A course for students who have mastered basic algebra and need a deeper understanding of algebra before progressing to other credit mathematics courses. Topics include solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, graphs of linear and quadratic equations, equations of lines, systems of equations, introduction to functions, quadratic functions, polynomials functions, rational functions, radical functions, rational exponents and applications. Prerequisites: ENG 097, a satisfactory score on the College Basic Skills Test for Algebra, or MAT 015/016 or MAT 022. 4 lecture hours per week. 4 credit hours.