House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-1316-01 (Trigonometry)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorAskew, Michelle L.
Phone(409) 984-6419
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:10:00-11:00 mwf, 1:15-3:00 mw, 12:15-2:00 tr, other hours available by appointment
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:403
Course Information
Course ID #10146
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-1316-01
Course TitleTrigonometry
Course Description Study of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse functions, trigonometric equations, graphs and applications of trigonometry. Recommended for students who did not take high school trigonometry. (3 hours credit)
Course Prerequisites MATH 0332
Required Textbooks Trigonometry, Lial, Hornsby, & Schneider, 9th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2009. ISBN: 0058971393
Learning Objectives A student should be able:

1.        Graph lines and inequalities using the rectangular coordinate

system and write equations of lines.

2.        Find the exact or calculator values of the six trigonometric

functions for any angle for which values exist when the angle

is expressed in degrees or radians or when it is drawn in

standard position.

3.        Use trigonometric functions, similar triangles, the Law of

Sines and the Law of Cosines to solve application problems.

4.        Solve application problems involving arc length, area of

sectors, radian measure, linear velocity and angular velocity.

5.        Graph variations of the six trigonometric functions with

different amplitudes, periods, phase shifts and/or vertical


6.        Verify complex identities using the reciprocal, Pythagorean

Theorem, sum and difference, double angle and half-angle


7.        Use trigonometric identities to find solution sets of

conditional equations.

8.        Find the vertex of a parabola, sketch the graph and identify

the domain its domain and range when given a quadratic


9.        Solve nonlinear systems of equations and graph nonlinear


1.        Examine and interpret the graphs of basic trigonometric

functions, vectors, and polar plots, and their transformations.

2.        Apply standard trigonometric identities to simplify

expressions and to solve trigonometric expressions and to

solve trigonometric equations and applications.

3.        Determine the exact value and approximation of basic

trigonometric equations and applications.

4.        Rewrite complex numbers in polar form and apply arithmetic

operations using both polar and standard forms of complex


Major Assignments Available in MyLabsPlus
Discussion Topics None
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A studentís lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam.
Determination of Final Grade Tests: 60%         Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%

(Homework will be done on computers using MyLab+. )

Approximate Test Dates: February 15, 2011

                        March 15, 2011

                        April 15, 2011                        

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 1:00 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.† Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.† These policies will be strictly enforced.


Facility† Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


Special Considerations

†††††††† The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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