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Unformatted text preview: SYLLABUSFall 2011 ACTSC 232-001 Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics Instructor: Dr. Chengguo Weng, M3 3136, ext.31132, firstname.lastname@example.org Lectures: 12:30-01:20pm MWF, PHY 145 Tutorials: 05:30-06:20pm Monday, MC 2066 Office hours: 1:30-2:30pm Monday and Wednesday, or by appointment (Instructor) TBA (Teaching Assistants) Pre-requisites: ACTSC 231, STAT 230/240 Required Textbook: Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, by Dickson, Hardy, and Waters, 2009. This text is the official reading for SOA Exam MLC in 2012. Material to be covered (also see the attached table of weekly tentative schedule at the end of the syllabus): Chapter 1 Introduction to life insurance Chapter 2 Survival models Chapter 3 Life tables and selection Chapter 4 Insurance benefits Chapter 5 Annuities Chapter 6 Premium calculation Homework: There will be three assignments due in the Wednesdays classes of Weeks 3, 7 and 10 respectively. Homework must be well written. Late work without a legitimate excuse will not be accepted. Quizzes: There will be three quizzes, tentatively scheduled in the Mondays tutorial sessions (from 5:30pm to 6:20pm) on Oct03, Oct31 and Nov21 respectively. Quizzes are non-cumulative. Tutorials: There will be seven tutorials throughout the course; see attached table for the schedule. If needs arise, tutorials may also be used for lectures. Course Evaluation: Assignments: 10% Quizzes: 30% (10% for each) Final Exam: 60% Important Notes 1. Course webpage. All of the course materials, grades, and assignments will be posted on the D2L course webpage. To access to them, you need to log in D2L with your quest ID and password through the link https://learn.uwaterloo.ca/. 2. Attendance to classes: strongly recommended. If you missed, it is your own responsibility to get known of all the mathematical knowledge and announcements made in classes. Unless you have legitimate excuse for your absence, it will be impossible to get a copy, from the instructor afterwards, of those course materials you missed. 4. Requests for re-grading an assignment or an exam: must be made within one week after the grades have been posted on course webpage. To have your assignment/exam considered for re-grading, the assignment/exam must be written in ink. Note that the instructor reserves the right to re-grade the entire assignment/test and raise or lower the grades originally assigned....
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