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MATH Course Descriptions

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  • MATH 100 Foundational Mathematics (3)

    Presents a variety oftopics, including real numbers, linear equations, polynomials, systems of equations, rational expressions, properties of exponents, radical functions and quadratiC equations. Students develop essential background skills for a college-level introductory mathematics course, such as college algebra or basic statistics. NOTE: Students are placed into this course on the basis of ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Test results and previous secondary school math grades/SAT scores. Grading: satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

  • MATH 111 College Algebra (3)

    Provides students with more advanced skills required for high-level applications of mathematics. Negative and rational exponents and functions, their properties and operations, including inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential and logarithmic functions are explored. Students develop graphical and algebraic skills and study applications of concepts. prerequisite: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 115 or OPRE 201 or their equivalent or successful completion of MATH 100  [MATH / QQT]

  • MATH 113 Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3)

    Explores the aesthetics and utility of mathematics through the study of basic mathematical concepts and ideas. Topics are chosen from sets, counting methods, mathematical systems, basic rules of probability, statistics, logic, finance, geometry, numeration systems and modeling. Not open to those who successfully completed MATH 111 or MATH 115. prerequisites: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 100 or its equivalent

  • MATH 115 Introductory Statistics (3)

    An overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Statistics is inherently applied; the course emphasizes solutions to problems in a variety of applied settings. Measures of location and variability, probability distributions, correlation and regression, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and estimation with confidence intervals for means and proportions are explored. prerequisite: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 111 or its equivalent or successful completion of MATH 100  [MATH / QQT]

  • MATH 121 Finite Mathematics (3)

    A study of coordinate systems, graphs, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, sets, counting, binomial theorem, probability, independence, tree diagrams, Bayes' theorem, probability distributions and random variables. prerequisite: before registering, the student must pass placement examination

  • MATH 201 Calculus 1 (3)

    Introduction to calculus, including limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative and introduction to integral calculus. prerequisite: MATH 111 or equivalent

  • MATH 303 Applied Probability and Statistics (3)

    Applied probability and statistics focusing on statistical methods and applications such as hypothesis testing. Introduces probability, random variables, normal distributions, sampling distributions and hypothesis testing. Statistical methods include one-and two-sample procedures for means and proportions, chi-square tests, analysis of variance and linear regression. prerequisite: Math 111 or equivalent

  • MATH 321 Mathematical Structure for Information Technology (3)

    A study of number systems, sets, Boolean algebra and propositional calculus, relations and databases, and directed and undirected graphics with applications to algorithms and networks. prerequisite: MATH 111 or equivalent

  • MATH 497 Topics in Mathematics (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in mathematics of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to the current interests of faculty and students. The subject studied appears under the Topics heading in the class schedule. prerequisite: senior standing or permission of the instructor

  • MATH 499 Independent Study (1-3)

    The pursuit of independent study under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. Students may earn up to 3 credits for this independent study. The number of credits earned is determined by the supervising faculty member before the study begins. prerequisite: see class schedule or the instructor