Math for General Education
Instructor: Cary Lee, Ph.D.
Office: 70-211 (Inside Tech Mall, click here for location)
Telephone: 619 - 644 - 7894
Office Hours: M,W 9:00 - 9:50am, T,Th 1:00 - 2:00pm
Crossing the River with Dogs, Problem Solving for College Students (2nd Edition)
A calculating device such as abacus, slide rule, log table, electronic calculator,
Course Objectives: To train the mind to be analytical and provide a foundation for intelligent and precise
The goal is to:
Grade: The possible grades in this course are A, B, C, D, or F. The cutoffs are as follow,
A ........ 90-100%
B ........ 80-89%
C ........ 70-79%
D ........ 60-69%
F ......... 00-59%
Grades are assigned on an absolute scale, and your work will not be graded on a curve. You get what you earn, and other people's performances have no effect on your grade.
California Education Code Section 76224(a) states:
"When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a community college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade determined by the instructor of the course and the determination of the student's grade by the instructor, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final" (2004)
7 quizzes 213
Homework (8 sets) 160
Final exam 150
Homework will be assigned everyday but will be collected only
on the day of the quiz and before the quiz begins. It must be written
on the original packet provided by the instructor.
Late homework will be penalized (4 points per lecture day)
and quizzes cannot be made up unless arrangement is made with
the instructor prior to the quiz.
In case of an emergence, you have to
(1) inform the instructor within 24 hours counting from the
beginning of the exam and
(2) provide proof of valid reason(s), otherwise heavy penalty
Each student can have at most 1 make-ups in each semester.
Partial credit is at the discretion of the instructor.
No extra credit.
Attendance is mandatory and is vital to the success in this course. You are an important person to your group and hence you may be dropped from the class if you miss more than 3 meetings. Tardiness and early departure will be penalized according to the following pattern.
1 to 9 minutes : no penalty
10 to 14 minutes: -1 point
15 to 19 minutes: -2 points
20 to 24 minutes: -3 points
1. Be honest
2. Respect your classmates and instructor
3. No phone conversation or message texting in class.
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact Accessibility Resource Center (A.R.C.) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact A.R.C. in person in Room 110 or by telephone at (619) 644-7112 or (619)644-7119 (TTY for deaf).
To add any of these courses, students may obtain Add Codes at the
Information/Registration Desk in the Tech Mall.
Cheating and plagiarism (using as one’s own ideas, writings or materials of someone else without acknowledgement or permission) can result in any one of a variety of sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular exam, paper, project, or assignment to a failing grade in the course. The instructor may also summarily suspend the student for the class meeting when the infraction occurs, as well as the following class meeting. For further clarification and information on these issues, please consult with your instructor or contact the office of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.
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