Hi! I am currently taking a math class called college algebra. Here's the little description thing: MAC1105 - This course introduces the student to the concept of functions and their graphs. Students will graph linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, radical, power, and absolute value functions and transformations; perform operations on and compositions of functions; find the inverse of a function; apply the laws of logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations; graph non-linear inequalities; solve related applications and modeling problems. Prerequisite: MAT1033 with a grade of"C" or better "or" satisfactory placement test scores. Okay, so I'm taking this now in the summer and I have to pick my classes for the Fall. My grade is currently a 97% and I don't struggle with the class at all. It's extremely easy for me. I have the option of taking pre-calculus and trigonometry separately (but in the same semester) like this: MAC1140 Pre-calculus - This course is primarily designed for students who are majoring in areas that require one or more courses in the calculus sequence. The student will analyze and graph algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, piecewise-equations, as well as systems of linear and nonlinear equations. The student will identify arithmetic and geometric sequences and series and solve related problems. The student will use the Binominal Theorem to expand polynomials and solve related problems. The student will use mathematical induction to prove statements regarding the properties of natural numbers. The student will solve applications and statements regarding the properties of natural numbers. The student will solve applications and modeling problems related to the above topics. Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent. Mac1114 Trigonometry -This course is primarily designed for students who expect to take physics and/or the courses in the calculus sequence. Students will learn and use the fundamental trigonometric identities and solve conditional trigonometric equations, perform operations on complex numbers in trigonometric form, work with vectors, and graph both polar and parametric equations. Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or MAC 1140 orMAD 2104 with a grade of "C" or better. Or I could take them together in one course like this: MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry - This course includes all the topics covered in Pre-Calculus Algebra (MAC 1140) and in trigonometry (MAC 1114). See the course description for MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 for the MAC 1147 topics. The course is designed for students with a strong high school background in algebra and trigonometry, or for students who performed very well in college algebra. Prerequisite: MAC1105 with a grade of "C" or better or departmental permission. I don't have a strong high school background in algebra or trigonometry because I'd sleep all class. I do have an A in MAC1105 and I have an A in the class I took before that (intermediate algebra). I want to make sure that I learn what I need to learn for calculus. I have to take calculus 1, 2, and 3 in the future. At school, they are telling me to take the mixed class. It's 5 credits. The two separate ones are 3 credits each. I would like to take the two courses separately, because I don't want to miss out on some topics. Apparently taking them separately would be more work, though. I would really like to hear someone's opinion on this.. Preferably if they have taken these classes. Please.