Math 122 - Calculus & Analytic Geometry II: Spring 2014 Course Syllabus Highlights

James Jones, Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics & Sciences Division, Richland Community College

This document contains the highlights from the syllabus and is presented as a way of saving paper for those who prefer to read the syllabus online. You are responsible for all information in the complete syllabus, which is available on the instructor's website or by request.

Course Meeting Information

Section 01 meets from 10:30 to 11:40 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in room S137.

The WebAssign class key for this course is: richland 1979 4945

Instructor Information

James Jones, Professor of Mathematics.
Phone: 875-7211, ext 490
Office: C223

Office Hours

I spend most of my office hours in the classroom, room S137. This allows me to help students with their assignments, homework, projects, exams, and questions.


There is a textbook and an electronic homework package required for this course. The electronic package also includes an electronic version of the textbook and you do not have to buy a printed textbook if you want to go completely electronic.

The two items above can be bundled together for cost savings.

Grading Policy

Letter grades will be assigned to final adjusted scores as follows:

A: 90-100% B: 80 - 89% C: 70-79% D: 60-69% F: below 60%

Highlights from Syllabus

WebAssign Personal Study Plan (PSP)

The WebAssign software package has a personal study plan available for this textbook. It consists of practice quizzes, videos, and other tutorials to help you learn the material. In the eyes of the instructor, it is more useful than working a few selected homework problems.

The WebAssign portion (50%) of your grade will be assigned by completing the personal study plan portion practice quiz for each section in the book. These practice quizzes need completed on a regular and timely basis. Waiting until the night before the exam to complete them is not an effective way to learn the material. Furthermore, the instructor is expecting that the students will learn some of the easier material through WebAssign and will focus on the more challenging problems in class.

WebAssign Notes


The quizzes are mainly designed to encourage reading of the material before the section is covered in class. The questions are picked so that a student with a medium amount of understanding of the section should be able to answer them.

In-Class Exams

The in-class exams in this course do not, as a rule, have basic skills questions on them. There is very little straight-forward "differentiate" or "integrate" type problems. That has been pushed off onto the WebAssign portion of your grade.

What you will find on the in-class exams are fewer problems that get at whether you understand the concepts rather than having memorized how to work a particular type of question. The questions will be similar to ones encountered in the group activities or on the technology projects, or they might be items you've never seen before but you should be able to figure out with the information you have seen.