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INSTRUCTOR:
**Tim Hawkins

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OFFICE:
**Sequoya 141H

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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:**
E-mail:
thawkins@daltonstate.edu

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TEXT:
***Precalculus 7 ^{th} Edition*, Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, Sobecki

McGraw Hill,
ISBN 0-07-351951-0

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PREREQUISITE**

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College Algebra (MATH 1111) or at least one year of high school math above Algebra II

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COURSE CONTENT**

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The course will cover selected material in Chapters 1 through 8, and additional topics as time permits. The topics emphasize the algebra and trigonometric concepts to provide a transition into calculus and physics. Topics include graphing techniques, functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric), law of sines, law of cosines, and trigonometric identities.

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

- Perform basic mathematical operations.
- Perform basic algebraic operations.
- Solve linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations.
- Solve linear and non-linear inequalities.
- Graph and analyze linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, and relations leading to conic sections.
- Use basic trigonometric relations.
- Solve trigonometric equations.
- Prove basic trigonometric identities.

**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 Chapters 1, 2, & 3 (Polynomial Functions and Graphs)

Test 2 Chapter 4 (Rational Functions) & Chapter 5 (Exponential and Logarithmic Functions)

Test 3 Chapter 6 (Trigonometric Functions)

Test 4
Chapter 7 (Identities) & Chapter 8 (Law of Sines & Law of Cosines)

**Quiz / Homework:**
Quizzes will be given
weekly. The lowest quiz score will
be dropped. Homework will be
assigned daily and discussed at the class meeting.
The quiz average represents
**20%** of the class grade.

**Final Exam:**
The Final Exam is a comprehensive exam that will represent
**20%** of the class grade.
The Final Exam is currently scheduled for:
**Thursday, April 28, 2011 (1:00
p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)**

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

__Grade Average____Course Grade__

90 - 100 A

80 - 89 B

70 - 79 C

60 - 69 D

Below 60 F

**OTHER INFORMATION**

**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”**.

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

**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.

**Calculators:
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A calculator, with exponential,
logarithmic, and trigonometric (sin, cos, tan) keys is required.
A graphing calculator may be used.

**Math Lab:**
The
math lab will be available throughout the day for your assistance.
It is located in Sequoya, Room 155 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 Spring 2011 semester is **February 4,
2011**. Students should see Tom
Gonzalez in 218B Sequoya to initiate a drop back request.

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DROP / WITHDRAWAL**

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The last day to drop this
class without penalty is **Monday March 21,
2011**. 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 / **

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, it is **the student’s
responsibility** to contact the Disability Support Specialist.

Contact
information:

Andrea
Roberson

Pope Student
Center, Lower Level

706-272-2524

aroberson@daltonstate.edu