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Course Description

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Mathematics - MATH 53

Beginning Algebra

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course will explore the real number system, fundamental operations with real numbers, graphing, linear equations, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, quadratic equations, applications and introduction to the function concept.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 47 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 75-CPT-Arithmetic, 28 CPT-Elementary Algebra, 260 NGA-Arithmetic or 230 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply properties of arithmetic and algebra to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of polynomials in simplest form.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of rational expressions in simplest form.
  • Solve linear equations in one variable.
  • Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
  • Factor polynomials.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
  • Solve rational equations.
  • Solve literal equations for a specified variable.
  • Solve applications using linear equations in one variable, quadratic equations or rational equations.
  • Graph linear equations in two variables using a table of values, x and y intercepts or slope/y-intercept.
  • Write a linear equation in two variables using slope-intercept form, point-slope form or standard form.
  • Explore the function concept using the vertical line test, determining the domain and range from a graph or by evaluating functions.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 053142449Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A7/31/1Closed$12.00 
 053142453Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A4/31/0Open$12.00 
 053143018Beginning AlgebraMC4Joshi R1/24/6Closed$12.00T R  11:00 AM-01:26 PM BTC160
 053143060Beginning AlgebraMC4Abney L2/24/3Closed$12.00T R  06:00 PM-08:26 PM BTC350
 053143127Beginning AlgebraMC4Miller M2/24/0Open$12.00M W  11:00 AM-01:26 PM BTC145
 053147812Beginning AlgebraHYBMC4Roupas K5/24/3Closed$12.00M  04:00 PM-06:26 PM WEBWEB
W  04:00 PM-06:26 PM BTC100
 053147825Beginning AlgebraHYBMC4Carley D2/24/0Open$12.00M  01:00 PM-03:26 PM WEBWEB
W  01:00 PM-03:26 PM BTC100

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 053142943Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A5/31/0Open$12.00 
 053142944Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A7/31/0Open$12.00 
 053143021Beginning AlgebraRMT4Gerich R0/24/1Closed$12.00T R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 053143026Beginning AlgebraRMT4House H1/24/1Closed$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 053147803Beginning AlgebraHYBMC4Maheshwari N3/24/0Open$12.00T  03:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
R  03:00 PM-04:54 PM BTC100
 053147852Beginning AlgebraHYBMC4Maheshwari N5/24/0Open$12.00T  05:00 PM-06:54 PM WEBWEB
R  05:00 PM-06:54 PM BTC100

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 053112425Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A31/31/0Open$12.00 
 053112763Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A31/31/0Open$12.00 
 053113012Beginning AlgebraMC4Maddox A24/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-02:26 PM BTC200
 053113103Beginning AlgebraMC4Capps D24/24/0Open$12.00T R  02:00 PM-04:26 PM BTC165

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 053112922Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A31/31/0Open$12.00 
 053113008Beginning AlgebraMC4Wiedenfeld J20/20/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA100
 053113009Beginning AlgebraMC4Gerich R24/24/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM BTC165
 053113011Beginning AlgebraMC4Miller M24/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC165
 053113015Beginning AlgebraMC4Carley D20/20/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA100
 053113054Beginning AlgebraMC4Katula G20/20/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA300
 053113055Beginning AlgebraMC4Maddox A20/20/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA100
 053113117Beginning AlgebraMC4House H20/20/0Open$12.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA100
 053113123Beginning AlgebraMC4Maddox A20/20/0Open$12.00T R  03:30 PM-05:24 PM LA110

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday