 14:30.
Other times by appointment, please.

Prerequisite: Math 1730 (Algebra & Trigonometry) must have been completed with a grade of C- or better. College GPA of at least 3.25
Note: Contact your instructor immediately if this requirement has not been met.
Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions, 4th Edition by Larson and Hostetler. Houghton Mifflin, 2007. ISBN: 0 - 618 - 60624 - 6.
Calculator: Texas Instruments TI83(plus) or TI84 graphing calculator.
Miscellaneous: Engineering pad, straight-edge with centimeter scale, compasses and pens in three different colors.
Main Topics:
  • Functions
  • Rates of Change
  • Limits and Continuity
  • The Derivative
  • Higher Order Derivatives and Optimization
  • The Construction of Anti-Derivatives
  • The Definite Integral
  • The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Grading and Scale : 4  In Class Exams: 100 points each
Comprehensive Final Exam: 200 points

A: 100-90, B+: 89-87, B:86-83, B-: 82-80, C+: 79-77, C:76-73, C-: 72-70
D+: 69-67, D:66-63, D-: 62-60, F: < 60 points.

Absences: Tests can be made up only with a Valid University Excuse, see Student Handbook for details.
  • Recommended self-study time is a minimum of class meeting times, approx. 3 hours per day.
  • If you have a disability that may require assistance or accomodation, or you have questions related to accomodations for  testing, note-takers, readers, etc., please contact me as soon as possible. You may also contact the Office of Disabled Student Services (898-2783) with questions about such services.
  • To retain Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, you must earn a cumulative TELS GPA of 2.75 after 24 attempted hours and a cumulative TELS GPA of 3.0 thereafter. A grade of C, D, F, or I in this class may negatively impact TELS eligibility. Dropping a class may also impact eligibility; if you withdraw from this class and it results in an enrollment status of less than full time, you may lose eligibility for your lottery scholarship.
July 6 : First Day of Class
July 7 : Last day to drop without a grade.
July nn: Last day to drop with a 'W'. No 'W' will be granted after this date.
Thursday, August 6: Last Day of Classes, Final Exam.