MA135 College Algebra

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MA 135 College Algebra


S2V 2011 GO


Allen, Gerald S.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science Major: Mathematics
Master of Science Major: Statistics

Daytime Phone

325-481-8300 ext. 3265


Semester Dates

03/14 - 05/08/2011

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM



Credit Hours


Text: College Algebra: 10th edition

Authors: Lial, Margaret L., Hornsby, John, & Schneider, David I.

Publisher: Pearson Education Inc., 2009

ISBN: #10: 0 -321-49913-1 or #13: 978-0-321-49913-4

Additional Resources:
Required: scientific calculator

Optional: graphing calculator

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Course Description:
MA 135 College Algebra A consideration of those topics in algebra necessary for the calculus. Topics include: Solving equations and inequalities, graphing, functions, complex numbers, the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: MA 125, or a high school or transfer course equivalent to MA 125, or an ACT math score >= 23, or an SAT math score >= 510, or a COMPASS score >= 66 in the Algebra placement domain, or a COMPASS score 0-45 in the College Algebra placement domain. 3:0:3@

Class Assessment:
1 Midterm Exam

1 comprehensive final
weekly homework and weekly quizzes

1.  Two exams ..................................................25% each

We will have a midterm exam and a comprehensive final exam.  No makeup exams will be given.  The final exam grade will replace the midterm exam grade if the final exam grade is higher; otherwise, each exam will be 25% of the overall course grade.  Nothing will replace the final; the final exam is mandatory for everyone.

2. Quizzes .........................................................50%

We will have 8 quizzes over the sections covered from each chapter.  The lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the semester, and the remaining quiz grades will be averaged together to make up 50% of your semester grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week Chapter

Week 1 Basic Review
Week 2  Chapter 1
Week 3  Chapter 2
Week 4  Review and Midterm
Week 5  Chapter 3
Week 6  Chapter 4
Week 7  Chapter 5
Week 8  Review and Final

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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 "F".
  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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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