Course ePortfolio

College Algebra

This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for College Algebra for STEM (common course-id MATH 151), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).

CID Number: MATH 151

General Course Description: MATH 151

College level course in algebra for majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, absolute value, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; theory of polynomial equations; analytic geometry

Minimum units: 4.0


Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra

Corequisites: None

Advisories/Recommendations: None

Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and investigate properties of functions;
  • Synthesize results from the graphs and/or equations of functions;
  • Apply transformations to the graphs of functions;
  • Recognize the relationship between functions and their inverses graphically and algebraically;
  • Solve and apply rational, linear, polynomial, radical, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic equations and solve linear, nonlinear, and absolute value inequalities;
  • Solve systems of equations and inequalities;
  • Apply techniques for finding zeros of polynomials and roots of equations;
  • Apply functions and other algebraic techniques to model real world STEM applications;
  • Analyze conics algebraically and graphically; and
  • Use formulas to find sums of finite and infinite series.


  • Tests,
  • examinations,
  • homework or projects where students demonstrate their mastery of the learning objectives and their ability to devise, organize and present complete solutions to problems.

Other Information


Course Resources

  • College Algebra
    College Algebra (Open (Access) Textbook)
    College Algebra is an introductory text for a college algebra survey course. The material is presented at a level... More