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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Calculus I

2. Course Prefix & Number:
MATH 1480

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 5

Lecture Hours: 5

4. Course Description:

This honors course is a first course in calculus, covering topics with greater depth than the traditional course. Course topics include: the definition of a limit and processes for determining limits; the definition of the derivative; rules of differentiation using algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; applications of the derivative; anti-differentiation, elementary differential equations, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students enrolled in this course will be required to do supplementary reading of articles pertaining to calculus, study substantial problems involving calculus theory and/or application, and present the results of their investigations to the class. Communicating mathematically, whether through in-class presentation, tutoring on-campus, or tutoring in the wider community, will be strongly encouraged. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): College Mathematics Score: 86
Other (specify test): ACT Math component Score: 24

6. Prerequisite Courses:

MATH 1480 - Honors Calculus I


All Credit(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
MATH 1472Precalculus

7. Other Prerequisites

Accuplacer Reading score of 100 or greater, OR permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator, or high school GPA of 3.5 or greater.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

MATH 1480 - Honors Calculus I

There are no corequisites for this course.