College Algebra

How is all that algebra you took in high school relevant to the study of calculus?

About College Algebra

The primary goal of this course is to provide you the mathematical preparation to succeed eventually in a calculus course.


The textbook for our cours is Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions (2nd Ed), by David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen. This book can be downloaded for free, or you can pick up an inexpensive hard copy at the bookstore or direct from Amazon. We will use the MyOpenMath system, Access instructions will be sent out before classes start.

MAT140 Course Syllabus (pdf) Fall 2021


MyOpenMath Desmos

Contact Doug Ensley

Douglas Ensley, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Voicemail/Text: 202-630-2130