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Prof. Sally Keely
Mathematics Dept.
Clark College

Math& 151 Calculus I
Fall 2021

ver. 2021.Fall
rev. 2021-09-19

This document contains information specific to this class and is particularly useful in the first week of the term.
It supplements the main MATHEMATICS ONLINE SYLLABUS which contains key information and policies.

  1. Course Information:
    1. Course description
    2. Prerequisite
    3. Outcomes
  2. Course Materials:
    1. MyMathLab software and e-Textbook
Course Information

Course Description:

Course name Calculus I, Course number MATH& 151, 5 credits, section D04D, item #1943

Dates: 9/20/2021 – 12/7/2021 including the final examination.

Format: This is a fully online course conducted asynchronously in Canvas and MyMathLab. This is NOT a "remote learning" format, thus has no real-time class meetings (ie. NO Zoom). FAQ - What's the difference between online and remote class? What does "asynchronous" mean?

Coverage: Calculus I is the first in a four-quarter sequence of Calculus for Engineering and the Sciences. Calculus I covers limits, continuity, differentiation including applications, curve sketching, anti-derivatives, and introduces integration including numeric integration.

The goal of this course is not only to learn calculus, but also to improve your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. This is a challenging technical course intended for those in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors. The quantitative skills requirement [Q] of the general education distribution is met by this course.


To qualify for Calculus I you must have met BOTH of the following prerequisites: (1) College Algebra (Clark's math 110 or 111) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test, AND (2) College Trigonometry (Clark's math 103) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test.


The Mathematics Department has identified the following course level outcomes for which you should be proficient upon successful completion of the course.

  1. Determine if a limit exists using appropriate techniques, and evaluate it if it does exist.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a function and its derivatives.
  3. Find a derivative by hand using basic differentiation rules.
  4. Solve an applied rate of change problem.
  5. Evaluate a basic integral, and interpret its meaning in context.

How will you be assessed on these outcomes? See Mathematics Online Syllabus: Outcomes Assessment.

Course Materials

MyMathLab Software and e-Textbook:

Icon indicating important information. MyMathLab access with included e-textbook is REQUIRED. Physical textbook is OPTIONAL.

MyMathLab (MML) access is required to access the tests. MML is a digital learning platform provided by the textbook publisher. In MML you can read the e-textbook, watch video tutorials, work interactive practice problems, and take tests. The complete textbook is included as an online e-textbook inside MyMathLab.

e-Textbook that is included inside MyMathLab: Calculus Early Transcendentals (3rd edition) by Briggs/Cochran/Gillett/Schultz, ISBN 97801347636446.

If you already have access to this e-textbook in MML from a previous term, then there is nothing to buy. Simply switch your course ID code to the new code that I’ll provide in an announcement in Canvas.
Photo of the textbook cover.

Free Temporary Access to MML: If you do NOT already have access to this textbook in MML from a previous term, start with the free temporary access to MML available through Canvas from Pearson. It provides full access to the course materials for two weeks. Registration directions are provided in class. Ultimately you will need to purchase access, but it is wise to take advantage of the free access first.

Purchasing MML Access:  MyLab Math Multi-Term Access Card w/ Ebook for Calculus 3/E by Briggs+, ISBN 9780134856926. This ISBN is for 3-term access, approx. $111 in Clark bookstore. If you only wish to purchase one-term worth of access, consider buying directly through Pearson online where you can purchase 18-week access for $70. For two-term access, Pearson has a 24-week access for approx. $105. If you know you will be taking Math&153 with the same textbook this is a tad savings, but careful that you don’t activate your code until after your 2-week free temporary access ends, so it can last right through the end of next term.

Icon indicating important information. MML Course ID Code: The directions provided in the MML access card will not work. Instead, you must register for MML using the link provided in our Canvas classroom.

Using a different textbook or older edition for study: All standard “early transcendental” Calculus-for-STEM textbooks cover about the same material. So if you have a textbook that you connect well with, certainly use it to study from. Of course, you are still required to have MyMathLab access since the tests are conducted there.