House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-0313-07 (Introductory Algebra)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorKnowles, James Mark
Phone(409) 984-6432
E-mailknowlejm@lamarpa.edu
Department
Developmental Education
Chair:Sherry Steele
Telephone:(409) 984-6321
E-mail:steelesg@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M/W:130-300,T/TR:1320-300,F:1200-200
Building:Madison Monroe Education (MMED)
Room #:208
Course Information
Course ID #10292
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-0313-07
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 Direct placement scores accomplished on the COMPASS standardize test or a passing grade of C or better in PreAlgebra, Math 0312.
Required Textbooks Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, Elayn Martin-gay, 4th Edition, Pearson.
Learning Objectives *Students will learn to find the slopes, intercepts, equations and graphs of lines

*Students will learn to solve systems of equations in two and three variables by substitution, addition and determinants

*Students will learn and apply the laws of exponents

*Students will learn to add, subtract, multiply, divide and factor polynomials

*Students will solve related application problems

Major Assignments All assignments managed by the MyMathLabs online learning system.

HOMEWORK: Each section of the textbook covered in lecture has a corresponding homework assignment

CHAPTER TESTING: each chapter covered in class lecture will have a corresponding chapter test

FINAL EXAM: cummulative final exam scheduled as per college schedule

Discussion Topics as per individual chapter
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Each student is allowed four(4) absences for any purpose. Each subsequent 75-minute absence will reduce the end of course letter grade by one letter grade. Late arrivals and/or early departures will count toward the absence quota. Students that are not in compliance with these attendance standards may be dropped from this class.
Determination of Final Grade Chapter Homework-25%, Chapter Testing-50%, Final Exam-25%. *Students that are co-enrolled in LC 102/Math Lab may have their end of semester homework average adjusted for any incomplete lab requirement*
Final Exam Date May 11, 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

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
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) 984-6251.

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