Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Math 211: Calculus

Student Body: 

Primarily for students in social science and prebusiness.

Background and Goals: 

Math 211 covers essential concepts of differential and integral calculus; exponential and logarithm functions and functions of several variables. This course (together with Math 210) forms an introduction to calculus and related topics designed primarily for prebusiness students. Notice that Math 210 is NOT a prerequisite for Math 211. Students wishing to take more advanced mathematics courses in their future are strongly encouraged to take Math 221 instead of Math 211. If you do take Math 211 and later wish to take more advanced courses that require Math 221 as a prerequisite you will need to either (a) take the calculus exam for credit, or (b) take Math 221.


Students in Engineering, Math, Physics and Science majors should take Math 221 rather than Math 211.

Subsequent Courses: 

Math 213.

Course Content: 
  • Functions
  • Derivatives and their applications
  • Exponential and logarithm functions
  • Integration and its applications
  • Integration techniques
  • Calculus of several variables
  • Differential equations
5. Students may not receive credit for both Math 211 and 221. (r-N-I)
Open to Fr. Adv math competency – algebra & suitable placement scores or Math 112 or 114. *Closed to students with credit for Math 221.*

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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