FALL, 1998

Text: Developmental Mathematics and Topics in Intermediate Algebra

About the class: Mathematics 094 is designed to prepare you for university-level mathematics. Mathematics 094 serves as a preparatory course for Math 140, Math 131, or Math 210.

The text is a series of modules. There are video tapes that parallel course topics available in the Math Media Lab, Music Lawn (ML) 256 (open Monday through Saturday). A mathematics tutor is available at all scheduled times to assist you. Supplemental Online Resources are available on the web at http://www.csun.edu/~hfmth006/. Also, tutors and instructors provide tutoring in the Basic Skills Lab, ML 266 (open Monday through Friday).

Math 094 classes consist of discussions and graded group-learning sessions. Attendance for these sessions is mandatory. You will meet with the instructor and tutors to review topics assigned in the module scheduled for that week (see reverse side for schedule). Therefore, you should begin working on the scheduled module, using the facilities described above, PRIOR to attending these sessions. Homework as well as Reading/Writing assignments will be assigned and graded regularly.

Testing consists of module tests, a midterm, and a cumulative common final exam. The testing schedule is given on the reverse side of this sheet. For each module test, you may take a retest by qualifying for a retest ticket in one of the labs. The highest score from each test and its corresponding retest will be used to compute your grade. No retest is given for the midterm or final exam.

Advisement for subsequent courses will be provided during the last weeks of class. Mathematics 094 is a five unit class graded on the basis of Credit/No Credit/Unauthorized Incomplete. The units do not count toward graduation.

Basis of grading: The course grade will be determined as follows:

Component Weighted Percent of the Course Grade
Module Tests 45%
Assignments 10%
Midterm 15%
Final Exam 30%

Course grades will be assigned according to the following criteria:

Credit - overall course grade or higher.
No Credit - Less than a 65% overall course grade.
U - Failure to take any two Module Tests and their corresponding retest. (Note: a U grade counts as an "F" in grade-point computation.)

Special Note: First-time freshmen are required to complete all developmental writing and mathematics within the first year of enrollment. The University's "Basic Subjects" policy further requires that as soon as any needed developmental courses are completed, students must enroll in the General Education Basic Subjects (Section A) classes in writing, critical reasoning, oral communication and math. Enrollment must be continuous until Section A is completed.

Students who pass Math 094 with a Credit grade will satisfy the ELM requirement, and will NOT need to retake the ELM to qualify for Math 131, 140, and 210.