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Overview of MGA's Online Mathematics Classes FALL 2017

This web site applies to ALL online sections of MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1200, MATH 1251, and MATH 2120

Instruction in all MGA fully online mathematics classes is delivered via Brightspace(D2L) but there are 3 required proctored exam experiences.

 

Textbook and prerequisite information:

MATH 1101:
Required Textbook: College Algebra with Modeling and Visualization 5th Edition, by Rockswold with MyMathLab code. Alternately, purchase the MyMathLab code and use the eBook that is included, and that can be purchased directly from MyMathLab..
Required Calculator: TI 84 Plus
Instructor: Prof. Houston or Prof Lanier

MATH 1111:
Required Textbook: ALEKS 360 Access Code for Miller/Gerken: College Algebra 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill. Note, this is only available from our Campus Store, or directly from the www.aleks.com site when the course is open for registration.
Instructor: Prof. Bevill or Dr. Brouwer

MATH 1113:
Required Textbook: Aleks 360 Access Code for Miller/Gerken: College Algebra and Trigonometry 1st edtion, McGraw-Hill. Note, this is only available from our Campus Store, or directly from the www.aleks.com site when the course is open for registration.
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1111
Instructor: Prof. Davis

MATH 1200:
Required Textbook:  McGraw-Hill Essential Statistics (Editon 2) ConnectMath Plus access card (hard copy of text book is available and optional) sold only in the Middle Georgia College Bookstore. Aternately, on the first day of class when you have your course code, you can purchase online with a credit/debit card directly from Connect Math access to Connect Math homework system and an ebook.
Required Calculator: TI 84 Plus
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1001, MATH 1101, or MATH 1111
Instructor:Prof. Brown or Prof. Beaman-Hackle or Dr. Wolfe or Dr. Wang

MATH 1251:
Required Textbook: Calculus Edition, 10th edition, by Larson with WebAssign Access Code.
Prerequisite:
At least a "C" in MATH 1112 or 1113; or a math SAT score of at least 600; or a math ACT score of at least 26; or a score of 24 or higher on the Mathematics Placement Exam
Instructor: Dr. Monk or Dr. Baker

MATH 2120:
Required Textbook: Discrete Mathematics, 2011, by Gary Chartrand and Ping Zhang.
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1111.
Instructor: Prof. Day or Dr. Presley

Purchasing Textbooks and/or Access Codes

All Textbooks and/or access codes are available online at our Middle Georgia Campus Store. http://www.mga.edu/campus-store/ If you are a distance learner, you can use the Shop Online link there.

Course Management System

All Middle Georgia Online courses will become available on the first day of class at http://mga.view.usg.edu

 

Proctor Exam Requirements

For students living in the Middle Georgia State's geographic area, there will be scheduled proctored exam sessions on each of the following Middle Georgia campuses: Cochran, Macon, Warner Robins and Dublin. These proctoring sessions have no additional fee and will be proctored by one of the online mathematics faculty members during the time listed on the schedule of classes and the dates listed below and on your syllabus. The proctoring room assignments and times will be listed in your syllabus.

Note that only students who cannot attend any of the above four campuses may use another approved proctoring center. There will most likely be a fee associated with such proctoring, and the student must set up their own appointment, preferably on the same day as the campus proctoring sessions.

For either case, there are NO makeup exams nor exceptions for any student, but students may attend either session as listed below or use an approved proctoring center. Students are required to show photo ID in order to take each exam.

Photo ID is required at all proctored exam sessions.

On campus proctored exam schedule:

There are the tentative MGA locations for each of the following proctored exams (no appointment necessary and no fee). These sites are proctored my online instructors:

1). Macon Campus: Mathematics Auditorium (Mathematics 100)
2). WRC Campus: Auditorium (WRC2-112)
3). Cochran Campus: Dillard Hall Auditorium (Dillard 130)
4). Dublin Campus: DC_DUB 111

Exam 1: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:55PM
Exam 2: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:55PM
Final Exam: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 6:00PM

Off campus proctoring center exam schedule:

If a non-MGA proctoring center is chosen of the list of approved testing sites listed in the Testing Center Widget on the main page of your online mathematics class in D2L, then you must select that site and use the information seen with a hover over the site name to make your own appointment, preferably on the same day listed above. You will not have access to D2L until the first day of classes. If no site is near your location, you will have to find a site that accepts exams by email and scan and return by email and get the site approved before the end of the first week of classes.

General Course Requirements:

1. Online mathematics courses are NOT self-paced. The schedule for the classes is laid out for you in the Calendar tool. Students must log in daily or nearly daily, spending at least 9 hours per week in a Fall or Spring semester and 18 hours per week in a short Summer semester working on the various aspects of the course including reading, viewing lecture or example videos, working homework problems, quizzes and online exams. These times listed are the same time a face-to-face student is expected to be in class or working on class assignments.

2. Students are responsible for having a working computer that connects to the Internet for daily use throughout the semester. Local students may use on campus computers available on any of our campuses should their home computer fail for any reason. Non-local students are responsible for finding a back-up computer as necessary for completing their work in a timely manner.

3. Students may get help from their instructor or their classmates at any time by posting questions in the Discussion area of D2L.

 

What an online class is NOT:

Do not expect it to be easier to take a math class online. You must learn exactly the same information and complete the same exams as you would have to do in a face-to-face class. An online class is at most more convenient for some students since travel to a campus is not required daily nor weekly.

 

What taking an online class requires:

1. Competence in the content of prerequisite course material.

2. Weekly, if not daily, time commitment.

3. Self-direction, organization, persistence, and maturity.

4. Ability to meet deadlines on your own.