# Description of Mathematics

MATH 88 (0811) Foundations of Math

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to help students improve their mathematical skills in
the areas of

whole numbers, fractions , decimals, measurement, and percents. The basic
operations of

addition , subtraction, multiplication, and division will be stressed in all
areas. (Non

transferable)

MATH 106 (1707) Applied Mathematics

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or

C or better in MATH 88, Foundations of Math

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to help vocational students and other career minded
students

develop and refine job-related mathematical skills. The course includes material
on

arithmetic operations, problem solving techniques , estimation of answers,
measurement

skills, and geometry.

MATH 96 (1717) Beginning Algebra

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or

C or better in MATH 88, Foundations in Math

Credit Hours: 3

This course will build skills in basic algebra concepts . Topics covered in the
course will

include the basic language and terms of algebra, rules for signed numbers,
techniques for

solving linear, quadratic, and literal equations , rules and properties of
exponents as

applied to algebraic expressions, and the graphing and solving of linear
equations and

linear systems in two unknowns . (Non transferable)

MATH 100 (1718) Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or

C or better in MATH 96, Beginning Algebra

Credit Hours: 3

This course will continue on from MATH 96 Beginning Algebra to cover properties
of

relations and functions, properties of radicals and radical expressions ,
properties of

rational expressions, solving quadratic equations using root extraction and the
quadratic

formula, and extending and building graphing concepts from lines to basic
polynomial

functions. (Non transferable)

MATH 111 (1713) Mathematics for Education

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or

C or better in MATH 100, Intermediate Algebra

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide a foundation of theory for many of the
concepts found

in the current elementary and middle school mathematics classroom. This course
will

examine topics related to the Real Number system, such as set theory, logic,
probability

theory, and statistics, all from a problem solving approach. The use of
technology (e.g.

calculator, the Internet, etc.) as tools for problem solving and research will
be an integral

part of the course.

MATH 115 (1719) College Algebra

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or

C or better in MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra

Credit Hours: 3

This course continues from MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra to cover and extend the

properties of functions and their inverses, properties and graphs of the
exponential and

logarithmic functions, graphing techniques for general higher order polynomials
and

rational functions, and various solution techniques for solving higher order
linear systems

of equations. Topics on sequences and series will be presented as time permits.
Use of

technology such as the graphing calculator and some computer packages will be

incorporated into the course.

MATH 120 (1720) Elementary Statistics

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or MA TH 115 College Algebra

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts and
techniques with

computer capability for applying these techniques to data. Includes descriptive
statistics,

nonparmetric statistics, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing and other
statistical

inference.

MATH 122 (1722) Introduction to Analytical Processes

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation of MATH 125Trigonometry or

higher or successful completion of MATH 115 College Algebra with a C or better.

Credit Hours: 3

This course will begin with a review of algebra skills. It will introduce topics
in

elementary linear algebra including vectors and vector operations with respect
to business

applications. It will also introduce topics in differential and integral
calculus. The

optimization of functions using the derivative of both single and multivariate
functions is

presented. Throughout the course emphasis will be given to practical
applications in

business management and accounting.

MATH 125 (1730) Trigonometry

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or MATH 115 College Algebra

Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the basic trigonometric functions on the right triangle
and extend

to rules for solving non-right triangles. Trigonometric identities will be
derived and

proven. Complex numbers and applications to the sciences will be presented. This

course should be taken by any student needing to take Calculus I who has not yet
had any

exposure to the trigonometric functions. This course is recommended for any
student

needing to take physics and is required for most pre-engineering and engineering

programs.

MATH 127 (1746) Business Calculus (IO)

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation of MATH 125 Trigonometry or

higher or successful completion of MATH 115 College Algebra with a C or better.

Credit Hours: 3

This course begins with a review of basic algebra skills. The course includes
the

operation of differentiation of single and multi- variable functions . The power,
sum and

difference, product, quotient, and chain rules for differentiating various
functions will be

covered. The course will then cover the anti-derivative and various methods of

integrating functions. Emphasis will be given to applications in the fields of
business and

accounting.

MATH 130 (1751) Calculus I

Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or MATH 125 Trigonometry

Credit Hours: 5

The first course in the calculus sequence will cover the concepts of limits and
continuity

of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, and exponential functions. The concept
of rates of

change and the derivative will be applied to these functions. The course will
come to a

close with the concepts of the anti-derivative and properties and definition of
the definite

integral. This course is required of any student seeking a degree in physics,
mathematics,

engineering, chemistry, and other related fields at a four-year institution.

MATH 131 (1752) Calculus II

Prerequisite: MATH 130 Calculus I

Credit Hours: 5

This second course in the calculus sequence will cover the concepts of limits as
applied

to transcendental functions. Various substitution techniques for evaluating
integrals will

be presented. Problems involving areas, volumes of surfaces, and moments will be

developed and solved. The course will cover sequences and series and look at
properties

of convergence and divergence. There will be an introductory look at
differential

equations and coverage of polar coordinates and parameterized curves. This
course is

required of any student seeking a degree in physics, mathematics, engineering,
chemistry,

and other related fields at a four-year institution.

MATH 201 (1753) Calculus III

Prerequisite: MATH 131 Calculus II

Credit Hours: 5

This third course will complete the calculus sequence. The course will cover
infinite

sequences and series and test of convergence and divergence. The calculus of

multivariable functions, partial derivatives, and optimization of higher
dimensional

surfaces will be covered. The theory and use of vector-valued functions to
calculus will

be presented. Problems of areas, volumes, and moments will be extended to three-

dimensional space and solved using multiple integration techniques (including
the line

integral, Stoke’s Theorem, and Green’s Theorem in vector fields). This course is

required of any student seeking a degree in physics, mathematics, engineering,
chemistry,

and other related fields at a four-year institution.

MATH 202 (1740) Differential Equations

Prerequisite: MATH 201 Calculus III

Credit Hours: 3

This course will include solution techniques for the standard ordinary
differential

equations of the first and second order (with some generalization to higher
order

equations). Power series solution techniques for linear equations with constant

coefficients will be presented. Solution of differential equations using the
Laplace

Transform will be presented. Applications to geometry and the physical science
will be

presented and covered. This course is required of any student seeking a degree
in

physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and other related fields at a
four-year

institution.

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