Course Description:
Identifies components of exponential expressions in polynomials with mathematical operation of exponential expressions; factoring of up to 4th degree polynomials; recognizing rational and irrational numbers with emphasis on the use of number lines, equation and inequality solving with application problems; introduction of literal equations; working with radical expressions; graphing of two variables on the xy plane; solving systems of equations in two or three variables.
A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:
B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): GENERAL
The student will be able to:
SLO 
PLO 1 
PLO 2 
PLO 3 
1 
IDM 
ID 
DM 
2 
IDM 
ID 
ID 
3 
ID 
ID 
I 
4 
I 
I 
I 
I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered
C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): SPECIFIC
The student will be able to:
General SLO 1. Manipulate exponential/logarithmic functions.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
1.1 Solve and evaluate exponential equations and functions. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
1.2 Solve and evaluate logarithmic equations and functions. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
1.3 Interpret the inverse relationship between exponentials and logarithms. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
1.4 Use exponentials and logarithms to model and solve reallife problems. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
General SLO 2. Employ angles
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment strategies 
2.1 Sketch and recognize angles using degree mode. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
2.2 Sketch and recognize angles using radian mode. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
2.3 Convert angles between degree and radian mode 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
General SLO3. Evaluate trigometric ratios
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
3.1 Use right triangles to evaluate trigonometric ratios of acute angles. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
3.2 Use reference angles to evaluate trigonometric ratios of nonacute angles. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
3.3 Use the unit circle to evaluate trigonometric ratios of quadrantal angles 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
3.4 Use a calculator to evaluate trigonometric ratios of angles. 
Homework and/or quizzes and/or exams 
3.5 Use right to triangles to model and solve real life problems. 

General SLO 4. Graph and analyze periodic sinusoidal functions.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
4.1 Recognize and sketch the basic sine and cosine curves. 

4.2 Find the period, amplitude and midline of sinusoidal curves 

4.3 Use sinusoidal functions to model reallife phenomena. 

D. COURSE CONTENT
E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
The course will involve the use of lectures, class discussions, and activities. Small groups of cooperative teaching/learning can be utilized. Utilizing graphing tools (graphing calculator or graphing software) will assist students in visualizing equations and graphs. Quizzes and examinations will provide measurement of achievement of course objectives.
F. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Larson, R. (2011). Algebra and trigonometry (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks Cole Cengage Learning (or most recent edition).
Scientific calculator
G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
None
H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None
I. EVALUATION
None
J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None
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