SPRING 2012 – JULIANO
Course Number
:
MATH 1314
Course Title
:
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Course Description
:
Relations and functions, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and inverse functions,
composition of functions, absolute value, theory and systems of equations, complex numbers, matrices, and sequences.
Lab required.
Instructor’s Name
:
Lisa Juliano
Office Number
:
LA-211
Office Hours
:
Mon/Wed
9-10am;
Tue/Thur
2-3pm;
Wed 2-4pm (in C-220);
All others by app’t only
Phone Number
:
972-548-6718
Email Address
:
ljuliano@collin.edu
Website
:
http://iws.collin.edu/ljuliano
Fax Machine
:
972-548-6604
(please put my name on all faxes)
In case of emergencies, contact the Office of Academic Affairs:
B-122F,
214-491-6270
Class Information
:
Section Number
:
C05
Meeting Times
:
Tues/Thurs,
8:30am–9:45am
Meeting Location
:
LA-238 (in the library)
Course Credit Hours
:
3
Lecture Hours
:
3
Lab Hours
:
1
Placement Assessments
:
Placement in MATH 1314, MATH 1324, or MATH 1342, or higher
Prerequisite
:
TSI placement
Student Learning Outcomes
:
Upon completion of this course the students should be able to do the following:
1. Analyze relations between variables
2. Classify and manipulate functions and their graphs
3. Find the zeros and factors of polynomials with real coefficients
4. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations with applications to growth and decay
5. Use matrices to solve systems of linear equations
6. Analyze sequences, including arithmetic and geometric sequences.
For specific course content, please go to:
http://iws.collin.edu/rkhoury/Courses.htm
Course Resources
:
A
MyMathLab
account
is
REQUIRED
.
MyMathLab contains an electronic version of the textbook.
A hard-copy of the textbook is optional.
College Algebra
,
by Robert Blitzer
(custom edition available at Collin bookstores)
Note Packets, Labs, Review Sheets, and other pertinent course materials will be available on my website.
It is your
responsibility to print them.
Students have 300 pages of free printing each semester.
Supplies
:
A TI graphing calculator (83 or 84) is
REQUIRED
.
The TI-Nspire calculator is only allowed if you use the
TI-84 faceplate.
TI-89 or other CAS graphing calculators are not allowed.
Please use smooth-edged paper and pencil.
Attendance Policy:
Attendance is expected of all students at every scheduled class meeting.
If you are unable to attend class, it is
your
responsibility
to obtain any missed material/notes from other classmates.
You are expected to come to class with your
book, calculator, completed homework assignments and/or labs, and printed out note packets
.
Disruptive or
disrespectful behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.
If you cannot participate positively in class, you will be asked to
leave.
If you arrive late to class, please be discreet.
Excessive tardiness will be considered disruptive behavior.