Dec 05, 2019  
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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MA 105 - College Algebra


This course is designed to give you a solid foundation in algebra, preparing you for more advanced courses such as statistics, finite mathematics, and computer science. The focus of the course will be to show how algebra can model and solve authentic real-world problems. Topics will include functions, linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radicals, quadratic equations, and exponential and logarithmic equations.

Prerequisites & Notes
Working knowledge of beginning algebra.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term

Final Assessment: Final Examination

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Apply your knowledge of algebra to solve linear equations and inequalities.
  • Use your problem-solving skills to create mathematical models.
  • Perform operations of real numbers, polynomials, and radicals.
  • Apply your knowledge of algebra to solve quadratic equations.
  • Solve exponential equations.
  • Solve logarithmic equations.


Credits: 3



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