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INSTRUCTOR: **
Tim Hawkins

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OFFICE: **
Sequoya 149

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PHONE: **
706**-**272-2514

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OFFICE HOURS: **
See office door for posted hours,
or by appointment

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EMAIL:**
thawkins@daltonstate.edu

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TEXT: ***
College Algebra 8 ^{th} Edition (DSC
Version)*, by Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen

McGraw-Hill ISBN: 13:978-0-07-736609-4

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PREREQUISITE**

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High School Algebra II with a "C" average or successful exit of the Developmental Studies Mathematics

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COURSE CONTENT**

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The course will cover selected material in Chapters 1 through 6 of the text. The topics in algebra include the number system, polynomials, algebraic functions, exponents, radicals, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, lines in the plane, linear modeling, conics, algebra of functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations and inequalities.

**Student Learning
Outcomes:** Upon completion of this course, the student should be
able to:

- perform basic algebraic operations
- solve algebraic equations (linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic)
- solve linear and non-linear inequalities
- graph and analyze algebraic functions
- solve systems of equations and inequalities

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Tests:** Four chapter tests will be given over the term along with a
comprehensive final exam. The Final Exam **may replace** your lowest test
score. The average of the four tests will represent **60%** of the class
grade.

Test 1 Chapter 1

Test 2 Chapter 2

Test 3 Chapter 3

Test 4 Chapter 4 (4.1, 4.2) and Chapter 5

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Final Exam:**
The Final Exam is a comprehensive exam that will represent **20%** of
the class grade. The Final Exam is currently scheduled for:

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**MW 8:00 class**
Monday, Dec 7, 2009 (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)**

TR 8:00 class**
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009 (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)**

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Quiz / Homework:**
Quizzes will be given weekly. Make-up quizzes are not given, but the
lowest quiz score will be dropped. Homework will be assigned daily and
discussed the following class period. The quiz average represents **20%** of
the class grade.

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**Final Grades:**
The course grade will be based on the comprehensive final exam (20%),
quiz/homework average (20%), and class test average (60%).

90 - 100 A

80 - 89 B

70 - 79 C

60 - 69 D

Below 60 F

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**OTHER INFORMATION**

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Attendance: **If you are absent from
a class, you are responsible for all material covered and all announcements
made. **No make-up tests will be given for any reason**. If you know that
you will be out on a test date due to prior obligations, then you may make an
appointment to take the test early. If you are absent from a test, the final
exam will replace your missed test score (final exam replaces lowest test
score). Only one missed test can be replaced; a second or third missed test
will be given a grade of zero.

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Honesty:**
Every student is expected and required to do his or her own work in this
course and all other courses at Dalton State College. Any instances of cheating
will result in a minimum penalty of dismissal from the course with a grade of **
“F”**.

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Visitors: **College policy
allows only those students registered for a class to attend that class. You may
not bring guests or children to class.

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Etiquette: **Talking in class
should be restricted solely to questions and comments pertaining to the material
at hand and intended for me and the whole class to hear. Using cellular phones,
pagers, CD players, radios, and/or similar devices is prohibited in the
classroom.

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Calculators: **A calculator, with
both exponential and logarithmic keys may be needed for homework problems.
However, calculators will not be necessary on tests.

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Math Lab:**
The math lab will be available throughout the day for your
assistance. It is located in Sequoya, Room 140 and operating hours will be
posted on the door.

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**DEPARTMENTAL
DROP BACK POLICY**

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A student may
elect to drop back to a lower level mathematics course before the drop back
deadline. The drop back deadline for the Fall 2009 semester is **September 17,
2009**. Students should see Tom Gonzalez in 218B Sequoya to initiate a drop
back request.

**DROP / WITHDRAWAL**

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The last day to drop this
class without penalty is **Monday October 26, 2009**. You will be assigned a
grade of **W**. After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted
only in cases of extreme hardship as determined by the Vice President for
Academic Affairs; otherwise a grade of **WF** will be issued. The proper
form for withdrawing from all classes at the college after the official drop/add
period but before the published withdrawal date is the Schedule Adjustment
Form. Students who are assigned to the Academic Advising Center for advisement
must meet with an advisor or staff member at the Academic Advising Center (107
Liberal Arts Building) to initiate the withdrawal process. All other students
must meet with a staff member or advisor at the Office of Academic Resources in
the Pope Student Center to initiate the withdrawal process. After meeting with
the staff member or advisor, all students will then finalize the withdrawal
process in the Financial Aid Office. Students who fail to complete the official
drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of **F**. **Withdrawal
from class is a student responsibility**. The grade of **W** counts as
hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid.

If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Schedule Adjustment Form must be taken to the Workforce Development Office located in Room 214 of the Technical Education Building. The Office is open on the following schedule:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. The office phone number is 272-2635.

**DISABILITY SUPPORT
SERVICES / ADA ACCOMODATIONS**

Students with disabilities or
special needs are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services in Academic
Resources. In order to make an appointment to obtain information on the process
of qualifying for accommodations, the **student** must contact the
Coordinator of Disability Support Services.

Contact information:

Andrea Roberson

Pope Student Center, Lower Level

706-272-2524

aroberson@daltonstate.edu