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Course Description

Spring and Summer 2020 classes continue remotely and online. Fall 2020 traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and off-campus spring classes are being reviewed to provide students with effective learning options based on recent COVID-19 concerns. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

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; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 053142449Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A18/31/0Open$12.00 
 053142453Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A25/31/0Open$12.00 
 053143012Beginning AlgebraRMT4Carley D20/24/0Open$12.00M W  04:00 PM-06:26 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 053142943Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A25/31/0Open$12.00 
 053142944Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A28/31/0Open$12.00 
 053143003Beginning AlgebraRMT4Ibrahim S23/24/0Open$12.00T R  03:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143015Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maheshwari N24/24/0Open$12.00T R  07:00 AM-08:54 AM WEBWEB
 053143018Beginning AlgebraRMT4Shields K16/24/0Open$12.00T R  11:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143021Beginning AlgebraRMT4Richards N16/24/0Open$12.00T R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 053143022Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maddox A22/24/0Open$12.00T R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143025Beginning AlgebraRMT4House H14/24/0Open$12.00M W  03:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143026Beginning AlgebraRMT4Gerich R18/24/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 053143060Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maheshwari N20/24/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143127Beginning AlgebraRMT4Shields K18/24/0Open$12.00M W  11:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143140Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maheshwari N24/24/0Open$12.00T R  04:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
 053246020Beginning AlgebraRMT4Kuhs A22/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 053246119Beginning AlgebraRMT4Staff19/24/0Open$12.00T R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB

Spring; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2020

 053122922Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A16/31/0Open$12.00 
 053123001Beginning AlgebraONL4Gerich R12/20/0Open$12.00 
 053123010Beginning AlgebraONL4House H19/31/0Open$12.00 

Summer; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2020

 053132922Beginning AlgebraONL4Lazarski A0/31/8Closed$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

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