**Elementary Algebra for STEM Majors**

**PLEASE NOTE: The textbook we will be using for spring 2018 is Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications 7th Edition by Bittinger, Ellenbogen, and Johnson. The MyMathLab component is required, as homework will be done through that online system.**

**Catalog Description of Course**

5 UNITS -- 90 Lecture Hours -- Formerly Listed as MATH 70 -- Elementary Algebra Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MATH 19 or MATH 20 or qualification by the MJC assessment process. Equivalent to a first-year high school algebra course. Topics include: simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, factoring, graphing lines and parabolas, solving systems of equations, rational expressions, and radicals, with application problems incorporated into each topic. Field trips are not required. Not repeatable. (A-F or P/NP) (CC MATH 101)

**Course Learning Outcomes**

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student should be prepared to:

1) Analyze and solve level appropriate problems including algebraic expressions, linear and quadratic equations, factoring, graphing, radicals, and applications.

2) Effectively communicate, using appropriate mathematical notation, processes and strategies in solving level appropriate problems including algebraic expressions, linear and quadratic equations, factoring, graphing, radicals, and applications.

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