Mathematics
Course Descriptions
MATH 090 5 credits Basic Mathematics
Covers basic operations of adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing; powers and roots with whole, fractional, and decimal numbers. Introduces adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with signed numbers. Covers ratios/proportions and percents. For students who need a firm foundation in math before pursuing academic objectives and/or higher level math. Calculators not allowed. Prerequisites: appropriate ABE or placement score.
MATH 093 5 credits PreAlgebra
The course is designed for students transitioning between arithmetic and algebra. Students will review arithmetic with real numbers, work with expressions containing variables, solve linear equations, graph linear equations in two dimensions, calculate slopes and intercepts for lines, and use unit analysis to solve applications. This course prepares students for MATH 098. Prerequisites: "C" or better in MATH 090 or appropriate placement score.
MATH 098 5 credits Elementary Algebra
Topics include solving linear, quadratic (by factoring) and rational equations; solving a linear system of equations; manipulating polynomials (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing); and using exponent properties to simplify expressions. Students will also graph linear equations in two variables, calculate slopes, and find linear functions. Prerequisites: "C" or better in MATH 093 or appropriate placement recommendation.
MATH 099 5 credits Intermediate Algebra
Topics include: solving quadratic, absolute value, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic equations; graphing shifted quadratic and absolute value functions; simplifying radical expressions, solving systems of linear inequalities; evaluating logarithms; finding the vertex of a quadratic function. Prerequisites: a "C" or better in MATH 098 or appropriate placement recommendation.
MATH 100A 5 credits Technical Math for Allied Health
Applied mathematics course for allied health students. Interpreting and computing dosages. Topics include fractions, percentages, measurement systems including time and temperature, unit conversions, oral, parenteral, IV and pediatric dosages. Topics from statistics and the TEAS test are also included. Not intended for students transferring to a fouryear college. Prerequisites: MATH 096 or MATH 098 with a "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH 100T 5 credits Technical Math for Industrial Fields
Applied course in mathematics for industrial fields. Topics include proportions, formulas, conversions, geometry and basic trigonometry and their applications to industry. Not intended for the student planning to transfer to a fouryear college. Prerequisites: MATH 096 or MATH 096B or MATH 093 with a "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 107 5 credits Math in Society
A survey in mathematical topics focusing on topics such as growth, finance, and statistics that are essential knowledge for an educated citizen. Students will build confidence in mathematical reasoning relevant to a wide range of liberal arts and humanities applications. Prerequisites: MATH 099 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH 140 5 credits Precalculus for Business and Social Sciences
Functions in context of business, social science and economics. Applications are emphasized including marginal analysis of cost, profit, revenue; breakeven; supply and demand; present and future values of annuities; quantities that grow or decay exponentially; and data analysis to determine and use appropriate linear, polynomial, exponential, and quadratic mathematical models. Prerequisites: MATH 099 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement score/criteria.
MATH& 141 5 credits Precalculus I
Functions and their graphs (including elementary, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the conic sections) and their inverses in the context in which they are used in calculus. Work with graphing calculators will be integrated into the course. Prerequisites: MATH 099 with a "B" or better, MATH 140, or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 142 5 credits Precalculus II
Introduction to trigonometric functions as they relate to the unit circle and right triangle. Graphs of the functions, applications, problem solving, identities, inverse functions, complex numbers, vectors and analytic geometry including polar coordinates and parametric equations. The basic concepts of sequences and series will be covered. Prerequisites: MATH &141 or MATH 140 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 146 5 credits Introduction to Stats
Fundamental concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Includes measures of central tendency and variability, statistical graphs, probability, the normal distribution, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, ANOVA testing and regression analysis. Graphing calculator or statistical software techniques are used throughout the course. Prerequisites: MATH 099 with a "C" (2.0) or better, or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 148 5 credits Business Calculus
Differential and integral calculus designed for students majoring in business administration, social sciences and other programs requiring a short course in calculus. Work with graphing calculators will be integrated into the course. Prerequisites: MATH 140 or MATH 141 with "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 151 5 credits Calculus I
Introduction to limits, derivatives, higherorder derivatives and implicit differentiation. Applications involving maximums and minimums, and relatedrates. Analysis of graphs of functions. Prerequisites: MATH& 142 with a "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 152 5 credits Calculus II
Definite and indefinite integrals, techniques of integration. Application of the integral to areas, volumes and work problems. Derivatives and antiderivatives of the transcendental functions. Prerequisite: MATH& 151 with a "C" (2.0) or better.
MATH& 153 5 credits Calculus III
More techniques and applications of integration. Parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors and vectorvalued functions, infinite series and sequences. Prerequisite: MATH& 152 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
MATH& 171 5 credits Math for Elementary Educators I
First of three math courses intended for elementary educators. Topics include number theory, mathematical problem solving, real number systems, arithmetic operations and functions. Other topics related to math instruction at the PreK8 level will be included. Handson activities are incorporated. Prerequisites: appropriate assessment score, or a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher in MATH 099 or a collegelevel math class. Evidence of competency in MATH 099 is required for this course to transfer.
MATH& 172 5 credits Math for Elementary Educators II
Second of three math courses intended for elementary educators. Topics include two dimensional geometric shapes and their properties, angle measures, areas and perimeters, three dimensional figures, geometric construction, similar triangles, graphing in the coordinate system, trigonometric functions and tessellations. Handson activities are incorporated. Prerequisites: MATH& 171 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
MATH& 173 5 credits Math for Elementary Education III
Third of three math courses intended for elementary educators. Topics include arithmetic operations on real numbers as decimals and rational numbers; proportions; percents and their applications; probability; counting; data analysis and descriptive statistics. Handson activities are incorporated. Prerequisites: MATH& 171 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or instructor permission.
MATH 200 5 credits Finite Mathematics
Survey of the essential quantitative ideas and mathematical techniques used in decision making in a diversity of disciplines. Includes systems of equations and matrices, linear programming, finance, probability and its uses. Additional topics may be included. Graphing calculators will be integrated into the course. Prerequisites: MATH 097 or MATH 099 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH 211 5 credits Linear Algebra
Studies matrices, determinants, systems of equations, vector spaces including row, column, null and nullspace of the transpose, orthogonality, inner product spaces, least square solutions, eigenvalues/eigenvectors, transformation matrices, dynamical systems and diagonalization. Geometrical understanding will be emphasized. Applications in business, computer science and engineering and an introduction to proofs. Prerequisites: MATH& 152 or instructor permission.
MATH 238 5 credits Differential Equations
Modeling with and solving of first and higherorder ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, Laplace Transforms and series solutions of linear differential equations. Methods include numerical, qualitative and analytic approaches. The course will include modeling applications in engineering, chemistry and population studies. Prerequisites: MATH& 152 or instructor permission.
MATH& 254 5 credits Calculus IV
Multivariable calculus, vector functions, vector fields, gradients, functions of several variables, double and triple integrals in rectangular, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems, line and surface integrals, Green's Theorem, curl and divergence, Divergence Theorem, Stokes' Theorem. Prerequisites: MATH &153 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
