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MA 135 College Algebra
LeVeque, Douglas N.


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Course

MA 135 College Algebra

Semester

S1Z 2013 ML

Faculty

LeVeque, Douglas N.

Title

Senior Instructor

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

406-468-9310

E-Mail

douglas.leveque@park.edu

dougleveque@3riversdbs.net

Semester Dates

14 January - 10 March 2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

MA125 or ACT>23 or SAT>510 or COMPASS>66

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Title:  College Algebra
Author(s):  Lial/Hornsby/Schneider
Publisher:  Pearson/Addison Wesley
Edition:  10th

ISBN:  978-0-321-49913-4

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Course Description:
MA135 College Algebra: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. A study of the algebra necessary for calculus. Topics include: Linear and non-linear equations, inequalities and their applications; inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions; complex numbers; systems of linear and non-linear equations; matrices and determinants. 3:0:3

Class Assessment:
 

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

  • Six Chapter Quizzes 
  • Mid Term Exam
  • Proctored Comprehensive Final Examination

Grading:
 

The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D 

The work you do in this class is valued as follows:

Evaluation Item

Points

Percentage of Grade

Quizzes (6)

@ 66.67  Total 400

@ 6.67%  Total = 40%

Midterm Exam

300

30%

Final Exam

300

30%

Totals

1000

100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain if any work has been missed and to make up that work with the consent and agreement of the instructor. No work will be accepted after the date of the final examination except with prearranged agreement of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Any classroom conduct that disrupts the learning environment in the opinion of the instructor, will not be tolerated.  
Students are expected to show respect for each other. The rattling of candy wrappers, chip bags, etc is very distracting and annoying to others and therefore will not be allowed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week 1:     Chapter 1

Week 2:     Chapter 2

Week 3:     Chapter 3

Week 4:     Chapter 4
                  Midterm

Week 5:     Chapter 4

Week 6:     Chapter 5
      
Week 7      Chapter 5

Week 8:     Chapter 6
                 Final Exam    Comprehensive

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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. 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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