Official course description: This is the first course of the two-semester Calculus sequence for life science and social science majors. Calculus A emphasizes the process of problem solving and application of calculus to the natural sciences, and requires students to think deeper about the concepts covered. Students will acquire basic skills needed for a quantitative approach to scientific problems. The course introduces the mathematics needed to study change in a quantity. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, rate of change of functions, integrals, graphing and their applications.