Mathematics Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.

MTH 060
PRE-ALGEBRA

(8.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students master the fundamentals of applied algebra with some geometry. They compute simple algebraic expressions, first degree equations, dimensional analysis, ratio and proportions, and do some numerical evaluations. Prerequisite: Completion of MTH030 or MTH020 with a grade of "C" or better or COMPASS score Pre-Alg 53 or Alg 29 or ASSET Elem Alg 37 or instructor approval.

MTH 070
ALGEBRA - BEGINNING

(8.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students employ communication and problem solving skills that involve mathematical reasoning. Topics include integer exponents, polynomial arithmetic, graphing linear equations, solving linear equation with two unknowns, and polynomial factoring. Students will begin to use graphing calculators as a mathematical tool. Prerequisite: Completion of MTH060 or MTH060C with a grade of 'C' or better or COMPASS score Alg 48 or ASSET score Elem Alg 43 or instructor approval.

MTH 095
ALGEBRA - INTERMEDIATE

(8.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students demonstrate an understanding of polynomials, exponents, radical, first and second-degree equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of equations, rational expressions and absolute value functions. For students who have had only one year of high school algebra and/or need a review of concepts typically covered in second year of high school algebra in preparation for college algebra. Prerequisite: Completion of MTH070 with a grade of 'C' or better, or COMPASS score Coll Alg 61 or ASSET score Int Alg 44 or Instructor Approval.

MTH 105
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students use systematic reasoning to solve a variety of problems. Study topics may include history of mathematics, financial mathematics, mathematics of voting, number systems, Euler circuits, geometry, symmetry, Fibonacci numbers, golden ratio, probability and statistics. This course is a survey of mathematical concepts and techniques for non-science majors. Prerequisite: MTH 095 or appropriate score on the ASSET mathematics placement tests.

MTH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students demonstrate their knowledge of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions through the solution of equations and inequalities using a combination of current technology and algebraic methods. For students who have had two years of algebra and one year of geometry in high school. Prerequisite: MTH 095 with a “C” grade or better or appropriate score on the ASSET mathematics placement tests.

MTH 112
ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS - TRIGONOMETRY

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students are introduced to concepts and applications of trigonometric functions and their inverses by exploring topics such as triangle ratios, periodic functions, and trigonometric identities. For students planning to take MTH 251 Calculus I who have little or no background in trigonometry. Prerequisite: MTH 111.

MTH 243
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students demonstrate their knowledge of descriptive statistics by the collection, summarization, and analysis of data and the use of current technology. For students majoring in the arts, sciences and business programs. Prerequisite: MTH 111 with a “C” grade or better, or instructor approval.

MTH 244
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students demonstrate their knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics through the use of basic one- and two-sample inferential techniques and current technology. For students majoring in the arts, sciences and business programs that require two terms of statistics. Prerequisite: MTH 243 with a “C” grade or better.

MTH 251
CALCULUS I

(5.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 5 Credits

Students learn differentiation using graphical, numerical, and analytical approaches. Students will read, understand and discuss applied differential calculus concepts. Students will utilize graphing programmable calculators and computer technology. Prerequisite: MTH 112 with of “C” grade or better.

MTH 252
CALCULUS II

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students read, understand, and discuss applied integral calculus concepts. Students will deepen their understanding of Riemann sums and apply that knowledge in the development of definite integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will learn additional integration techniques. Students will utilize graphing programmable calculators. Prerequisite: MTH 251 with “C” grade or better.

MTH 253
CALCULUS III

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students continue to learn new integration techniques using graphical, numerical, and analytical approaches. Students will apply their knowledge of differentiation and integration in mathematical modeling and other applications. Students will investigate series and sequences. Graphing technology will be used. Prerequisite: MTH 252 with “C” grade or better.