Mathematics 2122B Real Analysis I

Unless you have either the requisites for this course or written special permission from your Dean to enroll in it, you may be removed from this course and it will be deleted from your record. This decision may not be appealed. You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you are dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites.

Instructor Gord Sinnamon

Course Materials and Technical Requirements

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The overall course grade will be calculated as listed below:

Written Assignments (6)    20%    Due  January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, March 22  January 25, February 8, March 1, March 8, March 22, March 29
In-class Tests (2)                 40%    February 3, March 3
February 10, March 10 (1:30-3:20 p.m.)
Final Exam                           40%    To be scheduled by the registrar

     Accommodated Evaluations If academic accommodation for an assignment is granted by a student’s faculty counsellor, then that student’s mark for that assignment will be replaced by the average mark on that student’s other assignments. If academic accommodation for a quiz is granted by a student’s faculty counsellor, then that student’s mark for that quiz will be replaced by the average mark on that student’s other quizzes, there will be no makeups for missed quizzes.
     Accommodation Policies Students with disabilities work with Accessible Education (formerly SSD) which provides recommendations for accommodation based on medical documentation or psychological and cognitive testing. The Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities policy can be found at: Accommodation_disabilities.pdf
     Academic Consideration for Student Absence Students will have up to two (2) opportunities during the regular academic year to use an on-line portal to self-report an absence during the semester, provided the following conditions are met: the absence is no more than 48 hours in duration, and the assessment for which consideration is being sought is worth 30% or less of the student’s final grade. Students are expected to contact their instructors within 24 hours of the end of the period of the self-reported absence, unless noted on the syllabus. Students are not able to use the self-reporting option in the following circumstances:
for exams scheduled by the Office of the Registrar (e.g., December and April exams)

If the conditions for a Self-Reported Absence are not met, students will need to provide a Student Medical Certificate if the absence is medical, or provide appropriate documentation if there are compassionate grounds for the absence in question. Students are encouraged to contact their Faculty academic counselling office to obtain more information about the relevant documentation.
     Students should also note that individual instructors are not permitted to receive documentation directly from a student, whether in support of an application for consideration on medical grounds, or for other reasons. All documentation required for absences that are not covered by the Self-Reported Absence Policy must be submitted to the Academic Counselling office of a student's Home Faculty.
     For policy on Academic Consideration for Student Absences - Undergraduate Students in First Entry Programs, see and for the Student Medical Certificate (SMC), see 
     Religious Accommodation Students should consult the University's list of recognized religious holidays, and should give reasonable notice in writing, prior to the holiday, to the Instructor and an Academic Counsellor if their course requirements will be affected by a religious observance. Additional information is given in the Western Multicultural Calendar:  
     Multiple Exams You may also be eligible to write the Special Exam if you are in a “Multiple Exam Situation” (see
     Registrar The website for Registrarial Services is
     Email In accordance with policy,, the centrally administered e-mail account provided to students will be considered the individual’s official university e-mail address. It is the responsibility of the account holder to ensure that e-mail received from the University at his/her official university address is attended to in a timely manner.
     Contingency plan for an in-person class pivoting to online learning In the event of a COVID-19 resurgence during the course that necessitates the course delivery moving away from face-to-face interaction, all remaining course content will be delivered entirely online, either synchronously (i.e., at the times indicated in the timetable) or asynchronously (e.g., posted on OWL for students to view at their convenience). The grading scheme will not change. Any remaining assessments will also be conducted online as determined by the course instructor.
     Some of the remote learning sessions for this course may be recorded. The data captured during these recordings may include your image, voice recordings, chat logs and personal identifiers (name displayed on the screen). The recordings may be used for educational purposes related to this course, including evaluations. The recordings may be disclosed to other individuals participating in the course for their private or group study purposes. Please contact the instructor if you have any concerns related to session recordings.
     Recording Participants in this course are not permitted to record the sessions, except where recording is an approved accommodation, or the participant has the prior written permission of the instructor.
     Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence, from
     Zoom or Proctortrack for Tests Tests and examinations in this course may be conducted using a remote proctoring service. By taking this course, you are consenting to the use of this software and acknowledge that you will be required to provide personal information (including some biometric data) and the session will be recorded.  Completion of this course will require you to have a reliable internet connection and a device that meets the technical requirements for this service. See and for more information.
     Internet Completion of this course will require you to have a reliable internet connection and a device that meets the system requirements for Zoom. Information about the system requirements are available at the following link:
     Academic Counselling Please visit the Academic Counselling webpage of your Faculty for information on add/drop, academic considerations for absences, appeals, exam conflicts, and many other academic related matters.
     Accessibility Please contact the course instructor if you require lecture or printed material in an alternate format or if any other arrangements can make this course more accessible to you. You may also wish to contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at (519) 661-2147 if you have any questions regarding accommodations.
     DSE Western University is committed to a thriving campus as we deliver our courses in the mixed model of both virtual and face-to-face formats. We encourage you to check out the Digital Student Experience website to manage your academics and well-being:
     SDC Learning-skills counsellors at the Student Development Centre ( are ready to help you improve your learning skills. They offer presentations on strategies for improving time management, multiple-choice exam preparation/writing, textbook reading, and more. Individual support is offered throughout the Fall/Winter terms in the drop-in Learning Help Centre, and year-round through individual counselling.
     Distress Students who are in emotional/mental distress should refer to Mental Health@Western ( for a complete list of options about how to obtain help.
     USC Additional student-run support services are offered by the University Students Council,