Online Course Information

Online Mathematics Courses in 2017-18

The Mathematics Department offers Mathematics 19A/B (Calculus for Science, Engineering and Mathematics) and 23A/B (Vector Calculus) ONLINE as well as in the "traditional lecture format." These online courses are offered to all UC students through UC's cross campus enrollment system and can also be taken by non-UC students.

The UCSC 17-18 academic year schedule:

Fall 17
Winter 18
Spring 18
Math 19A Online Classroom Classroom
Math 19B Classroom Online & Classroom Online
Math 23A Online Classroom Online
Math 23B Classroom Classroom Online

Fall quarter Math 19A will be offered online and Math 19B will be offered in the traditional classroom lecture format. Winter quarter Math 19A will be offered in the traditional classroom lecture format, and Math 19B will be offered online and in a traditional classroom format. Spring quarter Math 19A will be offered in the traditional classroom lecture format while Math 19B will be offered online.

Fall quarter Math 23A will be offered online, Math 23B in the traditional classroom lecture format. Winter quarter Math 23A/B in the traditional classroom lecture format. Spring quarter Math 23A/B will both be offered online.

What is online Calculus and how does it work?

There are approximately ninety, carefully prepared lectures per course, each lasting from 5-15 minutes. These are presented online through Canvas, UCOE's learning management system. Each lecture can be viewed any time of night or day anywhere where internet is available. The lectures, which are captioned, can be paused and reviewed as often as students wish. Low stakes quizzes are given online but proctored exams are offered both in class and online through an online proctoring service called "Proctor U."

The interactive textbook  is available online through The Macmillan Publishing Company. Reading through the text is monitored through a series of carefully designed progress check questions.

Students are encouraged to pose and answer questions to each other (peer-to-peer collaborative learning) and to their instructors through an online discussion platform known as "Piazza", accessible through Canvas.

Sections as well as office hours are offered in the traditional in-person format in our offices and classrooms as well as on-line through a freely available chat utility with screen sharing and white board capability called "Zoom". This setup is designed to meet the needs of local as well as remote students and  effectively addresses a variety of learning styles. Furthermore this allows us to optimize our resources so that they are most effective in helping students learn the material.

In-class, drop-in sections listed in the UCSC Schedule of Classes are for additional support as needed-no enrollment necessary-anyone can attend at any time.

Instructors Tony Tromba and Frank Bauerle present a comprehensive course overview at the websites below:

Math 19A

Math 19B

Math 23A