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MATH 1316 – Trigonometry

Fall 2016 Semester, 16 Weeks Session, Section 004, Synonym 11178 Highland Campus Room 2219, TTh 12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Instructor: John Thomason Email: [email protected] Telephone: (512) 223-1790, ext. 26327

Office Location: Highland Campus ACCelerator Office Hours: TTh 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Website:

Because the telephone number is shared with several faculty members, email is the best way for you to communicate with your instructor. If necessary, conferences outside of normal office hours can be arranged several days in advance. SYLLABUS Warning! Some of the policies in this document apply only to John Thomason's section of Trigonometry. Information found in this and the accompanying documents is subject to change. If you are enrolled in this class and want to be sure you have current information about it, attend all classes. Announcements of revised policies and schedules are usually made at the beginning of the class period, so it's advisable to arrive on time. COURSE DESCRIPTION MATH 1316 TRIGONOMETRY (3-3-0). This course is designed for students majoring in mathematics, science, engineering, or certain engineering-related technical fields. Content includes the study of trigonometric functions and their applications, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, polar coordinates and equations, and parametric equations. Prerequisite: The prerequisite for Trigonometry is either a C or higher in MATH 1314 (College Algebra) or a Compass score of 79+ on the algebra portion. (If a college algebra and/or trigonometry score are there as well, those scores do not matter.) We do not consider high school courses or SAT/ACT scores. All students who do not have college-level College Algebra must take Compass for placement. It is very important that the prerequisite be enforced very strictly. You must withdraw any student who does not meet the prerequisite or have approval by the department chair. Time Required To be successful in this course, you can expect to spend two or three hours outside of class for every hour you spend in class. The time required can vary widely depending on how strong your current mastery of prerequisite mathematics is. Please be sure you have enough time in your schedule to give this course the time it will require. REQUIRED TEXTS/MATERIALS Text: Trigonometry, by Lial, Hornsby and Schneider, 11th edition (ISBN: 9780134217437) or Trigonometry, by Lial, Hornsby and Schneider, 11th edition, MyMathLab included (ISBN: 9780134307008) at no extra charge. MyMathLab Course ID: professor36744

Optional materials: • MyMathLab online software (includes an electronic version of the text, multimedia learning aids such as videos and animations, and practice tests that generate a personalized study plan) To use MyMathLab, you'll need your own access number and the Course ID. • Student Solution Manual, 11th ed. (ISBN: 9780134310213) • MyMathLab and book a la carte, including an etext (ISBN: 9780134306025) Purchase options: • Purchase the required textbook alone, either used or new, from a local bookstore. • The publisher provides a value package to the bookstores for the same price as the new textbook alone. The value package includes a new copy of the required text and MyMathLab software access code. These will be available in the local bookstores. • MyMathLab can be purchased alone online from Calculator: Students need either a scientific or business calculator. If a student cannot purchase one, calculators are available from the library. Graphing calculators are NOT required, but you will use graphing technology in some sections of the book. Most ACC faculty are familiar with the TI family of graphing calculators. Hence, TI calculators are highly recommended for student use. Other calculator brands can also be used. Your instructor will determine the extent of calculator use in your class section. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY This course is taught in the classroom primarily as a lecture/discussion course. COURSE RATIONALE This course, intended for mathematics, science, and engineering majors, is designed to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The six trigonometric functions are studied with the goals of developing a deeper understanding of both general function behavior and periodic function behavior, exploring those applications that have trigonometric models, and acquiring further proficiency with symbolic manipulation. COURSE EVALUATION/GRADING SCHEME Homework Homework will be assigned at almost every class meeting and is due at the beginning of the next class meeting. Homework may not always be taken up, but it is essential that you do it and do it on time. Exam questions will be similar to exercises assigned for homework and will rely on the same vocabulary and techniques. Therefore it is very important that you do your homework. Do not turn in homework assignments any place other than in the classroom during class time without specific permission to do so. Staple your homework pages together or put your name on every page. On the first page, in addition to your name, include the course number, the date, and the textbook section number(s). Show your work. Box your answers. Do the problems in order and write legibly. You may write on both sides of your paper if you wish. Turn in your pages in the correct sequence. Tests There will be four major "unit" exams and a comprehensive final exam. Exam dates, material to be tested, and review suggestions will be announced in class and on the instructor's website. At least two unit exams and the final exam will be given in the classroom during regular class time. At least one unit exam will be given in the Highland Campus Testing Center, Room 2221. Any test given in the Testing Center will be available there for several days and must be taken by the deadline specified by your instructor. ACC Testing Center policies can be found at:

On some days, a short quiz may be given over the assignment due that day. If you are tardy you must turn in your quiz at the same time as students who arrived on time, which may result in a lower quiz grade. If you are absent on a day a short quiz is given, you will get a 0 for that quiz. Determination of Course Grade The semester average is calculated as follows: Homework counts 20% Average of four major unit exams counts 60% Final Exam counts 20% With a semester grade of A given for a semester average of 90 or more B given for a semester average of 80-89 C given for a semester average of 70-79 D given for a semester average of 60-69 F given for a semester average of 59 or less. COURSE POLICIES Missed Exam Policy If one unit exam is missed for any reason, the Final Exam grade will be used for the missed unit exam's grade (in addition to counting as the Final Exam grade). If more than one unit exam is missed for any reason, the student may be dropped from the course by the instructor. Short quizzes given in class, if any, count as part of the daily grade and, if missed, cannot be made up. Neither unit exams nor short quizzes nor the Final Exam can be retaken. Late Homework Late homework will not be accepted for any reason, but your two lowest homework grades will be dropped. Attendance You are expected to attend class. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what material was covered and to learn it. In general, a student may be dropped by his or her instructor for excessive unexcused absences or for disciplinary reasons. See "Withdrawal" below. Class Participation Students are expected to participate in class by attending, asking questions, contributing suggestions and ideas, and participating in group work. The quality of a student's class participation may be used in determining part of the student's "daily work" grade. Withdrawal In this class, if you are absent more than four times, no matter what the reason, your instructor may drop you. However, he may not. Therefore, if you stop attending and want to be certain that you don't get a grade of F recorded for the course, you should officially drop the class yourself by completing the necessary form in the Registrar's Office. The withdrawal deadline is Monday, November 28, 2016. After the withdrawal deadline, neither the student nor the instructor may initiate a withdrawal. If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the Final Withdrawal Date. The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records. Students who enroll for the third or subsequent time in a course taken after Fall, 2002 may be charged a higher tuition rate for that course. State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the ACC college catalog.

Reinstatement Once withdrawn from the class, a student can only be reinstated in two situations: (1) At the student's request, if the student had some documented emergency or tragedy that prevented the student's participation in class for a period of time and had not exceeded four absences or missed any major tests prior to that period of time. (2) If the withdrawal was made by instructor or college error. In either case the student is responsible for all missed assignments and must complete remaining assignments and tests on schedule. Tardies and Early Departures You are expected to be in class on time and to stay the entire class period. If you come in late or leave early, it distracts and interrupts the class. Perhaps more significantly to you, you may miss important announcements, short quizzes, and course content. However, sometimes being late to class or leaving early may be unavoidable. Your instructor would prefer either of these, when necessary, to your being absent. Please let him know, preferably in advance and definitely not during lecture, if such conditions occur. If you arrive after attendance has been taken, it is your responsibility to stay after class and see to it that the attendance register is changed to indicate that you were tardy, not absent. Incompletes A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given only in rare circumstances. Generally, to receive a grade of I, a student must have completed all given tests, be passing, and have a personal emergency or tragedy that occurs after the last day to withdraw and that prevents course completion. Course work must be completed within the following semester by a date determined by the instructor (but not later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester). Otherwise, zeros are given for the missing work and the course grade based on the resulting average is recorded. Course Calendar Please note that the following calendar is a plan and is not "set in stone." Any changes will be announced in class and on your instructor's website. Week 1: 1.1 , 1.2, Week 9: 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 Week 2: 1.3, 1.4, 2.1 Week 10: 5.6, 6.1 Week 3: 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Week 11: 6.2, 6.3 Week 4: 2.5, Test 1 (Chapters 1 and 2) Week 12: 6.4, Test 3 (Chapters 5 and 6) Week 5: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Week 13: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 Week 6: 3.4, 4.1, 4.2 Week 14: 7.4, 7.5 Week 7: 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 Week 15: 8.5, 8.6, Test 4 (Chapters 7 and 8) Week 8: Test 2 (Chapters 3 and 4), 5.1, 5.2 Week 16: Review, Cumulative Final Exam Please note: Schedule changes may occur during the semester. Any changes will be announced in class. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (COURSE OBJECTIVES) Upon successful completion of the course, a student should be able to: 1. Compute the values of the six trigonometric functions for key angles measured in both degrees and radians. 2. Graph all six trigonometric functions and their transformations. 3. Use the basic trigonometric identities to verify other trigonometric identities. 4. Solve trigonometric equations. 5. Solve right and oblique triangles. 6. Use the concepts of trigonometry to solve applied problems. 7. Plot points and graph equations in the Polar coordinate system. 8. Graph pairs of parametric equations. 9. Apply operations and solve application with vectors.

THE GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES 1. Critical Thinking – gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying information is covered in every Student Learning Outcome (SLO) 2. Quantitative and Empirical Reasoning – applying mathematical, logical, and scientific principles and methods is covered in every SLO. 3. Written, Oral and Visual Communication – communicating effectively adapting to purpose, structure, audience and medium is covered in every SLO. Course-Specific Support Services: Sometimes sections of MATH 0155(1-0-2) are offered. This lab is designed for students currently registered in Trigonometry MATH 1316. It offers individualized and group setting to provide additional practice and explanation. This course is not for college-level credit. It may be repeated for up to two credit hours. ACC main campuses have Learning Labs which offer free first-come first-serve tutoring in mathematics courses. The locations, contact information and hours of availability of the Learning Labs are posted at: (Give Learning Lab Room # at your campus.) Other Help Available Learning Lab: ACC main campuses have Learning Labs which offer free first-come first-serve tutoring in mathematics courses. The Northridge Learning Lab is located in Room 4119. The locations, contact information, and hours of availability of other ACC Learning Labs are posted at: Your Instructor: You can get help by going to see your instructor in his office. Instructor's Website Your instructor maintains an Internet website that contains the information in this document, current test information and other updates, and links to other sites that you may find interesting or helpful. The address of his site is All students have access to the Internet in the ACC libraries. If you're new to computers or the Internet, there will be someone at that location who can help you get started. How to Reach Your Instructor Office Location: Northridge Campus, Room 2147 Office Hours: TTh 9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Voice Mail (any time): (512) 223-1790, ext. 26327 (When asked for my mailbox number, enter 26327 and press the # button on your phone. When you hear the beep, leave your message. Note: This is a shared telephone and messages sometimes get accidentally deleted before getting to your instructor. Email is preferred!) Email: [email protected] OTHER ACC POLICIES Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution. Students have the responsibility to submit coursework that is the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression. Students must follow all instructions given by faculty or designated college representatives when taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations. Actions constituting scholastic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, collusion, and falsifying documents. Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend upon the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an “F” in the course and/or expulsion from the college. See the Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process and other policies at

Student Rights and Responsibilities Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association. These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process. Opportunity for students to examine and question pertinent data and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment. This concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the student. As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures.

Statement on Students with Disabilities Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities who need classroom, academic or other accommodations must request them through Student Accessibility Services (SAS), formerly OSD. Students are encouraged to request accommodations when they register for courses or at least three weeks before the start of the semester, otherwise the provision of accommodations may be delayed. Students who have received approval for accommodations from SAS for this course must provide the instructor with the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from SAS before accommodations will be provided. Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from the student. Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to submit the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ to the instructor at the beginning of the semester because a reasonable amount of time may be needed to prepare and arrange for the accommodations. Additional information about Student Advisory Services is available at

Safety Statement Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at: Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities. You are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

Use of ACC Email All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the student’s ACCmail account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account. Students should only expect to receive email communication from their instructor using this account. Likewise, students should use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff. Instructions for activating an ACCmail account can be found at

Testing Center Policy Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center. Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam. To request an exam, one must have:

(Thomason – MATH 1316 – Trigonometry, p. 7 of 7)

1. ACC Photo ID 2. Course Abbreviation (e.g., ENGL) 3. Course Number (e.g., 1301) 4. Course Synonym (e.g., 10123) 5. Course Section (e.g., 005) 6. Instructor's Name Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center. Having your cell phone in the testing room, regardless of whether it is on or off, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the semester. ACC Testing Center policies can be found at

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General Education Competencies Upon completion of the general education component of an associate’s degree, students will demonstrate competence in: • Civic Awareness Analyzing and critiquing competing perspectives in a democratic society. • Critical Thinking Gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying information. • Cultural Awareness Comparing, contrasting, and interpreting differences and commonalities among peoples, ideas, aesthetic traditions, and cultural practices. • Ethical Reasoning Identifying and applying ethical principles and practices. • Interpersonal Skills Interacting collaboratively to achieve common goals. • Life/Personal Skills Demonstrating effective learning, creative thinking, and personal responsibility. • Quantitative and Empirical Reasoning Applying mathematical, logical and scientific principles and methods. • Technology Skills Using appropriate technology to retrieve, manage, analyze, and present • information. • Written, Oral and Visual Communication Communicating effectively, adapting to purpose, structure, audience, and medium

Other Policies No food or drink in the classroom. No children in the classroom. No cell phones, iPhones, ear buds, headphones, or other audio devices allowed. Please turn them off and put them out of sight.