Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1314- Section: 73
College Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor Paul Hay
Phone(409) 984-6549
Location:Student Center - Room: 418
Hours:Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays 11 am - 2 pm, or by appointment.
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 Successful completion of MATH 0332 or satisfactory score on approved test.
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses. (PSLO 1, 3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework labs as well as pretest and post-test.

2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations. (PSLO 1, 3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework labs and pretest and post-test.

3. Apply graphing techniques. (PSLO 3) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework labs.

4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions. (PSLO 1, 2,3) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, homework labs and group discussion.

5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices. (PSLO 3)Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes or homework labs.
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.

COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Beecher, Penna, & Bittinger, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2016.

*The cost of your textbook and course materials is included in your fees and tuition through the First-Day Access program, please follow the instructions on Blackboard for finding access code.
Lecture Topics

Major Assignments


Final Exam Date July 6, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  July 6, 2021 - 12:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Best 4 out of 5 exams: each 20 % (total 80 %)
Homework Average: 20 %
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Blackboard:
All relevant information about this course will be communicated to you using your LSCPA email and via Blackboard. You should check your email daily, and regularly log in to Blackboard to check for any announcements you may have missed.

All homework will be done online using MyLabMath. You need to log in and get started as soon as possible, instructions for how to do so are on Blackboard. All homework assignments should be completed by the end of the semester, and the homework average will count as 20 % of your final grade.

There will be a total of 5 weekly exams, with one occurring each Monday. Your lowest exam score will be dropped, including a score of zero received for any missed exam, therefore, there will be absolutely no other extensions or make-ups for any reason. Each of your 4 best exam grades will count as 20 % of your final grade.

Attendance Policy As an online course, attendance and participation will be the responsibility of the student. Feel free to work at a pace that matches your comfort, but please be careful not to fall behind. Time is limited during the summer semester, so putting things off till later will be a losing strategy.
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.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal ( When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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.