Course Syllabus Math 1920-H01
Honors Calculus II

Fall Semester, 2008

Meeting times:

M, W, F: 11:30-12:25   R 11:20-12:15


  Kirksey Old Main 205


Jan Zijlstra, Ph.D.

Office :
e-mail /Phone/Fax:
Web Ma

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

Office Hours:

  • Monday : 8:00 - 9:00, 10:15 - 11:15 and 1:45 - 2:45

  • Tuesday: 8:30 - 9:30 and 10:45 - 11:45

  • Wednesday: 8:00 - 9:00, 10:15 - 11:15 and 1:45 - 2:45

  • Thursday: 8:30 - 9:30 and 12:30 - 2:30

  • Friday: 8:30 - 10:30 and 1:45 - 2:45
     other times by appointment, please.

Prerequisites: Cumulative MTSU GPA of 3.0 or better and a grade of C or better in Calculus I (MATH 1910).  Eligibility for the MTSU Honors College.
Note: Contact your instructor immediately if these requirements have not been met.
Text: Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions, 4th Edition by Larson and Hostetler. Houghton Mifflin,2007. ISBN: 0 - 618 - 60624 - 6.
Calculator: A Texas Instruments TI 83/84 calculator is required for this course.
Purpose: This course is designed to for students to acquire a solid background in integral calculus with an emphasis on the analysis of functions from an algebraic, numerical, graphical and verbal point of view.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will have developed mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills in the following areas:
  1. Anti-derivatives and the definite integral.
  2. Volumes and work expressed as integrals.
  3. Techniques of integration.
  4. Elementary Differential Equations.
  5. Sequences and Series.
  6. Parametric curves and polar coordinates.
Main topics: This course material consists of selected topics from Chapters 6 through 10 from the text and supplementary materials. Material from Chapters 5 will be covered in review.
Grading : Approximately 8 Labs/Quizzes : 50 points each
Approximately 4 Exams     :  100 points each
Comprehensive Final Exam :  200 points

The exams are in-class and consist of open questions, reflective of homework and lab assignments.

The comprehensive final exam covers the materials from the tests as well as concepts from homework and labs.  

Grading Scale: 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: Missed quizzes cannot be made up. Late hand-ins of assignments are not accepted.
Tests can be made up only with a Valid University Excuse, see Student Handbook for details.
  • Recommended self-study time is a minimum of twice class meeting time, about 8 hours per week.
  • 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 after 14 days 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. For additional lottery scholarship rules please refer to your Lottery Statement of Understanding form, review lottery scholarship requirements on the web at, or contact the MTSU financial aid office at 898-2830.
  • August 25: First day of class.
  • September 1: Labor day Holiday
  • September 7: Last day to drop with a class without a grade.
  • October 11 - 14: Fall Break
  • October 12: Last day to drop with a 'W'. No 'W' will be granted after this date.
  • Final Exam:Tuesday, December 9, 10:30 - 12:30.