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MA 141 College Trigonometry
Lowe, Margaret


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseMA 141 College Trigonometry MI
SemesterS2GG2005
FacultyLowe, Margaret
TitleDr. Margaret Lowe
Office LocationPark University
Office Hours8:00am - 4:30pm
Daytime Phone701-839-8675
E-MailMargaret.Lowe@pirate.park.edu
mlowe@srt.com
Semester DatesMarch 14, 2005 - May 8, 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:45 - 7:15 PM
PerquisitesMA105 and MA131
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Michael Sullivan, Trigonometry, sixth edition.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2002.


Course Description:
A study of the circular functions including identities, sum and difference formulas, double and half angle forms, triangle solutions, and trigonometric equations.  Pre-requisite:  MA131 or equivalent.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Active participation is encouraged.  Class time will be spent in instructor presentations, class discussion, independent working of problems and some group work.  Students are urged to  be actively thinking;  they should be continuously considering how to solve the problem being discussed.  Written homework assignments and regular testing will help develop skills.

Course Assessment:
Mar 14, 2005
Ch 2.1 pp78-81; Ch 4.1

Mar 16, 2005
Ch 4.2

Mar 21
Ch 4.3

Mar 23
Ch 4.4

Mar 28
Exam Ch 4
Ch 2.1

Apr 4
Ch 2.3

Apr 6
Ch 2.4

Apr 11
Ch 2.5

Apr 13
Ch 2.6

Apr 18
Exam Ch 2
Ch 3.1

Apr 20
Ch 3.3

Apr  25
Ch 3.4

Apr 27
Ch 3.5

May 2
Ch 3.7

May 4
Ch 3.7
Final Exam

Grading:
Class participation 10%
Homework                          20%
Exams 40%  2 @20% each
Final examination 30%

Total 100

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are to be submitted when due.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Courtesy and respect toward all present is expected.  A similar courtesy is expected in online communications.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Mar 14, 2005
Ch 2.1 pp78-81; Ch 4.1

Mar 16, 2005
Ch 4.2

Mar 21
Ch 4.3

Mar 23
Ch 4.4

Mar 28
Exam Ch 4
Ch 2.1

Apr 4
Ch 2.3

Apr 6
Ch 2.4

Apr 11
Ch 2.5

Apr 13
Ch 2.6

Apr 18
Exam Ch 2
Ch 3.1

Apr 20
Ch 3.3

Apr  25
Ch 3.4

Apr 27
Ch 3.5

May 2
Ch 3.7

May 4
Ch 3.7
Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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