Revised Fall 2011
COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE NUMBER:
MATH 1316
COURSE TITLE:
Trigonometry
CREDIT HOURS:
3
LECTURE HOURS:
3
LAB HOURS:
0
ASSESSMENT(S):
Prior to enrolling in this course, the student must demonstrate eligibility to enroll in the
following:
MATH 1316, MATH 1325, MATH 1350, or MATH 2373.
PREREQUISITE:
MATH 1314, MATH 1414, or TSI placement.
COREQUISITE:
None
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Angular measure, functions of angles, identities, solution of triangles, equations,
inverse trigonometric functions, complex numbers, and polar coordinates.
COLLEGE REPEAT POLICY:
A student may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade,
including “W”.
TEXTBOOK:
Trigonometry
(6th edition), Charles P. McKeague and Mark D. Turner, Brooks/Cole (Cengage
Learning), 2008.
In addition, some professors may use WebAssign, which requires a purchased access code.
New packages purchased from any Collin bookstore will include an access code for WebAssign.
SUPPLIES:
Graphing calculator required.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to do the following:
1.
Use trigonometric functions to prove identities and solve conditional equations
2.
Graph the six basic trigonometric functions and variations on them
3.
Solve for the measures of the sides and angles in a right triangle
4.
Use vectors and complex numbers as well as polar coordinates
5.
Solve general triangles using the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines
6.
Find areas of triangles using their angles and sides
7.
Understand and solve application problems using both geometric and algebraic vectors
8.
Use trigonometric techniques to solve problems from physics and engineering
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of required exams, quizzes, and assignments. Graphing
calculators are used in lieu of trig tables.
COURSE FORMAT:
Lecture and guided practice or online course delivery
METHOD OF EVALUATION:
A minimum of four written exams and a comprehensive final exam will be
given. Homework and/or quizzes may be used in place of one exam or in addition to exams. The weight of
each of these components of evaluation will be specified in the individual instructor’s addendum to this
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syllabus. All outofclass course credit, including takehome exams, home assignments, servicelearning, etc.
may not exceed 25% of the total course grade; thus, at least 75% of a student’s grade must consist of exams
given in class or the testing center, and no student may retake any of these exams.
ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Attendance is expected of all students. If a student is unable to attend, it is his/her
responsibility to contact the instructor to obtain assignments. Please see the schedule of classes for the last day
to withdraw from the course with a grade of W.
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 AlanS.Grave
 Math, Trigonometry, Complex Numbers, Polar Coordinates

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