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MTH253 Calculus III

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  • CRN: 44083
  • Credits: 5
  • Notes: Proctored exams required. WebAssign Required.
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Online, Available 24/7
      From September 26 through December 17, 2022, Eric J Zupunski

Class materials


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Details about this class

In-Person Proctored Exams: In-person proctored exams will be required for all MTH classes. Exams can be taken on-campus at Rock Creek at the dates/times listed below or at an approved testing center. Students are responsible for paying the fees associated with a testing center if they are unable to attend the on-campus exam perhaps due to a time conflict, living outside of the Portland metro area, etc. 

Contact the instructor if you have any questions or concerns about in-person proctored exams. Exams can be taken at an earlier date, if needed.

Scheduled Exam Dates at the Rock Creek Campus:

  • Midterm exam: October 24, 6 PM to 8:20 PM
  • Cumulative final exam: December 12, 6 PM to 8:20 PM

Online Math Courses: Online classes are very different from face-to-face (or remote) classes; they are more demanding and require more time-commitment and resourcefulness. This is especially true in an online math course. You should only take this online Calculus course if you're a strong math student and think that the online format would work well with your learning style.

An online math student should possess the following traits:

  • Should be a strong math student (A's or B's in recent math courses).
  • Can study independently, and proactively seeks extra resources when stuck.
  • Understands that learning a concept takes time and can persevere when concepts don't make sense right away.
  • Has the available time to go over the material, do homework and other assignments, and study. For this class, you should plan to spend 15-20 hours per week just on this course.
  • Does not have prior commitments that will make logging in and participating difficult (e.g. getting married, going on vacation, having surgery, taking too many credits, working too many hours, etc.).
  • Can communicate effectively in writing, and is willing to do so with the instructor and other students via discussion boards.
  • Can independently work through computer issues and is willing to call the help desk if needed.
  • Not a procrastinator, and can set their own schedule and stick to it.

Reflect on your own particular learning style and study habits when deciding whether an online course is right for you.


Textbook/WebAssign Information: We will be using WebAssign for our online textbook, homework and quizzes. (You do not need to purchase a physical textbook because WebAssign includes an eBook. You may purchase a physical textbook if you wish to.)  Through other assignments such as Discussions and Tech Labs, we will also use Khan Academy. All of these materials will be incorporated into our D2L course.

Video Lectures: This course will feature video lectures for learning the content; which will be available directly in D2L. 

Calculator: A physical graphing calculator is not required in this class. Instead, online graphing calculators (such as Desmos and/or GeoGebra) will be used.

Word Processor and Equation Editor: A word processor (such as Microsoft Word) and equation editor (such as MathType) are recommended, but are not required for the course. They can be downloaded for free.

Scanner Hardware or Scanner Software: A scanner is not required, but there will be times when you'll want to upload your hand-written work. This can be easily done using either a scanner (hardware) or using a smartphone or tablet with a free scanner application (software) such as Adobe Scan, ScanBot, GeniusScan, etc. 

PDF Creator: All electronic documents submitted in this class are required to be in pdf format. If you have Microsoft Word, you can create a pdf using "Save As". Otherwise, you may need a PDF Creator, such as CutePDF. These are free and easy to use.

Online class information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Online & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Online Learning technical requirements.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Online based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Online Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes.

The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Classes but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg