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Instructor: Dmytro Savchuk
Office: CMC 310
Phone: (813) 974-4989
Fax: (813) 974-2700
e-mail: savchuk@usf.edu
Office Hours: TR 2:30pm - 4:00pm or by appointment
Textbook: Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, published by Brooks Cole, Second Edition
Class Location: CHE 102 TR 11:50am-1:40pm
Course web-page: http://savchuk.myweb.usf.edu/teaching/2013A_MAC2312_CalcII/

Course Description: The course meets for approximately 55 hours during a 15-week semester. Successful completion of the course merits 4 semester hours of credit and provides sufficient background for either MAC 2313 (Calculus III) or MAC 2283 (Engineering Calculus III). The course covers material from Sections 5.4 and 5.5, and from Chapters 6,7 and 8 in the text. More details about the material to be covered can be found at http://math.usf.edu/ug/syllabi/mac2312/.

Prerequisites: C (2.0) or better in MAC 2311, or C (2.0) or better in MAC 2281.

Test Dates: There will be two full class-time Tests, and the Final. Dates are:

Homework: I will assign homework on a weekly basis. There will be two types of homework:

  1. Homework assignments in the WebAssign that will count towards your final grade. To access these assignments go to http://www.webassign.net/ and use the following class key: usf 9268 8948.
  2. Regular homework posted at http://savchuk.myweb.usf.edu/teaching/2013A_MAC2312_CalcII/homeworks.html that will not be collected.

Solving homework problems is a crucial part in learning process. No matter how hard you study you will not learn the material unless you solve the problems on your own.

Project: Each student will have an opportunity to choose between taking the final or completing the project related to his/her major with the MUG group. For detailed information please see the guidelines at http://savchuk.myweb.usf.edu/teaching/2013A_MAC2312_CalcII/project_guidelines_S13.pdf. The deadlines related to the projects are the following:

Make-up exam policy: Make-up exams will only be given for excused absences. Reasons for excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the immediate family and other documented crises, call to active military duty, court-imposed legal obligations (e.g., jury duty and subpoenas), special requirements of other courses and university sponsored events (e.g., performances, games/meets, judging trips, field trips), and severe weather conditions. Students who must miss an exam due to a major religious observance must notify the instructor of this absence, in writing, by the end of the first week of classes. Employment schedules, family reunions, vacations and athletic training/practice schedules of students do not comprise a valid excuse for absences. Students must notify their instructors of scheduled absences (for approved reasons as noted above) at the beginning of each academic term. Pointing out specific conflicts with scheduled examinations or other scheduled assignments/activities should be part of this notification. In the event of an emergency unscheduled absence (as described above), students must contact their instructors as soon as possible (but no later than 2 days after the scheduled exam) and provide documentation supporting their case. Extended illnesses may interfere with the satisfactory completion of courses, and in such cases a student should contact his or her college by the deadline to drop a course. After the drop deadline, students may submit an Academic Regulations Committee (ARC) petition with proper documentation to drop a course or withdraw for medical reasons. Students may find additional information through their college ARC representative. An instructor may determine that missing a certain amount of participation-dependent activities (whether excused or not) precludes successful accomplishment of learning outcomes. In such cases the student is advised to withdraw from the course.

Grading: Your final grade will be determined on the following basis

Any grade appeals will be considered only within one week after the grades were entered.

Calculators: There is no particular need of a graphing calculator. Scientific calculators are recommended but not required. No notebook computers or other wi-fi/gprs/3G/4G/4Glte capable devices are allowed on the exams.

Cell Phones: Turn them off during class!! The ringing cell phone is very distractive for other students and the lecturer. The University policy on Disruption of Academic Process is explained in the Undergraduate Catalog http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/1213/pdf/DisruptionOfAcademicProcess.pdf

Attendance: Will not be taken during class (except the first day). Your presence will be most helpful to you for mastering the material.

Getting Help: There is a free tutoring available on campus at Tutoring and Learning Services: http://www.usf.edu/learning located in LIB 206. The center is open 6 days a week (except Saturdays). Another resource is the online tutoring assistance available in Blackboard (click on Academics tab). Also you are welcome to stop by my office CMC 310 during office hours or by appointment. Again, do not hesitate to ask questions - by far this is the most effective way of learning.

To help you keep up:

  1. One to one-and-a-half sections per class may be covered. Read them in advance!
  2. You are responsible to learn the material and most of this learning will take place outside the class. At least two to three hours outside classroom for each class time needs to be spent studying!
  3. Use the class by trying to pick up the main ideas and taking comprehensive notes. Be sure that you understand the examples solved in class. Ask questions!

Academic Dishonesty: Instances of academic dishonesty including but not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, forgery, complicity and computer misuse will not be tolerated. The university policy on Academic Integrity is explained in the Undergraduate Catalog http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/1213/pdf/AcademicIntegrityOfStudents.pdf

Incomplete Grade Policy: An "I" grade indicates incomplete coursework and may be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students. (Undergraduate rules apply to non-degree-seeking students.) It may be awarded to an undergraduate student only when a small portion of the student's work is incomplete and only when the student is otherwise earning a passing grade (C or better). See full policy http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/1213/pdf/IGrade.pdf

S-U Grade Policy: Students who want to take this course for a grade of S-U must sign the S-U contract no later than the end of the Third week of classes. There will be no exceptions. Courses to satisfy Gordon Rule may not be taken on an S/U basis. Required courses in the major may not be taken on an S/U basis. Courses to satisfy Foundations of Knowledge (FKL) General Education may not be taken on an S/U basis.

Student Disability Policy: Students in need of academic accommodations for a disability may consult with the office of Students with Disabilities Services to arrange appropriate accommodations. Students may request accommodations at any point during the semester. As accommodations are not retroactive, any grades earned before a student requests accommodations will typically stand. Students are required to give reasonable notice prior to requesting an accommodation. The student must bring a current Memorandum of Accommodations from the Office of Student Disability Services (SVC 1133). This is a prerequisite for receiving accommodations. Exam accommodations through SDS usually require 5 (five) business days advance notice. Note: If you need extra time on exams, you must make arrangements to take your exams with the SDS office. You cannot receive extra time if you choose to take your exams with the course instructor. See Student Responsibilities - http://www.asasd.usf.edu/students.asp

Copyright Policy: All printed materials distributed in class or on the web are protected by Copyright laws. One xerox copy is allowed for personal use only. Multiple copies or sale of any of the materials is strictly prohibited.

Contingency Course Plan: In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Itís the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

Foundations of Knowledge & Learning: This course is part of the University of South Florida's Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Core Curriculum. It is certified for Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning and will meet the following four dimensions: Critical Thinking, Inquiry-based Learning, Scientific Processes, and Quantitative Literacy. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to participate in the USF General Education assessment effort. This might involve answering questions that measure quantitative reasoning skills (but are not directly related to the course), responding to surveys, or participating in other measurements designed to assess the FKL Core Curriculum learning outcomes.

Updated: January 07th, 2013
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