Course Title: Precalculus I
Title Abbreviation: PRECALCULUS I
Department: MATH&
Course #: 141
Credits: 5
Variable: No
IUs: 5
CIP: 270101
EPC: n/a
REV: 2014
Course Description
This course covers fundamental topics of algebra, including: polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, and their graphs; system of equations; inequalities; and curve sketching. A graphing calculator may be required.
Prerequisite
Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent math placement score.
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Lecture: 55
Lab: 0
Other: 0
Systems: 0
Clinical: 0
Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Academic Natural Sciences, Quantitative
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
1. Information Literacy
Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.
Outcomes: Students will be able to . . . 1.1 Determine the extent of information needed. 1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
2. Critical Thinking
Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.
Outcomes: Students will be able to . . . 2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline. 2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
8. Mathematical Reasoning
Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.
Outcomes: Students will be able to . . . 8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply. 8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems. 8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.). 8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.
9. Scientific Literacy
Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.
Outcomes: Students will be able to . . . 9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
10. Technology
Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.
Outcomes: Students will be able to . . . 10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.
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