Business and Social Science Fundamentals Syllabus for 2020-2021
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Durrett Hall 104

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12 p.m. - 1 p.m. W, other times by appointment




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MATH-0324-LC1 Business and Social Science Fundamentals


Corequisite: MATH 1324

Course Description

The course is designed as a corequisite, supplemental course for MATH 1324, Math for Business and Social Science, whose areas of study include  the application of common algebraic functions, including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational, to problems in business, economics, and the social sciences are addressed.  The applications include mathematics of finance, including simple and compound interest and annuities; systems of linear equations; matrices; linear programming; and probability, including expected value.  This course does not transfer and is not applicable toward any degree.  The course supports students in developing skills, strategies, and reasoning needed to succeed in mathematics, including communication and appropriate use of technology. Topics include the study of numeracy and the real number system; algebraic concepts, notation, and reasoning; quantitative relationships; mathematical models; and problem solving.  

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec, 1 lab)

Class Type

Tech Supported

Syllabus Information




All supplies as required by Math 1324 instructor plus the ones listed below:

  • 2 inch 3-ring binder that will hold the work of Math 0324 and Math 1324
  • Package of 8 dividers labeled: Class Information, Notes, Homework, Portfolios, Reviews, MML Quizzes, Reflective Test Journal
  • Pencils, erasers, highlighter and notebook paper
  • Graphing Calculator

Student Performance

After successfully completing Math 0324, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program:

  1. Use the language of algebra.
  2. Work with applications of common functions.
  3. Solve and interpret real-world problems.
  4. Create and solve mathematical models.
  5. Use appropriate algebra terminology.
  6. Calculate finance problems and interpret results.
  7. Work problems related to:  relations and functions, probability and finance.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

For Fall I 2020, this course will be delivered in a classroom face-to-face setting and in a tech-supported learning format.

Student Responsibilities:   Students are expected to be ON TIME, PREPARED and READY TO WORK, and PARTICIPATE DURING CLASS in a positive manner.  Students are expected to read the syllabus and are responsible for the information there.  Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to the following: the use of cellular phones, texting, making offensive remarks, talking, use of personal music systems, doing other personal projects during class time, or engaging in any other form of distraction. For a full discussion of appropriate behavior and student responsibilities, please refer to the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook  Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and/or Student Rights & Responsibilities will be subject to disciplinary action. 

Food/Drink: It is the policy of the Mathematics & Engineering Department that food and drink be allowed in the classroom setting, at the instructor’s discretion. 

Phones/Pagers: It is the policy of the Mathematics & Engineering Department that cell phones and pagers must be turned off or in silent mode in the classrooms and the computer labs.  

Videos/Photos: Students must receive instructor consent before taking pictures or videos of the instructor's work or lessons.  

Guests/Children:  It is the policy of Amarillo College that only students enrolled in this course attend this course.  During this time of COVID-19, NO visitors will be allowed in the classroom for any reason, due to social distancing guidelines.

Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism:  Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated in any math course at Amarillo College.  
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying from another student’s paper or using any unauthorized sources of information while taking an exam or quiz.  

Grading Criteria

Math 0324 and Math 1324 are linked together and known as a co-requisite pairing.  Successful completion of both courses is essential.  One course cannot be dropped without dropping both which might have serious financial aid consequences.  There are no grade recovery options and no extra credit opportunities in this course.  If you score below 70 on a major exam in the Math 1324 course, you will be required to spend at least one hour receving help in the Academic Success Center before you will be allowed to take the next exam. To earn credit, you must pass with a “C” or better average in both courses.  Each of the two classes will have course specific requirements; however, because Math 0324 and Math 1324 are fully integrated, major test grades from Math 1314, including the final, will count in both course gradebooks.














Chapter Test grades

4 @ 15% each







Final Exam*


Below 60%


 * At the end of the semester, your final exam grade will replace your lowest exam grade if it is higher.  

Attendance/Participation:    Collaboration, discussion and communicating ideas are important for complete understanding of mathematical topics and are soft skills necessary for everyday life and career.

MyMathLab:  Within the online MyMathLab system, you will be required to work with the adaptive learning system.  There will be quizzes and study plans online that align with the topics being covered.  Deadlines are set within the online system and will not be extended.

Activities/Participation: Group Activities will be completed during class time and cannot be made-up.  Students will collaborate together on projects that are relevant to the current topics being covered in Math 0324 and Math 1324.  Collaboration, discussion and communicating ideas are important for complete understanding of mathematical topics and are soft skills necessary for everyday life and career.


Attendance:  Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement.  For specific attendance guidelines, see above under Grading Criteria.

If for any reason you are unable to complete the six-hours of co-requisite coursework, the deadline for withdrawing from these courses is June 24th, 2021.  Students now have to visit with the instructors and complete a withdrawal request form before being allowed to withdraw from a course.  It is the student's responsibility to obtain additional signatures and turn the form into the registrar once the instructors have signed it.  Deadline for letting me know you want to withdraw is 5:00pm on June 23rd, 2021.  If you stop attending class and your average drops below a 60 due to missed assignments and you do not officially withdraw from these courses by this deadline, you will receive an F in both courses.  Note:  Late withdrawals will NOT be granted under any circumstance.


Tentative course calendar for Math 0324.  Any changes will be announced in class.


Support Coursework for Math 1324 chapter/section


Orientation, Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3


Sections 2.1, 2.2, Test 1, Sections 3.1, 3.2


Sections  3.3, 4.1, 4.2, Test 2,  Section 5.1


Sections 5.2, 5.3, Test 3, Sections 10.1, 10,2


Sections  10.3, 10.4, 10.5, Test 4


Final Exam Review, Final Exam


Additional Information

Tutoring and Testing for Math students:

Detailed instructions about tutoring options for Fall 2020 will be provided to you during the first week of class.

Amarillo College is committed to providing tutoring supports to all students.  The best tutoring resource is your teacher.  For additional Math assistance, the Academic Success Center is open 6 days each week (hours below) and SmarThinking, an online tutoring support system (link on the left of your course Blackboard shell) is available 24-hours a day and 7 days a week.

Math Testing Lab(Durrett 103)

Academic Success Center (Durrett 104)
Monday - Thursday Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 10:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday Friday
8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday Saturday
9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 8:00pm
371-5088 371-5119


  • Books can be placed in the bookshelf before you request a test but Amarillo College is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • An Amarillo College picture ID is required in order to take a test in the Math Lab. 
  • Once you have begun work on a test that is considered one attempt. You cannot leave the Math Lab and return to finish that test at a later time.
  • In the testing room, please do not sit by someone with the same colored test. All purses must be on the floor.
  • The Math Lab will not hand out a test less than one hour before closing time.
  • The Math Lab personnel will pick up your test five minutes prior to closing time.
  • The Math Lab hours are posted on the outside door and in this syllabus.
  • Please come prepared. If you do not have a pencil, you may purchase one from the Math Lab for 25 cents.  Please bring exact change. Pens are not allowed on any test.
  • Childcare arrangements must be made prior to testing. Children may not accompany students into testing room or be left unattended anywhere on campus.
  • Cell phones must be turned off as not to disturb other students who are testing. NO CELL PHONES in the Testing Room. If we see your cell phone out AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, while in the testing room, YOU WILL RECEIVE an "F" for the course!

Final note:   These co-requisite courses require team work.  We all must work together as a team to be successful.  My part is to work closely together with your Math 1324 instructor to build foundational skills to support materials presented in your Math 1324 class. Your job is to be in class every class period, participate, do your assignments on time, and study for your exams.  We are here to help you, and you can be here to help each other as well.  If you have a problem, please bring it to me or to the group, so that we can work together to solve it.  You can succeed in the co-requisite courses, Math 0324 and Math 1324, if you will make the commitment of effort and time. 

 It is of great benefit to know your fellow students.  You may contact one another through the Remind app in the event you have questions or want to discuss an assignment or  just ask them a question.

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Syllabus Created on:

05/21/21 11:21 AM

Last Edited on:

05/21/21 11:26 AM