Lower Level Course Descriptions

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Courses marked with ** are only offered at Regional Campuses. 

Courses marked with § have not been taught recently and are currently on hold. At some point, these courses may be removed from the catalog.

These descriptions and syllabi are provided as a quick reference of the Spring 2015 catalog. Please refer to the Course Catalog for the most current course descriptions, or contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences directly for a specific syllabus.

00020 Pre-Algebra (2)

Properties of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers and order of operations.  Mental math and elementary algebraic thinking skills are emphasized and use of calculator is not allowed. Course does not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: ALEKS® math single assessment score of 0-9.

00021 Basic Algebra I (2)

Includes operations on integers, fractions, decimals and percents, properties of real numbers. Introduction to variables, first degree equations and problem-solving with formulas. Equations and inequalities in one variable, linear equations, rate of change and slope, graphing in the cartesian plane. Course does not count toward graduation. Pre/corequisite: minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 00020; or ALEKS® math assessment minimum score of 10.

00022 Basic Algebra II (2)

Introduction to functions, systems of linear equations, exponents, polynomial operations, scientific notation. Factoring polynomials, solving quadratics by factoring, radicals and rational exponents. Course does not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 00021; or ALEKS® math assessment minimum score of 25.

00023 Basic Algebra III (2) 

Zeros of functions, rational expressions and equations, problem-solving with rational expressions, intermediate factoring techniques. Quadratics: functions, graphs, equations, inequalities, "quadratic type" equations and problem-solving.  Course does not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 00006 or MATH 00022; or minimum 35 ALEKS® math assessment score.

00024 Basic Algebra IV (2) 

Advanced factoring techniques, rational functions, radical equations, absolute value equations and inequalities. Exponential and logarithmic functions: introduction, graphing, problem-solving. Course does not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 00023; or  ALEKS® math assessment minimum score of 45.

10041 Introductory Statistics (4)

An introduction to statistical thinking and statistical methods. Emphasis is on statistical literacy, conceptual understanding and active learning in the classroom. Prerequisite: minimum 22 math ACT score; or minimum 520 math SAT score; or minimum 35 ALEKS® math assessment score; or minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 00022; or any higher-level MATH course.

10771 Basic Mathematical Concepts I Plus (5)

Development of the real number system and its sub-systems, open sentences, numeration systems, modular arithmetic and some number theory concepts. Additional concepts covered: place value, logic, sets, algebra concepts, and problem solving. Students cannot earn credit toward a degree for both this course and MATH 14001. Prerequisite: minimum 22 ACT mathematics sub score, or minimum 520 SAT mathematics sub score; or minimum ALEKS® math placement assessment score of 35; or MATH 00022 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

10772 Modeling Algebra Plus (5)

Study of algebra in the context of real-world applications, including linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic models. Includes a review of factoring and functions. Intended for students not planning to take calculus. No credit earned for this course if student already earned credit for MATH 11010. Students cannot earn credit toward a degree for both this course and MATH 11009. Prerequisites: Minimum 22 ACT mathematics sub score; or minimum 520 SAT mathematics sub score; or minimum ALEKS® math placement assessment score of 35; or a minimum grade of C (2.0) in MATH 00022.

10773 Algebra for Calculus Stretch I (3)

Study of functions in general, factoring, negative and rational exponents; polynomial functions, including quadratic functions; and sequences and series. No credit earned for this course if a student already earned credit for MATH 12001. Students cannot earn credit toward a degree for both this course and either MATH 11010 or MATH 10775. Prerequisite: Minimum 22 ACT mathematics sub score; or minimum 520 SAT mathematics sub score; or minimum ALEKS® math placement assessment score of 35; or MATH 00022 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

10774 Algebra for Calculus Stretch II (3)

Continuation of MATH 10773. Study of rational expressions and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and conic sections. No credit earned for this course if a student already earned credit for MATH 11011 or MATH 12001. Students cannot earn credit toward a degree for both this course and either MATH 11010 or MATH 10775. Prerequisite: MATH 10773 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

10775 Algebra for Calculus Plus (4)

Study of elementary functions and graphs, including polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers; conic sections; arithmetic and geometric sequences. In addition, factoring, negative and rational exponents, and quadratic functions are covered. No credit for this course if student has already earned credit for MATH 12001. Students cannot earn credit toward a degree for both this class and either MATH 11010 or MATH 10774. Prerequisite: Math 00023 with a minimum grade of C (2.0); or minimum ALEKS® math placement assessment score of 45.

11008 Explorations in Modern Mathematics (3)

Topics from various branches of mathematics will be chosen to introduce the student to the wide varieties of ways in which mathematics affects everyday life. Prerequisite: Math ACT minimum score of 22; or ALEKS® math single assessment minimum score of 35; or minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 00022; or any higher math course (MATH 00023, 00024,1XXXXX excluding MATH 10004 and MATH 10020 and MATH 10021 and MATH 10031 and MATH 10032).

11009 Modeling Algebra (4)

Study of algebra arising in the context of real-world applications, including linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic models. Intended for students not planning to take calculus. No graduation credit for this course for students who have already passed MATH 11010. Prerequisite: minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 00007 or MATH 00023; or ALEKS® math assessment minimum score of 45.

11010 Algebra for Calculus (3)

Study of elementary functions and graphs, including polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions; complex numbers; conic sections; arithmetic and geometric sequences. No credit earned for this course if student earned credit for MATH 12001. Students cannot earn credit for this course and any of MATH 10773, MATH 10774, or MATH 10775. Prerequisite: MATH 00024 or MATH 10773 or MATH 11009 with a minimum C (2.0) grade; or minimum 55 ALEKS® math placement assessment score.

11012 Intuitive Calculus (3)

Designed to give an overview of differential and integral calculus to business and life-science majors. Does not include trigonometric functions. No credit earned for this course if student earned credit for MATH 12002. Prerequisite: MATH 10774 or MATH 10775 or MATH 11010 with a minimum C (2.0) grade; or minimum 67 ALEKS® math assessment score.

11022 Trigonometry (3) 

Solution of triangles, trigonometric equations and identities. Prerequisite: MATH 10774 or MATH 10775 or MATH 11010 with a minimum C (2.0) grade; or minimum 67 ALEKS® math placement assessment score.

12001 Algebra and Trigonometry (5)

Introduction to algebra and trigonometry including functions and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; angles and the trigonometric functions; graphs of trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities; inverse circular functions and trigonometric equations; and applications of trigonometry. No credit for this course if student earned credit for MATH 10774 or MATH 10775 or MATH 11010 or MATH 11022. Prerequisite: MATH 10024 with a minimum grade of B (3.0); or minimum ALEKS® math placement assessment score of 67.

12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5) 

Concepts of limit, continuity and derivative, and the indefinite and definite integral for functions of one real variable. Maximization, related rates, fundamental theorem of calculus. No credit earned for this course if student earned credit for MATH 12011 and 12012. Prerequisite: minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 11022 or MATH 12001; or ALEKS® math upper-level minimum score 70; or ALEKS® math single assessment score of 78.

12003 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5) 

Continued study of techniques and applications of integration; trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions; polar coordinates; vectors; parametric equations; sequences and series. Prerequisite: MATH 12002 or MATH 12012 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

12011 Calculus with Precalculus I (3)

Introduction to differential calculus with a review of algebra and trigonometry. Includes exponents, factoring, functions, graphs, tangent lines, limits, continuity, derivatives and related rates. No credit earned for this course if student earned credit for MATH 12002. Prerequisite: ALEKS® math upper-level score 50-69; or ALEKS® math single assessment score of 67-77.

12012 Calculus with Precalculus II (3)

Development of integral calculus and continued study of differential calculus. Includes curve sketching optimization fundamental theorem of calculus areas between curves, exponential and logarithmic functions. No credit earned for this course if student earned credit for MATH 12002. Prerequisite: MATH 12011 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

12021 Calculus for Life Sciences (4)

Differential and integral calculus using examples and problems in life sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 11022 or MATH 12011 with a minimum grade of C (2.0); or ALEKS® placement score of 78 or higher.

12022 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences (3)

Probability and statistics with applications in medical and biological sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 12002 or MATH 12012 or MATH 12021 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

14001 Basic Mathematical Concepts I (4)

Development of the real number system and its sub-systems, open sentences, numeration systems, modular arithmetic and some number theory concepts.  Prerequisite: minimum C (2.0) in MATH 00007 or any math course 00023 or higher; or ALEKS® placement score of 45.

14002 Basic Mathematical Concepts II (4)

Basic concepts of probability, statistics and geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 14001 or MATH 10771 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

**19002 Technical Mathematics II (4)**

Continuation of MATH 19001. Emphasizes advanced topics in algebra and trigonometry, analytic geometry, derivatives and integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 19001.

19099 Field Experience in Mathematics Instruction (1)

(Repeatable for credit) Learning through tutoring. A supervised lab experience in providing explanations of mathematical concepts. Prerequisite: Special approval.

20095 Special Topics in Mathematics (1-5)

(Repeatable for credit) Various special courses will be announced in the schedule of classes under this course number with different section numbers. Prerequisite: Permission.

21001 Linear Algebra with Applications (3)

Systems of linear equations and the associated matrix operations, linear transformations, vector spaces, bases, eigenvectors. Prerequisite: MATH 11012 or MATH 12002 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

**21092 Computer Practicum (2)** §

(Repeatable for credit) Supervised work experience in a computer installation. Prerequisite: None.

22005 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4)

Study of functions of several variables, including partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 12003 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).