Calculus for Non-Science Majors

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Course Description:
This is a brief calculus course designed primarily for business administration majors and other non-science majors. This course includes: limits, basic techniques of differentiation and integration, and applications to business and the social sciences.


Course Details


A “C” grade or higher in MAC 1105 or department consent. A “C” grade or higher must be earned to satisfy part of the general education requirements in mathematics or to advance to a higher mathematics course.





Required textbooks/ course materials:

Calculus and It’s Applications: Brief Version eBook MyLab/My StatLab access code, Bittinger/Ellenbogen, 12th Edition, Pearson. ISBN: 8220117022906

A TI-84 graphing calculator is required for this course.


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 3 -Math:   Demonstrate Basic Mathematical Skills and Knowledge

The purpose of the mathematics component of the core curriculum is to develop quantitative literacy with an ability to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.

M-1 Solve mathematical problems by using arithmetic, algebraic, or geometric skills.

M-2 Translate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, or symbolically. 

M-3 Solve mathematical problems using appropriate technology.

M-4 Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.

M-5 Solve contextual problems using mathematical processes.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Evaluate functions in numerial, algebraic, and graphical formats.

Examine data with linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, or logistic regression functions.

Calculate limits numerically, algebraically or graphically.

Find the derivative of a function numerically or algebraically.

Identify derivative as the slope of the tangent line to a point on the curve of the function.

Evaluate definite and indefinite integrals.

Determine the average rate of change of functions.

Solve application problems in business or the social sciences using integration and differentiation techniques.

 M-1, M-2, M-3

M-2, M-4

M-1, M-2, M-3

M-1, M-2


M-1, M-2

M-1, M-2, M-3, M-4, M-5

M-1, M-2, M-3, M-4, M-5 

Unit Tests, Cumulative Final, Homework, Departmental Exam


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Teacher Facilitated: The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text during each class period.

Student-Centered: The students will be solving problems during each class period using their own graphing calculators.

Office Hours: The instructor will be available during office hours for individual assistance.  The instructor’s schedule can be found posted on their office door and/or via their individual web site.


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