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Math Course Descriptions

Each of our courses:

  • Is developed and monitored by a committed team of professionals, who have student success as their highest priority.
  • Makes appropriate use of technology.
  • Uses multi-media computers, scientific or graphing calculators, and videotapes

MATH 001 - Math Minus Anxiety Workshop

This workshop addresses anxiety as it relates to mathematics. The session will focus on causes and management of math anxiety. Some problem solving and study skills will be included. Students at any math level may enroll. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: None

MATH 045 - Math Refresher

Intensive one-week refresher course for students who lack the mathematics level to enroll in MATH 050. Content will include whole number and rational number concepts and operations, problem-solving strategies, and mathematics test-taking and study skills. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: Reading Level 3 and Writing Level 2 and Department Approval

MATH 050 - PreAlgebra

This course reviews mathematical operations involving fractions and decimals. Topics include percents, ratios, proportions, U.S. and metric measurements, integers, statistical graphs, Pythagorean Theorem, perimeter, area, and volume. It also introduces algebraic concepts using expressions and equations. Problem solving, estimation, and reasoning skills are taught. The calculator and real-life applications are integrated throughout the course. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: Math Level 3 and Reading Level 3 and Writing Level 2

MATH 107 - Introductory Algebra

Graphing calculator required. Topics include problem solving, properties of real numbers and exponents, variable expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations, graphing, solving systems of equations and inequalities, linear regression, absolute value equations and inequalities, functions and relations. Graphing calculator, diverse, real-life applications and geometry are integrated throughout the course. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 050 or Math Level 4) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 2

MATH 112 - Intermediate Algebra

Graphing calculator required. This is an extension of beginning algebra with emphasis on graphing and diverse, real-life applications. Also emphasized are functions & relations, polynomial, rational, radical, and quadratic expressions and equations, rational exponents, and absolute value equations and inequalities with an introduction to complex numbers. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 107 within 2 years or Math Level 5 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 114 - Technical Math I

Introductory applied algebra for students in technical programs, with brief introduction to trigonometry. Algebraic expressions, powers, roots, ratio and proportion, variation, linear and quadratic equations, evaluating and solving formulas, systems of equations, graphing, area, volume, Pythagorean Theorem, brief introduction to right triangle trigonometry. Emphasizes problem-solving for technical applications. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 050 within 2 years or Math Level 4 within 2 years) and Reading Level 4

MATH 115 - Technical Math II

Applied geometry and trigonometry for students in technical programs. Congruence, similarity, polygons, circle geometry, trigonometry with right and oblique triangles (including laws of sines, cosines and cotangents), surface area, volume, coordinate systems, and introduction to vectors. Emphasizes problem-solving for technical applications. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 114 within 2 years or Math Level 5 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5

MATH 117 - Math for Business

This course surveys math applications in business. Applications representing management, marketing, finance, accounting, and statistics are used. Analysis of situations in business and correct use of business theory is emphasized in addition to accuracy in math. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 107 within 2 years or Math Level 5 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 118 - The Art of Geometry

This course emphasizes visualization and appreciation of the beauty of mathematics through geometry; translates between visual and symbolic representations of objects used in visual arts; applies mappings, symmetry, similarity, tilings, vectors, and geometric constructions of shapes to working with 2D and 3D figures; uses geometry software, hands-on techniques and models. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 107 within 2 years or Math Level 5 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 119 - Math - Applications for Living

Uses strategies of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra to solve problems and effectively communicate solutions in a variety of occupational disciplines. Applies reasoning, problem solving, teamwork, mathematical thinking and modeling to measurement, proportions, percents, graphs, formulas, variables, geometry concepts, coordinate systems, and statistical reasoning and probability. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 107 within 2 years or Math Level 5 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 120 - College Algebra

This course is for students who do not intend to take MATH 122 or MATH 151, but may want to continue to MATH 141. Properties and graphs of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, with an emphasis on applications including finance, business/industry, life and social sciences. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 112 within 2 years or Math Level 6 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 121 - Precalculus I

This course provides the foundation in college algebra essential for subsequent mathematics courses. Preparing students for calculus is emphasized. Topics include polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solving equations/inequalities algebraically and graphically; and mathematical modeling/regression in problem solving. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 112 within 2 years or Math Level 6 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 122 - Precalculus II

Second in two-course sequence, following MATH 121. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions, graphs, identities and equations, inverse trig functions, laws of sines/cosines, polar coordinates, vectors, systems of linear equations, sequences, series, conic sections, parametric equations, permutations, combinations, and binomial theorem. Degree credit may not be earned in both MATH 121/122 and MATH 126. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 121 within 2 years or Math Level 7 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 126 - Precalculus

Intensive course covering the same material as MATH 121-122. Topics include algebraic and transcendental functions, solving equations/inequalities algebraically and graphically, mathematical modeling, trigonometric identities, laws of sines/cosines, polar coordinates, vectors, systems of linear equations, sequences, series, conic sections, parametric equations, permutations and combinations, binomial theorem,. Degree credit may not be earned in both MATH 126 and MATH 121-122. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4 and (Math Level 8 within 2 years)

MATH 130 - Finite Math w/College Algebra

This course is for students whose programs do not require trigonometry. Topics include linear, exponential, quadratic, polynomial and logarithmic functions, mathematics of finance, matrices, linear programming, permutations, combinations, probability, and elementary statistics. In addition, students will solve applied problems by completing required computer/graphing calculator assignments. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 112 within 2 years or Math Level 6 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 141 - Calculus with Applications

This course provides an introduction to calculus with an emphasis on applications in business, economics, social/life sciences and other fields not requiring an extensive study of calculus. Topics include functions, derivatives, the definite integral and their applications. (Mathematics, Physical Science, Computer Science, and Engineering majors should take MATH151.) (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 120 or MATH 121 or MATH 130 within 2 years or Math Level 7 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 151 - Calculus I

The first course in a three semester calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear approximation, L'Hopital's rule, integration and the fundamental theorems of calculus. Applications of the calculus to both physical and geometric problems are emphasized. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 122 within 2 years or Math Level 9 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 152 - Calculus II

The second course in a three-semester calculus sequence. Topics include techniques and applications of integration, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, improper integrals, sequences and infinite series, power series representation of functions, 3D-coordinate systems, and vectors. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 151 or MATH 161 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 161 - Honors Calculus I

First course in a two semester honors calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear approximation, L'Hopital's rule, integration, and fundamental theorems of calculus. Applications of calculus to both physical and geometric problems is emphasized, in addition to a special emphasis on concepts and theory. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: Minimum 3.0 in MATH 122 within 2 years and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 162 - Honors Calculus II

Second course in a two semester honors calculus sequence. Topics include techniques and applications of integration, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, improper integrals, sequences and infinite series, power series representation of functions, conic sections and polar coordinates. Special emphasis is placed on concepts and theory. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in MATH 161 within 2 years or minimum 3.0 in MATH 151 within 2 years

MATH 201 - Math for Elementary Teachers I

The first course in a two-course sequence for prospective elementary teachers. Topics include real number systems and their properties, sets, logic, number theory, and probability. Emphasis is on active engagement in mathematical investigation to develop problem-solving skills and conceptual knowledge essential for teaching elementary school mathematics. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 112 within 2 years or Math Level 6 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 202 - Math for Elementary Teacher II

The second course in a two-course sequence for prospective elementary teachers. Topics include data exploration, descriptive statistics and geometry concepts and measurement. Emphasis is on active engagement in mathematical investigations to develop problem-solving skills and conceptual knowledge essential for teaching elementary school mathematics. (F,Sp)

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in MATH 201 within 2 years and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 253 - Calculus III

The last course in a three-semester calculus sequence. Multivariable calculus and vector analysis are studied. Topics include vector algebra, curves and surfaces in 3D-space, vector valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, and surface integrals. Applications of all these topics are presented. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 152 or MATH 162 within 2 years) and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 254 - Intro to Differential Equation

An introduction to the basic methods for solving ordinary differential equations. Topics include the methods of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, series, Laplace transforms, and numerical methods. Applications are emphasized. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in MATH 253 within 2 years and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6

MATH 260 - Linear Algebra

This introduction to linear algebra includes the study of systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, with applications. (Sp)

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in MATH 253 within 2 years and Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 4

MATH 281 - Honors Math Seminar

Students solve a set of challenging mathematics problems which are not normally encountered in other classes. Creative and independent thinking is encouraged and developed. (Sp)

Prerequisite: (Minimum 2.0 in MATH 151 or MATH 161 within 2 years) and Department Approval

MATH 295 - Ind Study in Mathematics

An opportunity for self-directed learners to explore topics related to, but not taught in the curriculum. Students spend at least two hours per week for each credit. A detailed proposal must be submitted by the student for approval by the Department and supervising instructor prior to registration. (F,Sp,Su)

Prerequisite: Department Approval

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