MA135 College Algebra

for U1B 2013

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MA 135 College Algebra


U1B 2013 BL


Stewart, Bernard


Adjuct Faculty


BS Business Management (University of Phoenix)
MAT (Western Governors University)
Certified Mathematics Teacher (State of Texas)

Office Location

El Paso

Office Hours

Before and After class

Daytime Phone

(915) 821-3554


Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM


Intermediate Algebra

Credit Hours


College Algebra w/ MyMathLab 11th edition

Lial, Margaret
IBSN 0321-82812-7

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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

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. State and use basic terminology and symbols of the discipline.
  2. Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
  3. Evaluate and graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
  4. Graph algebraic equations and functions.
  5. Manipulate and simplify exponential expressions.
  6. Perform arithmetic operations on and factor polynominals.
Class Assessment:





  5 @ 10


Class Participation













Grading Scale

90 to 100 = A

80 to 89 = B

70 to 79 = C

60 to 69 = D

59 and below = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Their will be a 20% deduction on all late work, unless the student contacts the Instructor prior to class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The only rule I have is respect (respect your Instructor, your fellow classmates, and your classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week    Topic          Assignment
1      CH 1          Homework #1, Ch 1
2      CH 2
        Homework #2 - ch1
3      CH 3
        Homework #3,  ch 2
        Mid-term (ch 1 - 2)
5      CH4,         Homework #4
6      CH 4
        Homework #5
7       Review              
8       T2
Final Examination (1 - 4)

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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 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

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