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Course Description

Mathematics - MATH 53

Beginning Algebra (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course will explore the real number system, fundamental operations with real numbers, graphing, linear equations, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, quadratic equations, applications and introduction to the function concept.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 47 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math or 28 CPT-Elementary Algebra.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply properties of arithmetic and algebra to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of polynomials in simplest form.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of rational expressions in simplest form.
  • Solve linear equations in one variable.
  • Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
  • Factor polynomials.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
  • Solve rational equations.
  • Solve literal equations for a specified variable.
  • Solve applications using linear equations in one variable, quadratic equations or rational equations.
  • Graph linear equations in two variables using a table of values, x and y intercepts or slope/y-intercept.
  • Write a linear equation in two variables using slope-intercept form, point-slope form or standard form.
  • Explore the function concept using the vertical line test, determining the domain and range from a graph or by evaluating functions.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Spring; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/7/2018

 053122922Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.0031/31/0Open 
 053123001Beginning Algebra 4Kerr S$12.0031/31/0OpenM T W R  08:00 AM-10:07 AM BTC320
 053123010Beginning Algebra 4Kerr S$12.0031/31/0OpenM T W R  01:00 PM-03:07 PM BTC350

Summer; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/2/2018

 053132922Beginning AlgebraOnline4Lazarski A$12.0031/31/0Open 
 053133010Beginning Algebra 4Gueorguiev E$12.0028/28/0OpenM T W R  09:00 AM-11:07 AM LA100

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 053112425Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.005/31/0Open 
 053112763Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.004/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 053112424Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.008/31/0Open 
 053112922Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.008/31/0Open 
 053113008Beginning Algebra 4Nicklaus R$12.002/28/0OpenT R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA100
 053113009Beginning Algebra 4Kerr S$12.001/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM BTC165
 053113011Beginning Algebra 4Schmansky P$12.003/28/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC165
 053113012Beginning Algebra 4Nicklaus R$12.002/28/0OpenT R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM LA110
 053113014Beginning Algebra 4Kerr S$12.001/31/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM BTC165
 053113015Beginning Algebra 4Haldane J$12.000/28/0ClosedM W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM LA100
 053113053Beginning Algebra 4Haldane J$12.001/28/0OpenM W  05:00 PM-06:54 PM LA100
 053113054Beginning Algebra 4Miller M$12.0017/28/0OpenM W  07:00 PM-08:54 PM LA110
 053113055Beginning Algebra 4Felton A$12.005/28/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA100
 053113056Beginning Algebra 4Street S$12.0013/31/0OpenM W R  04:30 PM-05:48 PM LA440
 053113103Beginning Algebra 4Schmansky P$12.002/31/0OpenT R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM BTC160
 053113117Beginning Algebra 4Haldane J$12.000/28/0ClosedM W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA100
 053113123Beginning Algebra 4Gueorguiev E$12.004/28/0OpenT R  03:30 PM-05:24 PM LA110
 053216027Beginning Algebra 4Johnson D$12.004/31/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM RC270
 053216144Beginning Algebra 4Johnson D$12.0015/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM RC670
 053216262Beginning Algebra 4Johnson D$12.0015/31/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM RC680