443 AP® Calculus AB (Honors Calculus AB)

2 semesters, 1 credit (With SLU 1818 option)

Open to juniors and seniors

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B in 442 Precalculus, a cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher, and/or teacher approval

Honors Calculus is a course that teaches limits, derivatives, integrals, and their applications.

This course may be taken for college credit. To qualify for the 1818 option through Saint Louis University, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.33. If student elects to take this course for college credit (St. Louis University course MT 142, 4 credits), an additional fee will apply.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Solve problems using algebra and trigonometry techniques. 
  2. Relate limits and continuity of function graphs.
  3. Define and compute derivatives.
  4. Apply derivatives to functional graphs.
  5. Apply derivatives to economics and business situations.
  6. Recognize, define, and apply integration. 
  7. Apply integration in computing areas and volumes of function systems.
  8. Apply integration techniques to physics.
  9. Solve equations and inequalities.
  10. Evaluate limits.
  11. Find derivatives.
  12. Use differentiation with function graphs.
  13. Apply differentiation
  14. Apply integration.
  15. Create graphs of functions through the use of higher order derivatives. 


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. The principles of limits 
  2. The principles of continuity 
  3. The principles of derivatives 
  4. The principles of integration  


This curriculum last updated on January 4, 2019, by the Math Department.