Download the information sheet from
the first day.
Course Coordinator Professor Jeff Achter.
- Textbook The official, recommended textbook is Thomas'
Calculus, Fourteenth Edition, by Hass, Heil and Weir. Any
reasonably recent edition of the text will have substantially the
same information, and should be adequate for the
course. We additionally recommend the following
high-quality, freely-available alternatives:
- Calculators No calculators are allowed on quizzes or exams.
- Prerequisites Calculus 1 (Math 160 or 159).
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It is your responsibility to keep track of key dates for the
course. In addition
to University deadlines regarding registration, we
call your attention to the following:
- Exams on September 14, October 12, and November 9,
- Final Exam on Monday, December 11,
You will be assessed in this course in several different ways.
Except in Sections 2 (Cooper), 9 and 11 (Davis), and 220
(Shoemaker), these components will be used to calculate your final
grade in the following way. (For the exceptional sections, your
instructor gave you the applicable formula on the first day of class.)
Your grade for the course will be determined by your points:
Homework for this course is administered through
In a typical week several different
problem sets will be assigned, and each will be due the following
Log in with your eID or eName; this is the same as your login for
Canvas. Initially, your password is your CSU ID number (a 9 digit
number). Please change your password when you log in for the first
Homework extensions will be granted rarely, if ever. Please contact
your instructor if you feel you have a legitimate reason.
The dates of the exams are listed above and are immutable. You will
not be allowed to use notes, books, calculators, or other electronic
resources during these exams.
There will be three computer labs in the course, held in Weber 205 the
week following each exam.
The written report is due one week from the date of the lab.
- If you are in Section 9, 10, 11 or 220, your lab is on Tuesday.
- If you are in Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 or 12, your lab is on
There will be a quiz at the end of class every Friday, except
for the first Friday and the day after each exam (i.e., except weeks
1, 4, 8 and 12). As with exams, no outside resources are allowed, and
there will be no rescheduling. Only your top eight scores will be
used in computing your final grade; the bottom two scores will be dropped.
The Department of Mathematics has a set of
policies which cover topics
ranging from cell phones to alternate exams.
It is your responsibility to read them.
Having said that, we call your attention to a few issues in
Colorado State University has an Academic Integrity Policy and Student
Conduct Code; you can read this policy
, and find related materials here.
This will be enforced in Math 161. Briefly, while you are encouraged
to seek out help, including from your peers, for labs and homework
assignments, all work on any quiz or exam must be your own.
Students judged to have engaged in cheating on a particular quiz or
exam will receive a score of 0 for that particular quiz or exam.
Also, for the student who received a 0 on a quiz or exam due to
cheating, Repeat/Delete will not be an option for the grade earned the
semester cheating occurred. A second offense will result in an F for
the course. Cases of flagrant academic dishonesty will be brought to
the attention of the TILT Academic Integrity Program.
Resources for Disabled Students
Colorado State University is committed to providing reasonable
accommodations for all individuals with disabilities;
Resources for Disabled Students
coordinates the necessary support systems.
If you need accommodation, especially for exams, it is up to you to
work with RDS to make suitable
arrangements. In particular, you
can schedule an
exam with them.
Make-up quizzes and exams
Make-ups for quizzes and exams will be given only in the cases
of university-approved absence and documentable emergencies. All
excuses must include adequate documentation. Inform your instructor
about any such absences as soon as possible. Instructors will handle
the rescheduling of make-up quizzes; the coordinator will handle the
scheduling of make-up exams. Please fill out the Alternate Exam
Time Request Form as soon as possible and turn it in to your
instructor no later than 10 days before the quiz or exam you will
miss. Of course, for illnesses or other emergencies, this form will
need to be turned in later.
Exam conflicts with other courses
The math department will not give you an override to register for Math
161 if you have a conflict with another course at the times of the
Thursday evening exams. If another department gives you an override
which results in such a conflict, it is up to that department to
resolve this conflict. In particular, there will be no alternate Math
161 exam times available to accommodate such conflicts.
There should also not be a direct conflict for the final exam. In the
case that a student has three or more final exams in one day, the
Registrar indicates that the student may negotiate with his or her
instructors for an alternate exam time for one or more courses. In
this situation, the general policy is that final exams for
uncoordinated courses should be moved instead of those for coordinated
courses. In other words, if you are in this situation, please try to
move your other final exams since Math 161 is a coordinated course.
The formal syllabus for this course (including gtPathways-specific information) is at