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MATH 121 – Introductory Concepts of Mathematics

Lecture Section 400: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 AM -12:15 PM Room 113 MRB (CRN 10304)--Cole Lecture Section 001: Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:15 PM Room G24 EIE (CRN 10305)--Cole

Lab Section 002: Wednesday 10:30 – 11:20 AMRoom 421 ARM (CRN 14335)— Cole Lab Section 003: Wednesday 11:30 AM – 12:20 PMRoom 421 ARM (CRN 14336)— Cole Lab Section 004: Wednesday 12:30 – 1:20 PMRoom 421 ARM (CRN 14337)— Cole Lab Section 005: Wednesday 1:30 – 2:20 PMRoom 421 ARM (CRN 14338)—Cole

Important Things You Should Know About This Course:

1. This course is not the workshop.
2. This course is not a prerequisite for any other math class (not 124, not 126, not 128, not 129, not 150, not 155, and not anything higher). 3. Every student must be enrolled in a lecture class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays AND a lab class that meets on Wednesdays in order to receive credit for the course. 4. This is not a “basic mathematics” (addition, multiplication, etc.) course – we will study real, useful ideas. 5. In a large class like this one it is especially important that you understand and follow all of the course policies, and take responsibility for your own coursework.

Text: A Survey of Mathematics with Applications by Angel, Abbott, and Runde, 9th Edition

Instructor: ____Seth L. Cole_________________________________________

Instructor’s E-Mail:____slcole@mix.wvu.edu____________________________

Instructor’s Office: ___307B Armstrong________________________________

Instructor’s Office Hours: __M/F 1:30-2:20__________________________

Course Lead Instructor: Mr. Seth L. Cole,

Course Coordinator: Dr. Erin Goodykoontz,

Grade Break-Down: 10 Labs @ 15 points each 150 pts

4 Quizzes @ 25 points each 100 pts

Homework Assignments 100 pts

4 Unit Exams @ 100 points each 400 pts

Class Participation 50 pts

Final Exam 200 pts

Total number of points in course: 1000 pts

eCampus: In this course, all laboratory assignments will be completed online, using the eCampus course management system. In order to access the course and labs, you must do the following. 1. Go to

2. Login using the same username as you use for MIX (the part before the @ in your MIX e-mail address). 3. The password is the same as your MIX password. Sometimes it is a 6 digit number. The first 2 digits are the day of the month you were born, and the next 4 digits are the last 4 digits of your student ID number. So if your birthday is November 9 and your student ID number ends in 6745, then your password would be “096745.” (Note: If you have changed your password in MIX, use the new password instead of the one described above.) 4. Click on the link to 201301-MATH-121-001 - Intro Concepts Of Mathematics section of “Math 121.”

On this webpage you will find, among other things,
a. a copy of this syllabus and other course information, b. a copy of the suggested homework problems,
d. a folder called “Labs,” containing all of the semester’s labs, e. a folder called “Lectures,” which contains folders for each Unit’s PowerPoint lectures used in class, f. a tool (left of the screen) called “My Grades,” which lists all scores you received on labs and class participation, and g. a tool (right of screen, above “My Grades”) called “Assessments,” which you can use to review labs you previously submitted.

You are responsible for making sure you are able to login to Ecampus – login problems are not an acceptable excuse for missed deadlines. If you have difficulty logging in (or have other...
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