MATH 107BC

**College
Algebra (3 credits)**

**Spring
2011 Syllabus**

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**INSTRUCTOR:** Dr. Kristine Roinestad

**Office:** ASC 119

**E-Mail:** Kristine_Roinestad@georgetowncollege.edu

**Phone:
** (502) 863-8099

** ****WEB:** http://scholar.georgetowncollege.edu

**Office
Hours: Monday:** 1-1:45, 3-3:30

**Tuesday:**
9-10

**Wednesday:**
1-1:45, 3-3:30

**Thursday:**
10-10:45

**Friday:**
9-10

**And
by appointment**

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**TEXTBOOK:** *College
Algebra with Modeling and Visualization* (4th Edition), by Gary K.
Rockswold, Addison Wesley: 2009.

**COURSE DESCRIPTION:** A survey of
algebraic techniques and functions. Topics include theory of equations and
inequalities; graphs; transformations of functions; inverse functions; and
exponential and logarithmic functions. Can be used as preparation for calculus.
Not applicable to a major or minor in mathematics.

**PREREQUISITE:** Math ACT
subscore of 19, GSS 105, or bypass credit for GSS 105. Fall and Spring.

**GENERAL
EDUCATION CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES:** As a member of the Georgetown College
academic community, you will cultivate skills in inquiry and analysis, critical
and creative thinking, and quantitative literacy. This course will help you
learn to think mathematically and prepare you for future academic and
real-world pursuits. And don't forget that math is everywhere and without math
we wouldn't have the Internet, the i-Pod, the i-Pad, cell phones or TV.

**LEARNING OUTCOMES: **Students who pursue the study
of mathematics are trained to solve problems and to communicate such solutions
effectively. After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate
basic content knowledge of functions, graphs of functions, equations and
inequalities on homework, quizzes, and exams. You
will also be able to apply problem-solving skills to arrive at correct
solutions on homework, quizzes, and exams and improve critical thinking skills
and written communications skills.

**GRADING:
** The
following percentages will be used in grading:

15% Homework

5% Class Participation

15% Quizzes

45% Tests (3 Tests—15% each)

20% Comprehensive Final Exam

**NUMBER
to Letter Grade Scale: A:** 93–100; **A/B:** 88–92; **B:** 83–87;

**B/C:** 78–82; **C:**
70–77; **D:** 60–69; **F:** below 60. I reserve the right to adjust
this scale slightly.

**CLASS:** Every student in MAT 107C will attend two 75-minute sections
each week. The class will be in the scheduled classroom, ASC 133, and will be
the same days each week.

**ATTENDANCE
Policy:**
Attendance is required. I will take attendance daily. You will be allowed 2
unexcused absences. If you miss a class for a Georgetown College sponsored
event I need to be informed IN ADVANCE. It is your responsibility, not your
coaches, to let me know when you will be missing class.

**PARTICIPATION:**
In class
participation is required. This is including, but not limited to the following:
volunteering to work out a homework problem on the board, answering questions
posed by me, asking questions about class material, etc. You MUST participate
in class often to receive full participation credit.

**QUIZZES: **There will be three to four in-class quizzes during the semester. These
quizzes will be in-between each of your exams, including the final. Think of
these quizzes as "mini-exams." Make-up quizzes will be given only in
extreme circumstances determined by me.

**HOMEWORK: ** Homework will be due at the beginning
of class and collected. I will only accept ONE late homework assignment. Any other
homework assignment turned in after the start of class on the due date will not
be accepted. Homework may be worked on in groups; however, all work turned in
must be written up by you and you alone. You must attempt **every** problem
and **show work** for every problem to receive credit for your assignment. Homework
will be graded as follows: two to three questions will be graded for
correctness for a total of 6 points; completeness will earn 4 points (i.e., you
did every problem, correct or not).

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**TESTS:** Three tests
will be given throughout the semester. Excused
absences consist of medical issues or emergencies approved by me BEFORE the
test is given. In the case of a DOCUMENTED excused absence I will most likely
replace the test score with the grade of your final. Unexcused absences will
result in a zero score. I will inform you of the exams at least one week
in advance. ** **

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**FINAL:** There will be a cumulative final. If you miss the final for
anything other than a DOCUMENTED EMERGENCY you will receive a score of ZERO. MAT107B
final is Tuesday, May 10 from 3-5 and MAT107C final is Wednesday, May 11 from
3-5.

**WEB RESOURCES: **Announcements, course
information, homework assignments, review sheets, etc., will be posted on
Moodle. It is your responsibility to check for any updates before each class.

**HELP:** There are three main sources for you to get help. First and
foremost are your fellow classmates. I encourage you to work together on your
homework assignments as well as studying and learning the material in groups. The
second source is your instructor. Please come to the posted office hours. If
you cannot make any of the office hours, you may schedule an appointment. The
third source is your peer tutor. More information on tutoring will follow in
the first week of class.

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**ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY:** I take
cheating very seriously. If you are caught cheating, you will most likely end
up with a failing grade. Students
should read the Academic Honesty Policy in the Honor System section of their
Georgetown College Catalog.