PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MAT 241 Calculus II for Science
Reference No. 9773
INSTRUCTOR: Peggy Beck, Department of Mathematics
OFFICE: Marlboro Hall room M3049
PHONE NUMBER: 301-322-0458
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Please identify yourself by course (ex: MAT 242) and section (ex: online
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OFFICE HOURS: MTWR 7:30 – 8:00 and 9:45 – 10:15, and by appointment
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The first course in a three semester sequence of
university level calculus for science, engineering and mathematics majors.
This first semester covers differential and introductory integral calculus
and their applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics proficiency level or
C or better in MAT 142 or MAT 133 or MAT 136 or MAT 137.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course,
a student will be able to:
1. Use the concepts of the Calculus: limits, continuity, derivatives
and antiderivatives, Riemann sums and integration as they apply to standard
elementary mathematical functions: algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic
2. Differentiate and integrate functions
3. Apply differentiation and integration to the concepts of other fields
such as computer science, physics and engineering.
4. Utilize indeterminate forms and compute the associated limits.
REQUIRED TEXT: Weir et al. (2006). Thomas’ Calculus, Early Transcendentals.
Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 11th Edition.
REQUIRED CALCULATOR: A graphing calculator is required; Texas Instruments
TI-84 or TI-83Plus is strongly recommended and will be used in the classroom
and on handouts. Any student using a different calculator will be responsible
for its operation. I may or may not be able to help you. (I’ll try my
best, but I’m not guaranteeing anything!)
REQUIRED SOFTWARE: CourseCompass (MyMathLab), access provided by new
May also be purchased separately at www.coursecompass.com.
GRADING CRITERIA :
There will be three regular exams, which will be taken in the Student
Assessment Services Center (Testing Center) in Bladen Hall. All exams
are mandatory. You may take each test at any time the Testing Center
is open, during the testing period. See the tentative course schedule
for the specific dates.
Make-up exams will be given during the period Thursday 7/19 – Monday
7/23 only. Only one make-up exam may be taken. If you miss an exam for
any reason, that must be the one you take in the make-up period. If you
take all exams as scheduled, you may, if you choose, retake one during
the make-up period.
Every week there will be two computer assignments on the sections covered,
due each Monday and each Saturday. The assignment may be completed any
time before the due date ends (11:59 p.m.). No late work will be accepted
The Final Exam is comprehensive, covering all material in the course,
and will be given in the classroom.
Exams 3 @ 100 points 300
CourseCompass Assignments (percentage * 2) 200
Final Exam 200
Total possible points 700
A 90 - 100%
B 80 - 89.9%
C 70 - 79.9%
D 60 - 69.9%
F 0 - 59.9%
HOW TO LOG IN TO BLACKBOARD: Blackboard is a web-based program that serves
as the college's online classroom. You will use Blackboard to communicate
with your instructor, to see your course materials and exam grades,
and to discuss course ideas with your classmates.
To log in to your Blackboard course:
Go to http://pgcconline.blackboard.com. NOTE: There is no "www" in
the Blackboard address.
Log in to Blackboard using your myPGCC account
If you do not have a myPGCC account, go to http://my.pgcc.edu to create
a myPGCC account and receive the username and password you need to log
in to Blackboard.
Reset your password if you created your myPGCC account prior to summer
2005. You must change your password at http://my.pgcc.edu to access Blackboard.
If your login is successful, you will see the Blackboard "Welcome" screen.
In the box labeled "My Courses", you will see the course or
a list of courses in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name
to enter your Blackboard course.
Immediately change your Blackboard email address. Change your email address
as soon as you log in to Blackboard for the first time. Here are the
steps for changing your Blackboard email address:
Click on Personal Information in the Tools Box on the left side.
Click on Edit Personal Information.
Change your email address to your preferred email address (the one you
check the most often).
Click the Submit button in the lower right corner to save the changes
you have made.
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the
Disability Support Services Office (M-1042) or call (301) 322-0838
(voice) or (301) 322-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services
and accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should discuss
the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the
semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights
and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures
for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other
rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college
assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible
with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to
the 2006-2007 Student Handbook, beginning on page 43, for a complete
explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of Academic
Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.
CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic
integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of knowledge, the
college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will
share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable
integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement
and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle
of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking
to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code
of Academic Integrity is in the 2006-2007 Student Handbook (pages 44-47)
and posted on the college's website.
CLASSROOM POLICIES: Students are expected to be respectful of other
students while class is in session. This includes leaving and entering
quietly if you must leave or enter the room while class is in session.
Visitors (including children) may not be brought to class unless prior
approval is obtained.
DELAYED COLLEGE OPENINGS:
When the College announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least
45 minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening will be
held. For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m.
class will be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes.
Student Development Services offers advising, individual counseling,
Computer and Learning Labs Location Phone
Open Computer Lab Bladen Hall Room 104 301-322-0999
Math Learning Center Marlboro Hall Room 3104 301-583-5257
Testing Center http://academic.pgcc.edu/sas/index.html Bladen Hall Room
Hours of Operation Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Fri.: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, except July 6: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sat.: 9 am – 12:30 pm
No additional students will be admitted for testing 30 minutes prior to the
posted closing time.