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FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE
COLLEGE CREDIT COURSE OUTLINE
COURSE NUMBER:
MAC 1140
COURSE TITLE:
Precalculus Algebra
PREREQUISITE(S):
MAC 1105 with a grade of "C" or better; or a
satisfactory score on the placement test
COREQUISITE(S):
None
CREDIT HOURS:
4
CONTACT HOURS/WEEK:
4
CONTACT HOUR BREAKDOWN:
Lecture/Discussion:
Laboratory:
Other __________:
4
FACULTY WORKLOAD POINTS:
4
STANDARDIZED CLASS SIZE
ALLOCATION:
27
CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The major topics included in this course are linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations and
inequalities, relations, functions, and graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and
inequalities; higher degree polynomial equations; matrices and determinants; applications; sequences, series,
and the binomial theorem; and mathematical proof. A review of algebraic techniques and operations as well as
a review of exponents, radicals, complex numbers, and absolute value is also included in this course.
SUGGESTED TEXT(S):
Larson, College Algebra: Graphing Approach. HoughtonMifflin Co, current ed., ISBN 0-618-138838 package.
Sullivan, College Algebra: Enhanced, etc., Pearson
Education (Prentice Hall), current ed., ISBN
0-13-083335-5.
Munem, College Algebra w/appl., Worth/VHPS, current
ed., ISBN 0-87901-499-7
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SUGGESTED TEXT(S): (CONTINUED)
Cohen, Pre-Calculus, Thomson Learning, Current ed.,
ISBN 0-34006921-6.
Thinkwell’s Precalculus, current ed., ISBN
0-9678357-1-2 (CD ROMS).
IMPLEMENTATION DATE:
Fall Term, 1993 (941) (was MAC 1104)
REVIEW OR MODIFICATION DATE:
Fall Term, 1999
Fall Term, 2002 (20031)
Spring Term, 2005 (20052)
Fall Term 2006 (20061)
Fall Term, 2008 (20091) – Outline Review 2007
Fall Term, 2009 (20101)
Fall Term, 2012 (20131) GER Course Outline Review
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COURSE TOPICS
I.
Review of Algebraic Techniques
A.
B.
II.
B.
C.
D.
E.
III.
IV.
V.
B.
C.
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Linear Systems of Equations
Linear Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming (Optional)
Nonlinear Systems
Higher Degree Polynomials and Equations
A.
7
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Natural and Common Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
A.
B.
C.
D.
8
Functions and Their Graphs
1.
Properties of Functions
2.
Polynomial Functions
3.
Rational Functions
4.
Inverse Functions
5.
Piece-Wise Defined, Greatest Integer
Algebra of Functions
Graphing
1.
Methods
2.
Linear Equations and Inequalities
3.
Conic Sections
Variation
Translations
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
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Exponents, Radicals, Complex
Numbers, and Absolute Value
Equations and Inequalities
1.
Polynomial Inequalities
2.
Rational Inequalities
Relations, Functions, and Graphs
A.
CONTACT HOURS
__PER TOPIC__
Remainder, Factor, and Rational
Root Theorems
Synthetic Division
Roots of Higher Degree Polynomial Equations
10
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COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED)
D.
E.
F.
VI.
VII.
C.
8
Summation Notation
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
and Series
Binomial Theorem
Mathematical Proof
A.
B.
C.
D.
10
Matrix Algebra
Systems of Linear Equations
Inverses of Square Matrices
Determinants and Cramers Rule
Nonlinear Systems
Gauss-Jordan Method
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
A.
B.
VIII.
Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Partial Fractions
Curve Sketching
Matrices and Determinants
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
CONTACT HOURS
__PER TOPIC__
Axioms of Real Numbers
Techniques-Mathematical Proofs
Mathematical Induction
Real Number Theorems
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Florida State College
At Jacksonville
Course Learning Outcomes & Assessment
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Section 1
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS (CC):
CONTACT HOURS (NCC): 4
COURSE PREFIX AND NUMBER: MAC 1140
COURSE TITLE: Precalculus Algebra
Section 2
TYPE OF COURSE: (Click on the box to check all that apply)
AA Elective
AS Required Professional Course
College Prep
AS Professional Elective
AAS Required Professional Course
Technical Certificate
Other
PSAV
Apprenticeship
General Education: (For General Education courses, you must also complete Section 3 and Section 7)
Section 3 (If applicable)
INDICATE BELOW THE DISCIPLINE AREA FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES:
Communications
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Natural Sciences
Humanities
Mathematics
Section 4
INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES:
Reading
Speaking
Critical Analysis
Writing
Listening
Information
Literacy
Quantitative
Skills
Ethical
Judgment
Scientific Method of Inquiry
Working Collaboratively
Section 5
STATE GENERAL EDUCATION LEARNING OUTCOME AREA
Communication
Critical Thinking
Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning
Information
Global Sociocultural Responsibility
Literacy
Section 6
LEARNING OUTCOME



Students will identify the nature of
2
mathematical problems
Students will formulate /translate
problems
into mathematical
3
language
Students will use various
mathematical
methods to
4
correctly solve problems
Type of
Outcome
Gen.Ed,
Program,
Course
Gen. Ed
/Discipline
Gen. Ed
/Discipline
Gen. Ed
/Discipline
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Curriculum-embedded multiple choice questions from a
standard test-bank developed by the department
Curriculum-embedded multiple choice questions from a
standard test-bank developed by the department
Curriculum-embedded multiple choice questions from a
standard test-bank developed by the department
Section 6 (Continued)
LEARNING OUTCOME



Type of
Outcome
Gen.Ed,
Program,
Course
Students will use critical thinking
in interpreting data and/or
drawing conclusions from the
5
results of a mathematical
problems
Gen. Ed
/Discipline
Students will use technology as
appropriate in analyzing data or
solving mathematical problems
Students will be able to represent
and explain mathematical
information graphically verbally,
numerically and symbolically
Gen. Ed
/Discipline

Use algebraic techniques,
including analytical, numerical,
graphical,
verbal, and technology
3
aided procedures to solve
equations and inequalities

Represent algebraic functions
and relations symbolically,
4
graphically, numerically and
verbally

Demonstrate an understanding
5
of matrices and determinants

Demonstrate and understanding
of
6 sequences, series, and
binomial theorem

Use techniques of mathematical
7
proof

Apply algebraic techniques,
including analytical, numerical,
graphical, verbal, technology
8
aided procedures, and modeling
techniques to solve real-world
problems.
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Curriculum-embedded multiple choice questions from a
standard test-bank developed by the department
Curriculum-embedded multiple choice questions from a
standard test-bank developed by the department
Discipline
Curriculum-embedded multiple choice questions from a
standard test-bank developed by the department
Course
Students complete in-class, out-of-class or online
assignments that may include one or more of the
following: homework, quizzes, tests, oral or written
presentations, article critiques, reports/minute papers,
portfolios, or projects
Students complete in-class, out-of-class or online
assignments that may include one or more of the
following: homework, quizzes, tests, oral or written
presentations, article critiques, reports/minute papers,
portfolios, or projects
Students complete in-class, out-of-class or online
assignments that may include one or more of the
following: homework, quizzes, tests, oral or written
presentations, article critiques, reports/minute papers,
portfolios, or projects
Students complete in-class, out-of-class or online
assignments that may include one or more of the
following: homework, quizzes, tests, oral or written
presentations, article critiques, reports/minute papers,
portfolios, or projects
Students complete in-class, out-of-class or online
assignments that may include one or more of the
following: homework, quizzes, tests, oral or written
presentations, article critiques, reports/minute papers,
portfolios, or projects
Students complete in-class, out-of-class or online
assignments that may include one or more of the
following: homework, quizzes, tests, oral or written
presentations, article critiques, reports/minute papers,
portfolios, or projects
Section 6 (Continued)
LEARNING OUTCOME

Type of
Outcome
Gen.Ed,
Program,
Course
Demonstrate an understanding of
quantitative
literacy in solving
9
mathematical problems
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Students are successful on in-class, out-of-class or
online assignments. Such assignments may include
any combination of the following: homework, quizzes,
tests, oral or written presentations, article critiques,
reports/minute papers, portfolios, or individual or group
projects. Such assignments may require the use of
calculators or computer programs. An assessment may
also require that the student be able to give a clear,
step-by-step, verbal or written explanation of the
procedure used to represent/solve the problem.
Section 6
Name of Person Completing This Form: Matthew Mitchell
Date: 4/26/11
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