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MA 135 College Algebra
Green, Catherine M.D.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MA 135 College Algebra

Semester

S2R 2013 SC

Faculty

Green, Catherine M.D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. - Civil Engineering
M.S. - Environmental Engineering Management

Office Hours

Before and after class, and by appointment

Daytime Phone

618-624-4339

E-Mail

catherine.green@park.edu

bcgreen1989@att.net

Semester Dates

March 18, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
College Algebra: 10th Edition: Lial, Margaret L., Hornsby, John, & Schneider, David I.: Pearson Eduacation Inc., ISBN;#10: 0-321-49913-1

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
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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

Educational Philosophy:
Algebra is NOT a spectator sport. It is also not a subject that should be feared. Success is dependent on involvement. Students need to do the readings and the homework and come to class prepared. I welcome all questions and will be available if you need extra help. Students will be evaluated on class participation, homework, quizzes, midterm and the final exam

Class Assessment:
Homework notebook, class participation, quizzes, midterm, comprehensive final exam.

Grading:

Homework Folder - 10% (Homework folder will be turned in for evaluation during midterm and final, 5% each time)
6 Quizzes - 20% (discard two lowest scores, no makeups if absent)
Midterm - 30%
Final - 30%
Class Participation - 10%
100% - 90% = A
89% - 80% = B
79% - 70% = C
69% - 60% = D
59% - 0 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework folders may be turned in the following class after an excused absence.  There are no makeups for missed quizzes however it can count as one of the discarded scores.  Midterm can be made up after an excused absence and coordination with the instructor and the Park-Scott AFB office.  Final can be made up if student had no unexcused absences and after coordination with the instructor and the Park-Scott AFB office.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will conduct themselves in a civilized manner.  Discussion is encouraged however students will show respect for each other and the instructor.  Cell phones will be set on vibrate, and any cell phone use will be conducted outside the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
   Mar. 19
      Lecture - Review of Basic Concepts - R.1 - R.8
 
   Mar. 21      Quiz 1 - Review
      Lecture - Chp. 1 - Equations and Inequalities - 1.1 - 1.8
 
Week 2
   Mar. 26      Quiz 2 - Chp. 1
      Lecture - Chp. 2 - Graphs and Functions - 2.1 - 2.4
 
   Mar. 28
      Lecture - Chp. 2 cont. - 2.5 - 2.8
 
Week 3
   Apr. 2
      Quiz 3 - Chp. 2
      Lecture - Chp. 3 - Polynomial and Rational Functions - 3.1 - 3.3
 
   Apr. 4
      Lecture - Chp. 3 cont. - 3.4 - 3.6
 
Week 4
   Apr. 9
      Quiz 3 - Chp. 3
      Midterm Review
 
   Apr. 11
      Midterm
      Homework Folders Due
 
Week 5
    Apr. 16
      Lecture - Chp. 4 - Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions - 4.1 - 4.3
 
   Apr. 18
      Lecture - Chp. 4 cont. - 4.4 - 4.6
 
Week 6
   Apr. 23
      Quiz 5 - Chp. 4
      Lecture - Chp. 5 - Systems and Matrices - 5.1 - 5.4
 
   Apr. 25
      Lecture - Chp. 5 cont. - 5.5 - 5.8
 
Week 7
   Apr. 30
      Lecture - Chp. 6 - Analytic Geometry - 6.1- 6.2
 
   May 2
      Lecture - Chp. 6 cont. - 6.3 - 6.4
 
Week 8
   May 7      Quiz 6 - Chp. 5 and Chp. 6
      Final Review
 
   May 9
      Final
      Homework Folders Due
 

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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