Math 107: University Mathematics BI
Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.
Course Information
Course Description: Linear functions, equations, inequalities, systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, elementary functions, graphing functions.
Number of Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None.
CourseSection and Instructors
CourseSection 
Instructor 
Math 107001 
Professor S. Erfani 
Math 107007 
Professor W. Ashraf 
Math 107013 
Professor K. Horwitz 
Math 107017 
Professor R. Obaisi 
Math 107019 
Professor E. Gulistan 
Math 107027 
Professor C.C. Liou 
Math 107101 
Professor V. Henry 
Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Fall 2018 Office Hours and Emails
Required Textbook:
Universitywide Withdrawal Date:The last day to withdraw with a w is Monday, November 12, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.
Course Goals
Course Objectives: Students should (a) improve their algebra skills engineering (b) learn about lines and slope, (c) understand many practical applications of systems of equations, (d) Students should gain an appreciation for the importance of trigonometry in scientific, engineering, and other applications., (e) learn about logarithmic and exponential functions and understand their real world applications.
Course Outcomes
 Students have improved logical thinking and problemsolving skills.
 Students have a greater understanding of the importance of algebra, trigonometry and logarithims and some real world applications.
 Students are prepared for their first course in Calculus.
Course Assessment: The assessment of objectives is achieved through homework, quizzes, and common examinations with common grading.
Policies
DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.
Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:
Homework 
15% 
Quizzes 
20% 
Common Midterm Exam I 
15% 
Common Midterm Exam II 
15% 
Final Exam 
35% 
Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.
A 
90  100 
C 
65  74 
B+ 
85  89 
D 
55  64 
B 
80  84 
F 
0  54 
C+ 
75  79 


Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced. Students are expected to attend class. Each class is a learning experience that cannot be replicated through simply “getting the notes.” Attendance at all classes (both lecture and recitation) will be recorded and is mandatory.
Homework Policy: Homework is an expectation of the course. All homework for the semester is on the syllabus, by section, below. It is essential to hand in homework on time. Late homework will be assessed at a 50% penalty.
Online Homework: Online Homework assignments are to be completed using the homework portal called WebAssign. The online assignments can be completed at www.webassign.net. You must purchase webassign online to get the initial access code to get into the class. In addition, on the first day of class your course instructor will give an additional code “Class key” needed to enroll to WebAssign. WebAssign gives you free access for two weeks after the start of class so there should be no delay in creating and registering your account.
Quiz Policy: As per each instructor, quizzes will be given throughout the semester. They will be based on the lecture, homework and the inclass discussions. There will be 610 assessments given throughout the semester.
Exams: There will be two common midterm exams held during the semester and one comprehensive common final exam. Each exam will test the material taught since the beginning of the semester. Exams are held on the following days:
Common Midterm Exam I 
October 10, 2018 
Common Midterm Exam II 
November 14, 2018 
Final Exam Period 
December 15  21, 2018 
The time of the midterm exams is 4:155:40 pm for daytime students and 5:457:10 pm for evening students. The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Makeup Exam Policy: To properly report your absence from a midterm or final exam, please review and follow the required steps under the DMS Examination Policy found here:
Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off and put away during all class times.
Additional Resources
Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Lower Level, Rm. G11 (See: Fall 2018 Hours)
Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.
If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 9735965417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.
For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:
Important Dates (See: Fall 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)
Date 
Day 
Event 
September 4, 2018 
T 
First Day of Classes 
September 10, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes 
November 12, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Withdraw 
November 20, 2018 
T 
Thursday Classes Meet 
November 21, 2018 
W 
Friday Classes Meet 
November 22  25, 2018 
R  Su 
Thanksgiving Recess 
December 12, 2018 
W 
Last Day of Classes 
December 13 & 14, 2018 
R & F 
Reading Days 
December 15  21, 2018 
Sa  F 
Final Exam Period 