Grossmont College MA180


             Analytic Geometry and Calculus I



Lecture time: 2:30-4:50pm (for section 3451),
                    5:30-7:50pm (for section 3505)

Classroom:  53-552 (for section 3451),
                  100-115 (for section 3505)


Instructor:  Cary Lee, Ph.D.
Office:  70-211 (inside Tech mall)
Telephone:  (619) 644 -7894
Office Hours:   Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 12:00noon





Required Materials:  

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Single Variable, early Transcendentals
(8th Edition)
by James Stewart.  

A graphing calculator such as TI-84,
A notebook .



Course Content: 

A first course in differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable; limits and continuity; techniques and applications of differentiation and integration; fundamental theorem of calculus. Primarily for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors.


Math 180 Student Learning Outcomes                                                      


Grade: The possible grades in this course are A, B, C, D, or F. The cutoffs are as below,


                                                         A ........ 90-100%
                                                         B ........ 80-89%
                                                         C ........ 70-79%
                                                         D ........ 60-69%
                                                         F ......... 00-59%


Grades are assigned on an absolute scale, and your work will not be graded on a curve. You get what you earn, and other people's performances have no effect on your grade.    


California Education Code Section 76224(a) states:
"When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a community college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade determined by the instructor of the course and the determination of the student's grade by the instructor, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final" (2004)



6 Quizzes                                  120 (18.3%)
Homework (37 sets)          185 (28.2%)
Exams (2)                                  200 (30.5%)
Final Exam                               150 (22.9%)
Total                                655

                     Homework will be assigned everyday and will be collected one week later.
                     Answers must be written on the original packet provided by the instructor.
                     Late homework will be penalized (20% per lecture day).
                     Quizzes cannot be made up. There will be 9 quizzes and the lowest 3 scores
                     will be dropped.
                     Each student can have at most 1 make-up exam in each semester.
                     In order to be qualified for a make-up exam, student must notify instructor 
                     within 24 hours of the exam; and must provide valid excuse (with proof) to
                     the instructor. 
                      Partial credit is at the discretion of the instructor.

                     No extra credit.


Attendance: Attendance is mandatory and is vital to the success in this course.
                     You are an important person to your group and hence you may be
                     dropped from the class if you miss more than 3 meetings.


Class Rules:

    1. Be honest
    2. Respect your classmates and instructor
    3. No phone conversation or message texting in class.


Expectations of Students:

  1. Bring a notebook, pen or pencil, calculator and textbook to each class.
  2. Come to class with a positive attitude and be ready to learn.
  3. Take notes in each lecture.
  4. Actively participate in class but do not disrupt lectures with private conversation.
    Respect other students’ opinion and be open to accept different ideas as well as perspectives.
  5. Spend about 2 hours after each lecture to read textbook, organize lecture notes,
    and do homework.
  6. Write your answers neatly in the provided homework packet. It is the student’s
    responsibility to keep all graded assignments. Contact the instructor immediately if you notice any assignment missing.
  7. Turn off your cell phone and pager (or change it to the flashing or vibrating mode) during lectures.
  8. If you decide to drop the class, it is your responsibility to complete the paper work otherwise
    you may receive an F even if you do not attend classes anymore.
  9. If you expect a reply to your phone message, please say your phone number clearly and slowly.

Special accommodations:

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact Accessibility Resource Center (A.R.C.) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact A.R.C. in person in Room 110 or by telephone at (619) 644-7112 or (619)644-7119 (TTY for deaf).


Supervised Tutoring Referral

  1. Students requiring additional help or resources to achieve the stated learning objectives of the courses taken in a Mathematics course are referred to enroll in Math 198, Supervised Tutoring.  The department will provide Add Codes.
  1. Students are referred to enroll in the following supervised tutoring courses if the service indicated will assist them in achieving or reinforcing the learning objectives of this course:
  • IDS 198, Supervised Tutoring to receive tutoring in general computer applications in the Tech Mall;
  • English 198W, Supervised Tutoring for assistance in the English Writing Center (70-119); and/or
  • IDS 198T, Supervised Tutoring to receive one-on-one tutoring in academic subjects in the Tutoring Center (70-229).

          To add any of these courses, students may obtain Add Codes at the
          Information/Registration Desk in the Tech Mall.

  1. All Supervised Tutoring courses are non-credit/non-fee. However, when a student registers for a supervised tutoring course, and has no other classes,  the student  will be charged the usual health fee.


Academic Integrity
Cheating and plagiarism (using as one’s own ideas, writings or materials of someone else without acknowledgement or permission) can result in any one of a variety of sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular exam, paper, project, or assignment to a failing grade in the course. The instructor may also summarily suspend the student for the class meeting when the infraction occurs, as well as the following class meeting. For further clarification and information on these issues, please consult with your instructor or contact the office of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.