MATH 117 - College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)

  • 1 credit

Functions as mathematical models. Linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions considered symbolically, graphically, numerically, and contextually.

This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see for detailed instructions.  For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Mathematics (Category 1B) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Mathematics (GT-MA1).


Mathematics Placement Examination or Mathematics Challenge Exam required.

Important Information

Prerequisites will be strictly enforced.

Degree-seeking students: Course registration eligibility is determined based on official transcripts you submit during the admissions process.

Nondegree-seeking students: Prerequisites for MATH 117 will not be strictly enforced, but students are encouraged to take the Math Placement Exam and to seriously consider the placement outcome before registering for this course. Lack of background skills will impact the likelihood of success in MATH 117.

Textbooks and Materials


PACe Program Access Code can be purchased from the CSU Bookstore. Provides access to MATH 117, 118, 124, 125, and 126 for one registered student during one semester. Enrolling in more than one of these courses does NOT require multiple access codes. The CSU bookstore can e-mail or fax codes purchased on credit cards or on student accounts to distance students.


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