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Spring 2011  MTH 121 - Trigonometry (4 units)

Section 4444     Class Begins January 24, 2011

Course Description

A course covering the mathematical uses/implications of triangles. Study the six trigonometric functions, the inverse trigonometric functions, and their graphs. Learn to solve triangles, apply trigonometry to physical phenomena, and work with the trigonometric functions in an algebraic setting. Also includes De Moivre's Theorem and applications with vectors. A graphing calculator will be required for the course.

Recommended Prep: Prerequisite – MTH 56 with a grade of C or pass or appropriate placement test.

  • Instructor:  Jason Edington
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use CourseCompass  for Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Trigonometry, Ratti & McWaters, ISBN: 0321614704, Appx Cost:  $120
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 12 hours per week reading, working on assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (1/24) and CousreCompass (instructions in ETUDES) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: All assignments, discussions, and tests will be conducted through CourseCompass.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the CourseCompass course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, a CourseCompass Access Code (free with the purchase of a new book purchased at the bookstore OR you can purchase the Access Code from the bookstore OR online at the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link