Math 89, Math 90, Math 91 syllabus info for instructors
To help you put together your syllabus, I've created some syllabus templates, so you can just fill in the blanks with the specific information for your course. You should be able to copy and paste into Microsoft Word or whatever program you use.
Math 89 syllabus template
Math 90 syllabus template
Math 91 syllabus template
NOTE: If your class has study groups attached to it, then when you set your office hours, please make sure that they do not conflict with the study group times.
Go to the Math Dept. website to find final exam times for four-day-a-week classes. (Look under "Student Resources.")
Below is more information on the syllabus; most of it is contained in the syllabus templates above.
The Class Syllabus
Below is what was on the Faculty Handbook page as of March 2010; it may have changed since then.
Each instructor shall provide information at the first class session as to the general requirements and goals of the course, and the general criteria upon which students will be evaluated in that course. Such information must be made available in the form of an electronic or hardcopy version of the syllabus no later than the second meeting. A copy of the syllabus shall be available for review in the department/division/school office. An instructor must provide his or her syllabus in an accessible format in keeping with the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative with proper notification from the Office of Students with Disabilities. The syllabus shall include but not be limited to the following:
(1) Contact information for the instructor: campus office hours and location, campus telephone extension, and campus e-mail address.
(2) General course description including course prerequisites, if any.
(3) Student learning outcomes for the course.
(4) For all general education courses, the area of the general education program that the course fulfills.
(5) Topical outline of the course.
(6) Requirements - policies and procedures (for example, attendance, assignments, readings) and basis for evaluation (written work, examinations or quizzes, term papers, portfolios, projects, laboratory or field work assignments, and other items as appropriate).
(7) Grading system and its relation to achievement of the requirements stated above.
(8) Date and time of final examination.
(9) The following ADA statement verbatim: "Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities and requests needed accommodation."
(10) An academic honesty statement that includes reference to the University policy.
Here is the department syllabus for Math 89/90/91, as of September 2012. (Note: you should be able to copy and paste from this file, even though it is in .pdf format.)
The final exam must be worth at least 40% of the course grade.
Student Learning Outcomes
Here are student learning outcomes for Math 89, 90, and 91.
- Perform numerical computations involving fractions, signed numbers, and absolute value
- Apply laws of (positive integer) exponents
- Find the GCD and LCM of a finite set of integers
- Add and subtract polynomials
- Solve linear equations
- Graph points
- Find the equations of a line
- Solve a system of equations
- Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials; divide a polynomial by a monomial
- Use elementary function notation
- Factor binomials and trinomials
- Perform operations on rational expressions (add, subtract, multiply, and divide)
- Solve equations with rational expressions
- Evaluate radicals and add radicals by grouping
- Simplify expressions containing rational exponents
- Solve quadratic equations
- Apply the equations for parabolas and circles
- Apply the distance formula and Pythagorean Theorem
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers
- Use sigma notation
- Use n! and the "product rule" to solve elementary counting problems
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