Mathematics Courses

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MTH 091 Pre-Algebra

This course includes a review of the fundamental operations and applications of decimals, fractions, percents, ratios and proportions, and integers, with an introduction to algebraic concepts. An emphasis is placed on developing solutions to verbal problems. This course is taught in a computer laboratory to give students maximum hands-on learning opportunities while having the benefits of teacher instruction. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 092 Elementary Algebra

This course focuses on solutions to linear equations and inequalities, algebraic applications, operations with polynomials, factoring, graphing linear equations and solving systems of equations. This course is taught in a computer laboratory to give students maximum hands-on learning opportunities while having the benefits of teacher instruction. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 091 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 092A Elementary Algebra, Accelerated

This course is designed to accelerate the study of elementary algebra topics for students who need MTH 092 and MTH 099. Students enroll in this course and the related MTH 099A section concurrently. Instruction focuses on solutions to linear equations and inequalities, algebraic applications, operations with polynomials, factoring, graphing linear equations and solving systems of equations. This course is taught in a computer laboratory to give students maximum hands-on learning opportunities while having the benefits of teacher instruction. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 091 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

MTH 092Q Elementary Algebra Apps in College Math

This course is designed to accelerate the study of elementary algebra topics for students who need MTH 092 and MTH 102. Students enroll in this course and the related MTH 102Q section concurrently. Instruction focuses on solutions to linear equations and inequalities, algebraic applications, operations with polynomials, graphing linear equations and solving systems of equations. Hours: 26 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or ENG 097 and MTH 091 with grades of "C" or better or acceptable reading and mathematics placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (2.0 Credits)

MTH 092S Elementary Algebra for Statistics

This course is designed to accelerate the study of elementary algebra topics for students who need MTH 092 and MTH 152. Students enroll in this course and the related MTH 152S section concurrently. Instruction focuses on solutions to linear equations and inequalities, algebraic applications, operations with polynomials, graphing linear equations and solving systems of equations. Hours: 26 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or ENG 097 and MTH 091 with grades of "C" or better or acceptable reading and mathematics placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (2.0 Credits)

MTH 099 Intermediate Algebra

This course is designed to help students develop the algebra skills needed for advanced college-level mathematics. A review of factoring and manipulation of rational expressions is provided. Topics include graphing a variety of functions, working with radicals, including complex numbers, and solving equations and inequalities. Logarithmic and exponential functions are introduced. This course is taught in a computer laboratory to give students maximum hands-on learning opportunities while having the benefits of teacher instruction. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 092 with a grade of "C" or better, an acceptable mathematics placement test score or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 099A Intermediate Algebra, Accelerated

This course is designed to accelerate the development of algebra skills needed for advanced college-level mathematics. A review of factoring and manipulation of rational expressions is provided. Topics include graphing a variety of functions, working with radicals, including complex numbers, and solving equations and inequalities. Logarithmic and exponential functions are introduced. This course is taught in a computer laboratory to give students maximum hands-on learning opportunities while having the benefits of teacher instruction. Students enroll in this course and the related MTH 092A section concurrently. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 091 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

MTH 102 Applications in College Math

Students develop the ability to reason with quantitative information through the study of the principles of reasoning, numbering sense, probability and statistical reasoning, and mathematical modeling. This liberal arts course develops mathematical ideas that students encounter in college and career settings. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or ENG 097 and MTH 092 with grades of "C" or better or acceptable reading and mathematics placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall and spring.  (3.0 Credits)

MTH 102Q Apps in College Math, Accel

This course is designed to accelerate the study of quantitative literacy topics. Students develop the ability to reason with quantitative information through the study of the principles of reasoning, numbering sense, probability and statistical reasoning, and mathematical modeling. This liberal arts course develops mathematical ideas that students encounter in college and career settings. Students enroll in this course and the related MTH 092Q section concurrently. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or ENG 097 and MTH 091 with grades of "C" or better or acceptable reading and mathematics placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall and spring.  (3.0 Credits)

MTH 103 Fundamental Concepts I

The properties of the natural number system are taught using set concepts. Additional topics include algorithms, numeration systems and the extension of the natural number system. This course satisfies the general education mathematics requirement only for students enrolled in the early childhood education associate of applied science degree program. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 099 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 104 Fundamental Concepts II

This course is a continuation of MTH 103, offering a review and analysis of geometrical principles, logic and the application of computer methods to these topics. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 103 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 121 Precalculus I

This course covers the advanced algebra necessary to prepare students for the study of calculus. Topics include solving, graphing and modeling with linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic equations and inequalities. Basic conic sections, matrices and linear programming topics are also included. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 099 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

MTH 122 Precalculus II

This course is a continuation of MTH 121. Trigonometry and advanced algebra are studied to prepare students for calculus. Trigonometric topics include angle measurement, definitions of the six trigonometric functions from the right triangle and unit circle perspectives, graphs, identities, inverses and equations. Algebraic topics include polar coordinates, parametric equations and a review of functions and graphs. A problem-solving approach utilizes applications and a graphing calculator throughout the course. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 152 Elementary Statistics

This course introduces elementary statistics through a critical examination of its subjects and applications. Topics from descriptive statistics include data organization, expectation and measures of variation. Also covered are random variables, probability laws, counting techniques, binomial and normal distributions, applications of the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and tests of statistical hypotheses involving the mean, median and proportions. Topics from parametric and nonparametric statistics are introduced. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or ENG 097 and MTH 092 with grades of "C" or better or acceptable reading and mathematics placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer. (3.0 Credits)

MTH 152H Elementary Statistics, Honors

This course introduces elementary statistics through a critical examination of its subjects and applications. Topics from descriptive statistics include data organization, expectation and measures of variation. Also covered are random variables, probability laws, counting techniques, binomial and normal distributions, applications of the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and tests of statistical hypotheses involving the mean, median and proportions. Topics from parametric and nonparametric statistics are introduced. In addition, students research, discuss and critically evaluate various historic and contemporary topics in probability and statistics. This course includes a field trip. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: Honors program eligibility, and ENG 095 or ENG 097 and MTH 092 with grades of "C" or better or acceptable reading and mathematics placement test scores. Materials fee: $40. Usually offered in the fall. (3.0 Credits)

MTH 152S Elementary Statistics, Accelerated

This course is designed to accelerate the study of elementary statistics through a critical examination of its subjects and applications. Topics from descriptive statistics include data organization, expectation and measures of variation. Also covered are random variables, probability laws, counting techniques, binomial and normal distributions, applications of the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and tests of statistical hypotheses involving the mean, median and proportions. Topics from parametric and nonparametric statistics are introduced. Students enroll in this course and the related MTH 092S section concurrently. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or ENG 097 and MTH 091 with grades of "C" or better or acceptable reading and mathematics placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

MTH 154 College Algebra and Trigonometry

This course covers the advanced algebra, trigonometry and analytic geometry necessary to prepare a student for the study of calculus. Topics include linear and quadratic functions, right-triangle and unit-circle trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, and graphing of polynomial and rational functions. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 099 with a grade of "C" or better, an acceptable mathematics placement test score or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 160 Applied Calculus

This course focuses on the applications of calculus in the management, social, biological and technological sciences. Topics include a review of algebra and functions, limits, the derivative, techniques of differentiation and integrals. Single variable derivatives and integrals are applied in the context of the student's major course and field work. Regression analysis is applied throughout the course to model relations and functions for application of calculus techniques. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (3.0 Credits)

MTH 201 Calculus I

This course focuses on the rigorous treatment of topics traditionally covered in a first-semester calculus course including the theory of limits, differentiation, applications of the derivative, antidifferentiation, the indefinite and definite integral, integration by substitution and applications of the integral. Particular emphasis is placed on the epsilon-delta definition of limit, the mean value theorem and Newton's method. Students gain experience constructing mathematical and simulation models. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 122 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 202 Calculus II

This course on calculus with analytic geometry introduces integration techniques, improper integrals, sequences, infinite series, conic sections and polar coordinates. Students solve applied problems related to limits, differentiation, integration and infinite series. A computer algebra system, such as Mathematica or Matlab, is introduced and used. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 201 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 203 Calculus III

This course is designed to provide students with a study of vectors in a plane, three-dimensional space, an introduction to hyperspace, partial differentiation, multiple integration and topics in vector calculus, including Green's theorem, Stoke's theorem and the divergence theorem. Knowledge of a computer algebra system, such as Mathematica, is expanded. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 202 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the spring. (4.0 Credits)

MTH 205 Differential Equations

This course introduces the basic techniques for solving first and second order differential equations, both linear and nonlinear, and systems of differential equations. Applications of differential equation in various situations are covered. The use of a mathematical software system is an integral part of the course. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 202 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the spring. (4.0 Credits)

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