Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0110 (Section: 01, CRN: 91965)
Beginning Algebra Support Course
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Instructor Information
Instructor Chesney Culver
Email culvercb@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6547
Office Student Center - Room: 410
Office Hours M- 12:00-2:00
W- 11:00-2:00
T/Th- 11:30-1:30
F- 11:00-12:00

Additional Contact Information Only email your instructor using your official lamarpa.edu address. Email from personal accounts will be ignored.
Course Information
Description Concepts of basic algebra. Operations on real numbers and polynomials, solving equations, inequalities and systems, graphing, and problem solving are included. This is a corequisite taken only with DMTH 0310 in the same semester/part of term.
Required 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.

No additional textbooks or materials are needed for this course.

Additional Materials/Resources None. 
Corequisites/Prerequisites None. 
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Use appropriate symbolic notation and vocabulary to communicate, interpret, and explain mathematical concepts.

2. Define, represent, and perform operations on real numbers, applying numeric reasoning to investigate and describe quantitative relationships and solve real world problems in a variety of contexts.

3. Use algebraic reasoning to solve problems that require ratios, rates, percentages, and proportions in a variety of contexts using multiple representations.

4. Apply algebraic reasoning to manipulate expressions and equations to solve real world problems.

5. Use graphs, tables, and technology to analyze, interpret, and compare data sets.

6. Construct and use mathematical models in verbal, algebraic, graphical, and tabular form to solve problems from a variety of contexts and to make predictions and decisions.

Core Objectives

* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and/or 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.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Lecture Topics Outline

Reference your specific DMTH 0310 Beginning Algebra syllabus.

Major Assignments Schedule None. 
Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 11:0 AM
Grading Scale

This co-requisite section is given on a PASS/FAIL basis:


SD = Satisfactory (PASS)

UD = Unsatisfactory (FAIL)

Determination of
Final Grade

PASS/FAIL determination will be dependent on your final grade in MATH 0310:


A,B, or C = SD

D or F = UD

Students receiving a D or F in MATH 0310 can also obtain a passing mark (SD) in this section by:
a) Attending at least 80% of our class meetings (excluding open lab days), and
b) Scoring a final average of 90% or better on the My Open Math course assignments.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies

I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office. 

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to be present and ON TIME for all class meetings, therefore attendance will be recorded at the beginning of each class meeting.

In addition to being present and on time for class, you are expected to be prepared and up to date in the material, remain for the entirety of each class meeting, and to be actively engaged in the daily activities and discussions. If all current and late assignments are completed with a score of 100% then the student may leave early and still receive full credit for attendance. Student must show the instructor proof of completion prior to leaving or no attendance credit will be given.

Any behavior which is disruptive or disrespectful to either the instructor or students in this class will not be tolerated, and anyone engaging in such behavior will be dealt with appropriately.

Additional Information

This syllabus is subject to change as needed throughout the semester. Any major changes will be accompanied by an announcement in class.

Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern 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.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431