Welcome to Collin College
Fall 2018

Instructor: Dr. R. Khoury Course Information: Calculus for Business & Social Sciences Math 1325 online
Office Number: SCC-D226

Meeting Location: online

Office Hours:  Online and by appointment Chat Room: Canvas
Phone Number: 972-881-5909 Announcement: Canvas

Email: rkhoury@collin.edu

Meeting Times: Online


Course Description:  This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2413 – Calculus I


Course Credit Hours: 3             Lecture Hours: 3          Lab Hours: 1             Clinical/Recitation Hours: 0


Placement Assessment: Prior to enrolling in this course, the student must demonstrate eligibility to enroll in the following: MATH 1316, MATH 1325, MATH 1350, MATH 2373, or higher.


Prerequisite: MATH 1314, or MATH 1324, or MATH 1414; or equivalent      

Concurrent Enrollment:  None                                   Corequisite: None 


Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

1. Apply calculus to solve business, economics, and social sciences problems. (Communication Skills/Critical Thinking)
2. Apply appropriate differentiation techniques to obtain derivatives of various functions, including logarithmic and exponential functions. (Empirical/Quantitative Skills)
3. Solve application problems involving implicit differentiation and related rates. (Communication Skills, Critical Thinking)
4. Solve optimization problems with emphasis on business and social sciences applications. (Communication Skills, Critical Thinking)
5. Determine appropriate technique(s) of integration. (Empirical/Quantitative Skills, Critical Thinking)
6. Integrate functions using the method of integration by parts or substitution, as appropriate. (Empirical/Quantitative Skills, Critical Thinking)
7. Solve business, economics, and social sciences applications problems using integration techniques. (Communication Skills, Critical Thinking)

Withdrawal Policy: Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, students may not withdraw from more than six

 courses including any course a transfer student has withdrawn from at another Texas institute of higher education. For

 exemptions, visit http://www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/register/withdrawal.html. Please see your instructor before you withdraw

and the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to withdrawal.


Course Withdrawal: To drop this class, you need to do the following:

1. Attain a Drop/Add sheet from the registrar’s office;

2. Turn in the completed form to the office of Admission and Records 972-881-5710 on or prior to the drop deadline date.

3. All students will receive an F if they do not finish this class and do not withdraw on or prior to the drop deadline date.

4. Make sure your course withdrawal satisfies the college withdrawal policy.

Collin College Academic Policies:  “See the current Collin Student Handbook.”


Americans with Disabilities Act:

Collin College will adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing

reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the ACCESS

office, SCC-G200 or 972.881.5898 (V/TTD: 972.881.5950) to arrange for appropriate accommodations. See the current Collin

Student Handbook for additional information.


Textbook and eBook information: Calculus An Applied Approach - Ron Larson - 10th edition - 2017 - Cengage Learning

Choice 1: Textbook plus WebAssign about $150 - ISBN: 9781337604802

Choice 2: WebAssign only about $100 - ISBN: 9781337652308

Required Graphing Calculators and supplies: TI 83 or TI 84 series.

Minimum Technology Requirement: http://www.collin.edu/academics/ecollin. 

Minimum Student Skills: e-Collin Student Qualifications

Find out if you are ready to take an online course by completing the e-learning readiness assessment SmarterMeasure http://www.collin.edu/academics/ecollin/ This is an important tool that helps determine your skills for taking an online course. From the Smarter Measure assessment, you will discover information about your:

  1. Reading Speed and Comprehension

  2. Technical Competency and Knowledge

  3. Typing Speed and Accuracy

  4. Personal Attributes that relate to distance learning success

Please visit the e-Collin support website (http://online.collin.edu) and select Smarter Measure http://www.collin.edu/academics/ecollin/ to take this assessment.


Netiquette Expectations:  (Expectations for electronic discussions and mail communication)

1.  Standards of courtesy and respect must be maintained at all times in our online “classroom.” Join in to the discussion, but remember that this is still a “classroom” setting and that respect and 

     consideration are crucial for any intellectual discussions.
2.  Discussion areas are the place for intelligent and respectful airing of ideas. Name-calling and personal attacks are not permitted.
3.  Any violation of the standards of appropriate behavior online will be reported to the Dean of Students and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken by the college.

Academic Ethics: The college may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts, or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission of material as one’s own work that is not one’s own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and/or falsifying academic records. Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination, illicitly obtaining examination questions in advance, using someone else’s work for assignments as if it were one’s own, copying computer disks or files, and any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course. Plagiarism is the use of an author’s words or ideas as if they were one’ s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation. Contact the Dean of Students at 972-881-5604 for the student disciplinary process and procedures or consult the Collin College Student Handbook.

Academic penalty for scholastic dishonesty: Students will receive a zero on those assignments where they were found guilty by the Dean of Students for scholastic dishonesty, i.e., cheating, collusion, etc. as stated above; also, for repeated occurrences of these incidences, students will receive a failing grade in this class section.

Course Resources:  None.


Course Requirements:

  1. Read assigned material in WebAssign as assigned in the course calendar.

  2. Watch all four DVD lectures in Canvas and in WebAssign.

  3. Work and submit all assigned Lab sections problems posted in WebAssign.

  4. Complete and submit on time the four Exams posted in Canvas in the testing center or through ProctorU.

  5. Complete and submit on time the Final exam posted in Canvas in the testing center or through ProctorU.

It is highly recommended to read each section before you watch instructional lectures and read the e-book in WebAssign. You are expected to copy lecture notes as you watch them and use your notes to study for each exam. Also, you are expected to work all Lab problems as assigned in WebAssign for each section; and most of all, it is highly recommended to work the Exam's review problems before taking each Exam as well as the Final. All Exams are similar to the Exam's review problems, lectures, and Labs. You are expected to use any of the Collin's Math Labs located while studying. Online Lab problems in WebAssign are graded.

Attendance Policy: This is an online course with a Lab component in which students are required to complete Labs, Exams, and Final.


Aspects of the class: All Labs are in WebAssign, while Exams, and Final are online in Canvas. Once you submit your worked problems, both you and I can see your graded scores. Also, you should be able to see the Labs and Exams questions after you submit them in WebAssign and in Canvas.

Method of EvaluationStudents will receive a zero grade on every missed Exam and Lab. No makeup is allowed under any circumstances. Otherwise, grades will be assigned based on the average of the following tasks. Open and read instructions before taking your Exams and Labs.

20% Four Lab assignments (To be taken in WebAssign through Canvas)
60% Four Exams (
Drop one lowest exam grade) To be taken online in WebAssign through Canvas in the testing center or through ProctorU
20% Comprehensive Final Exam taken online in WebAssign through Canvas in the testing center or through ProctorU

Lab grades will be be automatically graded and posted in WebAssign, while Exams, and Final grades will be automatically graded and grades will be posted in Canvas. Discussions posted in the discussion board will not be graded. Your course letter grade will be assigned as follows:

90-100 = A              80-89 = B              70-79 = C             60-69 = D                 0-59 = F

Each Lab section consists of 10 questions. Labs are in WebAssign.

Exam questions are similar to the Lab and Exam review questions. Each Exam consists of 25 questions and each question is worth 4 points. Each exam must be taken in the testing center or through ProctorU. You are only allowed a TI-84/83 graphing calculator on the exam. Nothing else. A testing center employee will offer you blank scratch papers to be turned in before you leave. Also, you should only login to Canvas and do not open any other tabs beside the assessment tab or any browsers or use any other devices.

Final exam questions are similar to the Lab and and Exam review questions. Final consists of 25 questions and each question is worth 4 points. Final exam must be taken in the testing center or through ProctorU. You are only allowed a TI-84/83 graphing calculator on the Exam. Nothing else. A testing center employee will offer you blank scratch papers to be turned in before you leave. Also, you should only login to Canvas and do not open any other tabs beside the assessment tab or any browsers or use any other devices.

Makeup Policy: Every student is expected to take all assessments and submit them according to the course calendar. No makeup is allowed under any circumstances and beyond the assessments posted dates in the course calendar. A zero grade will be assigned to every missed assessment. Students
cannot take any assessment beyond the posted dates in Canvas. Your grade will be assigned based on the average of the above tasks.

Requirements for Participation in Online Discussion or Collaborative Activities: Students are required to participate in self introductions but discussions will not be graded.

Evaluation of Instructions: Collin College seeks to improve the learning experience of all students. To assist in evaluating courses, students will be requested to complete an evaluation of instruction form near the end of the semester through the Distance Learning Department.

Additional information:

Course Calendar:
On Line Tutoring: Through NetZero
Canvas Help line:

WebAssign help: 800-354-9706

I reserve the right to change any term on this syllabus at any time during the semester.

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