MATH 240, Fall 2009

Section 3, 1:00-1:50, M T W F, DU 318

Professor John Beachy, Watson 355, 753-6753
Office Hours: 11:00-12:00 M W F (in Watson 355), or by appointment

email: beachy@math.niu.edu    homepage: http://www.math.niu.edu/~beachy/

COURSE HOMEPAGE: www.math.niu.edu/~beachy/courses/240/

GRADING: Semester grades will be based on 600 points:

300 points for three hour exams worth 100 points each
100 points for quizzes and homework
200 points for the departmental final exam
The last day for undergraduates to withdraw from this course is Friday, October 16.

EXAMS: I've tentatively scheduled Exam 1 on 9/18, Exam 2 on 10/23, and Exam 3 on 11/18. The departmental final exam (listed under mass exams in the schedule of classes) will be given on Wednesday evening, December 9, 2009, from 8:00 to 9:50 P.M. If you cannot take an exam at the scheduled time, you must contact me before the time of the exam.

HOMEWORK: You should work all of the recommended homework problems. These will be important in class discussions. I will collect and grade some of the problems (I will let you know in advance which ones to hand in), on specific homework assignments.

QUIZZES: You should be prepared for a quiz each Friday. The quizzes will be designed to test that you are doing all of the recommended homework problems. I also reserve the right to give unannounced quizzes in any class period.

GENERAL ADVICE: This course represents a transition from the 200 level calculus courses to the 400 level math courses, in which math is studied at a greater depth. We expect you to begin to understand more than just computations, and to be able to explain why things work. You should expect to spend two hours preparing for each hour in class.
On the class homepage you will find some links that may be of help to you in studying.

ACADEMIC CONDUCT: Academic honesty and mutual respect (student with student and instructor with student) are expected in this course. Mutual respect means being on time for class and not leaving early, being prepared to give full attention to class work, not reading newspapers or other material in class, not using cell phones or pagers during class time, and not looking at another student's work during exams. Academic misconduct, as defined by the Student Judicial Code, will not be treated lightly.

CAAR STATEMENT: If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accomodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Center for Access Ability Resources located in the Health Services Building, 4th floor.