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IMPORTANT DATES
The following face-to-face meetings will take place on the SLO campus in room 3301:

  • Face to Face Course Orientation: 1/25 4:30 to 6:15 pm room 3301
  • Tests: Fridays 4:30 pm: 2/14 (This is a Thursday room TBA), 3/8, 3/29. 4/26, 5/17
  • Final Exam: Thursday 5/23 at 6:30 pm. Room TBA

 INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Name:  Julie Hoffman-Rose

Email Address: jhoffman@cuesta.edu

Phone Number: 546-3100 ext. 2777

Office Location/ Hours:  TBA

Instructor Contact Expectations:  The best and fastest way to contact me is email.  I will generally respond to your emails within 24 hours during weekdays only. 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

Course Environment: This online course will be using a Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) called CANVAS as the method to disseminate information. Embedded within CANVAS will be course materials provided by the textbook publisher that requires purchase by the student (see the section on Textbook and Materials below).

Class Orientation:  Prior to the course orientation (see date above) you will receive an email in your CANVAS inbox providing you with a reminder about the course orientation. At the orientation, you will be provided with procedures on how to pay for the on-line textbook and other publisher provided materials.

Online Learning/Time commitmentIf you have never taken an online class, please be patient with yourself. Online classes are not inherently easier, although they may be much more convenient for many students. You should expect to spend at least as much time, if not more on this course as you would on a course that meets face to face. Since there is no lecture component, much of this time will be self-directed and there will be a substantial amount of reading, viewing, and studying, required.  Since this is a 5-unit class, be prepared to spend 15 hours per week on coursework!

REGULAR EFFECTIVE CONTACT POLICY
Regular and Effective Instructor Contact will be met through announcements to students; timely and effective feedback on student assignments; email, phone or messaging to individuals; and virtual office hours, if requested.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Math 127, Intermediate Algebra, broadens and adds to the concepts of elementary algebra. Such additions include rational expressions, quadratic equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse of functions, solving systems of two or more linear equations, and sequences and series.

For the official course outline of record please go to http://www.curricunet.com/Cuesta/search/course/Links to an external site.

This course is designed for those intending to major in the sciences or business and need to take any of  the following courses next:  Math 129 (trigonometry), Math 242 (Pre-calculus). Some majors, like nursing, may specifically require that you take Math 127 even if you don’t have to take another math class after this.  If your career goal is to complete a certificate or Associates degree without transferring to a four year degree program, and your major does not require Math 127, then you might be interested in taking Math 128 instead of this course. You also might be interested in taking Math 128 as the pre-requisite for Math 247 (statistics), Math 232 (college Algebra) or Math 230 (Math for the Humanities).  Check with your counselor to be sure you are enrolling in the course that is best for you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES
The specific mathematics content prerequisite course is Beginning Algebra (Math 123 or equivalent) taken at a college or university with at least a grade of C, oa high school Beginning Algebra course and a passing score on the Cuesta College Math Assessment Test. For more information about this placement test visit the Assessment Services web site at:
http://www.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/assessment/index.htmlLinks to an external site.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are specific concepts from the course that are testing across course sections to measure teaching effectiveness. For more information regarding course SLOS please refer to the course Outline of Record accessed through the link above.

TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS

Course On-line materials and Textbook:
The required textbook is in eBook form and is included in the purchase of MyMathLab access.
The cost of MyMathLab access is between $90 and $120.  You do not need to access the course prior to the course orientation. Instructions for purchasing and using MyMathLab through the CANVAS LMS will be given at the course orientation.  If you prefer to also purchase a hard copy of the book, the title is: Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 5th Ed. by Robert Blitzer.
To ensure that you have the correct computer system configuration for the course textbook and materials, click on the following link:

https://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/mymathlab/students/support/index.htmlLinks to an external site.

Course Notes:
You will need to purchase the course notes from the Cuesta College bookstore. The cost for the course notes is around $20.00. The bookstore does not mark these up for profit.

Calculator:
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ou will need a scientific calculator for this course. I recommend the Ti 30XS IIS. It is relatively cheap (about $15), it is solar, and it has a two line display that shows what you type.

ACCOMMODATIONS

This course is designed using an accessible Learning Management System, and course materials have been created with ADA compliance in mind. If you have a disability and might need accommodations in this class such as extended time on exams or other resources, please contact the instructor as soon as possible so that you can receive appropriate accommodations in a timely manner. You should also contact DSPS (Disabled Student Programs & Services) at 805-546-3148 or http://www.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/dsps/index.htmlLinks to an external site.

 COLLEGE POLICIES
Academic Honesty Policy: Please note all students attending San Luis Obispo County Community College District at any district site and when representing Cuesta College in any off-campus activity, assume an obligation to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner compatible with the Student Code of conduct. Please review the Cuesta College Student Code of conduct at:

http://www.cuesta.edu/student/documents/admissions_records/code_of_conduct.pdfLinks to an external site.

Add / Drop Policy: Please review the Cuesta policy for adding and dropping a course.

 

Waitlist Policy: I do not give out add codes before the course orientation. If there are more students than I can reasonably add at the course orientation, then I will distribute add codes using the waitlist created by the admissions and records office. Please review the procedure for using the waitlist at:

http://www.cuesta.edu/student/studentservices/admrreg/arpolicies/Waitlist.htmlLinks to an external site.

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