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Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus — Classroom Courses
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus — Classroom Courses
General Class and Course Information
Course Number:
MAT1100
Term/Dates:
Term:
2016-3
Start Date:
May 16, 2016
End Date:
August 9, 2016
Days:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Course Title:
Quantitative Reasoning
Reference
Credit Hours:
Number:
3
215167
Time:
Start Time:
6:30 P.M.
End Time:
8:15 P.M.
Clock Hours:
Room:
Natural Science (NS) 245
Course Description:
This course builds on the foundation for understanding selected concepts taken from topics that include
algebra, set theory, logic, geometry, probability, statistics, proportions, numeracy and graphing. Critical
thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, financial mathematics, communicating mathematically, and
appropriate use of technology will be incorporated throughout the course.
Note: MAT1100 only satisfies the prerequisite requirements for MGF1106 and MGF1107 in general education.
Students wishing to take MAC1105 must take MAT1033C or present sufficient placement scores.
Professor’s Information
Name:
Opritsa, Alex A.
Telephone:
(561) 868-3717
Faculty Web Page:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/opritsaa/
Office Location:
Technical Labs (TL) 112
Email:
[email protected]
Office Hours:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/opritsaa/oh/
Information on Required Textbooks
Title
Mathematical Ideas
Edition
13
Author
Publisher
C.D. Miller,
Pearson
V.E. Heeren, J.
Hornsby, C.
Heeren
ISBN
ISBN-13:
9780321977076
ISBN-10:
0321977076
Information on Required Supplementary Materials
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Course Syllabus — Classroom Courses
Course Learning Outcomes:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/IE_CourseOutlines/IE_ShowOutline.asp?show=Y&CourseID=MAT1100
Full Course Outline:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/IE_CourseOutlines/IE_ShowOutline.asp?show=Y&CourseID=MAT1100
Class Information
Grades:
Grades will be determined by three chapter exams, a final exam, class participation and homework
assignments. Further, grades will be adversely affected by violations of class policies.
Exams:
There will be a total of three chapter exams and a comprehensive, cumulative final exam. All exams are given
in class and are closed-book and closed-notes exams. Each chapter exam is worth 100 points and the final
exam is worth 200 points. The exact date of each exam will be announced in class as well as posted on the
class website. Keeping up with the class is solely the responsibility of the student.
Make-up Exams:
No makeups on missed exams will be given under any circumstances. If you miss an exam, then you will
receive 0% on the exam.
Assignments:
Textbook assignments will be posted on the class website
(http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/opritsaa/courses/mat1100/). In addition to these assignments,
additional extra-credit assignments will be given in class.
Class Participation Policy:
Class participation and class decorum will count 5% of the final grade. Students are expected to attend every
class, listen attentively, take notes, and appropriately participate in all classroom discussions and activities.
Missing class or arriving to class late (without a sufficient excuse) is not a respectful/appropriate attitude. This
being said, should any student be found culpable of disturbing the class, arriving to class late, leaving class
early, or missing class (or a substantial portion thereof), he/she will be automatically be in violation of this
policy and will lose one-half of a point per incident. If you miss a class, then your grade will be lowered by loss
of all participation points for the class. If you are disruptive in any way, you will receive a verbal warning and
will lose 10 points from your final grade. If you are disruptive again within the same semester, you will receive
a disciplinary letter and/or will lose an additional 50 points from your final grade. If you continue to be
disruptive, you will be expelled from the class and will receive a final grade of ‘F’.
Calculator Policy:
Calculator use is permitted in class, subject to the following requirements: graphing calculators and calculators
with the ability to do symbolic manipulations such as derivatives and integrals (e.g., TI89, TI92) are not
permitted. Moreover, no electronic devices other than a basic scientific calculator (e.g., computer, cell phone)
may be used as a calculator. Any student in violation of this Calculator Policy will receive a grade of 0% for
one exam.
Equipment Expectations:
Students are expected to have a binder, loose leaf paper, three-hole puncher, stapler, pens or pencils with a
pencil sharpener, and a non-graphing calculator.
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Disclaimer:
The professor reserves the right to change/alter/add/delete any statement from this syllabus in hopes of
creating a more enjoyable/equitable course.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation
Students caught cheating on any assignment or exam will receive a final grade of ‘F’ for the course. Please
consult the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook for additional information.
Assignments, Exams and Final Exam Schedule
The three chapter exams are worth 300 points.
The final exam is worth 200 points.
The extra-credit assignments will count, at most, an extra 5%.
Class participation will count for 5% of the final grade.
The date of the final exam will be announced in class.
Grading
Letter Grade
A
B
C
D
F
Percentage
At least 90%
At least 80% but less than 90%
At least 70% but less than 80%
At least 60% but less than 70%
Less than 60%
Class Policies
Attendance Policy:
Students are expected to attend every class, listen attentively, take notes, and appropriately participate in all
classroom discussions and activities. Missing class or arriving to class late (without a sufficient excuse) is not
a respectful/appropriate attitude. This being said, should any student be found culpable of disturbing the class,
arriving to class late, leaving class early, or missing class (or a substantial portion thereof), he/she will be
automatically in violation of this policy and will lose one-half of a point per incident. Any student who fails to
attend at least 90% of the total number of class meetings will be subject to being withdrawn from the class. In
such a circumstance, the student will receive a final grade of ‘WX’ for the course. Any student who misses
one-third or more of a class period will be counted absent. Any student who misses at least 5 minutes but less
than 15 minutes of a class period will be counted tardy. (Three tardies equal one absence.) If you miss a
class, then your grade will be lowered by loss of all participation points for the missed class.
Electronic Device Use and E-mail Policy:
Students are not permitted to use cell phones, send text messages, web-surf, etc. Further, students are
prohibited from using headphones to listen to music or other kinds of sounds. All electronic devices other than
a non-graphing calculator (e.g., cell phones, beepers, MP3 players, etc.) must be turned off prior to entering
the classroom. Moreover, no tape-recorders or video-recorders are allowed in class. Any student found in
violation of this policy will be dismissed from the classroom and will lose 50 points from their final grade. In
particular, during class, all electronic devices must be turned off and stowed out of sight. Any student caught
using an electronic device (other than a basic scientific calculator) during an exam will automatically be in
violation of this policy and will receive a grade of 0% for the exam.
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Exam Policy:
Once you begin an exam you may not leave the classroom until you are done with the exam. Any student who
fails to comply with this policy will receive a grade of 0% for the exam.
Late Assignment Policy:
No late assignments will be accepted under any circumstances. All assignments are due no later than their
due date. Give yourself adequate time to finish by the deadline. Please do not wait until last minute.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No makeups on missed exams will be given under any circumstances. Any student who misses an exam will
receive a grade of 0% for the exam. It is solely the responsibility of the student to keep track of all dates and
deadlines. Any student who misses a chapter exam will automatically have only one lowest chapter exam
score replaced by fifty percent of his/her score on the final exam.
Withdrawal Policy:
Any student who does not attend at least one class meeting before the second class meeting after the
add/drop deadline will receive a grade of ‘WN’. The last day to withdraw from this class is July 11, 2016. It is
solely the responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or to visit a campus Registrar’s office to
withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of ‘W’ in the course.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false
representation with respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam,
(2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,
(4) Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an
arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed
by a person other that the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed,
(5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current/).
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive
learning environment reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second
instance might result in expulsion from the course or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic
computer operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and
services are available through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility
to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving
services. Please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/current/ for web addresses for Disability Support Services.
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Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College
building and only in areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for
assigning the final course grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-183.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this
policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any changes in writing. The method to
determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of the class.
Should a student have a question about a final course grade, s/he may follow the procedures as outlined in the
student handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current/
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all
students for each class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to
conduct themselves in a responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the
rules and regulations of the College and are responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as
published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other College publications. The student will be
responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on time.
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/current/ for a list of web addresses for students.
Department Contact Information
Name: Ramos, Carlos F.
Telephone: (561) 868-3886
Job Title: Assoc. Dean
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Office Location: NS 103
E-mail: [email protected]
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