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MATH-0800 Developmental Special Topics in Mathematics
02 Semester Credits
Study of selected developmental topics or current issues in mathematics. Provides student opportunity to explore various topics in greater detail (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). Repeatable for different topics. May not be applied toward elective and/or program graduation degree requirements.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Faculty counterparts determine appropriate prerequisite/corequisite for each topic.

MATH-0830 Mastering Math 0910
02 Semester Credits
Discipline specific student success course includes: math study skills, overcoming math anxiety, critical thinking skills, personal self-management, calculator usage and other topics which assist students in identifying and overcoming barriers to success in mathematics. Includes additional instruction and practice in Math 0910 concepts and skills.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra. 

MATH-0850 Mastering Math 0950
02 Semester Credits
Discipline specific student success course includes: math study skills, overcoming math anxiety, critical thinking skills, personal self-management, calculator usage and other topics which assist students in identifying and overcoming barriers to success in mathematics. Includes additional instruction and practice in Math 0950 concepts and skills.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MATH-0950 Beginning Algebra. 

MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra
03 Semester Credits
Review of basic arithmetic and introduction to algebraic concepts. Includes basic review of whole numbers and decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, order of operations, ratio and proportion, percents, the United States and metric systems of measurement and estimation. Introduction to integers and simple linear equations and some definitions in geometry. Includes applications and activities to build skills in estimation, problem solving, and study techniques.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Sufficient score on assessment test, or departmental approval. 

MATH-0950 Beginning Algebra I
04 Semester Credits
First of two semester sequence. Includes study of real numbers, basic algebraic operations, linear equations and inequalities, rectangular coordinate system, graphs of linear equations and linear systems. Includes applications and activities to build skills in problem solving.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra; or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework. 

MATH-0960 Beginning Algebra II
04 Semester Credits
Second of two semester sequence. Includes simplification and basic operations on polynomials, exponents, factoring, rational expressions, radicals, and quadratic equations. Includes applications and activities to build skills in problem solving.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0950 Beginning Algebra I, or sufficient score on assessment exam; or departmental approval; equivalent coursework.

MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra
05 Semester Credits
Intensive review of basic algebra. Topics include real numbers, basic algebraic operations and simplification of polynomials, factoring, linear equations and inequalities, rectangular coordinate system, solution of linear equations, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, and solutions of quadratic equations. Includes applications and activities to build skills in problem solving.
Lecture 05 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: previous algebra class in high school or college.

MATH-0990 Math Literacy for College Students
04 Semester Credits
Course integrates numeracy, proporational reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions.  Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of ways.  Contexts include personal finance, medical literacy, and citizenship.
Lecture 04 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra or sufficient score on placement exam, or departmental approval.

MATH-1060 Survey of Mathematics
03 Semester Credits
Mathematics in problem solving. Problem solving using the scientific method, algebra, geometry, descriptive statistics, probability and calculator/computer applications.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0950 Beginning Algebra I; or MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra; or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1141 Applied Algebra and Mathematical Reasoning
03 Semester Credits
Applications and activities to build problem solving and mathematical modeling skills. Includes metric system, formula manipulation, graphs and their interpretation, solving algebraic equations and systems, functions, algebraic expressions (rational, radical and exponential), introduction to geometry, descriptive statistics and probability distributions.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0960 Beginning Algebra II, or MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra, or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework. 

MATH-1190 Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning
03 Semester Credits
Applications and appreciation of quantitative literacy.  Interpreting information from real-world sources to solve problems using numerical, algebraic, and graphical knowledge.  Various uses of mathematical models are explored, and statistical thinking is developed. Contexts include financial, environmental, social, and public and personal health.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory hours
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0990 Math Literacy for College Students; or departmental approval or sufficient score on placement test; or MATH-0950 Beginning Albegra I, or MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra.

MATH-1250 Contemporary Mathematics
04 Semester Credits
Contemporary mathematics as it applies to today’s world. Includes modeling and solving real life problems from behavioral, managerial, and social sciences. Topics include linear programming and management science, probability and statistics, biological and financial growth, and mathematics of social choice.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0960 Beginning Algebra II; or MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra, or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval; equivalent coursework.

MATH-1270 Intermediate Algebra
04 Semester Credits 
Builds on basic algebra concepts.  Topics include linear and quadratic equations, radicals and rational exponenets, rational equations,  polynomial, rational, compound, and  exponential and logarithmic functions and an introduction to functions and elementary transformations.  This course is a prerequisite for MATH-1370, MATH-1410, and 1470 only. 
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0960 Beginning Algebra II; or MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra; or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1280 Advanced Intermediate Algebra
05 Semester Credits
Builds on basic algebra concepts.  Expands topics include linear and quadratic equations, systems of linear and non-linear equations, radicals and rational exponents, and rational equations.  Other topics included are polynomial, rational, compound, and absolute value inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions.  Introduction to complex numbers, functions, elementary transformations, and conic sections.  Appropriate for students pursuing Science, Engineering, or Math majors.
Lecture 05 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-0960 Beginning Algebra II, or MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra; or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1370 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I
04 Semester Credits
First of two semester sequence designed for elementary and middle school education majors. Emphasis on understanding ideas and concepts. Includes sets and numeration, whole numbers, number theory, fractions, decimals, integers, rational and real numbers, problem solving strategies, and historical topics. Highlights applications to classroom, projects, and use of current technology, including scientific/graphing calculators and computers.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1270 Intermediate Algebra, or sufficient score on assessment exam; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1380 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II
04 Semester Credits
Second of two-semester sequence designed for elementary and middle school education majors. Emphasis on understanding ideas and concepts. Includes statistics, probability, measurement, geometric shapes, Euclidean geometry, coordinate geometry, transformational geometry, problem-solving strategies, and historical topics. Highlights applications to classroom, projects, and use of current technology, including scientific/graphing calculators and computers.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1370 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I
03 Semester Credits
First of two semester introductory sequence in probability and statistics. Intended for students majoring in liberal arts, business, sciences, engineering, and education. Includes study of descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, normal distribution, binomial distribution, sampling concepts, sampling distribution of sample mean, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1250 Contemporary Mathematics, or MATH-1270 Intermediate Algebra, or sufficient score on assessment tests; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT010 (1 of 2 required courses)

MATH-1420 Elementary Probability and Statistics II
03 Semester Credits
Second of two-semester introductory sequence in probability and statistics. Intended for students majoring in liberal arts, business, sciences, engineering, and education. Includes study of Chi-square distribution and F distribution and their applications, inferences on variances and proportions, comparing two means, categorical data, correlation, simple and multiple regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric tests and the use of statistical software packages.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT011 (2 of 2 required courses)

MATH-1470 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I
04 Semester Credits
First of two semester sequence. Includes linear systems, functions, matrix algebra and linear programming techniques as applied to business problems and the simplex method. Math of finance and basic theory of probability and statistics.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1270 Intermediate Algebra, or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1480 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II
04 Semester Credits
Second of two semester sequence. Includes fundamentals of differential and integral calculus and the application of these topics to business and economics.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1470 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT013

MATH-1490 Bus Probability/Statistics I
03 Semester Credits
First of two semester introductory sequence in business probability and statistics. Intended for students majoring in business. Application of statiscal methods to business and economic problems. Topics include study of descriptive statistics, elementary probability, random variables and probability distributions, normal distribution, binomial distribution, sampling concepts, sampling distribution of sample mean, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1470 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1500 Business Probability and Statistics II
03 Semester Credits
Second of two-semester introductory sequence in probability and statistics, intended for students majoring in business. Includes study of inferences on means and proportions, analysis of variance, correlation, simple and multiple linear regression models, business applications and decision making, and the use of statistical software.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1490 Business Probability and Statistics I, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

OAN Approved: OBU009
MATH-1510 Trigonometry
03 Semester Credits
Topics include trigonometric functions and their values for all angles, vectors and oblique triangles, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations. Applications and activities to build skills in problem solving included.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1280 Advanced Intermediate Algebra, or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1521 College Algebra
04 Semester Credits
Includes polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and graphs, conic sections, inequalities, matrices and determinants, theory of equations, series, sequences, the binomial theorem and mathematical induction. Study of applications and activities to build skills in problem solving.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1280 Advanced Intermediate Algebra, or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval; equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT001

MATH-1580 Precalculus
05 Semester Credits
Intensified course designed to prepare students for calculus. Study of real numbers, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, sequences and series, theory of equations, systems of equations and inequalities, mathematical induction, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and complex numbers. Applications and activities to build skills in problem solving are also included. Lecture 05 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: previous trigonometry or algebra/trigonometry course in high school or college.
OAN Approved: OMT002

MATH-1610 Calculus I
05 Semester Credits
First of three semester sequence designed for math, science, and engineering majors. Includes study of Cartesian coordinates, functions and graphs, limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative, differentials and antiderivatives, the definite integral and its applications.
Lecture 05 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1580 Precalculus; or MATH-1510 Trigonometry and MATH-1521 College Algebra; or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT005

MATH-161H Honors Calculus I
05 Semester Credits
First of a three-semester sequence designed for math, science, business, and engineering majors. Focuses on conceptual understanding of verbal, numerical, visual, and algebraic representations of functions, their graphs, and operations. Includes limits, continuity, rates of change, derivatives, implicit differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, application of differentials, differentiation, integrals, and application of integration. Emphasizes challenging calculus exercises, problems, projects, cooperative group work, student’s presentation of one of the course projects, and use of technology: graphing calculators and computers.
Lecture 05 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1580 Precalculus; or MATH-1510 Trigonometry, and MATH-1521 College Algebra; or high school Precalculus; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-1620 Calculus II
05 Semester Credits
Second of three-semester sequence. Includes study of logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, conics, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, sequences and series.
Lecture 05 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1610 Calculus I, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework
OAN Approved: OMT006

MATH-162H Honors Calculus II
05 Semester Credits
Second of three-semester sequence designed for mathematics, science, business, and engineering majors. Focuses on conceptual understanding of logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic functions; develops their properties, characteristics, derivatives, and graphs. Includes techniques of integration, polar coordinates, conic sections, limits of indeterminate forms of quotients of functions, improper integrals, and sequences and series. Emphasizes proofs of theorems and solving challenging examples, exercises, and application problems. Stresses development of research projects. Underscores cooperative work, student’s presentation of one of the course projects, and use of technology: graphics calculators and computers.
Lecture 05 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-161H Honors Calculus I, or high school Honors Calculus I; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-2010 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
04 Semester Credits
Foundation course in discrete mathematics with applications. Topics include logic, methods of proof, elementary number theory, set theory, functions, efficiency of algorithms, and mathematical induction.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1521 College Algebra; or MATH-1580 Precalculus; or sufficient score on assessment test; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-2310 Calculus III
04 Semester Credits
Third of three-semester sequence. Topics include vectors, parametric equations, analytic geometry of space, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals, line and surface integrals.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1620 Calculus II; or departmental approval; equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT007

MATH-2520 Differential Equations
03 Semester Credits
Includes study of differential equations of first and higher order, simultaneous, linear and homogenous differential equations, solution by power series, Laplace transformations and computer applications.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1620 Calculus II, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT009

MATH-231H Honors Calculus III
04 Semester Credits
Third of three-semester sequence designed for mathematics, science, business, and engineering majors. Focuses on conceptual understanding of vectors, parametric equations, analytic geometry of space, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals, line and surface integrals. Emphasizes proofs of theorems and solving challenging examples, exercises, and application problems. Stresses development of research projects. Underscores cooperative work, student’s presentation of one of the course projects; and use of technology: graphics calculators and computers.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-162H Honors Calculus II, or high school Honors Calculus II; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.

MATH-2410 Introduction to Linear Algebra
03 Semester Credits
Includes the study of vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices, determinants, invariant subspaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors and applications.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-2310 Calculus III; or departmental approval: equivalent coursework.
OAN Approved: OMT008

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  • M1280, Advanced Intermediate Algebra (5 credit hours)

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