Online Business Calculus

MAT 210 - Brief Calculus

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Topics covered in this course include limits and derivatives of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions; the definite integral; analysis of graphs; optimization; applications of the derivative; and more. Content in this course is adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. This course uses Gradarius, a calculus learning platform that personalizes your learning based on the topics you already know and the topics you still need to learn. You will also have access to individualized coaching as you move through each topic in this course.

Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

MAT 117 College Algebra or MAT 170 Precalculus is strongly suggested as prerequisites for success in this course.

Quick facts

  • Credits: 3
  • Length: Self-paced
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • The meaning and computation of average rate of change, and applications
  • The meaning and computation of instantaneous rate of change and applications
  • Marginal analysis
  • The meaning and computation of accumulation and applications
  • Techniques to solve optimization problems and applications

What to expect in class

Video and audio lectures, Gradarius activities, quizzes, midterm exam, final exam, and discussion boards

Exams and grading


Gradarius Topics


Gradarius Quizzes


Practice Exam Quizzes


Midterm Exam


Final Exam


This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses. Course attendance dates will be listed on your transcript. A self paced course will appear on your transcript in the session you complete the course.

This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the Mathematics (MA) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff




Associate Teaching Professor,

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Arizona State University

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Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

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