James Baglama


Office/Contact Information:
Office: Lippitt Hall 101A
Phone: 401-874-4412
Fax: 401-874-4454
Web Page:


Office hours:
9:30 am - 10:00 am MTuWTh

Course Information:
Class Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm MTuWTh     
Location: White Hall 206 

Section number: 2000
Prerequisites: Math 141

Text: Hughes-Hallett, et. al., Calculus, 5th Edition


Your grade will be based on the following point system. Three exams worth 100 points each will be given during the semester. Final exam is worth 200 points.

Evaluation Method



Exam I

100 pts

Fri. July 9

Exam II

100 pts

Wed. July 14

Exam III

100 pts

Mon. July 26


150 pts


Maple Projects

50 pts


Final Exam

200 pts

Thurs. July 29

Total Points

700 pts



A- ..90%-91% 
B+ ..87%-89% 
B ..82%-86% 
B- ..80%-81% 
C+ ..77%-79% 
C ..72%-76% 
C- ..70%-71% 
D+ ..67%-69% 
D ..60%-66% 
F ..0%-59% 

To compute your grade, (your total points)/750 * 100.
Incompletes can only be given if you are passing the course.
No across the board curves allowed.


Wiley Plus:
Every student must register for this section of WileyPlus: Once you go to the class section URL, click on ``register.'' Watch the registration tutorial if you need help.


Calculators are not required and are not allowed on the quizzes or exams.



Maple Projects:
Maple is a powerful computer algebra system that can perform the most complicated calculations and draw spectacular graphics at the touch of the button. Knowledge of Maple will help you in understanding the material in calculus. You must complete one Maple project worth 50 pts. No late projects will be graded. All Maple projects must be submitted through Sakai asssignment tool.



Homework will be assigned after each section. Each day we will spend some time going over homework problems. You are responsible for all problems assigned.Each week I will post an assignment in WileyPlus to help understand that weeks topics. There will be 5 WileyPlus assignments, each worth 10 points. I will post an asssignment on Monday, it will be due on Friday of that week. Quizzes will be given throughout the semester. Check the lecture outline for when the quizzes will be given. Each quiz is worth 10 points. No make-up quizzes will be given, however you may drop two quiz grades. 


I highly recommend that you attend every class that you can possibly attend. Although I feel that it is essential for you to attend class, no direct punishment will be assessed to your final grade if you choose not to attend.


Make-up Exams:
Makeup exams will only be given to students with an acceptable excuse. The only acceptable excuses, religious holy day, family emergency, school sponsored event, job interviews, or sickness. All absences require documentation. For example, sickness, a doctor's excuse. You must notify me of any religious holy days within the first 2 weeks of the semester. You must let me know before the exam that you will not be able to take the exam in order to be given a makeup exam. All other absences will be given a zero for that exam. No exceptions! Makeup exams will be given at a time that is convenient for both you and me.


Research has shown that the learning process is greatly enhanced when students help each other. On the other hand, I do not want you to find the best student in the class and simply copy off of him/her. If you are having trouble, please don't hesitate to come and see me right away. If you are having trouble and don't take care of it, your problems will only get worse. I can assure you of this.

Any student who, because of a disability, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact me as soon as possible to make necessary accommodations.