Collin College MATH 1314 online Mathematics Department

Instructor’s Syllabus (Summer III -2018*)



Instructor: Dr. Cyrus Malek                    Campus: Spring Creek       Office Number: J– 226


College Syllabus Link:      


Instructor’s Website: 


E – Mail:  Correspondence is to take place through the college email system, namely CougarMail,

for reasons of confidentiality and privacy, or within CAVNAS.  Please include your full name and course number and section number in each email.


Telephone: (972) 881– 5181       Fax:  (972) 881 – 5619       Mailbox Location: J– 112          


Office Hours:                                  T, W 12:00-2:00   


Course Title: College Algebra


Course Number: MATH1314       Section: 3w3      CRN: 34591      Course Hours: 3  


Lecture Hours: 3       Lab Hours: 1       Class Meeting Times: NA       Class Meeting Location: Online   


Prerequisite: MATH0310, MATH1332, or TSI placement       Corequisite(s): None


Textbook and Required Material:   This course uses an electronic textbook.



·         Textbook: 

College Algebra: A Corequisite Solution 4th Edition
Author(s): Trigsted, Kirk

Textbook ISBN-13: 9780135236246 at Collin bookstore.


You must have an access code for MyMathlab for this course.


A MyMathLab account is required for online exams, homework and labs.  The course ID is malek??????( will be posted in your Blackboard first day of semester)


Supplies: Scientific or graphing calculator.  However, a calculator with a computer algebra system is not allowed

on any exam.  

Course Requirements: Completion of exams, labs, and homework assignments during designated dates. 

See course weekly schedule on page 5. 


Course Delivery Method: Online , click here for Welcome and Course Schedule for more information.


Course Description: In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.


Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to do the following:

1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations,

    compositions, and inverses.   

2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations.

3. Apply graphing techniques.

4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions.

5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices.


Census Date:  June 12       Withdraw Date: July 5  


Comprehensive Final Exam Date: Aug 7- Aug 9. 

Every student is required to take the comprehensive final exam.


College Repeat Policy: A student may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade, including “W”.

If you withdraw before the census date, then it will not count against you.




Method of Evaluation:


    GRADING SCALE____         _______________HOW THE COURSE GRADE IS WEIGHTED_________________            

A  90% or above               Exam 1:                Sec 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and sec 1.6                                                                 20.0% of the course grade

B  80% to 89%                 Exam 2:                Sec 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6                                                                                  20.0% of the course grade

C  70% to 79%                 Exam 3:                Sec 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6                                                                                  20.0% of the course grade

D  60% to 69%                 Exam 4:                Sec 7.3, §9.1, 9.2, 9.3                                                                                            20.0% of the course grade

F  59% or below                Lab - Homework & Exam Reviews                                                                                                 20.0% of the course grade

                                            comprehensive Final Exam                                                                                                                20.0% of the course grade


The Lowest grade of the exams 1,2,3 and 4 will be dropped.

Scientific or graphing calculator are allowed for exams.  However, a calculator with a computer algebra system is not allowed.

All exam questions are similar to the HW and exam review questions and will be Multiple choice. It is strongly recommended to do all the HW and exam review problems before taking your exam.


Course grade computed using the following formula:


 ((0.20*(HW & Exam Review average/100)) + (0.60*(exams sum/300)) + (0.20*(comprehensive final exam/100)))


Exam Policy:  All exams must be taken at a  Testing Center. If you take your exams at the Collin College testing centers, it will be free of charge. Otherwise, you may have to pay a fee to take your exams at any other testing center. The comprehensive final exam is taken during final exams week.  Exams usually will be graded within a day.


Check Collin College website for testing centers schedule. A Collin College ID card is required to take an exam in the testing center.


Make – up Exams:  A missed exam will result in a zero score.  If a student knows ahead of time that an exam will be missed, then inform the instructor early before the exam and arrangements will be made.  Eligibility for a make-up exam requires a  DOCUMENTED medical or personal / family emergency, and must be approved by the instructor. 


Attendance Policy:  Follow the course weekly schedule on page 5.  In addition, if a student is unable to complete the course, then it is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the course.


Project Description and Policy:  No projects for this class section.


Homework Policy:  Weekly online homework assignments are to be completed online using MyMathLab.  An unlimited number of attempts is allowed for the online homework assignments . These assignments are for your practice and mastering the subjects.


Lab Policy: There are four labs which are included in homework assignments to be completed online using MyMathLab.  See page 4 for due dates. NO EXTENSIONS are given on due dates.


Quiz Policy:  No quizzes for this class section.


Student Technical Support:  Now provide 24/7 for students at (972) 377 – 1777 or


Resource Material:

Any student enrolled in this class has access to the Math Lab located in D – 203, (972) 881 – 5921.

The Lab is staffed with faculty and tutors; in addition, it offers free tutorial help, graphing calculators, and computer assistance. Check with LRC for video recordings. Collin students may arrange for tutoring with the ACCESS office in G – 200, call  

(972) 881 – 5898  for scheduling and availability.


Withdrawal Regulation:

Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, students may not withdraw from more than six courses including any course a transfer student has withdrawn from at another Texas institute of higher education. For exemptions, visit Please see your instructor before you withdraw and the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to withdraw.




Course Withdrawal:

To withdraw from this class, you need to do the following:

1. Attain a Drop/Add form from the office of Admission and Records, (972) 881 – 5710,

2. Turn in the completed Drop/Add form to the office of Admission and Records on or prior the withdrawal deadline,

3. Make sure your course withdrawal satisfies the college withdrawal policy,

4. You may receive an F if you do not finish this class and do not withdraw on or prior to the withdrawal deadline.


Religious Holy Days:

In accordance with section 51.911 of the Texas Education Code, the college will allow a student who is absent from class for the observance of a religious holy day to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day within a reasonable time. Please refer to the current Collin Student Handbook.


Evaluation of Instructions:

Collin College seeks to improve the learning experience of all students. To assist in evaluating courses, students will be requested to complete an evaluation of instruction form near the end of the semester.


ADA Statement:

It is the policy of Collin County Community College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who are students with disabilities. This College will adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the ACCESS office, SCC-G200 or (972) 881 – 5898 (V/TTD: (972) 881 – 5950 ) in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations.


Student Code of Conduct:

It is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct (Section 7-2.4, Other Offenses, item S) to engage in the use of media or telecommunication devices during class, Collin College labs or other learning environments. This includes social networking activities such as texting, talking on the phone, and Web browsing from laptops, smart phones, or any other relevant electronic devices.


Academic Ethics:

Every member of the Collin College community is expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. Collin College may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts, or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission of one’s own work material that is not one’s own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve, but is not limited to, one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, use of annotated texts or teacher’s editions, use of information about exams posted on the Internet or electronic medium, and/or falsifying academic records. While specific examples are listed below, this is not an exhaustive list and scholastic dishonesty may encompass other conduct, including any conduct through electronic or computerized means.


Plagiarism is the use of an author’s words or ideas as if they were one’s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation.


Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination; collaborating with another student during an examination without authority; using, buying, selling, soliciting, stealing, or otherwise obtaining course assignments and/or examination questions in advance, copying computer or Internet files, using someone else’s work for assignments as if it were one’s own; or any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course.


Collusion is intentionally or unintentionally aiding or attempting to aid another in an act of scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to, failing to secure academic work; providing a paper or project to another student; providing an inappropriate level of assistance; communicating answers to a classmate about an examination or any other course assignment; removing tests or answer sheets from a test site, and allowing a classmate to copy answers.


Any incidence of scholastic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Student Development Office.  Students who commit scholastic dishonesty will receive a penalty ranging from an F on the assignment to an F in the course, at the discretion of the instructor.


See the Collin Student Handbook for additional information.



The instructor reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus during the semester in writing and during class hours. Revised Fall 2014











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