MATH1300 College Algebra

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. The course is designed for students who have sound algebra skills. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills of college algebra and to show how college algebra can be used to model and solve authentic real-world problems. Course topics include an introduction to functions and graphs; linear, quadratic and nonlinear functions with an emphasis on rational expressions, roots and exponents; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; conic sections; sequences and series; and counting and probability.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • apply the basic mathematical concepts that form the foundation of algebra
  • utilize procedures for manipulating algebraic expressions and equations
  • demonstrate and apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety of problems
  • apply algebraic principles appropriately to applications
  • utilize a systematic approach to problem solving which incorporates verbal, numeric, visual and symbolic strategies
  • communicate mathematical understanding to others verbally and in written form
  • expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other