MA-441: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MA-441 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4 class hours, 1 recitation hour

Credits: 4

Pre-requisites (if any): MA-440 (with a grade of C or better) or advanced math placement (see Proficiency in Math and English).

Course Description in college catalog:

Functions and graphs; derivative of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications; indefinite and definite integrals with applications; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus; conic sections. Students will develop problem solving skills and construct mathematical models in the computer laboratory using software such as MAPLE, DERIVE, CONVERGE, and MATHCAD.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.S. Engineering Science

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Understand the important concepts and theorems of the  elementary calculus of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and apply them to solve problems in mathematics, engineering, physics and other disciplines; interpret and appreciate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the areas in which rates of change and total change apply;  analyze functions, draw conclusions, and communicate results to others orally and in scientific writing using computer algebra systems; use modern computer technologies in mathematical investigations.

Program-specific outcomes


Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

The general guidelines for assessing grades are as follows:
  • Examinations, Assignments and Classroom Performance 60%
  • MAPLE Laboratory Assignments 10%
  • Final Examination 30%
The distribution may be changed at the discretion of the individual instructor.

Lab Policy: Any type of food or beverage in the computer labs are forbidden.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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