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Instructor Name 
Khalil Rassy 

Instructor Rank 
Associate Professor 
Instructor Email  krassy@southwest.tn.edu 
Instructor Website 
http://faculty.southwest.tn.edu/krassy 
Instructor Office 
MW 31 Macon Cove 
Office Hours 
TBA 
Instructor Phone 
9013334127 
Department Phone 
(901) 333 4474 
Course Description 
This course covers essential algebra topics such as roots and radicals, factoring polynomials, functions (domain and range), simplifying and solving equations with rational expressions, solving and graphing quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic expressions. Note: This course will not satisfy general education math requirements for associate degrees or technical certificates. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 1710 (Precalculus I) and MATH 1740 (Algebra and Trig I). Exception is made if the student has an ACT score of 19 or higher. This course is not designed for transfer. 

Student Learning Objectives 
Module 1:
Module 2:
Module 3:
Module 4:
Module 5:

Prerequisites 
Grade “C” or higher in MATH0820 or equivalent. 
Corequisites 
Students must register for the corequisite course MATH 0100 Support Course for Essentials of Algebra unless they have made a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics or MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics 
Instructional / Learning Methods 
This is an online course. This is a modularized course that requires competency based mastery learning. All course assignments will require a mastery level that must be met before access to the next assignment will be permitted. The instructional / learning methods employed in this course are a combination of reading, visual learning, and skills mastery. This course provides individualized instruction through MyLabsPlus and is modularized. There are five modules within the course. Students will be required to meet mastery standards in each module before progressing to the next module. There will be a proctored midterm exam and a proctored final exam. 
Specific Course Requirements 
A purchased access code to MyLabsPlus and a graphing utility calculator. The TI 83 or TI 85 is recommended. Have a reliable computer and internet access Possess the skills of a collegelevel student (which include, but are not limited to):

Required Text 
A MyLabsPLUS student access code comes with the ebook: Intermediate Algebra, by Trigsted, Gallaher, Bodden, 1st Ed Other: A graphics calculator is required. The Texas Instruments model TI83 plus or TI84 is recommended. 

Supplementary Materials 
A graphics calculator is required. The Texas Instruments model TI83 plus or TI84 is recommended. Cell phones may not be used as calculators. 
Hardware Requirements 
If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

Software Requirements 
The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.
Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com. 
Method of Evaluation 
Homework, SelfChecks, Module Tests, Midterm Exam, Final Exam.


Grading Scale 
90100: A 089: B 7079: C 069: D 059: F Note: In order to withdraw from this course you must submit an official form to the admissions/records office. 
Testing Procedure / Policy 
The Midterm Exam and Final Exam will be taken ONCE during dates, time, and location designated by your instructor. They must be proctored on the Macon Campus. The maximum time allowed for each exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Makeup exams will not be given. The Midterm exam will be 40% of the final average. The Final exam will be 40% of the final average. Note: No Testing or Quizzing is done on the PAWS site. Note: No Testing or quizzing is done on the PAWS site. 
Major Assignments 
Homework and SelfCheck Assignments Each Homework assignment is paired with a SelfCheck assignment. Homework: Homework assignments are worked in MyMathLab Plus. 80% mastery must be achieved on each Homework assignment before the corresponding SelfCheck assignment may be accessed. SelfCheck assignments are worked in MyMathLab Plus and reinforce homework competencies. 80% mastery must be achieved on each SelfCheck before the next Homework assignment may be accessed. Grades from Homework and SelfCheck assignments are not included in the final average, but their completion is necessary to prepare you for each Module Test. Module Tests This course consists of five modules. At the end of each module is a Module Test. Each test will be taken in MyMathLab Plus and counts as 4% of the final average. MidTerm and Final Exams The Midterm exam will be 40% of the final average. The Final exam will be 40% of the final average. Module 1: Review and Factoring Section 1.1: 4.1 Rules of Exponents (Review) 4.3 Multiplying Polynomials (Review) Section 1.2 4.4 Dividing Polynomials (Review) 5.1 Factoring: GCF and Factoring by Grouping Section 1.3 5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the form x squared +bx +cx Factoring Review 5.1 – 5.2 Module 2: Factoring, Polynomial Equations, Rational Expressions, and Function Section 2.15.2 Factoring Trinomials of the form ax^2 + bx + c 5.3 Special Case Factoring; A General Factoring Strategy Section 2.2 5.4 Polynomial Equations and Models 2.2 Relations and Functions 2.3 Function Notation and Applications Section 2.3 6.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 6.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 5.1 5.3 Factoring Review Module 3: Rational and Radical Equations, Complex Numbers Section 3.1 6.4 Complex Rational Expressions 6.5 Rational Equations and Models Section 3.2 6.6 Variation 7.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs 7.2 Radical Functions 7.3 Rational Exponents and Simplifying Radical Expressions 7.4 Operations with Radicals Section 3.3 7.4 Operations with Radicals(con’t) 7.5 Radical Equations and Models 7.6 Complex Number Module 4: Quadratic, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Transformations Section 4.1 8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations 8.2 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs Section 4.2 8.3 Applications and Modeling of Quadratic Functions 9.1 Transformations of Functions Section 4.3 9.3 Exponential Functions 9.4 The Natural Exponential Function 9.5 Logarithmic Functions 5.1 –5.3 Factoring Review 
Participation / Attendance Policy 
Attendance Policy Student attendance is documented by PAWS and MyLabsPlus logins. Individual instructors determine specific makeup policies. Students absent from a class might not be allowed to make up missed tests, writing assignments, or other graded work. Missed work will adversely affect final course grades. Documentation of reason for absence is expected. Participation Policy Content discussions and content reading on PAWS are required. Also students are required to write timely progress reports to the instructor by email. 
Policy on Student Professional Conduct 
Students must do their own work on MyLabsPlus. Students whose grades are an A or B online and are mismatched (D or F) on the proctored Final Exam may be challenged. Such students may be required to complete additional proctored testing to verify that their final grades are accurate. 
Email Guidelines 
Each student has been provided a Southwest email account. Please do not email your classmates unless the topic relates specifically to this course. Emails that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden. Below are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when sending email:
Online instructors will respond to all emails within 48 hours. 

Discussion Guidelines 
Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to when using the Discussion forum. Messages that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden.

Technical Support 
My.Southwest: Submit a Student Technical Support Request. Please provide a full detailed explanation of the problem. PAWS: For course related questions, contact your instructor. For technical issues with the PAWS website, contact the College Helpdesk at (901) 3334357. 

Embedded Librarian Service 
This service may be found inside PAWS courses. Two Southwest Librarians are assigned to work with you and your instructor throughout the course for the entire semester. The Librarians will suggest library resources and answer questions sent to "Ask A Librarian". To contact a Librarian, go to the Classlist and select the "Ask A Librarian" tab. 

Student Services Links 
Academic SupportThe Academic Support Center(ASC) provides free services and resources to help Southwest students successfully reach their academic and career goals. These services include tutoring by peer and master tutors, computer labs, success workshops, academic coaching, early alerts from your instructors and areas for individual or group study at numerous locations. The ASC also provides Supplemental Instruction in some of our general education classes and the Center is also responsible for Academic Progress Reporting so that you will be award of your academic standing during the 5th6th week of the semester. Online tutoring services are offered through Smarthinking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply login to your PAWS to access this online tutoring resource. 
Drop/Withdrawal Dates 
See the official college catalog for the current withdrawal policies. Important semester drop and withdrawal dates can be found on the college Web site at http://www.southwest.tn.edu. 

Academic Misconduct 
Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. A student guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, is immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. The instructor has the authority to assign an “F” grade or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” for the course. College sanctions for academic misconduct may include suspension or dismissal from the College. Please see the section in the current Catalog on Academic Misconduct. Classroom Behavior: Any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct violating the general rules or regulations of the College may be ordered to temporarily leave the classroom. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom can be achieved only through appropriate procedures of the College. 
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Syllabus Updates  The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes. 