Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0314- Section: 01
Foundations of College Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor Joshua Barnes
Phone(409) 984-6574
Location:Student Center - Room: 414
Hours:M 11-11:30A, TR 9-11A & 5-5:30P & 7-8P, W 9-10A & 11-11:30A, F 9-10A By appointment only to maintain social distancing. Discord video conferencing available upon request 24/7.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description In-depth 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
7. Connect and use multiple strands of mathematics in situations and problems, as well as in
the study of other disciplines
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

As this is a support course, required materials are detailed in the specific MATH 1314 course syllabus in which you are enrolled.

You will also need the Discord app, which can be downloaded for free.
Lecture Topics
Custom lectures per request of student.
Major Assignments
Reference your specific Math 1314 College Algebra major assignment schedule from your main course.

Final Exam Date December 31, 2020 - 12:00 AM
Grading Scale Math 314 is based on Pass (Satisfactory) or Fail (Unsatisfactory)
Math 314 is graded on the scale of Pass [SD] (70%-100%) or Fail [UD] (Below 70%)
Determination of
Final Grade
Your Math 314 final grade will consist of:
-Attendance 100%

There are no finals, tests, or quizzes in this class. It is meant to support your success in your main class.

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.
Attendance Policy Class Attendance Expectations:

Weekly check-ins on Discord account for attendance.
10 out of 13 successful check-ins counts for full attendance credit.

Frequent Announcements will be on Discord, so checking the app daily is advisable. The link to the Discord server can be found in your email or as an announcement on BlackBoard.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans 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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other The professor reserves the right to modify the syllabus.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.