Developmental Mathematics Courses
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Algebra Review Courses
These courses are designed as a compact review of material that has already been learned. The goal is to prepare for the math placement test and review material to get ready for the following semester's math class.
Math 301: A review of the concepts in Prealgebra (Math 376) as preparation to enter Elementary Algebra (Math 380).
Math 302: A review of the concepts in Elementary Algebra (Math 380) as preparation to enter Intermediate Algebra (Math 120).
Math 303: A review of the concepts in Intermediate Algebra (Math 120) as preparation to enter a Transfer Level math class (Math 5, 15, 25, or 30).
Math 372: College Arithmetic
A study of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, with an emphasis on applications. Includes applications of proportion and percents, unit conversion, and averages. Problem solving, estimation, small group work, exploratory activities, and the communication of mathematical ideas are an integral part of the course. The use of scientific calculators will also be introduced.
Math 372L: Math Lab for College Arithmetic
Instructional support for students in College Arithmetic (Math 372), given in a self-paced lab environment. Students receive one-on-one and small-group instruction designed to enhance success in Math 372. Course-specific work will be assigned.
Math 376: Prealgebra
A comprehensive review of arithmetic involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and signed numbers. Students will solve problems involving ratios, proportions, percents and geometry. Basic algebra concepts and techniques such as, variables, simplifying expressions, solving equations and graphing linear equations will also be introduced. Problem solving, estimation and the communication of mathematical ideas are an integral part of the course.
Math 376L: Math Lab for Prealgebra
Instructional support for students in Pre-algebra (Math 376), given in a self-paced lab environment. Students receive one-on-one and small-group instruction designed to enhance success in Math 376. Course-specific work will be assigned.
Math 380: Elementary Algebra
A study of the real number system, first degree linear equations and inequalities, polynomial expressions and equations, factoring, radicals, quadratic equations, and the quadratic formula, interpretation of graphs, and problem solving techniques. Small group work and exploratory activities (including the use of the graphing calculator) are involved in this course.
Math 380L: Math Lab for Elementary Algebra
Instructional support for students in Elementary Algebra (Math 380), given in a self-paced lab environment. Students receive one-on-one and small-group instruction designed to enhance success in Math 380. Course-specific work will be assigned.
Math 101: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra Review
A course for students who have successfully completed course work in elementary or intermediate algebra. This course reviews topics from elementary and intermediate algebra and can be used as a refresher prior to enrolling in the next math course. This course can help students raise their level of math readiness. The level and depth of review will be adjusted to suit the individual student's needs.
Math 115: Math Confidence
A course for students who want an improved attitude toward learning math. Students explore feelings about math and develop strategies to overcome math phobia. Emphasis will be placed on study strategies and problem-solving skills designed to enhance success in courses in mathematics and in related areas.
Math 120: Intermediate Algebra
A course in which functions are investigated graphically, numerically, symbolically and verbally in real-world settings. Linear, quadratic, absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations and functions are explored. Technology is integrated into all aspects of the course.
Math 120L: Math Lab for Intermediate Algebra
Instructional support for students in Intermediate Algebra (Math 120), given in a self-paced lab environment. Students receive one-on-one and small-group instruction designed to enhance success in Math 120 (or similar course). Course-specific work will be assigned.
GE Transfer Mathematics Courses
Math 5: Contemporary Mathematics
A study of mathematical concepts that include inductive and deductive reasoning, mathematical modeling and analysis of linear and exponential functions, geometric symmetries, geometry of fractals, sequences and series, dynamics of population growth, statistics, mathematics of finance and management science, mathematics of methods of voting, fair division, and problem-solving techniques that include a variety of practical problems. This course is designed for liberal arts students.
Math 15: Elementary Statistics
The study of statistical methods as applied to descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. An emphasis on the meaning and use of statistical significance will be central to the course. Students will use frequency distributions, graphs, measures of relative standing, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation, and linear regression to explore descriptive statistics. Students will use the laws of probability and statistical tests (t-tests, chi-square, ANOVA, and regression analysis) to make decisions via hypothesis testing and estimate parameters using confidence intervals.
Math 25: College Trigonometry
A study of trigonometric functions, radian measure, solution of right triangles, graphs of the trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, laws of sines and cosines, solution of oblique triangles, polar coordinates, complex numbers in trigonometric form, De Moivres theorem, and conic sections.
Math 30: College Algebra
A course covering first-degree and absolute value equations and inequalities;composite and inverse functions;polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; sequences and series; mathematical induction; binomial expansion theorem; and complex numbers.
Math 52: Math Lab for Transfer Level Mathematics
A review of mathematical topics for students enrolled in any transfer level mathematics course. This lab will provide individualized instruction in a self-paced lab environment. Course specific work will be assigned. This course is designed to support Math 15/25/30/50a/50b.
Core Mathematics Courses
Math 4: Matlab Proramming
An introduction to programming in Matlab, with emphasis on programming applications in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Math 45: Linear Algebra
The use and application of matrices in the solution of systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, and orthogonality. Linear algebra is a core course in many engineering, physics, mathematics, and computer science programs.
Math 50A: Differential Calculus
A study of limits, continuity, and derivatives of algebraic, transcendental, and trigonometric functions. Applications of the derivative include optimization, related rates, examples from the natural and social sciences, and graphing of functions. The course introduces the integral and the connection between the integral and derivative.
Math 50B: Integral Calculus
The second in the series of three calculus courses. Integral Calculus develops a set of advanced symbolic and numerical integration techniques, building on skills developed in the first course in the series, Differential Calculus. The course includes applications of integration, sequences and series, and the use of the Taylor polynomial to approximate functions. Students are introduced to parametric and polar equations and to the solution of differential equations.
Math 50C: Multivariable Calculus
The third in the series of three calculus courses. Multivariable Calculus applies the techniques and theory of differentiation and integration to vector-valued functions and functions of more than one variable. The course presents a thorough study of vectors in two and three dimensions, vector-valued functions, curves and surfaces, motion in two and three dimensions, and an introduction to vector fields.
Math 55: Differential Equations
A study of ordinary differential equations and solutions, equations of first and second order, linear differential equations, systems of equations, phase plane analysis, existence and uniqueness theorems, applications and modeling.