District Syllabus
MAC1140
Pre-Calculus Algebra


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
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
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:
Performance Indicator:
 
The student applies an understanding of natural, mathematical and 
behavioral scientific principles and methods to solve abstract and 
relevant problems, using appropriate technology with inclusion of 
necessary scientific and mathematical language. 
                         
Student’s Level of Achievement Based upon Student’s Performance:

MASTERY:
The student uses relevant techniques, demonstrates excellent 
observations skills for trends and patterns, collects reliable data, 
reaches valid conclusions from it, performs accurate computations, 
uses results to predict outcomes of similar phenomena.

COMPETENT:
The student uses some relevant techniques, demonstrates good 
observation skills, collects appropriate volume of data, reaches 
acceptable conclusions with a few exceptions, performs computations 
with good accuracy. 

DEVELOPING:
The student uses questionable techniques, demonstrates fair 
observation skills, collects insufficient data, reaches marginal or 
invalid conclusion, performs some inaccurate computations.

Beginning:
The student uses faulty techniques, demonstrates poor observation 
skills, exhibits unreliable data collection skills, reaches 
inappropriate conclusions, and performs inaccurate and improper 
computations.
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.