Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Math 240 - Calculus for Business & Social Science - Brandon Hilst

Course:Calculus for Business & Social Science
Professor:Brandon Hilst
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


This is a synchronous course that will meet online via Canvas.  Students will be required to login to Canvas each day the class is scheduled to meet, watch the daily lecture videos, post questions and/or comments in discussion boards, and complete daily assignments.  Exams and quizzes will be completed in Canvas also.

Course Description

Presents a study of the techniques of calculus with emphasis placed on the application of these concepts to business and management-related problems. The applications of derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions are studied.

What to Expect in this Course

All material for the course is accessed through Canvas.  Each day that new material is covered, students will be expected to watch the lecture videos and complete the associated daily assignments.  Questions about the material should be posted in appropriate discussion boards during class time.  Exams and quizzes must also be completed during the scheduled class time on the days they are assigned.  Late submissions of any work will not be accepted unless there is a valid reason.  All due dates will be specified in the course syllabus.

Types of Assessments

Assessments will include daily assignments, quizzes relating to the homework assignments, four exams covering 1-2 chapters each, and a cumulative final exam on the last day the course meets.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

"Applied Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences: a Brief Approach," by S.T. Tan (10th edition), ISBN: 9781285464640.  Please note that this is *not* a ZTC textbook, so purchasing or renting a copy will be necessary.

Other Relevant Course Information

Students wishing to add the class must contact the instructor directly via email.  Add codes will be provided on the first day the course meets, provided that space is available.  Students will also be required to login to Canvas the first day the class meets to complete the first day's material.  Failure to do so may result in being dropped from the course.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 11/04/2021 Sub#: 191