MA-440: Precalculus Mathematics
Course, prefix, number, & title: MA-440 Precalculus Mathematics
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 2 recitation hours
Pre-requisites (if any): MA-119 and MA-121 with a C or better in both courses or MA-114 with a grade of C or better, or advanced math placement (see Proficiency in Math and English)
Course Description in college catalog:
Mathematical foundations necessary for the study of the calculus. An introduction to analytic geometry, and the elementary functions of analysis, including algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. The use of the graphing calculator will be included.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Understand the definitions, graphs, properties, and applications of the functions which will be of importance during the study of Calculus; learn to read, analyze, and solve situational problems in which mathematics is applicable.
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
- Examinations, Assignments and Classroom Performance 70%
- Final Examination 30%
The distribution above may be changed at the discretion of the individual instructor.
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.