Brief Course Description

Dr. Yuriy Mileyko
Office: Keller 307

Office Hours
M,W,F 11:30am-12:30pm
and by appointment

M,W,F 12:30-1:20pm
Bilger 150

Section 1: WF 9:30-10:20am, Keller 301
Section 2: WF 10:30-11:20am, Keller 403
Section 3: WF 11:30am-12:20pm, Keller 402
Section 4: TR 1:30-2:20pm, Keller 404

Calculus for the Life Sciences by R. Greenwell, N. Ritchey, and M. Lial (2nd edition) This textbook is used in conjunction with MyMathLab from Pearson. You will need to obtain an access code in order to register with Pearson and do you online homework assignments, which constitute a substantial part of your grade in this class. Please see instructions on how to register for MyMathLab. Once you have the access code, you may use either paper or electronic version of the textbook.

The aim of this course is to introduce students to some basic concepts from calculus, with the focus on differentiation and integration, and illustrate applications of those concepts in the life sciences.

Homework & Quizzes

All homework assignments must be done online through Pearson's MyMathLab. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to register with MyMathLab here. Please note that you need an access code to register, which you may obtain along with the textbook or buy separately. If you encounter difficulties, there are helpful youtube videos, as well as Pearson's technical support website. A detailed guide on MyMathLab may also be helpful and can be found here. As a last resort, you may contact Pearson's representative, Chris Snipes at .

Homework assignments have due dates which are strictly enforced. There is no way to redo or make up an assignment after the due date. Details about homework assignments can be found on the Course Work page

The TA will also assign and grade quizzes, approximately every week.

Help outside of Class

You are strongly encouraged to email the TA (or me) or see me during office hours if you have questions about the material or the homework. If you would like to meet but cannot make it to the office hours just send an email to set up an appointment.


There will be two midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam. The dates of the exams can be found on the Course Work page. The first midterm exam will include problems from all the topics covered in class by that time. The second midterm exam will include problems from the topics covered after the first midterm. The final exams may include all the topics covered in class during the semester.

Calculators, computers, phones, and pretty much any equipment besides a pen or a pencil are prohibited. Of course, no plagiarism is allowed either. I will decide on open book/notes later in the semester.

No make-up exams will be given. In the case of a legitimate absence at a midterm exam I will weigh the other midterm and the final exam more heavily to make up for the difference.


Your course grade will consist of the following components:

Homework: 25%
Quizzes: 15%
Midterm Exams: 15% each
Final Exam: 30%

Tentatively, I will use the standard 10-point scale to determine the letter grade (A: 90 - 100%; B: 80 - 90% ; C: 65 - 80%; D: 55 - 65%) with plus or minus grades assigned appropriately. However, the final letter grade may be determined using curved grading. That is, the cutoffs for assigning letter grades may be based on the distribution of student scores.

Academic Integrity

The integrity of a university depends upon academic honesty, which consists of independent learning and research. Academic dishonesty includes cheating and plagiarism,and these actions will not be tolerated in our community.