MATH 121 College Algebra

MATH 121 IS Sec 5, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Michael Azlin

Instructor name:
Michael Azlin

Office: Hume Hall, Room 218

Instructor Information:
I received both my B.S. and M.S. from Ole Miss, and I joined the university in 2007.

I "grew up" in the Grove, and have been attending football games (and other sporting events) here since 1970 in the midst of Archie Mania! I am a veteran of the United States Navy. My passions include watching sports, playing trivia, reading, cooking, traveling, and photography.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

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Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

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Course Description

This is a 20-section course in Algebra; coursework and testing are entirely online. Topics include linear, quadratic, higher-order, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations. Other topics consist of linear inequalities, rational inequalities, the algebra of functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions), the graphs of some of these functions, and systems of equations in two variable

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • Solve linear, rational, and radical equations in one variable.
  • Solve quadratic and higher order polynomial equations using a variety of methods; graph these functions.
  • Write the equation of a line in various forms, as well as find slope, intercepts, and graph linear equations.
  • Evaluate, combine, compose, and find inverses of functions; determine the domain of a function.
  • Divide polynomials using long division and synthetic division, and determine zeros of polynomial functions.
  • Find equations of vertical, horizontal, and oblique asymptotes of a rational function.
  • Solve linear, polynomial, and rational inequalities in one variable.
  • Solve logarithmic and exponential equations; solve application problems with exponential functions.
  • Set-up and solve systems of equations in two variables using the substitution and elimination methods.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 8 instructional modules (or lessons) and 5 proctored examinations.

You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance. *  NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.


90 and above A
88—89.999 A-
86—87.999 B+
80—85.999 B
78—79.999 B-
76—77.999 C+
70—75.999 C
68—69.999 C-
60—67.999 D
0—59.999 F


You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.