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Math 181 - Trigonometry - Spring 2013
Jeff O'Connell
Web Page: http://www2.ohlone.edu/people2/joconnell

Text: Trigonometry, 10th edition by Lial (available inside MyMathLab)

This course focuses on understanding the definitions and principals of trigonometry
and their applications to problem solving.

Course Content: This course focuses on understanding the definitions and principals of trigonometry
and their applications to problem solving.

Office Hours Grading
Days Hours Location HW 10%   A 90%
12:40 - 1:40 Math Lab
Quiz 20% B 80%
Other office hours by arrangement.
Send me an e-mail to schedule
Exams 50% C 70%
Final 20% D 60%

Homework: Homework is assigned for all sections that we will cover and will be due two class
days after it is assigned.  I will answer questions abut any assignment the day after it has been
assigned but not on the day it is due.  No late homework will be accepted for any reason.  I
strongly encourage you to work together on homework.  Homework assignments can be found
inside of MyMathLab.

Quizzes will be given most class days.  There will be no make-ups for missed in-class
assignments or quizzes.  You can expect the quizzes to be similar to the homework.

Exams: We will have 3 or 4 in class exams.  Exam dates will be announced about one week in
advance.  Make-ups for exams are strongly discouraged.  If you know that it is absolutely
impossible for you to make it to class on an exam day, a make-up exam must be done prior to
the exam date.  Once the class has taken the exam, NO make-ups will be given for any reason.

Final: The final exam is cumulative and scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 12:00 - 2:00.

Calculator: Everyone is required to have a scientific calculator and it is suggested that you have a
Graphing/Programmable calculator.  I will be using the TI line of calculators in class (TI-84/89). 
It should be noted that there will be some quizzes and exams where calculators will not be allowed.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will:
1. Manipulate algebraic and transcendental functions at the mastery level.
2. Solve equations algebraic and transcendental functions, and systems of equations at the mastery level.
3. Use a;algebraic and and transcendental functions for mathematical applications at the intermediate level.
4. Analyze the qualitative behavior of the graphs of algebraic and transcendental functions at the intermediate level.
5. Use technology to graph algebraic and transcendental functions at the intermediate level.

Administrative stuff:

Each course at Ohlone College has an Official Course Outline which includes a detailed course description
as well as student learning outcomes and other information. The official course outline for Math 181 can
be found here.

Deaf and disabled students:  If you are deaf or have a documented disability and need accommodations
for this class, please see me as soon as possible or contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services
(DSPS) office  for assistance.  The DSPS office is located in Building 7, Room 7217.  
Call (510)659-6271 (voice) or (510)344-5701 (video phone).  For more information, go to

Tutoring for deaf students:  Deaf students enrolled in mainstream English and Math courses can receive
specialized tutoring with Deaf Studies faculty in the Deaf Studies Lab, Room 6105.

Mental Health and Stress Management: The staff and faculty of Ohlone College are here to see you
succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the
broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available
on campus by visiting the Student Health Center in building 7 or http://stepupohlone.org/oncampus-resources/.

If you wish to drop this class you must do so according to the schedule of classes. Failure to do so may
result in a grade of F for the semester.

One note about grades: Grades in this class based on your performance and how it compares to the
grading criteria laid out here. Grades are not assigned based on what another college has told you that
you must receive in order to be accepted. As a result, you are responsible for earning the grade required.
I will frequently update you with your current grade in the class. Bottom line: If you want an A, then finish
the semester with at least a 89.5% because a 89.4% earns you a B.

As a courtesy to me and the other students in this class, I expect you to be on time and refrain from any
unnecessary or inappropriate talking during class. I also expect all cell phones to be turned off before class
begins each day.

Cheating and other forms of Academic Dishonesty, in any form, will NOT be tolerated. Please read the
Ohlone College Policy on Academic Dishonesty.

Please keep in mind that it is my job to teach you this material, it is up to you to make sure that I am doing
my job. Don't hesitate to ask questions or to come and see me in my office or after class.

Please contact joconnell@ohlone.edu
with your questions, comments, and suggestions.
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