Academic Catalog

Mathematics (MATH)

MATH 001  Fundamentals of Mathematics  (3 credits)  

This course provides the student with the foundation in arithmetic that is necessary for a study of MATH 002. It includes whole number concepts, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions and signed numbers. May not be used to meet graduation requirements.

MATH 002  Introductory Algebra  (3 credits)  

This course provides the student with the foundation in elementary algebra that is necessary for MATH 017 and CHEM 010. It includes a study of real rational numbers, equations, polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions and graphing. May not be used to meet graduation requirements.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 001) or (MATH 001)

MATH 010  Pre-Algebra  (4 credits)  

This course provides students with a combined foundation in fundamentals of mathematics and basic algebraic expressions and equations that are necessary skills for the study of Math 018. Topics include integers and their applications in fractions, decimals, percents, graphing, basic algebraic expressions and equations. May not be used to meet graduation requirements.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 001

MATH 014  Intens Rev of Intermed Algebra  (1 credit)  

This course is designed to reinforce algebraic concepts necessary for success in Math 101 - College Algebra. It includes a study of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and systems. May not be used to meet graduation requirements. Prerequisitie: A score of 65 or higher on the math assessment.

MATH 017  Intermediate Algebra  (3 credits)  

This course provides students with the foundation in intermediate algebra that is necessary for the study of a college-level mathematics course. It includes a study of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and systems. Graphing calculators are recommended for use in the course. May not be used to meet graduation requirements.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 002) or (MATH 002)

MATH 018  Combined Algebra  (4 credits)  

This course provides students with a combined foundation in introductory and intermediate algebra topics that are necessary skills for the study of a college-level mathematics course. Topics include real numbers, equations and inequalities, coordinate grid topics, exponents and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, roots and radicals, systems of equations and quadratic equations. May not be used for graduation credit.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 002) or (MATH 010)

MATH 019  Intensive Review of Intermediate Algebra  (1 credit)  

This course provides an intensive review of intermediate algebraic topics and will provide students with the foundation necessary for success in college-level mathematics. It includes a study of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and systems. TI83 graphing calculators are recommended for use in this course. May not be used to meet graduation requirements. Course cannot be repeated.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 017

MATH 020  Pre-Algebra I  (2 credits)  

This course provides students with a foundation necessary for study in MATH 021: Pre-Algebra II. It includes whole number concepts, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, and signed numbers. May not be used for graduation credit. Course includes four lecture hours per week. This course requires outside class time for testing in the Test and Assessment Center.

MATH 021  Pre-Algebra II  (2 credits)  

This course provides students with a foundation necessary for study in Math 022: Liberal Arts Track I and Math 024; Stem Track I. It includes the study of sets and properities of numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, linear equations in two variables, and equations of lines. May not be used for graduation credit. Course includes 28 lecture hours. This course requires outside class time for testing in the Test and Assessment Center.

MATH 022  Liberal Arts Track I  (2 credits)  

This course provides students with a foundation necessary for study in MATH 023: Liberal Arts Track II. It includes the study and application of exponents and exponential expressions, polynomials and polynomial expressions, functions, graphs, inverses, logarithms, and systems of equations and applications. The use of technology is integrated throughout the course. May not be used for graduation credit. Course includes 28 lecture hours. This course requires outside class time for testing in the Test and Assessment Center.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 021

MATH 023  Liberal Arts Track II  (2 credits)  

This course provides students with a foundation necessary for study in a college level math course. It includes the study of polynomial factoring, quadratic equations, rational expressions, rational equations and applications, radical expressions, radical equations and applications. The use of technology is integrated throughout the course. May not be used for graduation credit. Course includes 28 lecture hours. This course requires outside class time for testing in the Test and Assessment Center.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 022

MATH 024  STEM Track I  (2 credits)  

This course provides students with a foundation necessary for study in Math 025: Stem Track II. It includes the study of systems of equations, exponents and scientific notation, polynomials, and basic function content. May not be used for graduation credit. Course includes 28 lecture hours. This course requires outside class time for testing in the Test and Assessment Center.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 021

MATH 025  STEM Track II  (2 credits)  

This course provides students with a foundation necessary for study in Math 026: Stem Track III. It includes the study of polynomial factoring, quadratic equations and applications, operations on rational expressions, solving rational equations and applications of rational equations. May not be used for graduation credit. Course includes 28 lecture hours. This course requires outside class time for testing in the Test and Assessment Center.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 024

MATH 026  STEM Track III  (2 credits)  

This course provides students with a foundation necessary for study in a college level math course. It includes the study of radical expressions, radical equations and applications of radical equations, complex numbers and complex solutions to quadratic equations, and the study of functions, their graphs, and properties of functions. An overview of inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions is studied as well. May not be used for graduation credit. Course includes four lecture hours per week. This course requires outside class time for testing in the Test and Assessment Center.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 025

MATH 027  STAT Track Mathematics  (3 credits)  

This course will give students the mathematical foundation necessary for study of college level Introduction to Statistics. Topics include linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponents, radicals, the Cartesian plane, data collection methods and descriptive statistics, and introductory probability concepts. Technology such as Excel and a graphing calculator will be utilized throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 021

MATH 081  Special Topics:  (1 credit)  
MATH 082  Special Topics:  (2 credits)  

This course will provide students with the foundation necessary to succeed in college-level mathematics. Topics vary based upon student placement scores. Successful completion of a sequence of sections in Math 082 may be needed to fulfill Transitional Mathematics requirements based upon placement scores.

MATH 101  College Algebra (GM)  (3 credits)  

This course presents linear, quadratic, logarithmic, polynomial and inverse functions. Additional topics include linear systems and inequalities, complex numbers, and piecewise-defined functions. Emphasis is placed on solving application problems related to business and social sciences.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 026) or (MATH 025)

MATH 102  Contemporary Mathematics (GM)  (3 credits)  

This survey course of contemporary mathematics and applications is intended for non-math, non-science majors. Topics include logic, introductory probability and statistics, financial management, and mathematical modeling.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 026) or (MATH 023)

MATH 103  Trigonometry (GM)  (3 credits)  

This course provides a foundation for analytic geometry and calculus. Topics include functions, graphs, trigonometric functions of angles and real numbers, degree and radian measure, right triangle applications, identities, inverse functions, analytical trigonometry and trigonometric equations.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 026) or (MATH 101)

MATH 109  Precalculus Mathematics (GM)  (4 credits)  

This course will provide students with concepts and skills necessary for the study of calculus. It includes a study of algebraic and transcendental functions including their properties, inverses, graphs, equations, and applications. Additionally, the study of angles and triangles, trigonometric functions, and analytic trigonometry with applications is included.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 103

MATH 111  Introduction to Finite Mathematics (GM)  (3 credits)  

This course is designed for students in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems and other appropriate transfer programs. Topics include graphing linear functions, systems of linear equations, linear programming, matrices and Markov chains, game theory, counting techniques, probability, logic and logic circuits.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 026

MATH 131  Concepts in Mathematics I   (4 credits)  

This course is designed to meet the needs of prospective elementary school teachers. It reflects the philosophy of the NCTM Standards of School Mathematics. Topics include sets, functions, equations, logic, numeration systems, number theory, fundamental operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals, estimations and mental computation. Problem solving strategies are incorporated throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 026

MATH 203  Calculus I (GM)  (4 credits)  

This course is an introduction to calculus with analytic geometry. It includes a study of functions, limits, differentiation, integration, and applications of differentiation and integration.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 109 or (MATH 101 and MATH 103)

MATH 204  Calculus II (GM)  (4 credits)  

This course continues the study of calculus with analytic geometry. It includes logarithmic, exponential, inverse, and hyperbolic functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, infinite series and conic sections.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 203

MATH 206  Calculus III  (4 credits)  

This course provides students with the basic concepts of the calculus of vector functions. Topical categories include partial derivatives and multiple integrals with applications, line and surface integrals, and Green's Theorem.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 204

MATH 208  Elementary Differential Equations  (3 credits)  

This course provides the student with the fundamentals of ordinary differential equations. Topical categories include first order differential equations, high order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and applications, the Laplace Transform, the Taylor Series and numerical methods.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 204

MATH 210  Discrete Structures  (3 credits)  

This course develops the basic mathematical background and maturity for use in later Computer Science courses. Topics include proof by induction, axiomatic definition, sets, graphs, programs and recursion.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 203

MATH 211  Elements of Geometry (GM)  (4 credits)  

This course explores geometric concepts inductively and deductively. Topics include two- and three-dimensional geometry using techniques of synthetic, coordinate and transformational geometries, measurement and the use of technology to explore geometric concepts.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 026

MATH 212  Calculus with Applications (GM)  (3 credits)  

This course is designed for students in the social and management sciences. Differential and integral calculus with emphasis on differentiation techniques and the use of calculus in the above fields form an important part of the course. Exponential and logarithmic functions, partial derivatives are included. Technology will be utilized to enhance understanding of the concepts and their applications related to their future career. This course is not open to math, chemistry, engineering, or physics majors.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 101) or (MATH 111) or (MATH 103) or (MATH 109)

MATH 216  Introduction to Statistics (GM)  (4 credits)  

This course provides the student with the fundamental concepts and methods of statistical analysis. Course topics: measures of central tendency and variation, graphical representation of data, least squares regression, correlation, probability distributions, sampling techniques, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Technology and statistical literacy will be integrated throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 026) or (MATH 027) or (MATH 023) or (MATH 101) or (MATH 017) or (MATH 018)

MATH 217  Linear Algebra  (4 credits)  

This course presents basic concepts of linear algebra. Included are systems of linear equations, vector space, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Usually offered in spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 203

MATH 225  Numerical Methods  (3 credits)  

This course is an introduction to numerical methods and accompanying programming techniques. Topics include computer arithmetic, error analysis, iterative processes, numerical differentiation, numerical integration, Gaussian elimination, approximation of functions, interpolation, curve-fitting, and numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. The syntax and data structures of programming software such as MATLAB and Mathematics are also integrated throughout this course. Co-requisite: Math 204

Prerequisite(s): MATH 203 and CSI 131, MATH 204