Course Syllabus

Course Description

Math 150 is a beginning algebra course.  Topics include equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents, polynomials, equations and inequalities in two variables, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, and quadratic equations. See the Course Outline of Record and the Student Learning Outcomes for more details.

Instructor Contacts

*Response time for email is generally within two hours for emails received from 9:00AM-6:00PM. Emails received after 6PM will be responded to the following day.

Course Modality and General Expectations

This is a hybrid class which combines in person instruction with online learning. Classes meet in person on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00pm at Bertolini Student Services Center 4734 with additional remote lecture/class activities occurring asynchronously. The online portion part of the course will be contained on Canvas.Please read Student Protocols  for the basic expectations for participating in in person classes. If you have questions about policies and protocols related to coronavirus, visit SRJC Coronavirus Information

  • Our in person sessions will consist of largely of small group learning activities. We will also have select chapter assessments (tests) in person.
  • The online portion of of the course will be entirely contained on Canvas.   On Canvas, you will find course materials, resources, assignments, and assessments. 

This is a 4-unit course and will require approximately 10 hours per week outside of scheduled class times  to read course materials, watch course videos, and participate in assigned course activities. 

Required Course Materials

You have three options to access your book:

You will need to purchase access to WebAssign, our online HW system.  We will go over how to access this system during our first meeting.

Instructor Announcements

Announcements will be posted under the "Announcements” tab in Canvas throughout the semester. Canvas notifies students according to their preferred Notification Preferences as soon as the instructor creates an Announcement.  Make sure you have set your preference in your Canvas Account Settings so that you receive announcements notifications.


Students who fail to attend the first in person class meeting or do not log-in to our course by the end of the second day of the semester will be dropped from the class.  Attendance is required for this course. 

Late Policy

There will be weekly written homework assignments due at the beginning of our Tuesday class meetings. All online homework assignments are due 11:59PM on the due date. Late work will not be accepted without prior permission.

Grading Policy

Your grade is not a measure of your intelligence or worth; grades are merely a number to represent your output course assignments.  Your course grade is broken down in to the following categories.






Chapter Tests


Final Exam


Course Letter Grades will be assigned as follows:











If taking Pass/No Pass you need at least 70% of the total class points and complete the chapter tests and the final exam to pass the class.

Getting Math Help

For information on how to access math support at SRJC, check out the SRJC Tutorial Center and the SRJC Math Lab page.

Dropping the Class

If you decide to discontinue this course, it is your responsibility to officially drop it to avoid getting no refund (after 10% of course length), a W symbol (after 20%), or a grade (after 60%). Also, for several consecutive, unexplained absences, you may be dropped from the class.

Pass‐NoPass (P/NP)

You may take this class P/NP. You must decide before the deadline, and add the option online with TLC or file the P/NP form with Admissions and Records. With a grade of C or better, you will get P.

Once you decide to go for P/NP, you cannot change back to a letter grade. If you are taking this course as part of a certificate program, you can probably still take the class P/NP. Check with a counselor to be sure.

Standards of Conduct

Students who register in SRJC classes are required to abide by the SRJC Student Conduct Standards. Violation of the Standards is basis for referral to the Vice President of Student Services or dismissal from class or from the College. See the Student Code of Conduct page.

Collaborating on or copying of tests or homework in whole or in part will be considered an act of academic dishonesty and result in a grade of 0 for that test or assignment. I encourage students to share information and ideas, but not their work. See these links on Plagiarism:
SRJC Writing Center Lessons on avoiding plagiarism
SRJC's policy on Academic Integrity

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Disabilities and Accommodations

Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disability Resources (527-4278) as soon as possible to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Important Dates

Monday, August 16


Sunday, August 22

Last day to register/add semester length class without instructor’s signature or add code

Sunday, August 29

Last day to drop semester length class and be eligible for a refund

Sunday, September 5

Last day to register/add semester length class with the instructor’s signature or add code

Sunday, September 5

Last day to drop a semester length class without “W” symbol

Monday, September 6

Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, District Closed)

Tuesday, September 7

First Census Day

Sunday, September 26

Last day to opt for P/NP for a semester length class

Thursday, November 11

Veterans Day Holiday (No Classes, District Closed)

Sunday, November 14

Last day to drop a semester length class with “W” symbol

Thursday, November 25 - Sunday, November 28

Thanksgiving Day Holidays (No Classes, District Closed)

In-Class Final Examinaton

Thursday, Dec. 16, 1 – 3:45pm