COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Calculator  A graphing calculator is required for this course.  
Course Description  This course covers the following topics:
functions and functional notation, domain and ranges of functions, graphs of functions and relations, operations on functions, inverse functions, polynomial and rational functions, absolute value and radical functions, exponential and logarithmic properties, functions, and systems of equations and inequalities 

Course Content  Sections 0.6, 0.7 (Prerequisites and Review)
Sections 1.11.7 (Equations and Inequalities); Sections 2.12.4 (Graphs); Sections 3.13.5 (Functions and Their Graphs); Sections 4.1 4.5 (Polynomial and Rational Functions); Sections 5.15.5 (Exponential and Logarithmic Functions); Sections 6.1, 6.5 (Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities). 

Course Objectives  Upon the completion of this course, students will
be able to (1) solve equations algebraically and graphically (2) solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula (3) translate verbal descriptions into mathematical expressions (4) calculate and interpret the slope of a line (5) find the equation of a line given two points (6) identify the slope and yintercept of a line from its equation (7) identify the graph of a function (8) graph functions (9) find real zeros of a polynomial function (10) utilize the Conjugate Pairs Theorem to find the complex zeros of a polynomial (11) evaluate and graph exponential and logarithmic functions (12) Systems of Equations and Inequalities 

Learning Outcomes  The students will be able to (1) make use of
technology to organize, acquire, and convey information and (2) apply critical thinking through problem solving 

Attendance/Participatio n 
Attending class on a regular basis is key for
success. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to obtain notes, assignments, and handouts. The last day to add or drop a class is on Jan 11. The last day to withdraw from a class with a “W” is on March 28. 

Evaluation 


MakeUp  If you are unable to take a scheduled examination
due to an unavoidable, documented circumstance, please contact me prior to the next class session in order to be eligible to take the makeup exam. You will be given a comprehensive examination at the end of the semester. 

Grading Scale  A: 90100 B: 8089 C: 7079 D: 6069 F: 059  
Homework  Odd numbered problems at the end of each section
will be assigned. Although the homework assignments will not be used in calculating your average, it is highly recommended that you take the time to work through every problem. Examination and quiz problems will be very similar to the homework problems 

Cheating/Plagiarism  Any student found guilty of cheating or
plagiarism will receive a grade of zero. In addition, he or she will be referred to the Academic Review Board for disciplinary action that may result in expulsion, probation or suspension. 

Note  The instructor reserves the right to make
necessary changes to this syllabus. 