Online Calculus { College of Extended Learning }

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Online Calculus Course

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Learn Calculus Online

Calculus (Math 226)

This online college calculus course combines the best proven methods in a traditional class together with a new distance learning environment that connects students located at remote locations. Students will have access to 26 full video lectures streamed at near high-definition quality. Also, 200 short video clips tailored to homework will be available.

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International Distance Education

This online calculus course is open to students from around the world. Students from international universities are welcome to enroll, as well as students from the Bay Area or anywhere in the USA.

Transfer Credit

At the end of the online calculus course, you can request an official SF State transcript. This course is 4 semester units in length. (Each unit is equivalent to 15 contact hours.) The course is eight weeks in length. The topics in all calculus courses are very standard throughout the USA and much of the world, in most cases. No problems have been reported with transferring credits to other institutions.

(The decision is always up to the home institution of the student, not SF State. If in doubt, contact your home school and ask if the course, with a standard syllabus from SF State, can be transferred.)

Accredited University

San Francisco State University is fully accredited and part of the California State system—the largest education system in the USA. Further, San Francisco State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).

Is this Online Calculus Course for You?

Online calculus is open to all and particularly popular among students preparing for graduate schools: MBA and medical schools, pharmacy, biology.

Online calculus may not be for everybody. Past students who succeeded in this course tend to be independent, self-motivated, able to adhere to a regular schedule, and comfortable with algebra. Post baccalaureate students and high school students passionate about math also tend to well. The online calculus course is not easier than a regular class, but it might be more convenient.

Online Calculus: What You Will Learn

The central object of the study in calculus is the concept of a function. Functions are used to describe the real world around us. Calculus introduces two fundamental concepts which enable us to describe and investigate functions. These are the derivative and the integral. The derivative describes the behavior of a function at a particular time. The integral carries information about the history of a function.


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How to Register

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Learn more about this online calculus course on the SF State calculus website.

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