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Introductory Analysis I

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2011
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

TR 12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Dr. Dawn Slavens (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Analysis with an Introduction to Proof, 4th Ed.
Book is by Steven R. Lay
Course Objectives

Course Description:  This course (and its sequel, Math 4833) will include a quick review of some of the topics in Math 2133 (Introduction to Modern Mathematics) followed by an in-depth study of the foundations of calculus to include Topology of the Real Numbers, Sequences, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Integration and possibly Infinite Series.

Course Expectations

GRADING POLICY:   Grades will be calculated using the following point and grading scheme:


      Two or three exams totaling 40% of course grade                                                      

      Daily work (Homework, Board Work, possibly Quizzes) totaling 35% of course grade   

     Comprehensive Final Exam 25% of Course Grade


 Course letter grades will be based on a percentage scale of 85-75-65-55.

 Exams dates will be announced in class at least one week prior to the exam.

Grading Standards

See Course Requirements above.

Final Exam 12/08/2011 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Submission Format Policy

Exams, Homework, etc. will be turned in during class.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Make-up exams are not given, and late homework will not be accepted.  Exceptions are rare, but possible, for a documented extenuating circumstance.  Proper and timely notification to the instructor concerning missing an exam or potentially turning in a late homework assignment is required for consideration of any possible exception to the no make-up exam and no late homework policy.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Any student who accumulates more than 2 absences prior to Oct. 17th (last day to withdraw from any class) will be required to withdraw from the class or the instructor will process a withdrawal with an assigned grade of “F” or “WF.”  Further, any student with more than 4 absences at the end of the semester is subject to a one letter grade reduction in her/his course average. Exceptions to this attendance policy may be made by the instructor for an extenuating circumstance, but it is the responsibility of the student to request, in writing, the exception.  The request should include an explanation of the extenuating circumstance and provide appropriate documentation verifying the extenuating circumstance.

Other Policies

Evidence of Cheating:  Evidence of cheating on any of the assessments from which your course grade will be determined will result in a grade of F on the evaluated work and possibly a grade of F in the course

Disability Policy:  In accordance with the law, MSU provides academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities.  Students with disabilities must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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