This course provides a study of the fundamentals of college level algebra: a study of algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, function theory, including linear and quadratic functions, polynomials, rational and radical expressions, quadratic equations and inequalities, exponentials and logarithms, and the Conic Sections. Emphasis is placed on problemsolving techniques with special attention given to applications in preparation for higher level math course such as Precalculus and Calculus. It is intended to serve as a first year college math course.
Prerequisite(s):
Two years of high school Algebra OR completion of MAT 100 at Charter Oak with a B or higher grade OR an equivalent preparation course. Permission of Instructor may be granted for students who can demonstrate readiness for success in this course.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
 Use critical analysis and logical thinking skills in problem solving.
 Use algebraic concepts and techniques for higherlevel mathematics courses and mathematically related business courses.
 Use algebraic procedures specifically suited to business applications, including twovariable linear programming.
 Demonstrate skills in problem solving.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of college algebra.
 Demonstrate an understanding of relations and functions.
 Demonstrate an understanding of linear and quadratic functions.
 Solve linear systems of equality and linear systems of inequalities.
 Solve problems using linear programming.
 Solve problems involving cost, profit functions, maximization and minimization
General Education Outcomes (GEOs):
Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.
Course Activities and Grading:
This course will consist of nine graded online posttests (one after each of the nine chapters), required meaningful participation in threaded discussion for each chapter, and an online final exam. Students will be assessed in this course through the following:
Assignments  Weight 

Discussions (Weekly)  20% 
Online Posttests (Weekly)  40% 
Final Exam  40% 
Total  100% 
Required Text(s):
 This course will use an exclusively online textbook developed by Content on Demand. It is purchased online. Students do not receive a hard copy but may print any pages of the online text. For information to purchase an access key using your credit card and refund information, go to http://www.CoDcourses.com/students/BB_CAcst.html.
Course Schedule:
Week  SLOs  Topic(s)  Assignment(s) 
1  1, 3 


2  1, 5, 6 


3  1, 5, 6 


4  1, 4, 7, 8, 9 


5  1, 4, 7, 8, 9 


6  1, 5, 10 


7  1, 5, 10 


8  1, 5 


9  1, 5 


10  1, 5 


11  1, 7 


12  1, 7 


13  1, 2, 4 


14  1, 2, 4 


15  All 


COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including nonvisible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, coursespecific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.