House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-0313-06 (Introductory Algebra)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorBorne, Wanda Mae
Phone(409) 984-6245
Developmental Education
Chair:Sherry Steele
Telephone:(409) 984-6321
Building:Madison Monroe Education (MMED)
Room #:208
Course Information
Course ID #10291
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-0313-06
Course TitleIntroductory Algebra
Course Description Introductory Algebra is the study of basic algebra concepts, covering real numbers, variable expressions, first degree equations and inequalities, linear functions and inequalities, systems of equations, polynomial operations, and factoring.
Course Prerequisites 0313 Introductory Algebra 0:3:0

Study of the concepts of basic algebra. Signed numbers, linear functions and equations, polynomials, factoring, fractions, systems of equations, inequalities, radicals, quadratic equations, and a review of geometry.

Prerequisite: MATH 0312 or a placement examination recommendation.

Required Textbooks Math 0313/Math 0332. Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, Elayn Martin-Gay, the 4th Edition. ISBN-10: 0136007317|ISBN-13: 9780136007319 (textbook only)

NOTE: The purchase of a student access code is required in all developmental classes for on-line assignments and/or testing.

Learning Objectives Introductory Algebra (Math 0313) is the study of basic algebra concepts. Math 0313 covers chapters 1 through 6, and includes the study of real numbers and variable expressions, first degree equations and inequalities, linear functions and inequalities in two variables, systems of equations, and inequalities, polynomial operations, and factoring. This is accomplished without calculators., laptops or cell phones. Students co-enrolled in LC 102 Math Lab should contact the Learning Center within the first week of the semester.
Major Assignments Chapter Homework to be completed in MyMathLabsPlus in a timely manner.

Chapter Tests to be completed in Learning Center during assigned dates.

Final Exam to be taken in Learning Center on assigned date at assigned time.

Discussion Topics none
Attendance Policy A student is allowed four (4) emergency absences. Each subsequent 75-minute absence will reduce the end-of-semester course grade by one (1) full letter grade. All absences count toward your semester limit. Frequent late arrivals, early departures and/or sleeping in class will count as absences, without a provision for make-up days. Students that are not in compliance with these standards can be dropped before the semester ends and receive and "F" course grade.
Determination of Final Grade Chapter Tests - 50%, Homework/Quizzes - 25%, Final Exam - 25%
Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM
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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