Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1314 (Section: 13C, CRN: 92555)
College Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor Alfred De La Rosa
Email dea5@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6330
Office Educational I - Room: 131
Office Hours Mondays and Tuesdays 5:30-6:00
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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.
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.

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. College Algebra, Jerome E. Kaufmann, 5th Edition, Brooks/Cole, 2002. ISBN: 0-534-38617-2.
Additional Materials/Resources
Corequisites/Prerequisites Co-Requisite: DMTH 0314
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 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.
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.
Lecture Topics Outline 1.1 Linear Equations and Problem Solving
1.2 More Equations and Applications
1.3 Quadratic Equations
1.4 Applications of Linear and Quadratic Equations
1.5 Miscellaneous Equations
1.6 Inequalities
1.7 Inequalities Involving Quotients and Absolute Values
2.1  Coordinate Geometry
2.2  Graphing Techniques: Linear Equations and Inequalities
2.3  Determining the Equation of a Line
2.4  More on Graphing
2.5  Circles, Ellipses, and Hyperbolas
3.1  Concept of a Function
3.2  Linear Functions and Applications
3.3  Quadratic Functions
3.4  More Quadratic Functions and Applications
3.5  Transformations of Some Basic Curves
3.6  Combining Functions
4.1  Exponents and Exponential Functions
4.2  Applications of Exponential Functions
4.3  Inverse Functions
4.4  Logarithms
4.5  Logarithmic Functions
4.6  Exponential and Logarithmic Equations: Problem Solving
5.1  Dividing Polynomials
5.2  Remainder and Factor Theorems
5.3  Polynomial Equations
5.4  Graphing Polynomial Functions
6.3  Matrix Approach to Solving Systems
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1: Course introduction; syllabus review; sections 1.1-1.2
Week 2: Sections 1.3-1.5
Week 3: Sections 1.6-1.7
Week 4: Exam I; Section 2.1
Week 5: Sections 2.2-2.3
Week 6: Sections 2.4-2.5
Week 7: Exam II; Sections 3.1-3.2
Week 8: Spring Break
Week 9: Sections 3.3-3.6
Week 10: Exam III; Sections 4.1-4.2
Week 11: Sections 4.3-4.4
Week 12: Sections 4.5-4.6
Week 13: Common Assessment; Sections 5.1-5.2
Week 14: Sections 5.3-5.4
Week 15: Section 6.3
Week 16: Final Exam
Final Exam Date December 12, 2023 - 6:0 PM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 9:0 PM
Grading Scale 90-100 = A; 80-89 = B; 70-79 = C; 60-69 = D; Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Homework: 20%; Attendance: 10%; Unit Exams: 45%; Common Assessment: 15%; Final Exam: 10%. All homework will be completed using paper and pencil. Students will take their exams in the classroom. The Core Assessment will be completed by each student during the student's own time.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1. Students should have all materials ready to use when class begins.
2. There will be no talking or disruptive behavior during class.
3. The instructor has the right to assign or change seats at any time during the semester.
4. If a student leaves the classroom for any reason before the instructor dismisses the entire class, the student will be marked absent.
5. Anyone sleeping during class will be counted absent.
6. All test dates will be announced by the instructor at least one week in advance.
7. The final exam will be comprehensive, which means that it will consist of all material covered from the beginning to the end of the semester.
8. A student's grades will only be discussed in person.
Attendance Policy Each student's attendance grade will be based on the percentage of days attended. If the student arrives on time, remains in class until the class is dismissed by the instructor, and actively participates during the class period (e.g., taking notes, taking tests, or completing any other activity assigned by the instructor), he will earn 100 points for that day. Students who miss class, sleep in class, or do not take notes or exams will receive a grade of 0 for the day.
Additional Information
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