Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Investigates trigonometric functions, equations and identities. Examines right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers. Explores topics graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio ClassPad recommended. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Recommended: MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C taken within the past 4 terms. Prerequisite: (MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C), RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
12961 Web 09-Jan-2017 thru 25-Mar-2017
Instructor: Katie E Wilkinson
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-7695 (Co-Chair) or 971-722-7691 (Co-Chair) or 971-722-7696 (Office).

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Course details: CRN 12961

Course materials


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Proctored exams and activities:

  • Number of exams or activities will be proctored: Three
  • Your instructor proctored session(s) will be held: All exams are held at Rock Creek campus. All three exams have two options to attend. Exam 1 options: Sat Feb 4 11:00am or Mon Feb 6 6:30pm, Exam 2 options: Sat Feb 25 11:00am or Mon Feb 27 6:30pm, Final Exam options: Thu Mar 23 6:30pm or Sat Mar 25 11:00am.
  • Alternatives will be offered for students who cannot attend the instructor proctored session:
    1. Other: Distance will be the only consideration for receiving a proctored exam other than the scheduled exams at Rock Creek. IF you live more than 60 miles from Rock Creek you can arrange for a proctored exam at another university or college testing center (not PCC). Contact the instructor within the first week of the course if this applies to you.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

There are no other in-person and on-campus activities.


  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • The discussion board has a built-in equation editor which requires an updated version of the browser plug-in Java Runtime Environment.
  • Assignments can be typed or handwritten. If handwritten you will need access to a scanner that makes pdfs and there exist cellphone aps that act as scanners. If typed you will need either Word or Open Office and have an equation editor like MathType installed.

Instructor comments:

Learning mathematics over the internet is not easy. You will spend a considerable amount of time reading the online modules and sections of your textbook (same as the in-class version of this course), and contributing to other course requirements. Expect to spend at least five hours a week reading and an additional 10 - 15 hours per week working on assigned problems and contributing to the course. To succeed in this course you must be an independent, self-motivated learner with excellent time management skills and be pretty comfortable with computers. You should also be someone who reads directions thoroughly, pays attention to details, and who actively seeks out information and clarification.

A new module will be released each Monday. This course is not self-paced. Each module will consist of a new reading assignment, some video supplements, and suggested practice problems from the textbook and from a supplement set of problems. A write-up of problems is due each week in addition to a short quiz. Due dates and a schedule will be provided so that you may plan accordingly.

Please seriously consider your level of preparation with the prerequisite material (MTH 111 College Algebra), the amount of time you can devote to this course each week, and if an online learning environment for mathematics is conducive to your learning style. You must be willing and able to articulate your questions in writing (via e-mail and discussion boards) and to check in frequently for responses. Direct help comes from the instructor in the form of e-mails answered in less than 24 hours and through online office hours using a virtual interface that has a whiteboard and voice exchange.

Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Distance Education technical requirements.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes. To learn more, go to http://www.pcc.edu/osg