SOUTHWEST COLLEGE
Department of Mathematics
COURSE SYLLABUS
Revised 101609
MATH 1314:
College Algebra
Spring,
2010 / Class Number
20396
/ Sat, 9:0012:00 a.m. /
Alief Center, Rm
B.122
INSTRUCTOR:
Maria Tolentino,
Ph D
CONFERENCE TIMES:
Before
or
After class
CONTACT INFORMATION:
[email protected]
MYMATHLAB COURSE ID:
tolentino09293
(The Mymathlab access code is included in the book package at the bookstores.
It can
also be
purchased separately online or at the bookstore.)
Textbook:
Essentials of
College Algebra
.
Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider.
Pearson/AddisonWesley:
Boston, 2008.
(The textbook is packaged together with the solutions manual and the
Mymathlab access code at the bookstores at SW College.)
Catalog Description:
Topics include quadratics, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions;
systems of equations; matrices; and determinants.
A departmental final examination will
be given in this course.
Prerequisites:
Math 0312 or Math 0112:
Pass with “C” or better
Or
Acceptable placement test score.
Credits:
3 credit hours (3 lecture).
This course is designed as a review of advanced topics in algebra for science and
engineering students who plan to take the calculus sequence in preparation for their
various degree programs.
It is also intended for nontechnical students who need college
mathematics credits to fulfill requirements for graduation and prerequisites for other
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It is generally transferable to other disciplines as math credit for nonscience
majors.
Testing policy:
There will be three major tests, a homework grade, and the final examination. Tests will
be returned within a week. If a student does not perform well on the 1
st
test, then it is the
student’s responsibility to see the instructor in order to discuss the situation. Bonus Points
can be earned on the three major tests
.
Makeup policy:
No makeup tests will be given. The final exam grade will be substituted for
a missed
test. If a second test or the final exam is missed, the score for that test is zero (0)
Grading policy:
Your final course grade is based on the following standard HCC scale.
Final Average
90
Avg
100
≤
≤
80
Avg < 90
≤
70
Avg < 80
≤
60
Avg < 70
≤
Avg < 60
Final Course
Grade
A
B
C
D
F
Final Average = (Test 1 + Test 2 +Test 3 + homework grade + Final Exam + Final
Exam) / 6
Final Examination:
The final examination is departmental and consists of 33 multiplechoice problems. The
problems cover all the material required in the course.
Homework policy:
All homework must be completed online using MYMATHLAB.
The MyMathLab
Course ID to be used for registration purposes is
tolentino09293
and the school zip code
is
77477
.
To register for MyMathLab and to access the homework, go to
www.coursecompass.com
.
Bonus points will be awarded for completing the homework with a 90 or more on
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