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MTH 003
4 credits

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Prerequisites are a satisfactory score on an appropriate proficiency examination and Arithmetic or equivalent. Covers the topics of Algebra I including real numbers, equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials, Cartesian coordinate system, rational expressions, and applications. Develops the mathematical proficiency necessary for selected curriculum entrance. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Lecture 4 hours per week.

NOTE: This course is no longer offered.  See here for details on the current developmental math program.

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Current Textbook:

  Beginning Algebra, tenth edition, by Lial, Hornsby, and McGinnis

For a list of required and optional topics for this text, click here.


Instructor Semester Year Class meetings per week
Paula Malachias Fall 2007 3
Sharon Rosendhal Fall 2007 3
Jane Serbousek Fall 2008 2


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