Department description 
The intention of the department of college algebra is to formalize the algebra that a student may or may not have learned in a previous school or for those coming back to mathematics after an extended absence so that they can confidently apply that algebra to other university-level courses. This is the introductory point for a prospective math or science student with a high school education.
Department news 
- Monday, August 21, 2006 - Department founded!
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Offsite Learning Materials 
Recommended Reading Material 
The following books contain motivational works by mathematicians that put mathematics into context or exercises that illuminate the study of mathematics that are accessible to someone with a high school education. While this site provides a supportive community of peers and teachers, nothing beats having a well-organized and well-written text that you can carry around and study anywhere to learn from.
- Courant, Richard. (1996). What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195105192
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