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Mathematics Courses

Students may be granted college credit for qualifying scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, CLEP exams, and challenge exams. For additional information, see: Dual Enrollment.

MAT010 Fundamental Arithmetic (3 non-degree credits)

A mastery-based course in basic arithmetic operations and techniques designed to provide a thorough coverage of whole number arithmetic, fractions, and decimals. Applications are used extensively to develop problem-solving techniques. The course focuses on basic computational skills, study skills, and background needed to succeed in subsequent courses. Students use the language of arithmetic to understand basic arithmetic vocabulary and to read/write simple quantitative statements. (This course does not satisfy the mathematics general education requirement.)

Prerequisite: None. Recommendation by basic skills assessment score.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Letter grade or Pass-Fail.

MAT025 Pre-Algebra (3 non-degree credits)

A fundamental course in prerequisite algebraic topics designed to help prepare students for the study of introductory algebra and its applications. Topics include: introduction to, operation with, and application of whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals; exponentiation, rooting, order of operations, ratios, rates, proportions, unit conversions, percents and their applications; an introduction to algebraic expressions and equations, applications of algebraic expressions and equations, geometry, and measurement. (5 contact hours)

Prerequisite: MAT010 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MAT035 Algebra for Non-STEM (3 non-degree credits)

An algebra course designed to prepare students for college-level non-STEM math courses, address the quantitative needs of other disciplines, and develop quantitative reasoning skills for citizenship and workplace. Concepts are introduced through meaningful applications and in-class activities. Topics include proportional reasoning, scientific notation, creating and interpreting tables and graphs, solving linear and quadratic equations algebraically, solving systems of linear equations, linear and non-linear functions, and creating mathematical models of real-world problems using technology. (5 contact hours)

Prerequisite: MAT025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MAT041 Elementary Algebra for STEM (3 non-degree credits)

This course introduces the basic concepts in algebra necessary for students who plan to take intermediate algebra for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Topics include: properties and operations on real numbers, linear equations, interval notations, inequalities, absolute value, graphing, function notations, linear systems, exponents, polynomials, factoring and word problem analysis. (4 contact hours)

Prerequisite: MAT025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MAT045 Intermediate Algebra for STEM (3 non-degree credits)

This developmental course prepares students for College Algebra, which is essential to the Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curriculum. Topics include: graphing, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, rational exponents, quadratic equations, variation, conic sections, functions, and logarithms. Development of problem solving skills is emphasized throughout the course. (5 contact hours)

Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT041) or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MAT120 Mathematics for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators I (3 credits)

This course is designed for students planning to teach Elementary and/or Early Childhood Education. Students develop an understanding of the mathematical content of numbers and operations at the deep level required for successful elementary school teaching in ways that are meaningful to pre-service elementary and early childhood educators. Topics include: critical thinking skills; sets and operations on sets; the whole number system and its operations; place value and arithmetic models; mental math; algorithms; pre-algebra; factors, divisibility, prime numbers, elementary number theory, and their applications; the integers and its operations; clock arithmetic; fractions and rational numbers; decimals and the real number system; ratios, rates, and proportions; and percents.

Prerequisite: MAT035 or MAT045 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score and ECE100 or EDU101

Offered: Fall

MAT121 Mathematics for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators II (3 credits)

This course is designed for students planning to teach Elementary and/or Early Childhood Education. Students develop an understanding of the mathematical content of geometry, measurement, statistics, and probability at the deep level required for successful early childhood and elementary school teaching in ways that are meaningful to pre-service elementary and early childhood educators. Topics include: Two- and three-dimensional Geometry; Measurement; Data Analysis; Single Variable Statistics; Probability.

Prerequisite: MAT120

Offered Spring

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT130 Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)

This course explores connections between mathematics and various aspects of modern life. Topics in this course include logic, unit analysis, percentages, personal finance, statistics, probability, linear and exponential growth, mathematical modeling, and geometry.

Prerequisite: MAT035 or MAT045 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered Fall, Spring

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT150 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)

Students are introduced to descriptive and inferential statistics focusing on conceptual understanding and statistical literacy. Topics include: techniques for organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, one- sample hypothesis tests, and correlation and regression.

Prerequisite: MAT035 or MAT045 and ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT165 Finite Mathematics (3 credits)

An introduction to selected applications of mathematics in business, management, social sciences, and economics. Topics include: descriptive statistics, graphing of functions, simple and compound interest, functions and their applications, probability and elements of mathematical modeling using first and second degree polynomials. The course is designed for students in career programs. (4 contact hours)

Prerequisite: MAT035 or MAT045 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT175 College Algebra (4 credits)

This is an entry-level mathematics course for students interested in a STEM track. Topics include: domain and range, piecewise functions, complex numbers, quadratic inequalities, graphs of polynomial and rational functions, fundamental theorem of algebra, transformations of graphs, inverse functions, solving exponential and logarithmic equations, Gaussian elimination, and translations of conics. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized throughout the course. This course prepares students for Precalculus with Trigonometry or Applied Calculus. (5 contact hours)

Prerequisite: MAT045 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT180 Applied Calculus (3 credits)

This course is designed for students planning to apply mathematics to management and social science topics. Topics include a review of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their application to business, an introduction to limits, continuity and the derivative, and applications of the derivative.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in MAT175 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring

MAT195 Precalculus with Trigonometry (4 credits)

Targeting students in Mathematics, Engineering, and Physical Sciences, this course provides the foundation necessary for a rigorous study of calculus. It covers non-linear inequalities, functions, and graphs. The primary focus is on polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Applications are also discussed extensively. Additional topics may include analytic geometry with an emphasis on the conic sections, Gibbs notation vector algebra, polar coordinates, sequences, series, and mathematical induction. (5 contact hours)

Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT175 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MAT220 Discrete Mathematics and Introduction to Proofs (4 credits)

This introductory course is designed for prospective mathematics and computer science majors. It covers basic techniques of mathematical proof and reasoning, with an emphasis on discrete structures as well as concepts widely used in computing. Topics include set theory, functions, relations, proposition logic, methods of proof, mathematical induction, recursion, and Boolean algebra. Additional topics in discrete mathematics will be selected from number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, and finite state automata.

Prerequisites: C- or higher in MAT180 or MAT195 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Spring

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

Note: The following three courses constitute a coordinated calculus sequence. Students should complete at least the first two semesters.

MAT240 Calculus I (4 credits)

This calculus course is designed for engineering, natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics majors. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem, applications on curve sketching, optimization, areas and volumes, differentiation and integration (up to substitution) involving trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions.

Prerequisites: MAT190 or MAT195 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT250 Calculus II (4 credits)

Continuation of MAT240 Calculus I. Topics include calculus of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; techniques of integration, moments and centroids; indeterminate forms and improper integrals; Taylor's formula; and infinite series.

Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT240

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MAT260 Calculus III (4 credits)

The sequel to MAT250. Topics include parametric equations and polar coordinates, vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and topics from vector calculus and from differential equations.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT250

Offered: Fall, Spring

MAT245 Linear Algebra (3 credits)

A first course in the study and analysis of linear systems and their applications in mathematics, engineering, computer science, business, economics, and other fields involving large multi-variate models of real world phenomena. Topics include: matrices, determinants, vectors in 2-dimensional space and 3-dimensional space, vector spaces, independence, basis, rank, linear transformations with matrix representation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, applications to differential equations.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in MAT240 or MAT180

Offered: Fall

MAT270 Differential Equations (3 credits)

This introductory course in ordinary differential equations is designed for students majoring in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. Topics include first order differential equations, linear second order differential equations, Laplace transforms, and planar systems. Emphases are given to analytic methods, existence and uniqueness of solutions, and modeling.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in MAT250

Offered: Spring

MTU200 Peer Tutorial Practicum (Math/Science) (1, 2, or 3 credits)

This course provides an opportunity to participate in an increasingly popular, growing area of collaborative learning: the peer tutorial. By means of readings, discussion, and supervised practicum in the College's Math Lab, students will participate in a comprehensive training experience designed to thoroughly familiarize them with the tutoring process.

Prerequisite: Faculty recommendations in the content area.