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GENERAL INFORMATION:
Course title: MS 101 Algebra & Trigonometry 

Campus: National 
Initiator: Dennis Gearhart 
Date: November 3, 2017 
Course description 
COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:
Hours per Week 

No. of Weeks 

Total Hours 

Semester Credits 

Lecture 
3 
x 
16 
x 
48 
= 
3 

Laboratory 

x 

x 

= 


Lecture / Lab 

x 

x 

= 


Workshop 

x 

x 

= 


Total Semester 
Credits 
3 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:
[X] Degree requirement
[X] Degree elective
[ ] Certificate
[ ] Other
PREREQUISITES: MS 100 with “C” or better or by COMET placement.
PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:
PSLO# 
Program 


1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
[ ] 
1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors. 
[ ] 
2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum. 
[X] 
3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. 
[X] 
4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an openended question or achieve a desired goal. 
[ ] 
5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. 
[ ] 
6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand. 
[ ] 
7. Foundations and skills for lifelong learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence. 
[X] 
8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats. 
2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:
3.1 Demonstrate understanding and apply mathematical concepts in problem solving and in day to day activities.
3.2 Present and interpret numeric information in graphic forms.
3.3 Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively using proper mathematical terms.
3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs)(General): The student will be able to:
4) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs)(Specific): The student will be able to:
CSLO (General) 1: Recognize, evaluate and graph exponential and logarithmic functions. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific) 
ISLO 
PSLO 
Assessment Strategies 
1.1 Evaluate exponential expressions and functions. 
8 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
1.2 Evaluate logarithmic expressions and functions. 
8 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
1.3 Graph and analyze exponential and logarithmic functions. 
8* 
3.2 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
CSLO (General) 2: Manipulate and utilize angles. 

Student Learning Outcomes (specific) 
ISLO 
PSLO 
Assessment Strategies 
2.1 Sketch and recognize angles using degree mode. 
8 
3.2 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
2.2 Sketch and recognize angles using radian mode. 
8 
3.2 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
2.3 Convert angles between degree and radian mode 
8 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
CSLO (General) 3: Evaluate trigonometric ratios. 

Student Learning Outcomes (specific) 
ISLO 
PSLO 
Assessment Strategies 
3.1 Use right triangles to evaluate trigonometric ratios of acute angles. 
8 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
3.2 Use reference angles to evaluate trigonometric ratios of nonacute angles. 
8 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
3.3 Use the unit circle to evaluate trigonometric ratios of quadrantal angles 
8 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
3.4 Use technology to evaluate trigonometric ratios of angles 
8 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
3.5 Use right triangles to model and solve real life problems. 
3, 4 
3.1 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
CSLO (General) 4: Graph and analyze periodic sinusoidal functions. 

Student Learning Outcomes (specific) 
ISLO 
PSLO 
Assessment Strategies 
4.1 Recognize and sketch the basic sine and cosine curves. 
8 
3.2 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
4.2 Find the period, amplitude and midline of sinusoidal curves 
8 
3.2 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
4.3 Use sinusoidal functions to model reallife phenomena 
3,4 
3.3 
Homework and/or rubric assessed exam. 
5) COURSE CONTENT:
6) METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:
[X ] Lecture [X] Cooperative learning groups
[ ] Laboratory [ X ] Inclass exercises
[X] Audio visual [ ] Demonstrations
[ ] Other:
7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:
Larson, R. (2011). Algebra and trigonometry (8th or 9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks Cole Cengage Learning (or most recent edition).
Scientific calculator: Sharp EL531x recommended.
8) REFERENCE MATERIALS:
None
9)INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:
None
11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:
None
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