Math department Course Outline

Course Information

MAT 1275CO/D140 College Algebra and Trigonometry

M/W/F 2 pm – 3:40 pm room N704

Instructor:      Dr. Marianna Bonanome

Office:               N602B 

Phone:               (718) 260-5292


Office Hours:      M/W 4-5 pm 

Prerequisites:  CUNY proficiency in math OR credit for MAT 1190/MAT 1190CO.


1) Intermediate Algebra 2e, by Lynn Marecek and
Andrea Honeycutt Mathis, et al. OpenStax

2) Algebra and Trigonometry by Jay Abramson, et
al. OpenStax

Course Objectives:   An intermediate and advanced algebra course. Topics include quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions; topics from trigonometry, including identities, equations and solutions of triangles.



                                    W = withdrawal up to 2/18/2022

                                    WF = withdrawal after 2/18/2022 (WF = F)

Note: Students who are failing should consider withdrawing officially before 2/18/2022 to avoid an F or WF.

Exams (50% of grade):

There will be 4 exams + a final exam. The lowest of the 4 exam grades will be dropped. Exams will last for the entire period and will start at the beginning of the period. No extra time is given for students who arrive late. Exam dates are: 2/23, 3/18, 4/11 and 5/13.

Final Exam (30% of grade):

A full period final examination is given the last class meeting of the semester. It covers all topics studied. It must be taken to pass the course.

Make-up Exam Policy:  There will be no ‘make–up’ exams. Unless a valid excuse (medical or family emergencies, college related travel such as athletic or academic competitions) is presented in advance, a missed exam will receive the score 0. Students must look at this syllabus carefully and plan well ahead: personal travel is NOT a valid excuse. No extra time will be given for students who arrive late. No student will be allowed to take the final exam early.

Homework (20% of grade): Homework will be assigned via WeBWorK and open source, online homework system.

Attendance:  You are expected to attend all class meetings and are responsible for all the material covered. Attendance will be taken. Any changes in this syllabus or in the scheduling of exams, assignments etc. will be announced during class meetings and posted on our OpenLab site. Students who miss a class meeting should obtain all the information for that meeting. Active participation in class will be also taken into consideration while computing the final grade.

Available Help:  You are encouraged to come to my office hours for help. Besides my office hours, extra help is available in the Liberal Arts Learning Center.

Academic Misconduct:  includes (but is not limited to) giving or receiving assistance on a test, quiz, or homework assignment for which such assistance is not permitted, falsifying a document to obtain an excusal from a test, and using unauthorized notes on a test or quiz. A more complete definition of Academic Misconduct, see the Student Handbook.

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