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(3 credits)

This course introduces algebraic concepts providing a solid foundation for college algebra. Topics range from properties of real numbers, the order of operations, and algebraic expressions to solving equations and inequalities. Additional topics include polynomials, factoring methods, rational and radical expressions as well as graphing and functions.

This **undergraduate-level course** is 9
weeks.
This course is available
to take individually or
as part of a degree or certificate program.
To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

- Perform mathematical operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) on algebraic expressions.
- Identify properties of real numbers.
- Perform mathematical operations on real numbers.
- Evaluate numerical expressions using order of operations.
- Solve linear equations, inequalities and formulas.
- Use mathematical models to solve problems.
- Graph linear equations in two variables.

- Solve systems of linear equations.
- Perform mathematical operations on polynomials.

- Solve systems of linear equations.
- Perform mathematical operations on polynomials.

- Factor polynomials using various methods.
- Solve quadratic equations.
- Perform mathematical operations on rational expressions.
- Solve rational equations and application problems.
- Solve problems using variation.

- Factor polynomials using various methods.
- Solve quadratic equations.
- Perform mathematical operations on rational expressions.
- Solve rational equations and application problems.
- Solve problems using variation.

- Determine whether a relation is a function.
- Compute function values.
- Determine the domain and range of a function.
- Perform mathematical operations on functions.
- Solve composite and inverse functions.
- Solve compound inequalities.
- Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
- Solve systems of linear inequalities using graphing.

- Determine whether a relation is a function.
- Compute function values.
- Determine the domain and range of a function.
- Perform mathematical operations on functions.
- Solve composite and inverse functions.
- Solve compound inequalities.
- Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
- Solve systems of linear inequalities using graphing.

- Perform mathematical operations on radical functions.
- Perform mathematical operations on expressions with rational exponents.
- Perform mathematical operations on radical expressions.
- Solve equations containing radicals.
- Perform operations on complex numbers.

- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.