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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Introduction to College Algebra

2. Course Prefix & Number:
MATH 1520

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This course will intensify the study of concepts first seen in Intermediate Algebra, as well as introduce topics that will be covered in College Algebra. A basic understanding of solving equations and using function notation will be expected, so that students can investigate solving systems of equations in three variables, systems of non-linear equations, polynomial equations, and basic exponential and logarithmic equations. Additionally, function operations and graphing function transformations will be introduced and explored.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): College Level Math Score: 35
Other (specify test): Elementary Algebra Score: 76

6. Prerequisite Courses:

MATH 1520 - Introduction to College Algebra


Applies to all requirements
Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 76 or greater, Accuplacer College Math score of 35 or greater, or MATH 0820 Intermediate Algebra

7. Other Prerequisites

9. Co-requisite Courses:

MATH 1520 - Introduction to College Algebra

There are no corequisites for this course.