MATH120: College Algebra
Section: E31     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer I 2018 / (12 weeks): May 21, 2018 to Aug 9, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Lisa Martin   Email: Lisa.Martin@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8317
Fax: 215-968-8294
Campus Location: Founder125

Course Credits

4 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 8 - 11 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Proctored Testing is Required
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Proctored Testing is Required

Your instructor requires proctored testing. Proctored testing services are available free of charge on a walk-in basis at the Newtown Campus, the Lower Bucks Campus (Bristol), and the Upper Bucks Campus (Perkasie). The specific days and hours for testing services at the Newtown and branch campuses vary by semester.

Your instructor may offer the option of allowing you to propose an alternative proctor if Bucks County Community College testing facilities are otherwise inaccessible to you. However, all proctored testing must occur within the United States during the assigned testing period. Failure to comply will result in your receiving an F for the course.

View the Testing Center schedule and detailed information.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.

Online

Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.


Other Orientation Information
There is no face to face Orientation for this course. The Orientation will be online. I will email you the student pdf along with the Course Syllabus Sheet for College Algebra. The student pdf will demonstrate how to self enroll in MYMATHLAB. Look for it at your Bucks Email. You can just purchase the access code in My Math Lab for the course and use the e book.

Accessing Your Course

MyMathLab

Your course is using MyMathLab, which requires the purchase of an access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased separately from the MyMathLab website if it is not included with your book.

Information about MyMathLab can be found at http://www.mymathlab.com. Please check the systems Requirement page to verify your computer compatibility.

Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to access your specific course.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

A proctored midterm and a proctored final is required for the course.

College Algebra eLearning is for the highly motivated math student. This course requires about 10 hours a week of work. There will be 9 online quizzes, online homeworks and a Proctored Midterm and a Proctored cumulative Final exam. You have two tries for the quizzes and unlimited tries for the HW till the due date. The online quizzes count as 45% of the grade, online HW's count as 5% of the grade and the Midterm and final each count as 25% of the grade. Only the TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators are permitted on the exams. College Algebra uses the course management tool called MYMATHLAB.