Mathematics Course Descriptions

MAT 050 Basic Math Skills

This course is designed to strengthen basic math skills. Topics include properties, rounding, estimating, comparing, converting, and computing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant mathematical problems. A discussion of ratios, rates, proportions, and applications of these topics will be included.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
MAT 050 Course Outline

MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy

math class photoThis course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030
Corequisite: None
MAT 110 Course Outline

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I    

This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills required to manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and formulas used in problem solving. Topics include the properties of plane and solid geometry, area and volume, and basic proportion applications; simplification, evaluation, and solving of algebraic equations and inequalities and radical functions; complex numbers; right triangle trigonometry; and systems of equations. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use mathematics and technology for problem-solving, analyzing and communicating results.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: Take One Set:
Set 1: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060
Set 2: MAT 060 and MAT 070
Set 3: MAT-060 and MAT 080
Set 4: MAT-060 and MAT 090
Set 5: MAT 090
Corequisite: None
MAT 121 Course Outline

 

MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II

This course is designed to cover concepts in algebra, function analysis, and trigonometry.  Topics include exponential and logarithmic functions, transformations of functions, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, vectors, and statistics.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to use mathematics and technology for problem-solving, analyzing and communicating results. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: MAT 121, minimum grade C, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
MAT 122 Course Outline

 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics

This course provides an introduction in a non-technical setting to selected topics in mathematics. Topics include, but are not limited to, sets, logic, probability, statistics, matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, topology, mathematics of finance, and modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to understand a variety of mathematical applications, think logically, and be able to work collaboratively and independently. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: MAT 140A
MAT 140 Course Outline: Not Available

 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics

This course is a laboratory for MAT 140. Emphasis is on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: MAT 140
MAT 140A Course Outline: Not Available

 

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment. Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities, and mathematics for citizenship. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information found in modern media and encountered in everyday life.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics (Quantitative).

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050; and DRE 098
Corequisite: None
MAT 143 Course Outline

 

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

This course provides a project-based approach to introductory statistics with an emphasis on using real-world data and statistical literacy. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate technology to describe important characteristics of a data set, draw inferences about a population from sample data, and interpret and communicate results.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics (Quantitative).

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050; and DRE 098
Corequisite: None
MAT 152 Course Outline

 

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite:Take One Set:
Set 1: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060, DMA 070, DMA 080
Set 2: MAT 121; minimum grade C
Corequisite: None
MAT 171 Course Outline

 

MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry

This course is designed to develop an understanding of topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of trigonometric functions in multiple representations, right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, conic sections, and parametric equations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to trigonometry-related problems with and without technology.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: MAT 171; minimum grade C
Corequisite: None
MAT 172 Course Outline

 

MAT 263 Brief Calculus

This course is designed to introduce concepts of differentiation and integration and their applications to solving problems. Topics include graphing, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on applications drawn from business, economics, and biological and behavioral sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of basic calculus and technology to solve problems and to analyze and communicate results.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: MAT 171; minimum grade C
Corequisite: None
MAT 263 Course Outline

 

MAT 271 Calculus I

This course is designed to develop the topics of differential and integral calculus. Emphasis is placed on limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to derivative-related problems with and without technology.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: MAT 172; minimum grade C
Corequisite: None
MAT 271 Course Outline

 

MAT 272 Calculus II

This course is designed to develop advanced topics of differential and integral calculus. Emphasis is placed on the applications of definite integrals, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and differential equations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to integral-related problems with and without technology.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: MAT 271; minimum grade C
Corequisite: None
MAT 272 Course Outline

 

MAT 273 Calculus III

This course is designed to develop the topics of multivariate calculus. Emphasis is placed on multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integration, solid analytical geometry, vector valued functions, and line and surface integrals. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding the solution to multivariate-related problems with and without technology.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: MAT 272; minimum grade C
Corequisite: None
MAT 273 Course Outline

 

MAT 285 Differential Equations

This course provides an introduction to topics involving ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is placed on the development of abstract concepts and applications for first-order and linear higher-order differential equations, systems of differential equations, numerical methods, series solutions, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and LaPlace transforms. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of the theoretical concepts and select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to differential equations-related problems with and without technology.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: MAT 272; minimum grade C
Corequisite: None
MAT 285 Course Outline

 

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