District Syllabus
Pre-Calculus Algebra

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: MAC1105 College Algebra with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course furthers the preparation of students in important areas
such as graphing techniques, algebraic functions, and transcendental
functions. Special emphasis is given to the algebra needed in 
calculus. Calculators are used to contribute to the goals of the
course. Meets A.A. general education Category III.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Hornsby, Lial, & Rockswold. A Graphical Approach to Precalculus w/Limits, 6th ed., Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 0321900820
  • Hornsby * Lial * Rockswold. A Graphical Approach to Precalculus with Limits: A Unit Circle Approach, 5th ed., Addison-Wesley, 2009. ISBN: 0321644735
Supplemental Materials: Supplies:
  • TI-84 Graphing Calculator
Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: 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 MyMathLab access code. Use of MyMathLab in face-to-face sections is at the discretion of the instructor. Contact your instructor to determine if MyMathLab is required. For sections NOT requiring MyMathLab 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. Analyze polynomial, rational, and other algebraic functions, their properties and graphs.
  2. Solve polynomial and rational inequalities.
  3. Analyze exponential and logarithmic functions, their properties and graphs.
  4. Analyze piecewise defined functions.
  5. Analyze conic sections.
  6. Analyze matrices and determinants.
  7. Determine sequences and series.
  8. Use mathematical induction.
  9. Use the binomial theorem.
  10. Set up and solve applications 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 polices 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.