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Mathematics Department

 

Mathematics Courses

Note: Your ability to read and understand English may significantly affect your understanding of the mathematics covered in certain classes. Eligibility for ENG 101 is highly recommended.



MAT 094 Introductory Algebra

formerly MAT 099 Introductory Algebra

Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the ACCUPLACER placement exam.

4 credits

This course covers the basic concepts of algebra, including simplifing variable expressions, methods of solving equations, inequalities and systems of equations, an introduction to functions, and graphing and writing linear equations and functions. Students will also study exponential expressions and operations with polynomials.  There will be an emphasis on applications thoughout.  A department exit assessment is required.  Students must earn a C- or better to move on to MAT 136.

 

 

MAT 094E Introductory Algebra with embedded support

Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the ACCUPLACER placement exam.

6 credits

This course covers the basic concepts of algebra, including simplifing variable expressions, methods of solving equations, inequalities and systems of equations, an introduction to functions, and graphing and writing linear equations and functions. Students will also study exponential expressions and operations with polynomials.  There will be an emphasis on applications thoughout.  A department exit assessment is required.  Students must earn a C- or better to move on to MAT 136

 


MAT 121 Applications for Business & Other Careers

Prerequisite: MAT 094 or appropriate placement test scores.

3 credits

Includes a study of mathematical techniques as applied to problems in business and the contemporary world. The primary focus will be on algebraic, graphing and statistical techniques. (Not recommended for science or math majors.)




MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra

formerly MAT 100 Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite: MAT 094 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate placement test score.

4 credits

Topics include a study of functions, relations, and graphs; applications; linear functions and inequalities; quadratic and other polynomial functions; exponents and radical expressions; rational expressions and equations; and systems of equations.  Department exit assessment is required.  Students must earn a C- or better to move on to the next level course, MAT 146, MAT 172, or MAT 201. 

 

 

MAT 136E Intermediate Algebra with embedded support

Prerequisite: MAT 094 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate placement test score.

6 credits

Topics includes a study of functions, relations, and graphs; applications; linear functions and inequalities; quadratic and other polynomial functions; exponents and radical expressions; rational expressions and equations; and systems of equations.  Embedded topics include solving, graphing, and writing linear equations, simplifying polynomial and algebraic expressions, and operations with real numbers.  Department exit assessment is required.  Students must earn a C- or better to move on to the next level course, MAT 146, MAT 172, or MAT 201. 

 

 



MAT 145* Math for Elementary Teachers I

Prerequisite: MAT 136 or appropriate test score.

4 credits

This course must be passed with a minimum grade of C. A mathematics course designed for and required of students preparing to teach in the elementary schools. Topics include number systems and their properties, problem-solving, developing mathematically correct and clear explanations of mathematical ideas, applications, and diagnosis of student error patterns. Computer component to the course.



MAT 146* Math for the Liberal Arts

Prerequisite: MAT 136 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate test score

3 credits

The goals of the course are to develop, as fully as possible, the mathematical and quantitative capabilities of the student; to enable them to understand a variety of applications of mathematics; to prepare them to think logically in subsequent courses and situations in which mathematics occurs; and to increase their confidence in their ability to reason mathematically. Topics that could be included in the course: applications of everyday mathematics, symmetry, transformations, voting strategies, circuits & pathways. This course transfers easily to most four-year institutions.



MAT 147* Math for Elementary Teachers II

Prerequisite: MAT 145.

4 credits

This course must be passed with a minimum grade of C. Designed for and required of students preparing to teach in the elementary schools. Topics include rational numbers and their properties, problem solving, geometry and measurement, probability and statistics, and transformations.



MAT 172* College Algebra

Prerequisite: MAT 136 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate placement test score.

3 credits

Topics include concepts of functions; numeric, algebraic, and graphic techniques as applied to the following functions: polynomial, piecewise, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic; complex numbers; applications; and systems of equations. Topics that might be included are recursively defined functions and topics in analytic geometry. Department exit assessment is required.  Students must earn a C- or higher to move to the next level course. TI graphing calculator required.



MAT 186* Pre-Calculus

Prerequisite: MAT 172 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher

4 credits

Topics include concepts of functions; numeric, algebraic, and graphic techniques applied to the following functions: polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and circular/ trigonometric; right triangle trigonometry and applications; trigonometric identities and equations; applications; topics in analytic geometry. Department exit assessment is required.  Students must earn a C- or higher to move to the next level course. TI graphing calculator required.



MAT 190* Calculus for Business & Social Science I

Prerequisite: MAT 172 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher

3 credits

Topics include function review; limits and continuity; the derivative; techniques of differentiation; optimization problems; exponential and logarithmic functions and their derivatives; anti-derivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; techniques of integration; applications pertaining to business and the social sciences. TI graphing calculator required.



MAT 201 Statistics

Prerequisite: MAT 136 or appropriate placement test; eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of instructor.

3 credits

Concepts of population and sample, basic experimental designs, introduction to data collection methods; organizing and describing data with graphical techniques and numerical methods; basic probability theory; discrete and continuous probability distribution; normal curves and applications; making inferences about populations (a) point estimates (b) interval estimates (c) hypothesis tests; relationships between two variables, (a) scatterplots (b) correlation (c) regression.  Department exit assessment is required.  Students must earn a C- or higher to move to the next level course. TI graphing calculator required.



MAT 254* Calculus I

Prerequisite: MAT 186  with a grade of C- or higher

4 credits

Topics include limits and continuity; derivatives; techniques of differentiation; applications of differentiation; antiderivatives; Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and the definite integral; applications of the integral; trapezoidal and Simpson's rules. TI graphing calculator required.



MAT 256* Calculus II

Prerequisite: MAT 254 with a grade of C- or higher

4 credits

Topics include anti-derivatives and applications of the integral; transcendental functions and their inverses; derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions and their inverses; techniques of integration; numerical methods; indeterminate forms and L�Hospital�s Rule; improper integrals, sequences and infinite series; polar coordinates. TI graphing calculator required.



MAT 268* Calculus III: Multivariable

Prerequisite: MAT 256  with a grade of C- or higher

4 credits

Topics include parametric equations; polar coordinates; vectors-dot and cross products and applications; vector-valued functions and applications; functions of several variables, limits and applications; partial differentiation and applications; multiple integration and applications; multiple integration and applications; vector calculus. TI graphing calculator required.



MAT 272* Linear Algebra

Prerequisite: Math 256  with a grade of C- or higher

3 credits

This course involves a comprehensive introduction to the theory and applications of solving systems. Topics included are linear equations, vector and matrix algebra, determinants, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, orthogonality, least squares, symmetry, quadratic forms, and practical applications. Technology is a major component of the course, both computer and calculator work is utilized.



MAT 285* Differential Equations

Prerequisite: MAT 256  with a grade of C- or higher

3 credits

Topics include first-order differential equations, second-order linear solutions, higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients; Laplace transformations; systems of linear order equations; numerical methods, and applications. TI graphing calculator required.