MATH2311 Calculus I

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. This course is designed for students who have sound algebra skills. The primary goal of this course is to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills of calculus, showing how calculus can be used to model and solve authentic real-world problems. Calculus is the first mathematics course in an engineering or other STEM-related curricular sequence. Course topics include differentiation and integration of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the basic mathematical concepts that form the foundation of calculus.
  • Utilize procedures for manipulating algebraic and trigonometric expressions and equations.
  • Demonstrate and apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety of problems.
  • Formulate algebraic representations necessary to model problems.
  • Apply calculus and algebraic principles appropriately to applications.
  • Utilize a systematic approach to problem solving which incorporates verbal, numeric, visual and symbolic strategies.
  • Demonstrate mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments.
  • Evaluate the reasonableness of solutions attained for problems.
  • Communicate mathematical understanding to others verbally and in written form.

Prerequisite

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5 credits: 5 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other