District Syllabus
Intermediate Algebra

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: Placement at the college level or completion of the appropriate exit-level developmental course(s) with a grade of “C” or better or
MAT0028 Developmental Mathematics II with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Covers the following topics: factoring, algebraic 
fractions, radicals and rational exponents, complex numbers, 
quadratic equations, rational equations, linear equations and 
inequalities in two variables and their graphs, systems of linear
equations and inequalities introduction to functions, and 
applications of the above topics.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis. Intermediate Algebra, 11th ed., Pearson, 2012. ISBN: 0321715411
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: There is NO Lab Fee for Hybrid courses. 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 and Objectives:

I. Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of their 
own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing results into the creative process.
  A.  Evaluate information, text, numerical and/or graphical data 
      for validity and reach conclusions that are supportable.
  B.  Apply understanding and knowledge of mathematical concepts to 
      devise and analyze solutions to problems.

II. Scientific and Mathematical Literacy: Students will apply an 
understanding of mathematical, natural, and behavioral scientific 
principles and methods to solve abstract and practical problems.
  A.  Engage in substantial mathematical problem solving.
  B.  Apply knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts 
      through real world information.
  C.  Acquire the skills necessary to communicate mathematical 
      ideas and procedures using appropriate mathematical 
      vocabulary and notation.

III. Information Management: Students will use effective strategies 
to collect, verify, document and manage information from a variety of 
  A.  Obtain information from the Web using traditional locator     
      tools and assess the information.
  B.  Use appropriate technology to address a variety of 
      mathematical tasks and problems.

At the end of the course the student will be able to set up, solve,
and interpret intermediate level algebraic problems.
Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the student will be able to solve problems
related to:
  1. factoring;
  2. algebraic fractions;
  3. radicals and rational exponents;
  4. complex numbers;
  5. quadric equations;
  6. rational equations;
  7. linear equations and inequalities in tow variables of their graphs,
  8. systems of linear equations and inequalities;
  9. introduction to functions;
  10. applications of the above topics.
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.

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