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
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
Ronald Chilluffo University of West Georgia
Shadreck Chitsonga Fort Valley State University
David Cook Kennesaw State University
Steve Davis Middle Georgia State University
Josephine D. Davis Fort Valley State University
Glynnis DeRenzo Kennesaw State University
Anilkumar Devarapu Albany State University
Scarlett Erb Fort Valley State University
Becky Griffin South Georgia State College
Charles Mark Henderson Clayton State University
Luba Ibrahim Georgia Highlands College
Avijit Kar Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Richard Kilburn Middle Georgia State University
Paula Krone Georgia Gwinnett College
Joris Kwakye University of West Georgia
Joshua Lambert Armstrong State University
Patti Lord Bainbridge State College
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
Sonal Patel University of West Georgia
Rhonda Porter Albany State University
Bhukan Rathore Georgia Highlands College
Karen R. Rollins University of West Georgia
Barry 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 Armstrong State University
Jacqueline Varnell Georgia Southern University
Steven Wallace Middle Georgia State University
Wesley Whitehead Bainbridge State College
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.


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 - Review of Real Numbers and their Properties
  • Lesson 2 - Exponents and Radicals
  • Lesson 3 - Polynomials, Special Products and Factoring
  • Lesson 4 - Operations with Rational Expressions
  • Lesson 5 - Linear Equations in One Unknown with Applications
  • Lesson 6 - Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Lesson 7 - Linear Inequalities with One Unknown
  • Lesson 8 - Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
  • Lesson 9 - The Cartesian Plane and Circles
  • Lesson 10 - Relations, Functions, and Their Graphs
  • Lesson 11 - Linear Functions of a Single Variable with Applications
  • Lesson 12 - Systems of Equations and Applications
  • Lesson 13 - Quadratic Functions
  • Lesson 14 - Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Lesson 15 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

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

  • Participation/Discussions – 5%
  • Quizzes – 15%
  • Tests (4) – 40%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 20%
  • Proctored 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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