Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0314- Section: 72
Foundations of College Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor Paul Hay
Phone(409) 984-6341
Location:Student Center - Room: 418
Hours:Tuesday: 12:30-3:30pm, Wednesday: 11am-3pm, Thursday: 12:30-3:30pm
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

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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 Co-requisite: MATH 1314
Prerequisite: See Placement Guidelines, page 16 of the LSCPA College Catalog
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 PSLO ALPHA: 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.
PSLO 1: 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.
PSLO 2: Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
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.

This is a support course for College Algebra. Required materials are detailed in the specific MATH 1314 course syllabus in which you are enrolled. This usually includes: COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Beecher, Penna, & Bittinger, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2016. The package includes book and access code ISBN: 9781323109144; Stand Alone Access Code ISBN: 9780558928889,

Lecture Topics
All communications for this course must be made through your LSCPA email address. To ensure your own privacy and security, I will not respond to inquiries about anything from any other types of personal email addresses.
Major Assignments

Reference your specific Math 1314 College Algebra syllabus for your schedule of assignments.

Final Exam Date December 6, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 10, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Grading Scale Math 0314 is offered on a Pass (Satisfactory=SD) or Fail (Unsatisfactory=UD) basis. Traditional letter grades will not be assigned.
Determination of
Final Grade
Students completing the majority (70%) of the weekly course modules and journal entries will receive a grade of Satisfactory (pass).

Students who fail to complete more than four (4) of the course modules and journal entries may receive a grade of Unsatisfactory (fail), unless otherwise recommended by your instructor from MATH 1314.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies All communications for this course must be made through your LSCPA email address. To ensure your own privacy and security, I will not respond to inquiries about anything from any other types of personal email addresses.
Attendance Policy Attendance will be determined by your online participation. I will be monitoring your activity through your Blackboard usage history, and may use this information to determine any borderline grade determinations.
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.