
Course
Syllabus – Fall 2007 

Course Number and Title: DEVS 0330 Intermediate Algebra 

Instructor Information 
Name: Amy Riordan 

Contact Information:


Office Hours:


Course Overview 
Catalog
Description: Intermediate Algebra will prepare
students for College Algebra by introducing concepts such as factoring,
rational expressions, graphing inequalities, roots, radicals, quadratic
equations, complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Upon
successful completion of DEVS 0330, the student will be ready to enroll in
MATH 1311or 1399. 

Course Overview:
This
is a course for the development of mathematical skills necessary for success
in DEVS 1311 College Algebra or higher. Individual problem solving, board
work, class discussion, and lectures will be used. Students are also required
to attend a one hour lab each week. 

Prerequisites:
Introductory Algebra or
PreTest score of 40 or higher. 

Course Objectives/Student Learning
Outcomes: ·
Demonstrate an
understanding of mathematical operations.


Course Materials and Resources: 


Required Course Materials: 

Optional or Recommended Course Materials:


AEC and Other Educational Support
Resources:


Course Policies: 


Attendance: You are required to attend all classes and labs. If you miss three or more classes
consecutively or you miss more than 5 classes and labs, together, you may be
dropped from the class. Being late
three times will equal one absence. If
you have missed, or will miss, a class you need to contact me immediately!! Being late or disrupting class will not be
tolerated and can result in being dropped!!! 

Grade
Determination:
+/ Grade System: Exams 5 50% 93100 A Final Exam 15% 9092 A HLS Certification 20% 8789 B+ Attendance Quizzes 15% 8386 B 8082 B 7779 C+ 7376 C 7072 C 6769 D+ 6366 D 6062 D 059 F In order to pass this
course you must earn a grade of C or higher in the class. Students who earn a grade of A or higher
in the class AND a score of 70% or higher on the final diagnostic test will
have the opportunity to move straight into College Algebra from this course. 

Makeup Work: Makeup exams will only be given for excused absences and must be
taken within one week of
the exam date. There are no makeups
for quizzes. 

Academic Dishonesty:
Cheating will not be
tolerated!! If you are caught cheating
on a quiz or exam your grade will be a zero with no possibility of makeup and
you will be reported to the Dean of Student Services. 


Special Needs:
McMurry University abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, which stipulates that no otherwise qualified student shall be denied
the benefits of an education “solely by reason of a handicap”. If you have a documented disability that
may impact your performance in this class and for which you may be requesting
accommodation, you must be registered with and provide documentation of your
disability to the Disability Services Office, located in Old Main Room
102. Arrangements will be made for
students needing special accommodations.


Major Projects, Required Activities,
and Assignments: 




Tentative Course Schedule:
DEVS 0330 Intermediate
Algebra Amy Riordan Fall 2007 

TR:
MWF:
** Remember that the class
schedule is subject to change at any time.
You will be notified during class of any changes. 
Course Objectives/Student
Learning Outcomes
and their Linkage to
Program and University
Goals and Outcomes.
DEVS 0330 Intermediate Algebra
Desired Student Learning Outcomes for
this course 
Linked to which departmental program
goal(s) 
Linked to which institutional goal(s)? 
Types of evidence that might be used to
demonstrate student achievement of objectives & goals 
Demonstrate an understanding
of mathematical operations. 
DEVS: 2,3,4 Assessment Plan Outcome: 2 
2,6,8 
Quizzes,
homework, exams 
Demonstrate an understanding of the algebra concepts necessary for success in MATH 1311 College Algebra or higher. 
DEVS: 1,2,3,4 Assessment Plan
Outcome: 1,2 
2,6,8 
Quizzes,
homework, exams. C or better in
class and a 70 on the Post Test. 
Institutional Goals:
2.
Students are
equipped for successful careers and postgraduate education.
8. The institution will engage in an ongoing
pursuit of excellence in curricula, programs, and policies.
The Developmental Studies
(DEVS) program is not a department. It
is a program consisting of five content based courses and one study skills
course.
Departmental goals:
Intended outcomes for
students in the DEVS program assessment plan:
1. Students will be placed in the courses
appropriate for their skill level.
2. Students will acquire college level entry
skills in mathematics.
3. Students will acquire college level entry
skills in writing.
4. Students will acquire college level entry
skills in reading.