Intermediate Algebra for General Education
Course Information:
Professor: Dr Jose M Villalobos, Ph.D.
Class: Math 73 Credit Hours: 5
Section: 9958
Course Dates: August 29, 2009  December 18, 2009
Date/Time: Saturday 12:30p.m – 2:50p.m
Location: MS 210
Office: MS 115
Phone: (310) 9001600x2424
Email: jvillalobos@elcamino.edu , est64e@gmail.com
Website: http://www.compton.edu/facultystaff/jvillalobos/index.html
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm,
Tuesday/Thursday 3:00 pm  4:00pm and
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday 11:30am  12:30pm or by appointment.
Course Materials
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 8^{th} edition by Charles P. McKeague .
Calculator: Calculators will be allowed in the class.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 40 or Mathematics 41B with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite, or qualification by testing (El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test) and assessment.
Course Description:
This intermediate algebra course is designed for students who are not considering further study in the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics. In the context of studying basic functions and their graphs, students strengthen and expand their algebra skills. Functions studied include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, and radical functions, as well as the absolute value function. Particular emphasis is placed on the operations on functions, solving equations and inequalities, as well as using functions to model real life situations. Other topics include solving systems of equations and applications.
Note1: Mathematics 73 serves as a prerequisite course for all transferlevel mathematics course sequences, EXCEPT the calculus sequence (Mathematics 170, 180, 190, 191 and 220). Students who have passed Mathematics 73 and wish to enter the calculus sequence should consult a counselor. This intermediate algebra course satisfies the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science general education mathematics competency requirement.
Course Policies:
Grades: Attendance and Classwork 50
Exams (3): 300
Quizzes (10) 100
Homework 80
Final Exam: 200
Grading Scale: A 90  100% C 70 – 79% F under 60%
B 80  89% D 60 – 69%
