Course Syllabus Math
173000 

Meeting times: 
Monday through Thursday: 8:00  8:55 
Location: 
Todd Hall, Rm 212. 
Instructor: 

Office : 
Kirksey Old Main 257 
Office Hours: 
Monday through Thursday 9:00  11:30. 
Prerequisites:  Mastery of high school algebra and geometry and a
comprehensive ACT score of at least 21. Note: Contact your instructor immediately if these requirements have not been met. 
Required Materials: 
Text: Stewart, Redlin and Watson: Algebra
and Trigonometry, Second Edition. Brooks/Cole Publishers,2004, ISBN
0495013579. Calculator: A Texas Instruments TI 83/84 Plus calculator is required for this course. 
Purpose:

This course is designed to for students to acquire a solid background in algebra an trigonometry with an emphasis on the analysis of functions from an algebraic, numerical, graphical and verbal point of view. This background should enable students to successfully pass a Calculus Readiness test and subsequently enroll in Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MATH 1910). 
Objectives:  Upon completion of this course,
students will have: 1. Developed mathematical reasoning and algebraic problem solving skills. 2. Enhanced their facility with the language of mathematics and their ability to communicate mathematical ideas. 3. Applied modeling skills and function concepts in applied problem situations. 4. Reviewed and extended specific knowledge of topics in Algebra and Trigonometry, including equations and their solutions, relations, functions and their graphs, inverses of functions and relations exponential and logarithmic identities and functions, trigonometric functions and identities systems of equations and the corresponding matrix formulation 
Main topics:  This course material consists of selected topics from Chapters 3 through 8 from the text and supplementary materials. Material from Chapters 1 and 2 will be covered in review. 
Grading :  Approximately 8 Labs/Quizzes : 50 points each Approximately 4 Exams : 100 points each Comprehensive Final Exam : 200 points The exams are inclass and consist of open questions, reflective of homework and lab assignments. The comprehensive final exam covers the materials from the tests as well as concepts from homework and labs. 
Grading Scale:  A: 10090, B^{+}: 8987, B:8683, B^{}: 8280, C^{+}: 7977, C:7673, C^{}: 7270, D^{+}: 6967, D:6663, D^{}: 6260, F: < 60 points. 
Absences:  Missed quizzes cannot be made up. Tests can be made up only with a Valid University Excuse, see Student Handbook for details. 
Remarks: 

Important Dates: 
August 27: First day of class. September 3: Labor day Holiday September 9: Last day to drop with a class without a grade. October 13  16: Fall Break October 14: Last day to drop with a 'W'. No 'W' will be granted after this date. Final Exam:Friday,December 7:30  9:30. 