Syllabus for College Algebra
Prerequisite Courses : Two years of high school
algebra or equivalent.
Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry (7th edition) by Michael Sullivan
Calculator: A TI-83 or TI-83 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, piece-wise 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.
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
Make-up Policy: No make-up 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
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 re-teaching
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
Additional Help : The Academic Success Center offers free
peer tutoring during the week.
Contact the tutorial centers for exact hours at (912) 681-0321
|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
|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
|Section 1.7||Applications: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion|
|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|
|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
|Section 4.7||Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of
|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|
|(11/22 – 24)||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|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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