MAC 1105
 College Algebra -Summer 2006

Course: MAC-1105
College Algebra 
(CRN 50328)


Instructor: Dr. M. Rahman


10:50-12:30  MWF
Class  Bldg. 10/Rm. 1343


Office:  Bldg. 14/ Room 2718; Phone: 620-3748

Office hour: 12:40-1:40am MW/Appointment

Textbook: College Algebra- 9th ed. by Lial Hornsby, and Schneider



 Tentative Outline:



Chapter R


Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3


Chapter 4


Chapter 5


Grade Allocation :

Tests 1, 2 : 40 % 
Final Exam:  25 % 

Homework 15%

Quiz- 15%

Attendance- 5%


The "" will be included only to improve your grades

90 to 100 %A

80 to 89 % B

70 to 79 % C

60 to 69 % D

Below 60 % F


You understand that changes may be made to the syllabus in order to meet the needs of the students in the class and that it is your responsibility to attend class every time it meets to keep abreast of any such changes.

Important Deadlines:

         Last day to withdraw : June 5th

         Holiday (no classes or office hours)   May 29th

         Test 1: Friday, May 26th

         Test 2: Friday, June 16th

         Final Exam is Friday, June 30th in Bldg. 10-Room 1343, 10:50-12:30pm.  It is comprehensive and worth of 25% of your grade.

TECHNOLOGY: A graphing calculator may be needed for homework and in class exams.

ATTENDANCE: is required; parts of this class may be in a cooperative learning format. You will be assigned group work in and out of class. Repeated absences (more than 4 unexcused) will result in lowering your grade in the course. Students absent for university sponsored events or must make arrangements for making up the work they will miss before they are absent.

HOMEWORK: is required. Problems to be turned in are assigned in class. Reminder: I  suggest that a minimum of 3 hours of homework should be completed for each hour of class. Late homework will not be accepted.


Disability Resource Center: If you believe that you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Disability Resource Center IN Bldg. 10-Room 1201.


General Education Outcomes:

MAC 1105 is designed to satisfy the following criteria from the Central Student Outcomes of General Education:

  • I A. 1. Students should be able to analyze arguments according to standard criteria.
  • I A. 2. Students should be able to assume and defend a position on a given topic.
  • II D. 1.  Students should be able to demonstrate general knowledge of the breadth, power, and development of major areas of mathematics.
  • II. D. 2.  Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in solving problems using mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning.

We will reach these goals by learning standard techniques of algebra: manipulating expressions, solving equations and inequalities, manipulating functions and graphing functions. The techniques you learn will be applied to solve various word problems and standard math problems. You will defend your answers on quizzes and homework by showing the work and thought processes leading to your results.