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UNR Wintermester 2020 | MATH 176 | Syllabus

Syllabus
Math 176: Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

Course Information Gradebook Categories Grading Policies Course Schedule Univ. Policies

Instructor Contact
Damon Lewis
damonlewis@nevada.unr.edu
Office: LLC 147E
Hours: by appointment for Wintermester

Details
Online Access for WebAssign/ Textbook
Students MUST register for the course on www.webassign.net using the class key: unr 9159 3165
Once registered for the class, students will be able to access the homework, eBook, gradebook, etc.
Students will have a two-week free trial before having to pay for access.
If students would like to purchase a hardcopy in addition to the eBook, copies are available from various
retailers, but there are not copies in the Wolfshop during Wintermester. Ensure that the book comes with an
online access code or purchase the online access separately. A hardcopy is not required, only the online access.
Textbook:
Applied Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences 10th Edition
Soo T. Tan
ISBN 13: 9781305657861

Canvas
Canvas will not be used for the course. All assignments and course files will be available on WebAssign.

Meeting Location and Times


Sarah H. Fleischmann Building (SFB) room 103
MoTuWeThFr 9:00AM - 12:20PM
01/02/2020 - 01/17/2020

Description
Fundamental ideas of analytic geometry and calculus, plane coordinates, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives,
integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, rates, extrema and applications thereof. (This course satisfies the
University Core Mathematics requirement. Credit may not be received for Math 176 if credit has already been
awarded for MATH 181 or above.)

Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. use and apply the concepts and terminology of rate of change through applications and examples.
2. compute the derivative of a function using rules of differentiation.
3. compute basic integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

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Homework | 20%
Homework is to be completed on www.webassign.net. Students MUST register using the class key:
unr 9159 3165. Homework will be available to access on the days that the sections are taught and will be due
the following class period by 11:59pm. Students will be allowed 3 attempts per question. If the due date for an
assignment expires, students will be allowed to request an extension within two days. If an extension is
requested, the incomplete work will be subject to a 20% late penalty and the student will have 24 hrs. to
complete the assignment from the moment of the request. At least the 5 lowest score HW assignments for each
student will be dropped.

Quiz | 20%
There are 5 formally scheduled quizzes to be administered throughout the term (the quiz dates can be seen on
the Course Schedule page of this syllabus). Scheduled quizzes will cover material taught one or two days prior
and will typically be given within the first 15 minutes of class. There will also be occasional in-class exercises
that will count as a quiz for grading purposes. These in-class exercises will not be announced. At least the 2
lowest scores in the quiz grade category will be dropped.

Exam | 40%
There are two midterm exams that are worth 20% of the overall grade each. Exam 1 is scheduled for 1/7/20
and contains content on the sections taught from chapters 1, 2, and 3. Exam 2 is scheduled for 1/13/20 and
contains content on the sections taught from chapters 4 and 5.

Final | 20%
The Final Exam is comprehensive and is scheduled for the last day of class, 1/17/20. In addition to the
content for Exam 1 and Exam 2, the Final also contains content on the sections taught from chapters 6 and 8.

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Letter Grades
End of term letter grades are assigned as follows:
Letter Grade Minimum Overall Percentage
A 90%
B 80%
C 70%
D 60%
F 0%
Instructor reserves the right to award +/- letter grades or assign a higher letter grade at his discretion.

Missing Quiz or Exam


Early or late make-up quizzes or exams will not be allowed unless the excuse is university approved. In which
case, students are required to set up accommodations beforehand.

Grade Curving
For exams and end of term overall grades, curving will be used if deemed necessary to obtain a desired average
or median score.

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Tentative Course Schedule


January 2020

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1 2 3

Syllabus
Sections: Sections:
1.4, 2.2, 2.3, & 2.6 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3
6 7 8 9 10

Quiz 1 Exam 1 Solutions Quiz 2 Quiz 3


Sections: Review Sections: Sections: Sections:
3.4, 3.5, & 3.6 Exam 1 4.1, 4.2, & 4.4 5.1, 5.2, & 5.3 5.4, 5.5, & 5.6
13 14 15 16 17
Quiz 5
Exam 2 Solutions Quiz 4 Sections: Review
Review Sections: Sections: 8.1 & 8.2 Comprehensive
Exam 2 6.1, 6.2, & 6.4 6.5, 6.6, & 6.7 Review Final Exam

▪ Scheduled quizzes will cover material taught one or two days prior and will typically be given within the first 15
minutes of class
▪ Exam 1 will contain content on the sections taught from chapters 1, 2, and 3
▪ Exam 2 will contain content on the sections taught from chapters 4 and 5
▪ In addition to the content for Exam 1 and Exam 2, the Final Exam also contains content on the sections taught from
chapters 6 and 8

Homework Due Date Schedule


January 2020

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1 2 3
HW 1.4
HW 2.2/3
None HW 2.6
6 7 8 9 10
HW 3.4 HW 4.1
HW 3.1 HW 3.6 Part 1 HW 4.2
HW 3.2 HW 3.6 Part 2 None HW 4.4 HW 5.3
13 14 15 16 17

HW 5.4 HW 6.1 HW 6.4/5


HW 5.5 None HW 6.2 HW 6.6/7 HW 8.1/2

▪ HW assignments are completed on WebAssign and must be submitted by 11:59pm on the day they are due

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Diversity Statement
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment for all.
Students are expected to treat each other and the instructor with respect. No form of harassment, discrimination
or bullying will be tolerated. If you believe you have experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual
assault, domestic/dating violence, or stalking, whether on or off campus, or need information related to
immigration concerns, please contact the University’s Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office at (775) 784-1547.
Resources and interim measures are available to assist you. For more information, please visit the Title IX
website for UNR.

Disability Services
Any student with a disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with the
Disability Resource Center (Pennington Student Achievement Center, Suite 230) as soon as possible to arrange
for appropriate accommodations. More information can be found at the DRC website.

Academic Conduct
No laptops, cell phones, or other electronics are to be used for personal reasons in class. If you are being
disruptive or inconsiderate of others during class, you will be asked to leave. Please see the official Student
Code of Conduct.

Academic Success Services


Student fees cover use of the Math Center (784-4433), Tutoring Center (784-6801), and University Writing
Center (784-6030). These centers support your classroom learning; it is the student’s responsibility to take
advantage of their services and highly recommended.

Statement on Audio and Video Recording


Surreptitious or covert videotaping of class or unauthorized audio recording of class is prohibited by law and by
Board of Regents policy. This class may be videotaped, or audio recorded only with the written permission of
the instructor. In order to accommodate students with disabilities, some students may be given permission to
record class lectures and discussions. Therefore, students should understand that their comments during class
may be recorded.

Academic Dishonesty
Cheating, plagiarism, or otherwise obtaining grades under false pretenses constitutes academic dishonesty
according to the code of this university. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, and penalties can include
canceling a student’s enrollment without a grade or giving an F for the assignment or for the entire course. For
more details, see the University of Nevada, Reno general catalog. The University Academic Standards Policy
defines academic dishonesty, and mandates specific sanctions for violations. See the University Academic
Standards policy: UAM 6,502.