Prerequisite: MATH 200 and either MATH 201 or MATH 300
Homework: Weekly homework assignments are collected, graded and returned.
Quizzes: There will be a short quiz almost every week:
Participation: Participation means that you in some way demonstrate intellectual involvement in the course. It does not necessarily mean that you ask questions and volunteer answers. Active participation may include your working lots of exercises, taking advantage of office hours, and displaying preparedness, dedication and intellectual curiosity. Things that could cause you to lose participation points include sleeping in class, excessive absence, texting in class, or other rude behaviors. (Not that you would do any of these things!)
Final Exam: The final exam is comprehensive, covering material from chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. It is closed-book and closed-notes. It is scheduled for 1:00–3:50 p.m. on Tuesday December 8.
Missed quizzes or exam: I do not give makeup quizzes. I will drop several of your lowest quiz grades. If the number of quizzes you missed does not exceed the number of dropped quiz grades, then your missed quizzes will count as dropped quiz grades. If you miss the final exam for a legitimate reason (i.e. a documented illness or emergency) then I can give you a grade of Incomplete (I) for the course, and you will need to make up the missed exam.
As a matter of courtesy, you should arrive punctually and stay for the entire duration of each class you attend. Please inform me ahead of time if you must leave early.
Internet: Information about this course is posted on the Internet. To
find it, go to my home page (http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rhammack/) and click on "Math 310." There you will find the syllabus, homework assignments, a calendar,
and other resources.
Office: Please feel free to stop by my office whenever you have a question,
or if you just want to chat. If my posted hours are inconvenient, I will be
happy to schedule an appointment.
Tell me if you are having trouble. Catching up can be very difficult once
you get behind, so let me know as soon as you think there is a problem.
Last day to add/drop : August 26
Last day to withdraw: October 30
Accommodations: Any student eligible for and needing academic adjustments or accommodations because of a disability should contact me within the first week of class. The VCU Disability Support Services web site is http://www.students.vcu.edu/dss/.
VCU Honor System: All VCU students are presumed upon enrollment to have acquainted themselves with and have an understanding of the Honor System. Therefore, it is a student's responsibility to ask course instructors to clarify expectations for each assignment in order to be in compliance with the Honor System. The 2009–10 VCU Honor System policy statement and purpose is located at http://www.provost.vcu.edu/pdfs/Honor_system_policy.pdf
Classroom Conduct: Professional conduct will be expected at all times. A description of the VCU Student Conduct in Instructional Settings Policy can be found at: http://www.ts.vcu.edu/policies/studentconduct.html