Course Descriptions

College Algebra - MATH 1111


This course provides an in-depth study of the properties of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions as needed for calculus. Emphasis is on using algebraic and graphical techniques for solving problems involving linear, quadratic, piece-wise defined, rational, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions.

Name Office Phone Email
Abdelkader Agoun University of West Georgia
Alicia Lisa Alexander University of North Georgia
Sandra Anderson Georgia Highlands College
Kodwo Annan Georgia Gwinnett College
Sanjeev Arora Fort Valley State University
Agegnehu Atena Savannah State University
Scott Bailey Clayton State University
James "Jim" Bellon University of West Georgia
Duane Benson South Georgia State College
Solomon Betanga Gordon State College
Denise Natasha Brewley Georgia Gwinnett College
Theresa Butori University of North Georgia
Carrie Carmack University of West Georgia
Kyle Carter University of West Georgia
Samuel Cartwright Fort Valley State University
Ronald Chilluffo University of West Georgia
Shadreck Chitsonga Fort Valley State University
David Cook Kennesaw State University
Josephine D. Davis Fort Valley State University
Steve Davis Middle Georgia State University
Glynnis DeRenzo Kennesaw State University
Shreyas Desai Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Anilkumar Devarapu Albany State University
Scarlett Erb Fort Valley State University
Wesley Gay University of West Georgia
Holly Geiger Middle Georgia State University
Thomas Gonzalez Dalton State College
Becky Griffin South Georgia State College
Mark Henderson Clayton State University
Matthew Houston Middle Georgia State University
Luba Ibrahim Georgia Highlands College
Avijit Kar Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Richard Kilburn Middle Georgia State University
Gretchen Kotz Georgia Highlands College
Paula Krone Georgia Gwinnett College
Joris Kwakye University of West Georgia
Joshua Lambert Georgia Southern University
Viktoriya Lanier Middle Georgia State University
Bridget Lee Georgia Southern University
Patti Lord Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Carol Love University of North Georgia
Suzie Lusk Clayton State University
Robert McCurdy Georgia Highlands College
Barry Monk Middle Georgia State University
Debbie Morgan Kennesaw State University
Tilahun Muche Savannah State University
Mihaela Munday Savannah State University
Masoud Naghedolfeizi Fort Valley State University
Chinenye Ofodile Albany State University
Hyounkyun Oh Savannah State University
Sarah Park Georgia Gwinnett College
Irina Pashchenko University of West Georgia
Sonal Patel University of West Georgia
Rhonda Porter Albany State University
Laura Ralston Georgia Highlands College
Bhukan Rathore Georgia Highlands College
John Riggot University of Georgia
Joshua Roberts Georgia Gwinnett College
Barry Rollins University of West Georgia
Karen R. Rollins University of West Georgia
Robert John Seppala Valdosta State University
Robert Staples University of West Georgia
Carrie Thielemier University of West Georgia
Michael Tiemeyer Georgia Southern University
Steven Wallace Middle Georgia State University
Taylor Wars Albany State University
Stanley Williams Georgia Highlands College
Mary Wolfe Middle Georgia State University
James Woods Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify sets of numbers.
  • Solve a variety of equations, inequalities, and systems of equations.
  • Define the concept of function.
  • Analyze and sketch graphs of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions including transformations.
  • Use appropriate technology to solve problems.
  • Lesson 1: Real numbers, Exponents, and Radicals
  • Lesson 2: Polynomials and Rational Expressions
  • Lesson 3: Solving Equations in One Variable
  • Lesson 4: Solving Inequalities in One Variable
  • Lesson 5: Graphing Equations in Two Variables
  • Lesson 6: Linear Equations
  • Lesson 7: Systems of Equations
  • Lesson 8: Functions and their Graphs
  • Lesson 9: Average Rates of Change
  • Lesson 10: Transformations of Function
  • Lesson 11: Composite Functions and Inverse Functions
  • Lesson 12: Quadratic, Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Lesson 13: Exponential Functions
  • Lesson 14: Logarithmic Functions
  • Lesson 15: Laws of Logarithms
  • Lesson 16: Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
  • Lesson 17: Modeling Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Participation (Math Learning Project 40%, Weekly Check-in 60%) - 9%
  • Pre-assessment (Knewton) - 5%
  • Homework (Knewton) - 20%
  • Online Exams/Tests - 20%
  • Midterm Exam Practice - 5%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam Practice - 5%
  • Final Exam - 20%

You will need access to a graphing calculator. The TI-83, TI-83 plus, or TI-84-plus graphing calculator is highly recommended.

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