MA-119: College Algebra

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MA-119 College Algebra

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 1 recitation hour

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): MA-10 or exempt from remedial mathematics or permission of Department

Co-requisites (if any): May be taken as a corequisite to MA-121.

Course Description in college catalog:

A basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of college algebra, systems of linear equations, inequalities, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. During the recitation hour, students review properties of signed numbers, graphing of linear equations, basic geometric concepts, solution of linear equations, factoring algebraic expressions and its applications to rational expressions.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Engineering Science

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Degree in Environmental Science

A.S./B.A. QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint Degree in Criminal Justice

A.S. Degree in Health Sciences

A.A.S. Nursing 

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/Hunter Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/York College Dual/Joint Degree in Nursing

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Understand the important concepts and theories of algebraic, geometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions and apply them to solve problems in mathematics, engineering and other disciplines.

Program-specific outcomes

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Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

The general guidelines for assessing grades are as follows:

Examinations, Assignments and Classroom Performance: 70%
Final Examination: 30%

The department uniform final exam must count at least 30% of the grade:

  • If the student receives less than a 55 on the uniform final exam, the highest grade the students can achieve in the course is a C-

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.