Course Descriptions

Precalculus - MATH 1113


This course is an intensive study of the basic functions needed for the study of calculus. Topics include algebraic, functional, and graphical techniques for solving problems with algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

Name Office Phone Email
Dawit Aberra Fort Valley State University
Abdelkader Agoun University of West Georgia
Allison Arnold University of Georgia
Agegnehu Atena Savannah State University
Jim Bellon University of West Georgia
Duane Benson South Georgia State College
Solomon Betanga Gordon State College
Robert Burnham University of West Georgia
Kaila Caldwell Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Kyle Carter University of West Georgia
Samuel Cartwright Fort Valley State University
Louisa Catalano Clayton State University
Xiaoyan Hu Chase Middle Georgia State University
Ronald Chilluffo University of West Georgia
David Cook Kennesaw State University
Shreyas Desai Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Anilkumar Devarapu University of North Georgia
Malcom Devoe University of West Georgia
Scarlett Erb Fort Valley State University
Thomas Gonzalez Dalton State College
Xiaofeng Gu University of West Georgia
Michael Hammock Middle Georgia State University
Joshua Harrelson Middle Georgia State University
Mark Henderson Clayton State University
Muhammad Inam University of West Georgia
Avijit Kar Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Abdollah Khodkar University of West Georgia
Sujin Kim Savannah State University
Joris Kwakye Gordon State College
Joshua Lambert Georgia Southern University
Viktoriya Lanier Middle Georgia State University
Bridgett Lee Georgia Southern University
Patcharin Marion Fort Valley State University
Robert McCurdy Georgia Highlands College
Barry Monk Middle Georgia State University
Tilahun Muche Savannah State University
Masoud Naghedolfeizi Fort Valley State University
Gary Nelson Georgia Gwinnett College
Eze Nwaogu Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Chinenye Ofodile Albany State University
Zephyrinus Okonkwo Albany State University
Sarah Park Georgia Gwinnett College
Katherine Pinzon Georgia Gwinnett College
Floyd Vince Postell Dalton State College
Kishore Pradhan South Georgia State College
Robert Pruvenok Georgia State University
Laura Ralston Georgia Highlands College
Edward Redmond University of North Georgia
John Riggott University of Georgia
Lila Roberts Clayton State University
Barry Rollins University of West Georgia
Elham Sohrabi University of West Georgia
Lawrence Ssebaggala Dalton State College
Robert Staples University of West Georgia
Latriece Tanksley Savannah State University
Michael Tiemeyer Georgia Southern University
Masahiko Uchida Georgia Southern University
Amanda Urquhart Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Steven Wallace Middle Georgia State University
Lily Wang Middle Georgia State University
Taylor Wars Albany State University
Stanley Williams Georgia Highlands College
James Woods Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Mohammad Yazdani University of West Georgia
Marwan Zabdawi Gordon State College
Jianmin Zhu Fort Valley State University

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of various functions such as:
    • definition of a function
    • domain and range
    • average rate of change
    • algebraic combinations
    • composition
    • inverse functions
  • Sketch and analyze the graphs of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Set up and solve word problems using algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Solve equations using algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic trigonometric identities and formulas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic properties of logarithmic and exponentials functions.
  • Analyze when the use of technology is appropriate and when to apply the technology.
  • Unit 1: Functions
  • Unit 2: Polynomial Functions
  • Unit 3: Inverse of a Function
  • Unit 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Unit 5: Introduction to Trigonometric Functions
  • Unit 6: Graphs of Trigonometric Functions and Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Unit 7: Analytic Trigonometry
  • Unit 8: Applications of Trigonometry

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

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Mindset Learning Project - 4%
  • Discussions - 5%
  • Weekly Check-in - Not graded
  • Pre-assessment (Knewton) - 5%
  • Homework (Knewton) - 20%
  • Online Exams/Tests (Knewton) - 20%
  • Midterm Exam Practice - 5%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam Practice - 5%
  • Final Exam - 20%

The use of a calculator is required for this course:
The information and instructions in this course are designed for and geared towards the Texas Instruments Calculator, TI-83. The calculator tutorial supplied in this course is designed around the TI-83. Support or help from your instructor will not be provided for any other calculator. Therefore, it is in your best interest to make your calculator purchase the TI-83.

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