Trigonometry Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Engineering 201C

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Office Hours:

I will be holding my office hours everyday after class!  If you need me during the day, you can see my class schedule to see which room I wil be in and I will be happy to meet with you after ANY of my classes (not just the one you are in!)

** I am also always available through email if you need immediate assistance – please email (You will reach me by email much faster than by my office phone).

You will be provided with my cell phone number (and rules!) during the first class..

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MATH-1316-002 Trigonometry


Prerequisite: MATH 1414-minimum grade of C or Department Chair consent

Course Description

In-depth study and applications of trigonometry including definitions, identities, inverse functions, solutions of equations, graphing and solving triangles. Additional topics such as vectors, polar coordinates and parametric equations may be included.

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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


TEXTBOOK:  Trigonometry,  5th Edition

AUTHOR:       Mark Dugopolski,  Pearson


Basics: Paper and internet access.

Graphing Calculator:  TI-83, TI-83-Plus, TE-84, or TI-84 Plus.  You are required to bring your calculator to every class.  The Math Department policy is that no TI-89's, TI-92's or TI-Nspire calculators may be used on tests.

Graphing Calculator checkout:  Students unable to purchase a graphing calculator can apply to the Adult Students Program for the privilege of checking one out for the semester.  Bring a copy of your schedule to the Adult Students Program, Student Services Center, Room 130 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  You must complete an application and be enrolled in a math class to receive this assistance.  Students who lose (due to accident/theft/any other mishap) or damage in any way a loaner graphing calculator will be required to replace the lost, stolen, or damaged calculator with a new TI-84 or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.  Failure to do so will result in immediate action(s) taken by Amarillo College.

Amarillo College student I.D. (for testing and tutoring).

Student Performance

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program:

  1. Compute the values of trigonometric functions for key angles in all quadrants of the unit circle measured in both degrees and radians.
  2. Graph trigonometric functions and their transformations.
  3. Prove trigonometric identities.
  4. Solve trigonometric equations.
  5. Solve right and oblique triangles.
  6. Use the concepts of trigonometry to solve applications.

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

Students are expected to behave in the classroom in a manner that is supportive of the learning environment. This includes, but is not limited to the following: texting, making offensive remarks, reading newspapers, sleeping, asking questions not relevant to class material, working on projects or assignments (even if they are related to this class), or engaging in any other form of distraction. Troublesome behavior will NOT be tolerated. For a full discussion of appropriate behavior and student responsibilities, please refer to the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook In order to receive credit for a course, all material listed on the syllabus must be covered. The instructor sets the pace to ensure that these requirements are met. Complaining about the pace will not result in less material being covered. Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and/or AC’s Student Rights & Responsibilities will be subject to disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to: removal from the classroom, consultation with the Math & Engineering Department Chair and/or other AC authority, withdrawal from the course and/or Amarillo College.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying from another student’s paper, using unauthorized sources of information on any assignment, turning in work that is not your own (copied from the solution manual, having someone else do your work, etc.), and allowing someone to copy from your paper. On the first day of class, you will be required to sign and date a Course Contract.  Included in the contract is the following statement:  “I fully understand that if I cheat, or attempt to cheat on any test I will receive an automatic “F” in the course.  This grade will go on my permanent transcript and cannot be removed.  Cheating includes, but is not limited to:  the illegal use of books, notes, smart watches, cell phone, and the use of cell phone calculators, copying or leaving the testing session with a test or questions from a test.  Cheating also includes helping, or attempting to help, other students to cheat on a test.”   You will not be allowed to take your tests until this contract is signed.  Please note:  NO CELL PHONES AND NO SMART WATCHES IN THE MATH TESTING CENTER OR DURING THE TESTING PROCESS IN THE CLASSROOM.  If we see your cell phone out AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, while in the testing session, YOU WILL RECEIVE an “F” for the course! 


Grading Criteria

The final average will be computed based on the following percentage basis: 
Homework….....10%,  Class Participation ......... 5%,  Exams  ………... 65%,  Final Exam.…... 20%  

The final letter grades are assigned based on the following numerical result:

A….........90 - 100,  B……......80 - 89, C….........70 - 79, D………..60 - 69, F……......Below 59

Homework:  Expect to have homework every day in this course!  Written homework will be assigned from the book. At the end of the semester, I will drop your two lowest homework grades.  Turning in all your homework is one of the best things you can do to improve your grade!

Written Homework:

1.  Expect to have homework assigned each day.  Due dates will be posted/announced

2.  Homework must be neat and legible.  I will be the judge as to what is neat.  Just because you can read it doesn't mean that I can interpret it.

3.  Homework must be presented in an orderly manner with the problem running a single column down the left half of the page.  You may use the right half of the page for graphs, tables and drawings.  Any problem (excluding graphs) with work presented in anything except the first column will not receive credit.  The back side of the paper may not be used.  Each line must contain only one equal sign, "=."  All final answers must be boxed or circled to receive credit.  Any problem with the answer not circled or boxed in will not be graded.

4.  You will place your name in the top right corner of each page.  Under your name place the course name, number, and section.  On the top line of each page list the appropriate section of the homework assignment (for example Section 1.1).

5.  Homework is due when the exam for that chapter is due.

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to watch the video that will be posted on Blackboard BEFORE the next class meeting. 

Exams:  There will be a minimum of 3 major exams.  If you miss a major exam, the grade on your final exam will be used to replace the missing grade.  I do not offer make-up exams.  If you know ahead of time that you will be missing an exam, you may schedule to take the exam early.  If you miss more than one exam (remember the first missed one is replaced by your grade on the final exam ) a second missed exam will be recorded as a zero.  If you do not miss any exam and your final exam grade is higher than your lowest test score, I will replace the lowest test score with your final test grade.  Major exams will be administered in class (in which case they must be completed by the end of class), or in the testing center.  If you make below 70 on a major exam, a minimum of 30 minutes must be spent in the Outreach Center correcting your major exam or competing the test assignment.  Documentation of your time spent in the Outreach Center must be presented to me before the next major exam.

Final:  Under NO circumstances will the final be given late (i.e. No Make Ups)!!  The final will be comprehensive and will be given on the following date as directed by the official Amarillo College Schedule:

I do not give extra credit work.


Regular attendance is necessary for clear understanding of the material in this course.  If an absence occurs, THE STUDENT is responsible for obtaining the information that was covered in class and any assignments that were given. Please remember the deadline for dropping a Summer II class at AC is August 4th. If you stop attending class and your average drops below a 60 due to missed assignments and/or poor grades and you do not officially drop the course by this deadline, you will receive an F for the course.


Calendar Subject to Change

Week 1 Orientation, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6,
Week 2 Applications, 2.1, 2.2 Test I, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Week 3 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, Applications, Test II, 3.3
Week 4 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, Applications, Test III
Week 5 , 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, Applications
Week 6 Test IV, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, Applications, Final Exam

Additional Information


1.  Your instructor is your first and best resource for any help.

2.  Free one-on-one tutoring at the Outreach Center in Durrett 104. (Phone: 371-5119, M-F 8 am- 8 pm, S 9 am-8pm) It is recomended that you use the virtual tutoring link provided in Blackboard during this time.


Note from the Instructor:  As you already know, success in a math class takes work, commitment, and perseveranceAs your instructor, I am here to facilitate your efforts to reach your educational goals.  I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you this semester.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help. 


Syllabus Created on:

07/04/22 12:14 PM

Last Edited on:

07/04/22 12:18 PM