Metropolitan State University

MATH 210 : Calculus I

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 120 Precalculus or placement on the mathematics assessment test offered by Placement Assessment Office.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Since its beginnings, calculus has demonstrated itself to be one of humankind's greatest intellectual achievements. This versatile subject has proven useful in solving problems ranging from physics and astronomy to biology and social science. Through a conceptual and theoretical framework this course covers topics in differential calculus including limits, derivatives, derivatives of transcendental functions, applications of differentiation, L'Hopital's rule, implicit differentiation, and related rates.
B. Course Effective Dates: 09/06/1999 - 05/04/2002 05/04/2002 - 08/16/2004 08/17/2004 - 07/01/2007 07/02/2007 - 08/14/2010 08/15/2010 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Successfully apply the methods and concepts of differential calculus to mathematically model and solve optimization problems of current interest in the sciences, economics, and engineering.
  2. Understand the concepts and methods of differential calculus.
  3. Understand, and be able to calculate, derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
  4. Understand, and be able to utilize, differentiation rules, including the product, quotient, and Chain Rule.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  1. Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.
  2. Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.
  3. Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.
  4. Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument(proof).
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: C- or better within past 3 years in MATH 120 Precalculus or permission of the Mathematics department chair. Note: Students whose prerequisites are not identified by the system would contact the math department for an override at First day attendance required except by instructor permission.