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MATH 2253


Instructor: Lee Ann Nimmons

Office: Sequoya 127-C

Office Phone: 272-2489 (or 272-4440 Math office)

Office Hours: 9:30 - 10:30 am MWF, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm M-Th (Also available by appointment.)

I may be in the Math Lab (Seq 140) some days during these hours.

Text: Calculus (7th edition); Anton, Bivens and Davis

Calculator: No graphing or programmable calculators may be used in this course. Scientific calculators are acceptable. Tests, portions of tests, quizzes and other assignments may be required to be completed without the use of any calculator.


Students are responsible for all announcements, assignments, and material covered through classwork and homework whether attending class or not.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

Display a sound understanding of limits and continuity

Display a sound understanding of derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions

Apply the concepts of differential calculus to a variety of applications

Display a sound understanding of basic integrals


Testing and Grading Policies

Five tests will be given during the semester.

Test 1 Chapter 2 Limits and Continuity

Test 2 Sections 3.1-3.5, 3.8 The Derivative

Test 3 Sections 3.6, 3.7, Chapter 4 Derivatives and Exp, Log, Inv Trig Functions

Test 4 Chapter 5 The Derivative in Graphing and Applications

Test 5 Chapter 6 Integration

Tests may be made up only in cases of extreme emergencies and only with prior notification. If you cannot reach me directly, you should leave a message on my voice-mail or at 272-4440 (Sequoya Office). It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for a make-up test. Make-up tests tend to be more difficult than the original test. A missed test without prior notification will result in a grade of zero for that test.

Quizzes and/or homework will be assigned for a grade periodically during the semester.

A missed quiz or homework (including late homework) will result in a zero for that assignment.

Your quiz/homework average will count toward your final course grade.

A comprehensive final exam will be given at the end of the semester.

Monday, December 15, 10:30am-12:30pm

Grades will be based on the total points accumulated.

Tests (100 pts each) 500 720 - 800 points A (90)

Quiz/HW Average 100 640 - 719 points B (80)

Final Exam 200 560 - 639 points C (70) TOTAL POINTS 800 480 - 559 points D (60)

000 - 479 points F

The minimum penalty for cheating will be an F in the course.

October 29 is the last day to drop the class without evaluation.

You must officially withdraw from the class in order to receive a W.

Drop/Withdrawal Statement

"The last day to drop this class without penalty is Wednesday, October 29, 2003. You will be assigned a grade of W. After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted only in cases of extreme hardship as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs; otherwise a grade of WF will be issued. Students who wish to drop this class or withdraw from all classes should go to the Enrollment Services Office in Westcott Hall to complete the necessary form. Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of F. Withdrawal from class is a student responsibility. Before dropping any class, the college strongly advises that students meet with their academic advisor and their instructor to discuss the impact of a withdrawal on their graduation plans. The college also strongly advises students who are receiving any type of financial aid to visit the Financial Aid Office in Pope Student Center to discuss the impact a withdrawal may have on their financial aid status. The grade of W counts as hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid."

Workforce Development Statement

"If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Add-Drop/Withdrawal form must be taken to the Workforce Development Office first. The office is located in the Technical Education Building, Room 140 and their hours are 9:00a.m. - 12:15p.m. and 1:30p.m. - 3:00p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 8:30a.m. - 12:00noon on Friday. Their phone number is 272-2635."

Disability Support Services Statement

"Students with disabilities should contact the Ace Center to request reasonable accommodations for academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students must personally request services and provide adequate documentation that explains the disability. Please allow a minimum of five business days for approved accommodations to be arranged. Disability Support Services is located in the ACE Center on the lower level of Pope Student Center. Students who are unable to come to the ACE Center to request services should contact 272-2524 or e-mail for assistance."

Other Information

All work to be turned in must be done in pencil.

The Math Lab is located in Seq 140. Operating hours will be posted.

College policy allows only those students registered for a class to attend that class. You may not bring guests or children to class.


Acknowledgment of Agreement

I have read the policies for this course as stated above and understand and agree to these policies.

Name (printed): ________________________ Signature: ____________________

Date: _____________