MA135 College Algebra

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MA 135 College Algebra


S2GG 2013 MI


Genre, Raye Ann


Adjunct Mathematics Professor


M.A.T. in Mathematics
B.S. in Mathematics Education

Office Hours

Before of after class or by appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

March 19 - May

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours


Text:  College Algebra 10th edition
Authors:  Lial, Margaret L., Hornsby, John & Schneider, David I.
Publisher:  Pearson Education Inc., 2009
ISBN:  978-0-321-49913-4

A scientific calculator is required, a graphing calculator may be substituted but is not required.

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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:
Weekly Quizzes and  assignments = 70%
Midterm and Final exam = 30 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students will need to have an excused absence in order to make up a quiz.  If the absence is not excused the grade will be entered as a zero.  If absence is excused, the student may make up  the quiz before the next class period.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will respect their classmates, the instructor, the education center and themselves.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - Chapter one
Week 2 - Chapter two and quiz over chapter one
Week 3 -  Chapter three and quiz over chapter two
Week 4 - Chapter 4 and quiz over chapter three
Week 5 - Review and Midterm over chapters 1 - 4
Week 6 - Chapter 5
Week 7 - Review
Week 8 - Final examination

Weekly assignments will be announced each week during class.  If student is not in class, it is their responsibility to contact the teacher and get the assignment as well as set up a time to make up the quiz or 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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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: .


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