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Courses Descriptions

Developmental Courses

MAT0018 / MAT0028 / MAT0022C / MAT1033

College-Level Courses

MGF1106 / MGF1107 / MGF1120 / MAC1105 / MAC1105L
MTG2204 / MTG2204L / MAC2233 / MAC1140 / MAC1114 / MAC1147
MAC2311 / MAC2312 / MAC2313 / MAP 2302 / MAS2103 / STA2023

MAD1100 / MAD2104 / MAC 2930 / MAC2931
 

Developmental Courses

We offer three courses that will help prepare you for your college-level courses in mathematics. These courses do not count toward the mathematics credits required for graduation.

MAT 0018 Developmental Mathematics I

This course introduces students to the basic topics of arithmetic and measurement of geometric figures.  Students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals.  Students will solve problems involving proportions and percents.

 

MAT 0028 Developmental Mathematics II

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of algebra.  Students will simplify or perform operations on signed numbers, radicals, polynomials, and expressions containing exponents; factor polynomials; solve and graph linear equations and inequalities in one variable; graph linear equations in two variables; solve related applications.

 

MAT 0022C Developmental Mathematics Combined

This is a course that integrates topics of arithmetic and algebra. It covers the topics of the two courses above plus a few additional topics. To successfully complete this course (grade of S), you will need to:

The grade of S in either MAT 0020 or MAT 0024 allows you to proceed to MAT 1033. If you earn a P or U in any of the above courses, then you should speak to the instructor to determine what mathematics course you should take the next semester.

STUDY SESSIONS AND LABORATORY HOURS

All college preparatory mathematics courses have required study sessions and laboratory hours. The study sessions are designed to give students an opportunity to communicate with each other about their course work, to get individualized help from the study session facilitator, to review for exams, and in some cases to work on course-related projects. The laboratory hours are independent of the study sessions and may be completed in the Mathematics Laboratory. The Mathematics Laboratory is located in room 2223. Its hours of operation are: MTWR 8:000 AM -9:00 PM, F 8:000 AM - 4:00 PM, SAT 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. You do not need an appointment. In the math lab we have computer software, tutors, graphing calculators, and videotapes to help you attain the goals of your mathematics course. You will need to check in and out of the lab each time you are there to earn the credit for the lab hour requirement.   Students taking MAT 0024 in eight weeks must complete their lab hour requirements by the end of those eight weeks.

TRANSITION COURSE

MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra

Through this course students develop various concepts of Algebra.  Students will solve linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations; graph linear equations and inequalities in one variable; graph linear equations in two variables; solve and graph systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables; simplify rational expressions; simplify expressions containing rational exponents; simplify complex numbers; solve related applications.

 

 

College-Level Courses

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I

Topics include sets, logic, Euclidean geometry, probability, and statistics. This course includes the competencies of the mathematics portion of the CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test) with the exception of algebra and arithmetic competencies. (3 credits)

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or appropriate placement test score

 

MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II

This course introduces the student to the concepts of financial mathematics, linear and exponential growth, numbers and number systems, history of mathematics, elementary number theory, voting techniques, and graph theory.

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or appropriate placement test score

 

MGF 1120 Basic Probability

This course introduces the student to topics in probability and statistics from a real-world perspective.  (1 credit)

 

MAC 1105 College Algebra

This course introduces the student to the concept of functions and their graphs.  Students will graph linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, radical, power, and absolute value functions and transformations; perform operations on and compositions of functions; find the inverse of a function; apply the laws of logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations; graph non-linear inequalities; solve related applications and modeling problems.

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or appropriate placement test score

 

MAC 1105L College Algebra Laboratory

This course is intended to accompany and support MAC 1105.  The competencies of this laboratory course have been introduced in the accompanying lecture course.       (1 credit/2 hours)

 

MTG 2204  Geometry for Educators

This course emphasizes Euclidean geometry.  The course includes measurement and properties of plane and solid figures, sets, logic, and proofs.  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  MAC 1105

 

MTG 2204L  Geometry for Educators Laboratory

This is an accompanying laboratory to MTG 2204 in which students perform constructions, work on projects and presentations, and use technology in exploring geometric properties and patterns.  (1 credit/2 hours)

 

MAC 2233 Business Calculus

An introduction to the basic concepts of differential and integral calculus for business majors. Topics include limits; continuity; differentiation and integration of polynomial, logarithmic and exponential functions with applications to business. (3 credits)

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.

 

MAC 1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course is primarily designed for students who are majoring in areas that require one or more courses in the calculus sequence. The student will analyze and graph algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, piecewise-defined functions and conic sections. The student will solve polynomial, exponential and logarithmic equations, as well as systems of linear and nonlinear equations. The student will identify arithmetic and geometric sequences and series and solve related problems. The student will use the Binomial Theorem to expand polynomials and solve related problems. The student will use mathematical induction to prove statements regarding the properties of natural numbers. The student will solve applications and modeling problems related to the above topics. (3 hrs. lecture)

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.

 

MAC 1114 Trigonometry

Topics include right triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions of special angles; graphs of trigonometric functions and their inverses; trigonometric identities including sums and differences of angles, double angle, half angle, power reduction, sum to product, and product to sum; trigonometric equations; introduction to vectors; parametric equations; polar coordinates; arcs and sectors; dampened waves; complex numbers. (3 credits)

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.

 

MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry

Topics include all of the topics of MAC 1114 and MAC 1140 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.

 

MAC 2311 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Introduction to analytic geometry; limits; continuity; differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions; differentials; introduction to integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; applications of the definite integrals and derivatives. 5 Credits.

Prerequisites: MAC 1114 and MAC 1140, or MAC 1147, with a grade of "C" or better or departmental permission. (5 credits)

 

MAC 2312 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Topics include techniques of integration; applications of integration; differentiation and integration of trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and hyperbolic functions and their inverses; sequences and series; conics; parametric equations and polar coordinates; improper integrals. (4 credits)

Prerequisite: MAC 2311

 

MAC 2313 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

Topics include analytic geometry of three dimensions, vectors and vector-valued functions, curves and surfaces in three-space, partial differentiation and applications, multiple integrals and their applications, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem. (4 cr)

Prerequisite: MAC 2312

 

MAP 2302 – Introduction to Differential Equations.

Topics include equations of first order, linear equations with constant coefficients, non-homogeneous equations, variation of parameters, solution using Laplace Transforms, elementary existence theorems, series solutions, and applications to physics and chemistry. (3 cr)

Prerequisite: MAC 2312

 

MAS 2103 Linear Algebra

Topics include vectors, coordination of space, linear independence and basis, equations in 3-space, linear transformations, matrices, rank, and nullity. (3 cr)

Prerequisite: MAC 2311

 

STA 2023 – Statistical Methods I

The student in this course will acquire knowledge in the following topics: collecting, grouping, and presenting data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability; testing hypotheses; confidence intervals, and correlation. (3 hr. lecture)

Prerequisite:  MAT 1033 or appropriate placement test score

 

MAD 1100 - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

This course introduces students to the principles of discrete mathematics that apply to computer science.  Topics include set theory, logic, Boolean algebra, number theory, vectors and matrices, combinatorics, probability, relations, functions, and basic graph theory. 

Prerequisite: MAC1105.

 

MAD 2104 - Discrete Mathematics

Topics include:  Formal logic; set theory; combinatorics; mathematical induction; relations and functions; recursion; graph theory. (3 hrs. lecture)

Pre-requisite:  MAC 1140 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

 

MAC 2930 - Integrated Precalculus and Calculus, Part 1

This is the first of a two course sequence in which the student will explore topics from Calculus and Precalculus in an approach that integrates the two.      (5 credits)

Prerequisite: MAC1105 with a grade of C or better or equivalent

 

MAC 2931 - Integrated Precalculus and Calculus, Part 2

This is the second of a two course sequence in which the student will explore topics from Calculus and Precalculus in an approach that integrates the two. (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Integrated Precalculus and Calculus, Part 1, with a grade of C or better.