The goal of VCU’s Precalculus course is to prepare each student for success in Calculus. A student well-prepared for calculus will be able to model real-world problems and analyze their quantitative aspects, using strong algebraic and trigonometric skills.
The course is fast-paced, but designed to give a motivated student every opportunity to succeed. The prerequisite for Math 151 is Math 141 (a grade C or better is strongly advised), or satisfactory score on the VCU Mathematics Placement test.
Here is the syllabus (pdf) for the Fall 2013 semester.