MAT 316, Section 2, Foundations of Analysis, Spring 2011, MWF 1:15-2:05 pm, Noyce 2243


Professor: Jeff Blanchard, Noyce 2516, 269-3304, blanchaj (at)

Text: Understanding Analysis by Abbott. It is important and expected that you read the text, especially the examples.

Office Hours:
Monday: 2:15-3:15
Tuesday: 3:30-4:30
Wednesday: 10:00-10:45
Thursday: By appointment from 3:30-5:00
Friday: 10:00-10:45
By appointment; please email me to set up a time. See my weekly schedule.


There will be daily homework, due at the beginning of class (excluding exam days). Homework will be posted on Pioneerweb (blackboard) at the beginning of the week. Each assignment will typically consist of three or four problems, one of which will be graded in detail. The lowest three homework scores will be dropped.

Midterm Exams:

There will be three in-class, midterm exams, tentatively scheduled for Friday Febrauary 25, Friday, March 18, and Monday, April 25. These midterm exams will test the material covered since the previous exam.

Final Exam:

The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 2:00pm. The final exam is two hours and will be comprehensive. Do not make arrangements to leave campus prior to the final exam. (Such situations will result in the loss of a letter grade on the final exam.)
Course Grade:
Homework: 30%
Midterm Exams: 45% (15% each)
Final Exam: 25%


Absences permitted by the college (athletics, performance, religious observation, etc.) must be coordinated prior to the class period in order to make arrangements for the missed homework or exams. This coordination must be done in person prior to the absence.


If you have specific physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Associate Dean and Director of Academic Advising, Joyce Stern, located in the lower level of the Forum (x3702).

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