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Math 1021 College Algebra Syllabus

Course Eligibility

  • Students should have a minimum Math ACT score of 20 to enroll in Math 1021.
  • First semester freshmen with a Math ACT score of 25 or greater receive automatic credit for Math 1021.
  • Credit will not be given for both Math 1021 and Math 1023.


In-depth treatment of solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; systems of equations.

General Education Course Credit

This course can be used to meet three credit hours toward the general education requirement for analytical reasoning. See the LSU general catalog for more information.  This course is a General Education course in the analytical reasoning area because it includes the following area learning objective:  "LSU graduates will employ scientific and mathematical methods and technology in the resolution of laboratory and real-world problems." 

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