COURSE SYLLABUS
MATH 102
SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Course Title: College Algebra  Division: Math and Science 
Quarter/Year: Fall/2016  Dates: 09/26/2016  12/14/2016 
Classroom Location: SAM 0200  Time: MF 9:009:50 AM 
Item Number: 1311.01  Credits: Five 
Instructor: James Dressler
Email: James.Dressler@SeattleColleges.edu
Prerequisites: Mat 098 with a 2.0 or better, or Compass Algebra Test score in the range 71  80 (or higher).
Textbook: COLLEGE ALGEBRA  
Gustafson / HughesISBN13:97816309802 (11th Edition) 
Course Purpose/Overview/Goals: To have students acquire the mathematical skills needed for success in their next math course.
Instructor's Educational Philosophy: I as an instructor will do all I can to assist in the learning process, but the ultimate responsibility lies with each individual student to do what is needed to acquire knowledge, advance and achieve one's goals. To benefit most from the concepts and techniques presented, the student should practice until all assignments are completed and full understanding of the material is grasped.
Tutoring: You will find assistance at the MATH TUTORING LAB (room SAM 100,
offers "drop in" help, open daily). Also check out COLLEGE WIDE TUTORING (room BE 2103 2nd floor above Latte stand, by appointment).
Special Needs: If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability, please notify me immediately.
Topics Covered:
Week One:
Chapter 1 / Real Numbers/Exponents, Roots, & Radicals/Polynomial Facotring/Rational Expressions
Week Two:
Chapter 1 / Linear and Quadratic Equations /
Linear Inequalities/Equations and
Inequalities
Involving Absolute
Value
Week Three:
Chapter 1 / Other Types of Equations
Exam 1  Chapter One (100 points)
Chapter 2 / Coordinate System: Lines and Theirs Graphs
Week Four:
Chapter 2 / Coordinant Geometry/Circles & Other Equations/Functions
Week Five:
Chapter 2 / Graphs of Functions/Analyzing Graphs of Functions/Algebra of Functions
Week Six:
Chapter 2 / Transformations of the Graph of a Function / Linear Functions and Models; Variation
Exam 2  Chapter Two (100 points)
Chapter 3 / Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Week Seven:
Chapter 3 / Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs / Division of Polynomials The Remainder and Factor Theoroms / Real Zerosof Polynomials;Solutions of
Equations
Week Eight:
Chapter 3 / Complex Numbers / The Fundamental Theorom of Algebra / Rational Functions
Week Nine:
Chapter 3 / Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Inequalities
Exam 3  Chapter Three (100 points)
Chapter 4 / Inverse Functions
Week Ten:
Chapter 4 / Exponential Functions / Logarithmic Functions / Properties of Logarithims
Week Eleven:
Chapter 4 / Exponential and Logarithmic Equations / Exponential, Logistic, and Logarithmic Models
Week Twelve:
Final Exam  Exam Four (100 points) / 8:00  9:00 AM on Wednesday, 12/14/2016
Student Assignments: There is one
assignment per week. The maximum points that are available on each assignment
are 5, for a total of 55 assignment points.
Exams: Four Exams including one
Final Exam (100 points each) for a total of 300 Exam points and Seven Quizzes (5 points each) for a total of 35 points.
11 Assignments  x  5  =  055 
7 Quizzes  x  5  =  035 
4 Exams  x  400  = 
400

Total Possible  =  490 
Grading Scale:
Approximate Percent  Grade 
95  100  4.0 
90  94  3.6  3.9 
85  89  3.2  3.5 
80  84  2.8  3.1 
75  79  2.4  2.7 
70  74  2.0  2.3 
65  69  1.6  1.9 
60  64  1.2  1.5 
55  59  0.8  1.1 
Less Than 55  0.0 