Math General Education Courses

MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics

Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in MTH 101 or MTH 103, or approved score on a departmental placement test; Corequisite:  Students who do not meet the prerequisite yet have a Math ACT of 19, 20 or 21 (SAT 450 to 509), or a D grade in MTH 101 or MTH 103, or and approved score on the departmental placement exam may enroll in MTH 130 concurrently with MTH 107. 

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy).

This is a problem solving and applications of mathematics course. Topics to be studied will include, but not limited to: the art of problem solving, geometry, probability, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Cannot count toward a mathematics major or minor. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. MTH 130 does not meet the prerequisite for MTH 135. 3(3-0) F,S

MTH 134 Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling

Prerequisite: Suitable score on the mathematics placement exam or a grade of "C" or better in MTH 101 or MTH 103.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy). 

This course focuses on developing and applying concepts of algebra and statistics to real world data and problems.  Reasoning skills will be developed as students analyze data sets with descriptive statistics and by creating and analyzing algebraic models to describe the data.  The algebraic functions that will be used in modeling include linear, power, exponential and logarithmic.  Technology options will be utilized in the analysis of data.  Cannot count toward the mathematics major or minor.  Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-0) F,S,Su

MTH 135 College Algebra

Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in MTH 101 or MTH 103, or appropriate placement score. Note:  MTH 130 does not meet the prerequisite for MTH 135.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy).

Contents include the study of linear and quadratic equations; inequalities and their applications; polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of equations. Cannot receive credit for both MTH 135 and MTH 136.  Cannot receive credit for both MTH 135 and MTH 138 if 138 taken prior to fall 2018.  Cannot count toward a mathematics major or minor. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 285, or MTH 287. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-0) F,S

MTH 136 Precalculus 1

Prerequisite: Suitable placement score on the mathematics placement exam or a grade of "C" or better in MTH 101 or 103.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy).

This course is part one of a two course sequence with emphasis on the analytic, graphical, and numerical representations of functions. The focus of the course is on the library of algebraic functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions) along with higher algebraic reasoning in preparation for the study of Calculus (MTH 261). Grade of "C" or better required to enroll in MTH 137 or MTH 287. Cannot receive credit for both MTH 136 and MTH 138, or for both MTH 135 and MTH 136. Cannot count toward the mathematics major or minor. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-0) F,S,Su

MTH 137 Precalculus 2

Prerequisite:  "C" grade or better in MTH 136 or suitable score on the Mathematics placement exam.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy).

This course is part two of a two course sequence with emphasis on the analytic, graphical, and numerical representations of functions. The focus of the course is on the library of trigonometric functions along with higher algebraic reasoning and geometric reasoning in preparation for the study of Calculus (MTH 261). Grade of "C" or better required to enroll in MTH 261. Cannot receive credit for both MTH 137 and MTH 138.  Cannot count toward the mathematics major or minor. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-0) F,S,Su

MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in MTH 101 or MTH 103 (Recommended: "B" grade or better in MTH 101 or MTH 103), or appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy)

The course has emphasis on the analytic, graphical, and numerical representations of functions.  The focus is on the library of algebraic functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions), the library of trigonometric functions, and a high level of algebraic and geometric reasoning in preparation for the study of Calculus (MTH 261).  A grade of "C" or better required to enroll in MTH 261 or MTH 287.  Cannot receive credit for both MTH 136 and MTH 138 or for both MTH 137 and MTH 138.  Cannot count toward the mathematics major or minor.  Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. 5(5-0) F,S

MTH 181 Trigonometry

Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in MTH 135 or appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy).

Triangle trigonometry and its applications; trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities and equations; Rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. A student may not receive credit for more than one of MTH 138 and 181. Will not count toward mathematics major or minor. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 287. This course may not be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-0) F,S

MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in MTH 137 or MTH 138 or appropriate placement score.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy ).

Analytic geometry of the plane, limits, continuity, differentiation with applications, introductory integration with applications,. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 280 or MTH 288. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. 5(5-0) F,S

MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

Prerequisite: "C" or better in MTH 136 or MTH 138, or an approved score on a department placement exam.

General Education Course (Focus on Quantitative Literacy).

Introduction to the concepts and methods of analytic geometry and differential and integral calculus with emphasis on applications in the natural sciences and technology.  Cannot receive credit for both MTH 287 and MTH 285.  A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 288.  Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-0) F

 

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