Math 102 & Math 102L College Algebra

Course Description

(3-1) 4 credits. Prerequisite: MATH 101 or appropriate mathematics placement. Corequisite: MATH 102L. Equations and inequalities; polynomial functions and graphs; exponents, radicals, binomial theorem, zeros of polynomials; systems of equations; exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions, applications and graphs. Other topics selected from sequences, series, and complex numbers. This course may not be used for credit toward an engineering or science degree (except for interdisciplinary science, chemistry, and associate of arts).

Couse Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully completes this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate algebraic manipulation skills
  2. Properly use properties of exponents
  3. Solve linear equations and quadratic equations
  4. Properly manipulate rational expresssions
  5. Demostrate basic skills on building a graph and be able to interpret graphical data
  6. Calculate and interpret the inverse function
 

This course meets the BOR mandated GenEd Goal #5: Students will understand and apply fundamental mathematical processes and reasoning.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of taking a course meeting this goal, students will:

  1. Use mathematical symbols and mathematical structure to model and solve real world problems.
    • Assessment- Students will: Correctly write and use polynomials, rational expressions, exponential expressions, logarithmic expressions, and radical expressions to solve real world problems. This will be demonstrated on in-class problems, labs, homework, quizzes and/or exams.
     
  2. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills related to mathematical terms
    • Assessment- Students will: Identify, interpret, and use algebraic expressions and functional notation to solve real world problems. This will be demonstrated on in-class problems, labs, homework, quizzes and/or exams.
     
  3. Demonstrate the correct use of quantifiable measurements of real world situations
    • Assessment- Students will: Evaluate functions involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and radical expressions. This will be demonstrated on in-class problems, labs, homework, quizzes and/or exams.