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Prerequisites

To be successful in this Math 119 course, you must have a basic understanding of college algebra, such as can be acquired by taking BYU Math 110. A review of college algebra is included in your book in chapters R (which stands for “Algebra Reference”), 1 and 2. You should have also taken MATH 111 (Trigonometry) or have equivalent skills.

Pretest

At the beginning of this course, you will be required to take a pretest that covers material you should already know and that is reviewed in lessons 1 and 2. While you cannot be dropped from the course if your score on the pretest is low, a low score indicates that you are not ready for the computations that will occur later in the course, and that you should review the material that you missed before continuing in this course.

Note: Once you purchase and use your access code to MyMathLab, you will not be able to get a refund for it, so please plan wisely.

BYU Course Outcomes

This course is designed to provide beginning undergraduate students a first exposure to calculus concepts, theorems, and techniques. In general, theorems will not be proved. An understanding of the theorems and their applications to solve calculus problems will be taught. Students will be expected to develop effective problem solving skills based on their understanding of the theory and not just memorize a set of routines to solve problems.

Course Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students should have acquired mastery of calculus, including both single- and multi-variable, differentiation, rates of change, optimization, integration and integration techniques, and applications.

Course Materials

You will must purchase these materials:

Note: If you buy a used textbook, you will need to purchase separate access to MyMathLab separately because once a MyMathLab code has been used, it cannot be transferred to someone else.

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Course Organization

This course consists of a pretest, homework assignments for every lesson, and four exams.

Assignments

All homework, except for the pretest in lesson 2, will be done using the separate website, MyMathLab.

At the end of the course, after you have completed all the homework assignments but before you request the final exam, your overall homework score from MyMathLab will need to be transferred to your course. You will find directions for the transfer at the end of lesson 13, by completing the MyMathLab Homework Transfer Request assignment.

Caution: Please make sure you have completed all of the homework assignments and are satisfied with your scores before you request the transfer. After your MyMathLab homework scores have been posted to your gradebook, you cannot go back and change your homework score for credit.

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Exams

There are four exams—three midcourses and a final. The exams consist of multiple-choice questions. All exams are closed book and closed notes. Only a scientific calculator is allowed on the exams. No phone or tablet apps, graphing, financial, or other type of calculator will be allowed!

Before you take an exam, be sure to clear up any problem areas in your homework, so you be ready for the exam.

After you have completed Lesson 13 and before taking the final exam, complete the MyMathLab Homework Transfer Request assignment to have your homework scores collected and transferred to your course gradebook.

Note: Please see the "Caution" in the Assignments section.

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Preparation Time

Adequately prepared students should expect to spend a minimum of three hours of work for each credit hour per week. This adds up to a minimum of 12 hours per week, and 168 hours of actual study time for the entire course. A minimal time commitment is likely to lead to an average grade B-/C+ or lower. Much more time may be required to achieve excellence. Because Independent Study students do not have access to class lectures, they typically need to spend more time on the course to be successful.

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Grading

Grades in this course are determined as follows:

What When to Submit Description Value
Pretest After Lesson 2 Speedback Assignment located at the end of Lesson 2 2%
Midcourse 1 After Lesson 5 Exam covering Lessons 3, 4, and 5 18%
Midcourse 2 After Lesson 8 Exam covering lessons 6, 7, and 8 18%
Midcourse 3 After Lesson 12 Exam covering Lessons 9, 10 , 11, and 12 18%
Homework After Lesson 13 Your average grade for all of the MyMathLab Homework assignments 15%
Final Exam After Lesson 13 Final, Comprehensive Exam 29%
TOTAL 100%

After you have submitted homework through MyMathLab, the MyMathLab scores are averaged, converted, and rounded to make one final homework score. All percentage points (homework and exams) are combined for a final grade for the course, which is determined using the following scale:

Grading Scale
A 93%–100% C 73%–76%
A− 90%–92% C− 70%–72%
B+ 87%–89% D+ 67%–69%
B 83%–86% D 63%–66%
B− 80%–82% D− 60%–62%
C+ 77%–79% E (fail) 59% or below

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.

Assignments

1 computer-graded pretest (no resubmission); MyMathLab Homework, completed through a separate web application. No resubmission is allowed, so be sure you are satisfied with your score.

Exams

3 proctored, computer-graded midcourse exams (one retake for each midcourse exam allowed for a fee); 1 proctored, computer-graded final exam (no retake allowed).

You should request the appropriate exam from Independent Study after you have completed the required lessons and cleared up any problem areas in your homework.

Your homework grade must be transferred to your Independent Study course before you request the final exam. You will do this by completing the MyMathLab Homework Transfer Request assignment. You must pass the final exam to pass the course.

Click here to resubmit the pretest or a midcourse exam for a fee.

Course Duration

You have 12 months from the date and time of registration to complete this course. Please be aware, it is very unlikely you will be able to successfully complete this course in less than 3 months. If you need additional time, one 3-month extension is allowed for a fee.

Note: Please be aware that if you purchase an extension for this course, you may also need to purchase another access code from the publisher.

Getting Help

Since this is an Independent Study course, you do not have a regular professor with office hours to help you. However, you can get help from Independent Study's math tutors. Go to Free Tutoring Services and check the schedule on the website for tutor availability. You can e-mail the math tutors directly at virtualmathlab@byu.edu.

If you’re having technical problems with the Independent Study online course, contact Independent Study.

If you are having technical problems with MyMathLab, contact their support team. You can also call them at 800-677-6337. They are available 24/7!

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

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BYU Copyright Notice for TEACH ACT

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.
“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment…
Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy).

Copyright notice for specific, individual copies
All copies are intended for non-commercial, educational purposes in connection with this registered course and only for students enrolled in this course. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws.