Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0314 (Section: 71, CRN: 92353)
Foundations of College Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor Paul Hay
Email haypa@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6549
Office Student Center - Room: 418
Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Additional Contact Information Only email your instructor using your official lamarpa.edu address. Email from personal accounts will be ignored.
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. This is a corequisite taken only with MATH 1314 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.

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, by Tyler Wallace, 2010.

This textbook is available for free under a creative commons (CC-BY) license at:
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Pre-requisite: See placement guidelines in LSCPA Catalog.
Co-requisite: Students must be co-enrolled in MATH 1314 for Fall 2023.
Learning Outcomes Please reference your syllabus for MATH 1314 for Learning Outcomes.
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.
Lecture Topics Outline Module A: Linear Equations
Module B: Graphing Linear Equations
Module C: Polynomials
Module D: Factoring
Module E: Rational Expressions
Major Assignments Schedule
Week 1: (08/28 - 09/03)
Work on materials from Module A.
Week 2: (09/04 - 09/10)
Work on materials from Module A.
Week 3: (09/11 - 09/17)
Module A Quiz due by end of day (11:59 PM) on Sunday 09/17/2023.
Week 4: (09/18 - 09/24)
Work on materials from Module B.
Week 5: (09/25 - 10/01)
Work on materials from Module B.
Week 6: (10/02 - 10/08)
Module B Quiz due by end of day (11:59 PM) on Sunday 10/08/2023.
Week 7: (10/09 - 10/15)
Work on materials from Module C.
Week 8: (10/16 - 10/22)
Work on materials from Module C.
Week 9: (10/23 - 10/29)
Module C Quiz due by end of day (11:59 PM) on Sunday 10/29/2023.
Week 10: (10/30 - 11/05)
Work on materials from Module D.
Week 11: (11/06 - 11/12)
Work on materials from Module D.
Week 12: (11/13 - 11/19)
Module D Quiz due by end of day (11:59 PM) on Sunday 11/19/2023.
Week 13: (11/20 - 11/26)
Work on materials from Module E.
Week 14: (11/27 - 12/03)
Work on materials from Module E.
Week 15: (12/04 - 12/10)
Module E Quiz due by end of day (11:59 PM) on Sunday 12/10/2023.

Final Exam Date August 12, 2023 - 8:00 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 1314:
A,B, or C = SD
D or F = UD


Students receiving a D or F in MATH 1314 can still obtain a passing mark (SD) in this section by achieving an overall score of 75% or better on the course materials in the Blackboard modules.

Determination of overall grade for the course materials is as follows:
Video Lessons: 25%
Quizzes: 75%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies This is a co-requisite support section for students taking MATH 1314 who are not currently TSI compliant.
Students in this co-requisite section must also be enrolled in MATH 1314 for the same semester.

Announcements and Messages:
All relevant information about this course will be communicated to students using announcements posted on Blackboard or through the  "Messages" feature on Blackboard. You will receive an email copy of each announcement, but replies to those emails will not be monitored nor  receive a response. Students should use the "Messages" feature on Blackboard or their LSCPA email to communicate with the instructor; any  communications from personal email accounts (gmail,yahoo,etc.) may be ignored.

Video Lessons:

Each section in the Modules contains a short series of video lessons which must be completed before the Module Quiz is due. These are 25% of your overall grade.


Each series of Video Lessons is followed by a practice homework problem set. These problem sets are provided to help you prepare or review for the Module Quiz. The homework sets do not count toward or against your overall grade.


Each module contains a Quiz covering the Module materials and must be completed by the end of the three week time-frame for each Module. These are 75% of your overall grade.
Attendance Policy
Since this is an online course and we will not be meeting in person, the rate and pace of attendance is left somewhat up to the student. It is the sole responsibility of the student to make sure that they are current and up to date in the material and to participate in all posted assignments and activities, and they are expected to do so out of their own desire to learn and succeed. The student's online participation will be observed to an extent, and for any borderline cases of assigning final grades, this record will be taken into consideration.

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