Welcome to Collin College - College Algebra
http://faculty.collin.edu/rkhoury/

Fall 2018 - CRN 12468

Course: Math 1314.S12    Credit hours: 3 Instructor: Dr. R. Khoury
Math Lab: J228  972-881-5921 Office: D226
Class Time: 7:00 - 8:15 AM TR Office hours: 8:30 - 11:30 AM TR
Classroom: D104 E-mail: rkhoury@collin.edu 
Final Exam: Dec 11, 7 - 9 AM in D104 Phone: 972-881-5909
Last day to withdraw this class is October 19 Census Day: September 10
Required Graphing Calculators are: TI 83, TI 84 Series Suggested Daily Calendar                 College Syllabus
Connect Math Course Code: NJY3X-HTVMY Financial Aid Access Code is: 40F58-63B64-E0255-75499 (first 2 weeks only)

Chat room and announcements are posted in Canvas

Catalog 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. Lab required.

Required Textbook and Supplements: College Algebra, Custom 2nd Edition by Julie Miller available Only at Collinís Bookstores, McGraw-Hill.

Course Measurable Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses. (Critical Thinking and Communication Skills)
2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations. (Empirical/Quantitative, Critical Thinking and Communication Skills)
3. Apply graphing techniques.
4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions. (Empirical/Quantitative)
5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices. (Empirical/Quantitative, Critical Thinking and Communication Skills)

Course Requirements: It is highly recommended to read each section before I cover it in class. You are expected to copy the lecture notes and use them to study for each exam. Also, you are expected to work all homework problems as assigned in the calendar for each section; and most of all, it is highly recommended to completely finish your lab before taking each exam,  All exams are similar to the homework problems, lectures, and Labs. You are expected to use the Math Lab located in D203 while working your homework problems and labs. Homework problems are not grades.

Grading Policy: Students will receive a zero grade on every missed exam. No makeup is allowed under any circumstances. Otherwise, grades will be assigned based on the average of the following tasks.

15% Four Online homework in Connect Math https://www.connectmath.com/login (Use Course Code: NJY3X-HTVMY)
10% Four Paper Lab assignments posted in Connect Math.
55% Four Exams (Drop one lowest exam grade) to be taken in class
20% Comprehensive Final Exam to be taken in class

90-100 = A              80-89 = B              70-79 = C             60-69 = D                 0-59 = F


You are only allowed a TI-84 graphing calculator on the exam. Nothing else. A testing center employee will offer you blank scratch papers to be turned in before you leave. Also, you should only login to connect Math and do not open any other tabs beside the exam or any browsers or use any other devices.

Makeup Policy: Every student is responsible for any assignment given during his/her absence. Students are required to participate in class and take all exams. No makeup is allowed without proper written documentation prior to the exam date and a zero grade will be assigned to every missed exam or lab. Students cannot retake any of the exams or the final. Your grade will be assigned based on the average of the above tasks.

Late Assignment Policy: Students who do not turn in their Labs on time will lose a 25% daily deduction of their Lab grades.

Withdrawal policy: 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 http://www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/register/withdrawal.html. Please see your instructor before you withdraw and the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to withdrawal.

Course Withdrawal: To drop this class, you need to do the following:

1. Attain a Drop/Add sheet from the registrarís office;
2. Turn in the completed form to the office of Admission and Records 972-881-5710 on or prior to the drop deadline date;
3. All students will receive an F if they do not finish this class and do not withdraw on or prior to the drop deadline date.
4. Make sure your course withdrawal satisfies the college withdrawal policy.

Resource Material: Any student enrolled in Math 1314 has access to the Math Lab located in D203, 972-881-5921. The Lab is staffed with faculty and tutors; in addition, it offers free tutorial help, graphing calculators, and computer assistance. Collin students may arrange for tutoring with the ACCESS office (D140). Please call 972-881-5898 for scheduling and availability.

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.

ADA Statement: It is the policy of Collin College to provide 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 studentís responsibility to contact me and the ACCESS office, located at the Spring Creek Campus in D140, in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations. (972-881-5898 or TDD- 972-881-5950).

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 online in Canvas near the end of the semester.

Academic Ethics: The 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 material as oneís own work that is not oneís own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and/or falsifying academic records. Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination, illicitly obtaining examination questions in advance, using someone elseís work for assignments as if it were oneís own, copying computer disks or files, and any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course. Plagiarism is the use of an authorís words or ideas as if they were oneí s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation. Contact the Dean of Students at 972-881-5604 for the student disciplinary process and procedures or consult the Collin College Student Handbook.

Academic penalty for scholastic dishonesty: Students will receive a zero on those assignments where they were found guilty by the Dean of Students for scholastic dishonesty, i.e., cheating, collusion, etc. as stated above; also, for repeated occurrences of these incidences, students will receive a failing grade in this class section.


I reserve the right to change any term on this syllabus at any time during the semester.

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