Calculus for Busn. & Social Science

Course Overview

Course Code: MATH-246

Department: Mathematics

Credit Hours: 4.00

Illinois Articulation Initiative Number: IAI M1 900-B

Textbook Information: Bookstore website

This calculus course is designed specifically for students in business and the social sciences and does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. It emphasizes applications of the basic concepts of calculus rather than proofs. Topics must include limits; techniques of differentiation applied to polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; partial derivatives and applications; maxima and minima of functions; and elementary techniques of integration including substitution and integration by parts. Business and social science applications are stressed throughout the course. Prerequisite: Math placement at MATH 246; or the completion of MATH 134 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.

Course Schedule


Term: Spring 2025

Section Name: MATH-246-HY01D

Location: Main Campus

Available Seats: 32

Faculty Name: J. Spihlmann

Min Credits: 4.00


Term: Summer 2024

Section Name: MATH-246-OP01D

Location: Online

Available Seats: 23

Faculty Name: J. Spihlmann

Min Credits: 4.00


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