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MTH 10B   Fundamentals of Arithmetic
Credits: 2.00
Description: Use of whole numbers to write, manipulate, interpret, and solve application and formula problems. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra COMPASS 1-20. Audit available.
MTH 15   Conquering Math Anxiety
Credits: 1.00
Description: How to manage anxiety and stress about mathematics. Personal development gives instruction in methods for dealing with excessive math anxiety. Relaxation techniques are demonstrated. Includes study skills information concerning the best ways to study and to change the perception of math anxiety.
MTH 20   Basic Math (Arithmetic)
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers fractions, decimals, percents, integers, and measurements necessary to write, manipulate, interpret, and solve application and formula problems. Introduces concepts of basic statistics.. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Prerequisite: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (placement into RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.
MTH 20B   Basic Math
Credits: 4.00
Description: Use fractions, decimals, percents, integer arithmetic, measurements, and geometric properties to write, manipulate, interpret and solve application and formula problems. Introduces concepts of basic statistics, charts and graphs. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator with fraction capabilities required. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 21C   Percentage and Statistics
Credits: 1.00
Description: Use fractions, decimals, and percents to write, manipulate, interpret and solve applications and formulas. Introduce concepts of basic statistics, charts and graphs. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator with fraction capabilities required. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 23C   Introduction to Geometry
Credits: 1.00
Description: Use geometric properties to write, manipulate, interpret and solve application and formula problems. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator with fraction capabilities required. Prerequisite: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 24C   Pre-Algebra
Credits: 1.00
Description: Use integer arithmetic to write, manipulate, interpret and solve application and formula problems. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator with fraction capabilities required. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 25C   Fractions
Credits: 1.00
Description: Use fractions to write, manipulate, interpret and solve application and formula problems. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator with fraction capabilities required. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 26C   Decimals
Credits: 1.00
Description: Use decimals, to write, manipulate, interpret and solve application and formula problems. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator with fraction capabilities required. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 30   Business Mathematics
Credits: 4.00
Description: Applies arithmetic to a variety of problems found in the business field, including simple and compound interest, annuities, payroll preparation, pricing, invoice preparation, trade discounts, taxes, and depreciation. Scientific calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 20 and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.
MTH 60   Introductory Algebra - First Term
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduction to algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables. Applications, graphs, functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation are emphasized throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 20 and RD 80 (or ESOL 250). Audit available.
MTH 61   Introductory Algebra - Part I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations and inequalities in one variable. Applications, formulas, and proper mathematical notation are emphasized throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Must take both MTH 61 and MTH 62 to satisfy MTH 60 requirements. Prerequisite: MTH 20 AND (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 62   Introductory Algebra - Part II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations in two variables, functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation are emphasized throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Must take both MTH 61 and MTH 62 to satisfy MTH 60 requirements. Must take both MTH 62 and MTH 63 to satisfy MTH 65 requirements. Prerequisite: (MTH 60 or MTH 61) AND (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.
MTH 63   Introductory Algebra - Part III
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on functions, polynomials, and quadratic equations. Application graphs, functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation are emphasized throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Must take both MTH 62 and MTH 63 to satisfy MTH 65 requirements. Prerequisite: (MTH 60 or MTH 62) AND (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.
MTH 65   Introductory Algebra - Second Term
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on functions, linear systems, polynomials, and quadratic equations. Applications, graphs, functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation are emphasized throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Prerequisites: (MTH 60 or MTH 62) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 70   Review of Introductory Algebra
Credits: 4.00
Description: Review of algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, functions, linear systems, properties of exponents, polynomials, and quadratic equations. Applications, graphs, functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation are emphasized throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Prerequisites: (MTH 63 or MTH 65) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) Audit available.
MTH 75   Introduction to Formal Geometry
Credits: 4.00
Description: Topics include: inductive and deductive reasoning, geometric constructions, line and angle properties, triangle properties, polygon properties, circles, transformations, area, volume, Pythagorean Theorem, similarity, and geometric proofs. Results communicated in oral and written form. Prerequisite: MTH 60. Audit available.
MTH 76   Introduction to GeoGebra
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces use of the free math software GeoGebra. Explores the power of the graphing and computer algebra systems for use by a student and/or instructor. Access to a computer or tablet with Java and internet access is required. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
MTH 84   Introduction to LaTeX
Credits: 1.00
Description: Explores the power of LaTeX for use at school, home, or the workplace for mathematical documents and other applications. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115,and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
MTH 91   Intermediate Algebra Part I
Credits: 2.00
Description: Explores functions graphically and symbolically with an emphasis on function notation. Investigates functions, equations and graphs involving linear rational, and absolute value expressions. Integrates technology throughout. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Must take both MTH 91 and MTH 92 to satisfy MTH 95 requirements. Prerequisite: MTH 63, MTH 65 or MTH 70 and placement into WR 115. Audit available.
MTH 92   Intermediate Algebra Part II
Credits: 2.00
Description: Explores functions graphically and symbolically with an emphasis on function notation. Investigates functions, equations and graphs involving quadratic, rational, and radical expressions. Integrates technology throughout. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Must take both MTH 91 and MTH 92 to satisfy MTH 95 requirements. Prerequisites: MTH 91 and placement into WR 115. Audit available.
MTH 93   Intro to the TI-89 or Casio ClassPad
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces basic use of graphing calculators. Explores the power of graphing calculators' computer algebra systems. The TI-89 (or TI-92 or Voyage 200) or Casio ClassPad 330 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MTH 60 or equivalent placement. Audit available.
MTH 95   Intermediate Algebra
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores functions graphically and symbolically with an emphasis on function notation. Investigate functions, equations, and graphs involving quadratic, rational, radical, and absolute value expressions. Technology is integrated throughout. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 63, MTH 65 or MTH 70 and placement into WR 115. Audit available.
MTH 105   Explorations in Mathematics
Credits: 4.00
Description: Students engage in the discovery and exploration of selected non-traditional topics in mathematics. Possible topics include mathematics of social choice, geometry, statistics, probability, and discrete mathematics. Technology will be used where appropriate. Students communicate results in oral and written form. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
MTH 111   College Algebra
Credits: 5.00
Description: Explores relations and functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Examines exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions. Investigates applications from a variety of perspectives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisite: MTH 95, RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available.
MTH 111H   College Algebra: Honors
Credits: 5.00
Description: An honors version of College Algebra. Explores relations and functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Examines exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions. Investigates applications from a variety of perspectives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisite: MTH 95, RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement.
MTH 112   Elementary Functions
Credits: 5.00
Description: Investigates trigonometric functions, equations and identities. Examines right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers. Explores topics graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisite: (MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C), RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available.
MTH 211   Foundations of Elementary Math I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys mathematical topics for those interested in the presentation of mathematics at the K-9 levels. Topics emphasized are problem solving, patterns, sequences, set theory, logic, numeration systems, number bases, arithmetic operations, and number theory. Various manipulative and problem solving strategies are used. Prerequisite: MTH 95 or higher, and WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
MTH 212   Foundations of Elementary Math II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys mathematical topics for those interested in the presentation of mathematics at the K-9 levels. Various manipulatives and problem solving approaches are used to explore rational numbers (fractions, decimals, percents), integers, the set of irrational numbers, the set of real numbers, and simple probability and statistics. Prerequisite: MTH 211 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
MTH 213   Foundations of Elementary Math III
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys mathematical topics for those interested in the presentation of mathematics at the K-9 levels. Various manipulatives and problem solving approaches are used to explore informal geometry, transformational geometry, and measurement systems. Prerequisite: MTH 211 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
MTH 241   Calculus for Management, Life and Social Science
Credits: 4.00
Description: Includes limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals. Investigates applications from science, business, and social science perspectives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisite: (MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C) and their prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
MTH 243   Statistics I
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces displaying data with graphs, numerical descriptions of data, producing data, elementary probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals and significance testing. Investigates applications from science, business, and social science perspectives. Graphing calculator with advanced statistical programs and/or computer software required; see instructor. Prerequisite: MTH 95 and placement into WR 121. MTH 111 is recommended. Audit available.
MTH 244   Statistics II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Includes confidence interval estimation; tests of significance including z-tests, t-tests, ANOVA, and chi-square; and inference for linear regression. Investigates applications from science, business, and social science perspectives. Graphing calculator with advanced statistical programs and/or computer software required; see instructor. Prerequisites: MTH 243 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
MTH 251   Calculus I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Includes limits, continuity, derivatives and applications of derivatives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 112 or CMET 131; and their prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
MTH 252   Calculus II
Credits: 5.00
Description: Includes antiderivatives, the definite integral, topics of integration, improper integrals, and applications of differentiation and integration. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 251. Audit available.
MTH 253   Calculus III
Credits: 5.00
Description: Includes infinite sequences and series (emphasis on Taylor series), an introduction to differential equations, and vectors in three space. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 252 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
MTH 254   Vector Calculus I
Credits: 5.00
Description: Includes multivariate and vector-valued functions from a graphical, numerical, and symbolic perspective. Applies integration and differentiation of both types of functions to solve real world problems. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 253 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
MTH 256   Differential Equations
Credits: 5.00
Description: Includes a variety of differential equations and their solutions, with emphasis on applied problems in engineering and physics. Differential equations software will be used. Students communicate results in oral and written form. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 253 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit Available.
MTH 261   Applied Linear Algebra I
Credits: 5.00
Description: Surveys linear algebra with some applications. Includes linear systems, vectors, and vector spaces, including eigenspaces. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 253 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.