Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH0314 Section: 01 Foundations of College Algebra 
Instructor Information  

Instructor  Joshua Barnes  
barnesjd2@lamarpa.edu  
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Course Information  
Description  Indepth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.  
Prerequisites 
Corequisite(s): MATH 1314 Prerequisite(s): See Placement Guidelines, page 16 of the LSCPA College Catalog 

Learning Outcomes 
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Define, represent, and perform operations on real and complex numbers. 2. Recognize, understand, and analyze features of a function. 3. Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures (including factoring), and algorithms to combine, transform, and evaluate absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational expressions. 4. Identify and solve absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational equations. 5. Identify and solve absolute value and linear inequalities. 6. Model, interpret and justify mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations. 7. Connect and use multiple strands of mathematics in situations and problems, as well as in the study of other disciplines 

Core Objectives  
Program Student Learning Outcomes 
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills  Demonstrates comprehension of contentarea reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. 

Textbooks 
As this is a support course, required materials are detailed in the specific MATH 1314 course syllabus in which you are enrolled, which usually includes: COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Beecher, Penna, & Bittinger, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2016. Package includes book and access code ISBN: 1323109144; Stand Alone Access Code ISBN: 0558926809 

Lecture Topics Outline 
1. Graphs, Functions, and Models 1.1 Introduction to Graphing 1.2 Functions and Graphs 1.3 Linear Functions, Slope, and Applications 1.4 Equations of Lines and Modeling 1.5 Linear Equations, Functions, Zeros, and Applications 1.6 Solving Linear Inequalities 2. More on Functions 2.1 Increasing, Decreasing, and Piecewise Functions; Applications 2.2 The Algebra of Functions 2.3 The Composition of Functions 2.4 Symmetry 2.5 Transformations 2.6 Variation and Applications 3. Quadratic Functions and Equations; Inequalities 3.1 The Complex Numbers 3.2 Quadratic Equations, Functions, Zeros, and Models 3.3 Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions 3.4 Solving Rational Equations and Radical Equations 3.5 Solving Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Value 4. Polynomial Functions and Rational Functions 4.1 Polynomial Functions and Models 4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions 4.3 Polynomial Division; The Remainder Theorem and the Factor Theorem 4.4 Theorems about Zeros of Polynomial Functions 4.5 Rational Functions 4.6 Polynomial Inequalities and Rational Inequalities 5. Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions 5.1 Inverse Functions 5.2 Exponential Functions and Graphs 5.3 Logarithmic Functions and Graphs 5.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions 5.5 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations 5.6 Applications and Models: Growth and Decay; Compound Interest 

Major Assignments Schedule 
Reference your specific Math 1314 College Algebra major assignment schedule in the Pearson MyLabsPlus student management system.  
Final Exam Date  December 31, 2018  12:00 AM  
Grading Scale 
Math 314 is based on Pass (Satisfactory) or Fail (Unsatisfactory) Math 314 Inclass exercises will be graded on the scale of Pass (70100) or Fail (Below 70) 

Determination of Final Grade 
Your Math 314 final grade will consist of: Attendance Scheduled graded inclass exercises Reference your specific Math 1314 College Math course for the determination of your Math 1314 Final Grade 

Course Policies  
Instructor Policies 
Grades will only be discussed in person. Communication will be via email or voicemail and should include your name, specific math course, and short clear questions. 

Attendance Policy 
Arrival 1 minute late will be considered LATE Leaving class early will also be considered LATE 3 "LATE"s will equal 1 absence. Arriving 20 minutes or more late or leaving 20 minutes or more early counts as an ABSENCE 5 ABSENCES may result in immediate course failure. Attendance is tallied via assigned seating, therefore sitting in the incorrect seating position may cause you to be marked absent, so make sure to be seated in your assigned seat for the duration of class. 

Academic Honesty  Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.  
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Important Information  
ADA Considerations  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal antidiscrimination 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) 9846241.  
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HB 2504  This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504. 