MATH 1400 College Algebra

This course emphasizes aspects of algebra that are important in the study of calculus. Functions and their inverses are evaluated and analyzed graphically, numerically, and algebraically. Factoring and applying exponential and logarithmic properties to simplify and condense expressions and to solve equations are routinely applied. Graphing calculators are used frequently both in class and with homework assignments. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 0930, test into MATH 1400 or higher or concurrent enrollment into MATH 1331. (4 lect.) MATH


4 credits

Transfer Status

Equivalent to UW.

Major Topics

  • Use a graphing utility to construct and interpret models
  • Solve linear inequalities and polynomial, rational, piecewise-defined, exponential and logarithmic equations
  • Evaluate and analyze functions graphically, numerically, and algebraically
  • Apply exponential and logarithmic properties to evaluate and manipulate expressions and equations


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Demonstrate the use of Graphing Tools

2. Analyze Linear Equations and Inequalities

3. Analyze Functions and their Graphs

4. Analyze Polynomial and Rational Functions

5. Analyze Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Other Information

Any information placed here must be adhered to by all instructors:

A common course exam is in effect for this course including on-campus, online, off-campus, and concurrent enrollment sections. This exam is used for program assessment and is the final for MATH 1400. Contact the math department for a copy of the exam and practice materials. Individual instructors are responsible for creating chapter tests and quizzes according to individual preference.