MATH 1325
Math for Social Sciences II

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:   This course is the study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics and social sciences.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  Students must make a C or better in Math 1314 (College Algebra) or Math 1324 or have the appropriate entrance exam score.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
    1. Apply Calculus to solve business, economics, and social science problems.
    2. Apply appropriate differentiation techniques to obtain derivatives of various functions, including logarithmic and exponential functions.
    3. Solve application problems involving implicit differentiation and related rates.
    4. Solve optimization problems with emphasis on business and social sciences applications.
    5. Determine appropriate technique(s) of integration.
    6. Integrate functions using the method of integration by parts or substitution, as appropriate.
    7. Solve business, economics, and social sciences applications problems using integration techniques.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The Midterm and Final exam must be proctored by an approved testing organization.  (Ask you instructor for more details.)
    2. Students are NOT allowed to use their book or notes of any kind while taking their proctored midterm and exam.
    3. Students are allowed to use the formula sheet provided for the midterm and final exam.
    4. Students are allowed to use a calculator.  However, the TI-89, TI-Inspire with CAS or any other calculator with CAS capability are not permitted.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement  - There will be Midterm  
    2. Major Requirement  - There will be a Final exam
    3. Major Requirement – A lab activity
    4. Midterm, Final, and Quizzes are all timed.
    5. Midterm 30% - Quizzes 20% - Homework 10% - Lab 10% - Final Exam 30%
    6. Final Grade:  A = 90 - 100,  B = 80- 89,  C = 70 -79,  D = 60 - 69,  F = 59 and below.
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book:  College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences, 13th edition by Barnett, Ziegler and Byleen
      Book ISBN:  978-0-321-947383
      Book (á la carte) bundled with MyMathLab ISBN:  978-0-321-947598
    2. Required Access Code:  Online Students must purchase a MyMathLab Access Code.  This code can be purchased stand alone or bundled with the textbook. MML stand alone w/e-book ISBN: 978-0-321-19991-1.  Bundled with textbook ISBN:  978-0-558-86177-3 or 978-0-321-714527
    3.  Calculators:  A TI-84 or its equivalent is strongly recommended.
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class.
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  7. Course Content

Chapter 10


10.1  Introduction to Limits
10.2  Infinite Limits and Limits at Infinity
10.3  Continuity
10.4  The Derivative
10.5 Basic Differentiation Properties
10.6 Differentials
10.7  Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics

Chapter 11


11.1  The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest
11.2  Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
11.3  Derivatives of Products and Quotients
11.4  The Chain Rule
11.5  Implicit Differentiation
11.6  Related Rates
11.7  Elasticity of Demand



Chapter 12

12.1  First Derivative and Graphs
12.2  Second Derivative and Graphs
12.3  L’Hopitals Rule
12.5  Absolute Maxima and Minima
12.6  Optimization


Lab Assignment

Chapter 13


13.1  Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals
13.2  Integration by Substitution
13.5  The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Chapter 14

14.1  Area Between Curves
14.2  Applications of Business and Economics
14.3  Integration by Parts


Final Exam




Last Modified: August 31, 2017