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Mathematics

MAT 090: Pre-Algebra (Does not count toward Associate Degree)

Credits: 3:0:3
This course covers pre-algebra topics such as order of operations, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, basic equation solving, and basic geometry formulas, with an emphasis on applications. Scientific calculator required. Placement.

MAT 091: Fundamentals of Algebra (Does not count toward Associate Degree)

Credits: 4:0:4
This course is a one-semester course combining pre-algebra and beginning algebra skills. Pre-algebra topics will include order of operations, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, basic equation solving, and basic geometry, with emphasis on applications. Beginning algebra topics will include the properties of real numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, polynomials, exponents, factoring, and geometry, with emphasis on applications. The course may also include point plotting and rational expressions. Scientific calculator required. Placement.

MAT 092: Beginning Algebra (Does not count toward Associate Degree)

Credits: 3:0:3
This is a first course in algebra covering the properties of real numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, polynomials, exponents, factoring, and geometry with emphasis on applications. Point plotting and rational expressions may also be included. Scientific calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 090 with a C or better or Placement

MAT 095: Intermediate Algebra (Formerly MAT 101)

Credits: 4:0:4
The student who has had some algebra is offered the opportunity to review and extend knowledge of the algebraic structure of the real numbers. This course begins with elementary algebra and carries through quadratic equations, systems of equations, and inequalities both linear and quadratic, complex numbers, and exponents. Scientific calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 091 or 092 with a C or better or Placement

MAT 105: General Education Mathematics (M1 904)

Credits: 3:0:3
This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems rather than on routine skills and appreciation. A maximum of four of the following topics will be studied in depth: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic game theory, linear programming, and statistics. The use of calculators and computers is strongly encouraged. Scientific calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a C or better or Placement

MAT 107: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

Credits: 3:0:3
Topics to be covered in this course will be chosen from problem solving, sets and logic, numeration systems, integers, number theory, rational and real numbers, and applications of mathematics. There will be an emphasis on problem solving throughout the course. Scientific calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a C or better or Placement

MAT 108: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II (M1 903)

Credits: 3:0:3
This continuation of MAT 107 is designed to meet state certification for elementary teachers. This course will focus on mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Topics for the semester will be selected from the real number system, measurement, non-metric geometry, probability and statistics. Small-group work and hands-on activities will make students active participants in the learning process. Calculators, computers, and writing will be integrated throughout both courses. Scientific calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 107 with a C or better

MAT 110: Elementary Statistics (M1 902)

Credits: 3:0:3
This is an introductory course in elementary statistics designed for the liberal arts student. Topics covered include distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. Scientific calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a C or better or math placement.

MAT 119: College Algebra (Formerly MAT 104)

Credits: 4:0:4
This course is designed for the student who needs an advanced math course to serve as a prerequisite for (a) a finite math course, (b) a business calculus course or standard calculus course, or (c) to satisfy a liberal arts requirement. Topics include the algebra of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic), graphing, conic sections, and solving equations, including systems. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a C or better or placement

MAT 120: Finite Mathematics (M1 906) (Formerly MAT 135)

Credits: 4:0:4
This is a course designed for the business and social sciences student. Topics to be covered include matrix theory and applications, linear programming, math finance, probability, and statistics. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 119 with a C or better or placement.

MAT 123: Applied Calculus (M1 900-B) (Formerly MAT 131)

Credits: 5:0:4
This course is designed specifically for students in business and social science. Topics covered include algebra review, nonlinear functions, differentiation, anti-differentiation, definite integral and multivariate calculus. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 119 with a C or better or placement.

MAT 125: Pre-Calculus

Credits: 5:0:4
This course serves as a prerequisite for a standard calculus course. Topics covered are functions with their graphs and applications (linear, quadratic, absolute values, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric), basic trigonometry functions, trigonometric identities, inverses, complex numbers, vectors and vector operations, and analytic geometry (conics). Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 119 with a C or better or placement.

MAT 130: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (M1 900-1)

Credits: 5:0:4
This is a first course in a three-course sequence that includes material from analytic geometry, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Topics covered include introduction to analytic geometry, functions, limits, differentiation, and integration. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 125 with a C or better or placement.

MAT 231: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (M1 900-2)

Credits: 5:0:4
This course is a continuation of MAT 130. The focus will be on techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals, applications, differential equations, and infinite series. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 130 with a C or better or placement.

MAT 232: Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (M1 900-3)

Credits: 5:0:4
This course is a continuation of MAT 130 and MAT 231. It is a course for advanced students in the calculus sequence. Students are supervised by an instructor who evaluates their progress and assigns readings and problems. Topics covered include vectors and vector-valued functions, functions of several variables and partial differentiation, multiple integrals, elementary complex variables, elementary differential equations, line and surface integrals, and vector calculus. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MAT 231 with a C or better or placement.