Associate Professor Leslie Wojciechowicz

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Syllabus for MAT 134, On Campus - Spring 2008

The course requirements, relevant assignments and readings are outlined in the material that follows on this page.

BOOKS OBJECTIVES POLICIES
TOOLS GRADES SOFTWARE


Required Books
Trigonometry, Second Edition.  Dugopolski, Pearson Education:  Addison-Wesley, 2007.

This text is currently not available at the College Bookstore. Order your book online from Pearson or just buy the CourseCompass Access code that comes with an eBook. 

Tools:  Ruler (metric and standard measurement)
           Calculator:  Either the TI-83, TI-83Plus, or TI-84 is recommended; however, a TI--89 or TI-92 are not permitted.  A graph link is also recommended to transfer your screen display to the computer screen.

Software:  Software associated with the chosen book (CourseCompass should be packaged with your book)
              
Geometry Sketch Pad (The software is available in open labs on campus or it can be purchased and downloaded for home use from Key Curriculum Press www.keypress.com)

Learning Objectives
Successful students must demonstrate the ability to use visual, numeric, algebraic reasoning and skills to interpret, solve, and verify solutions of geometric and trigonometric problems.  Specific course outcomes are listed in the first day handout.

Course Policies
It is the responsibility of the course participant to schedule, complete and submit required course assignments on time.  The due dates are firm.  No late assignments will be accepted.  If you believe you will unable to turn in work on the assigned day, you may turn it in early.  No penalty is given for work turned in early.

Electronic Devices: All pagers and cell phones are to be turned OFF before entering class. Disruptions by electronic devices will not be tolerated.

Disability Support:  Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact Disability Support Services Office [M1042] or call (301) 322-0838 [voice] or (301) 322-0122 [TTY] to establish eligibility for services and accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

Code of Academic Integrity:  The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle.  In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity.  To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process.  The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2004-2005 Student Handbook (pages 41-43) and posted on the college's website.  Be aware that any penalty is shared by the giver and the receiver.

Code of Conduct:  The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college.  A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2004-2005 Student Handbook, beginning on page 39, for a complete explanation of the code of conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

Grades
The total points earned on graded assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, investigations, discussion participation, and the final exam will determine grades.

A = 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60%

There will be 5 tests [100 points each], a final exam [300 points], projects/investigations/assignments [230 points total], and attendance/participation [100 points].

A final grade will be issued at the end of the semester on the date required by the College.