Course Goals: The goal of this course is to give
students a firm foundation in the topics of elementary algebra as a basis for subsequent courses in mathematics and other disciplines.
this goal is the development and strengthening of one’s skill in interpreting
and solving application
Course Grading: 3 Tests (50% with: 10% for the
lowest score and 20% for each of the other two
tests). Quiz (10%). Homework (10%) entirely completed and graded online. Final
Exam Dates: Test 1 (Wednesday 2/28), Test 2
(Wednesday 3/25), Test 3 (Wednesday 4/22),
Final Exam (TBA: Refer to Official Announcement).
Attendance Policy: Attendance is required. Please
refer to the Student Guidelines for details.
Unexcused absences will affect your final grade according to the schedule given
in the Student
Guidelines. Five unexcused absences will result in a failure for the course.
Quizzes: A quiz will be given every Friday of the
week in which a test is not scheduled. Your
lowest two quiz scores will be dropped.
Assignments: All homework as signments will be
recorded and scored online using MyMathLab.
Please take advantage of the support offered at 1810 Liacouras Center Room 201.
Final Notes: 1. The use of calculators will not be
permitted on any of the tests or quizzes in
this course. 2. No assignment or quiz can be turned in past the day or time it
is due. Therefore, no
quiz or assignment can be made up. Tests can be made up within one week of the
date of the test,
however, you must notify your instructor no later than the date of the test and
a valid, documented
excuse must accompany the request for a make-up test. 3. Class participation is
4. Please visit ”The Math 0701 Site” link on Blackboard for further information
about this course.
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the
impact of a disability should contact
me privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Contact
and Services at (215) 204-1280, 100 Ritter Annex, to coordinate reasonable
students with documented disabilities.
Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable
facets of academic freedom. The University
has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities
Students will be charged for a course unless a withdrawal
form is processed by a registration
office of the University by the Drop/ Add deadline date given below. For this
semester, the crucial
dates are as follows:
• The first day of classes is Tuesday, January 20.
• The last day to drop/add (tuition refund available) is Monday, February 2.
• Spring recess is the week of Monday, March 9.
• The last day to withdraw (no refund) is Monday, March 30.
• The last day of classes is Monday, May 4.
During the first two weeks of the fall or spring semester
or summer sessions , students may
withdraw from a course with no record of the class appearing on the transcript.
In weeks three
through nine of the fall or spring semester, or during weeks three and four of
summer sessions, the
student may withdraw with the advisor’s permission. The course will be recorded
on the transcript
with the instructor’s notation of “W,” indicating that the student withdrew.
After week nine of the
fall or spring semester, or week four of summer sessions, students may not
withdraw from courses.
No student may withdraw from more than five courses during the du ration of
his/her studies to
earn a bachelor’s degree. A student may not withdraw from the same course more
Students who miss the final exam and do not make alternative arrangements before
the grades are
turned in will be graded F.
The grade I (an “incomplete”) is reserved for extreme
circumstances. It is necessary to have
completed almost all of the course with a passing average and to file an
incomplete contract specifying
what is left for you to do. To be eligible for an I grade you need a good reason
and you should
have missed not more than 25% of the first nine weeks of classes. If approved by
Department chair and the CST Dean’s office, the incomplete contract must include
a default grade
that will be used in case the I grade is not resolved within 12 months.
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