District Syllabus
College Algebra

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or better
MAT1033C Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Covers the following topics: functions and functional
notation; domains and ranges of functions; graphs of functions and
relations; operations on functions; inverse functions; linear, 
quadratic, and rational functions; absolute value and radical 
functions; exponential and logarithmic properties, functions, and 
equations; systems of equations and inequalities, applications (such
as curve fitting, modeling, optimization, exponential and 
logarithmic growth and decay.) Meets A.A. general education Category 
Required Materials: Books:
  • Marvin L. Bittinger, Judith A. Beecher, David J. Ellenbogen, and Judith A. Penna. College Algebra: Graphs and Models with Graphing Calculator, 5th ed., Pearson, 2011. ISBN: 0321824210
Supplemental Materials: Supplies:
  • TI-84 Graphing Calculator
Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: *******SEE INSTRUCTOR FOR TEXTBOOK INFORMATION********* There is a $24.99 Lab Fee for Distance Learning courses and NO Lab Fee for Hybrid courses. Distance Learning and Hybrid Sections require a Connect Math access code. Use of CONNECT Math in face-to-face sections is at the discretion of the instructor. Contact your instructor to determine if CONNECT Math is required. For sections NOT requiring CONNECT Math the textbook listed is required.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes 
I. Critical Thinking:
The student evaluates the validity of ideas, developing informed 
opinions or defensible conclusions.

III. Scientific and Mathematical Literacy:
The student properly identifies and applies scientific or 
mathematical principles and methods.

IV. Information Literacy:
The student effectively locates, evaluates and applies information 
from a variety of sources. 
Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
  1. Solve linear, quadratic, rational, absolute value, and radical equations and inequalities, algebraically and graphically.
  2. Use exponential and logarithmic properties to analyze functions and solve equations.
  3. Analyze relations and functions.
  4. Sketch and interpret graphs of linear, quadratic, rational, absolute value, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions.
  5. Solve systems of equations and inequalities.
  6. Set up and solve application problems related to the above concepts.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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