Syllabus for College Algebra
Prerequisite Courses : Two years of high school
algebra or equivalent.
Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry (7^{th} edition) by Michael Sullivan
Calculator: A TI83 or TI83 plus calculator is required for the course.
Sharing of calculators on
quizzes or exams will not be permitted.
Course Description: Covers the fundamental elements of College Algebra including
the solving
of equations and inequalities, the study of study of linear, quadratic,
piecewise defined, rational,
polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions . Mathematical modeling of real
data, business
applications and use of appropriate technology will be incorporated throughout
the course.
Course Objectives:
The student will:
1. learn basic mathematical functions, their graphs and properties.
2. be able to perform basic algebraic techniques in solving equations and
inequalities.
3. use appropriate technology in problem solving and graphing.
4. be able to use real data in a mathematical model.
Assessment of Course Objectives: Student achievement will be measured through homework
assignments and quizzes (30%), three tests (45%), and a comprehensive final exam
(25%).
Grading Policy: Grades will be assigned based on the percentage of points earned
from some
measurement of student achievement of course objectives. The course grading
scale will be
Makeup Policy: No makeup exams will be given. When a
student misses an exam the score
from the final exam will be substituted for the missing exam score. No late
homework will be
accepted.
Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend each class meeting, but
attendance will not
be taken. A student who misses class is responsible to find out what was
discussed and learn the
material that was covered on the missed day. The instructor is not responsible
for reteaching
material missed by a student who did not attend class.
Academic Dishonesty Policy: Academic dishonesty is a very serious offense and
will not be
tolerated. Cheating in this class includes the use of notes, books, or other
students on quizzes or
exams, or the improper use or sharing of a calculator on an exam . Any student
caught cheating is
subject to a grade of “F” for the course and will be reported to the University
Judicial Officer.
Civility Statement: Each student is expected to follow the
Student Conduct Code, with regards
to appropriate behavior in the classroom. Inappropriate behavior includes any
activity that may
detract from your fellow classmate’s learning experience or in the instructor’s
ability to conduct
class. Electronic devices such as cellular phones, pagers, and media players
must be off while
the student is in the classroom. Please respect your peers by not being
disruptive in class.
Disability Policy: If you have a physical, psychological, and/or learning
disability which may
affect your performance in this class, please contact the Student Disability
Resource Center as
soon as possible. The Center will determine appropriate accommodations based on
testing and
medical documentation.
Additional Help : The Academic Success Center offers free
peer tutoring during the week.
Contact the tutorial centers for exact hours at (912) 6810321
Important Dates:
October 9:  Last day to drop without academic penalty 
November 22–24:  Thanksgiving Holiday 
November 30:  Last day of classes 
December 5:  Final Exam (section BC) 12:30 – 2:30 pm 
Final Exam (section AG) 3:00 – 5:00 pm  
December 7:  Final Exam (section K) 10:00 am – 12:00 noon 
Tentative Schedule for Math 1111 – College Algebra
Week 1  Section 3.1  Functions 
(8/14)  Section 3.2  The Graph of a Function 
Section 3.4  Library of Functions; Piecewise
Defined Functions 

Week 2  Section 1.1  Linear Equations 
(8/21)  Section 1.2  Quadratic equations 
Section 1.4  Radical , Quadratic Form, and Factorable  
Week 3  Section 1.5  Solving Inequalities 
(8/28)  Section 1.6  Equations/Inequalities Involving Absolute Value 
Section 1.7  Applications: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion  
Week 4  Review  
(9/4)  Test #1  
Week 5  Section 2.4  Lines 
(9/11)  Section 2.5  Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 
Section 2.6  Scatter Diagrams; Linear Curve Fitting  
Week 6  Section 4.1  Quadratic Functions and Models 
(9/18)  Section 3.3  Properties of Functions 
Section 3.5  Graphing Techniques: Transformations  
Week 7  Section 4.2  Polynomial Functions 
(9/25)  Review  
Week 8  Test #2  
(10/2)  Section 4.3  Rational Functions I 
Week 9  Section 4.4  Rational Functions II 
(10/9)  Section 4.5  Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 
Week 10  Section 4.6  The Real Zeros of a Polynomial 
(10/16)  Section 1.3  Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System 
Section 4.7  Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra 

Week 11  Review  
(10/23)  Test #3  
Week 12  Section 5.1  Composite Functions 
(10/30)  Section 5.2  Inverse Functions 
Section 5.3  Exponential Functions  
Week 13  Section 5.4  Logarithmic Functions 
(11/6)  Section 5.5  Properties of Logarithms 
Week 14  Section 5.6  Logarithmic and Exponential Equations 
(11/13)  Section 5.7  Compound Interest 
Week 15  Section 5.8  Exp Growth/Decay; Newton’ s Law , Logistic 
(11/20)  Models  
(11/22 – 24)  Thanksgiving Holiday  
Week 16  Review  
(11/27)  
Week 17  Final Exam (section BC)  (Tuesday 12/5, 12:30 – 2:30 pm) 
(12/4)  Final Exam (section AG)  (Tuesday 12/5, 3:00 – 5:00 pm) 
Final Exam (section K)  (Thursday 12/7, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon) 
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