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Summer  2012    Math 121 Trigonometry (4 units)

Section 8166    Class Begins June 18, 2012

Course Description

This course will explore the mathematical uses and implications of triangles with its focus on the six trigonometric functions, the inverse trigonometric functions, and their graphs. Students will learn to solve triangles, apply trigonometry to physical phenomena, and work with the trigonometric functions in an algebraic setting. Topics will also include De Moivre's Theorem and applications with vectors. A graphing calculator will be required for the course.

  • Instructor: Leslie Banta
  • Email:
    After the class has started please use MyMathLab Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Trigonometry & MyMathLab Student Acc Kit Pk, Ratti ISBN 0321614704 Edition 1 (Required.)
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 20+ hours per week reading, working on research assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions and online homework.  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 (6/18) and follow the given directions.   There are 5 mandatory on campus class meetings: 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 7/2, and 7/18 in room 6610 on the Ukiah campus 9:00 am – 10:50 am.
  • Assignments & Tests: All assignments will be completed in MyMathLab and the assignments can be found when you log into the class.  Quizzes may be conducted during the mandatory on-campus meetings.
  • Additional Comments: The majority of the course will be conducted online through the MyMathLab course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, 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.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in 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