## National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

## College Algebra (MAT–101)

Varies; self-study format.

July 2013 - Present.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: use mathematical notations and expressions to represent variables, and write algebraic expressions and equations; solve algebraic equations, including equations that are linear, quadratic, involve polynomials, roots, and rational functions; graph a mathematical function and apply basic transformations to the graph and to transform the equation correspondingly; work with and manipulate exponential and logarithmic expressions; solve systems of linear and basic nonlinear equations, and find the solution sets of systems of inequalities; recognize equations that represent conic sections such as circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas from mathematic equations and their graphs representations.

This course introduces students to the basic principles of algebra. These principles include mathematical expressions such as polynomials, exponentials, and logarithms, and their manipulations. Major topics include: functions and graphs, equations such as inequalities, linear and quadratic equations and their solutions through algebra, graphing of more complex equations such as parabolas, hyperbolas and circles. Evaluation criteria include: required readings; practice assignments; class participation; and exams.

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Mathematics or Business (3/18).