Course Information

Course Number: MAT 1575

Course Title: Calculus II

Course Outline: Official course outline prepared by the Mathematics Department.

Course Description: A continuation of MAT 1475. Topics include Taylor polynomials, Mean Value Theorem, Taylor and Maclaurin series, tests of convergence, techniques of integration, improper integrals, areas, volumes and arclength.

Credits / Hours: 4

Section Number: OL33

Prerequisites: MAT 1475

Textbook: The textbooks are available to download for free (pdf), view online, or print copies are available for a small fee.

Online Spaces

  • OpenLab: This website will be the online home for our class. The site contains important information about the course, and will be used in various ways throughout the semester.
  • WeBWorK on Rederly:  Much of the homework for this class will be completed on the WeBWorK system using a platform called Rederly.  The link to our Rederly WeBWorK section and login instructions will be posted on our OpenLab site.
  • Zoom: We will use Zoom for the weekly COLD sessions and for the one-on-one HOT topic presentations. Zoom links will be posted on our OpenLab site.
    • Students who participate in this class with their camera on or use a profile image are agreeing to have their video or image recorded solely for the purpose of creating a record for students enrolled in the class to refer to, including those enrolled students who are unable to attend live. If you are unwilling to consent to have your profile or video image recorded, be sure to keep your camera off and do not use a profile image. Likewise, students who un-mute during class and participate orally are agreeing to have their voices recorded. If you are not willing to consent to have your voice recorded during class, you will need to keep your mute button activated and communicate exclusively using the “chat” feature, which allows students to type questions and comments live.
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Wednesday study group sessions take place during class time in BCU.
  • Dropbox: CUNY has provided all students with Dropbox accounts with large storage limits. Information and a login link are posted here.
  • Blackboard:
    • Grades will be posted in Blackboard’s gradebook

Faculty Information

Professor Name:

  • Kate Poirier

Contact info & communications: For information about office hours, visit Contact Info & Communications.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Find anti-derivatives using integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, and the technique of partial fractions.
  2. Apply knowledge of integration to calculate volumes of solids of revolution, areas, and arc lengths.
  3. Evaluate improper integrals.
  4. Find Taylor polynomials and use Taylor’s Theorem to estimate error.
  5. Construct infinite series and test for their convergence and divergence.

General Education Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Understand and employ both quantitative and qualitative analysis to solve problems.
  2. Employ scientific reasoning and logical thinking.
  3. Communicate effectively using written and oral means.
  4. Use creativity to solve problems.


A detailed schedule of topics can be found on the Week-by-week schedule page.

Percent/Letter Grade conversion

A = 93.0 — 100
A- = 90.0 — 92.9
B+ = 87.0 — 89.9
B = 83.0 — 86.9
B- = 80.0 — 82.9
C+ = 77.0 — 79.9
C = 70.0 — 76.9
D = 60.0 — 69.9
F = 0 — 59.9
W = withdrawal up to Monday, May 17 (WF after)

Grading Policy

The grading policy for the course appears on the Grading Policy page.


Lessons are on the course hub; you will work through these on your own time. There are three different times during which your attendance is required: two during regular class time (COLD sessions and study group sessions) and one outside of regular class time (HOT topic presentations) for most students.

  1. COLD sessions: Every Monday from 12pm to 1:40pm, we will hold a session for Checking in Online and Live Discussion (COLD session). The first part of each COLD session will be devoted to Checking in Online: going over your responsibilities for the week. The second part of each COLD session will be devoted a Live Discussion to answer student questions about course content.
  2. Study group sessions: Every Wednesday from 12pm to 11:40pm you will meet with your study group in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  3. HOT topic presentations: These are weekly one-on-one interviews with your instructor. Information is on the HOT Topics page here.


Participation makes up a component of your overall course grade. More information can be found on the Grading Policy page here.

College Academic Integrity Policy

Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting and citation of sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the college recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension and expulsion. More information about the College’s policy on Academic Integrity may be found in the College Catalog

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