MAT 316, Foundations of Analysis, MTWRF 8:20-9:50 am, WebEx

Syllabus

Professor: Jeff Blanchard, Noyce 2516, blanchaj (at) math.grinnell.edu

Text: Understanding Analysis by Abbott. It is absolutely mandatory that you actively read the text.

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 10:00-10:30
By appointment; please email me to set up a time.

Learning Goals:

Foundations of Analysis is the first course in the analysis sequence. The learning goals for this course are:

Workload:

The College credit hour equivalence for the 7.5 week terms requires us to perform approximately 24 hours of course related work per week. This includes interacting with class meetings, reading, working on problems with and without your weekly partner, asking and answering questions on Piazza, writing solutions, studying, and completing exams. The take away message here is that you should expect to dedicate roughly 24 hours per week to the course.

Participation:

Students are expected to participate in class in three ways:

Reading:

Students must complete the daily reading assignment prior to the lecture.

Homework:

There will be weekly assignments with three parts.

Midterm Exams:

There will be two in-class, midterm exams tentatively scheduled for: These midterm exams will test the material covered since the previous exam. (The exam will be timed and can be completed in a 24 hour window. When you begin the exam on GradeScope, a timer will start during which you must complete your responses, create a digital document containing your responses, and upload the responses to GradeScope.))

Final Exam:

The final exam is scheduled for The final exam will be comprehensive. (The exam will be timed and can be completed in a 24 hour window. When you begin the exam on GradeScope, a timer will start during which you must complete your responses, create a digital document containing your responses, and upload the responses to GradeScope.)
Course Grade:
Participation: 6%
Individual Homework: 17%
Partner Assignments: 17%
Midterm Exams: 34% (17% each)
Final Exam: 26%
Letter grades will be assigned on a scale no stricter than A (95.00-100), A- (92.50-94.99), B+ (90.00-92.49), B (87.50-89.99), B- (85.00-87.49), C+ (82.50-84.99), C (77.50-82.49), D (70.00-77.49), F (00.00-69.99).

Academic Honesty:

All students must be aware of and comply with the Grinnell College Academic Honesty policy.

In this course students are expected to collaborate on the partner homework assignments. Students are encouraged to generate discussions on our course discussion board.

Students should not collaborate on individual homework assignments.

Any resource (other textbooks or online) must be cited.

It is expressly forbidden to look for solutions online, in textbooks, solution manuals, or from other students.
It is also an academic honesty violation to solicit assistance from any online other forum.

All midterm exams and the final exam are open notes and open book. However, all exams are individual endeavors during which the student may not consult any other person or resource not provided with the exam or explicity permitted in the written instructions on the exam.

Attendance:

Attendance is expected and is part of your participation grade. If it is not possible for you to participate in the online, synchronous sessions, please make arrangements in the first few days of the class.

Accommodations:

If you are in need of specific learning accommodations, please meet with me early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. If you have not already done so, you will need to provide documentation to and discuss your needs with the Coordinator for Student Disability Resources, John Hirschman (hirschma), located on the 3rd floor of the 3rd floor of Goodnow Hall (x3089). If you have an accomodation letter, please verify with me that I have received the letter. Any accomodations regarding timed exams will be automatically accounted for in the GradeScope testing environment if I have received the letter.

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