Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Precalculus (3.00)

MATH 1030

Studies computational skills, patterns of quantitative problem solving, and mathematical thought. Includes linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, inverse functions, logarithms, arithmetic and geometric sequences, trigonometric functions, and linear systems. (Does not satisfy the College natural science and mathematics requirement.) Prerequisite: High school algebra II and geometry.

Probability/Finite Mathematics (3.00)

MATH 1110

Studies finite probability theory including combinatorics, equiprobable models, conditional probability and Bayes' theorem, expectation and variance, and Markov chains.

Financial Mathematics (3.00)

MATH 1140

The study of the mathematics needed to understand and answer a variety of questions that arise in everyday financial dealings. The emphasis is on applications, including simple and compound interest, valuation of bonds, amortization, sinking funds, and rates of return on investments. A solid understanding of algebra is assumed.

The Shape of Space (3.00)

MATH 1150

Provides an activity and project-based exploration of informal geometry in two and three dimensions. Emphasizes visualization skill, fundamental geometric concepts, and the analysis of shapes and patterns. Topics include concepts of measurement, geometric analysis, transformations, similarity, tessellations, flat and curved spaces, and topology.

Algebra, Number Systems, and Number Theory (3.00)

MATH 1160

Studies basic concepts, operations, and structures occurring in number systems, number theory, and algebra. Inquiry-based student investigations explore historical developments and conceptual transitions in the development of number and algebraic systems.

Applied Calculus I (3.00)

MATH 1210

Topics include limits and continuity; differentiation and integration of algebraic and elementary transcendental functions; and applications to maximum-minimum problems, curve sketching and exponential growth. Credit is not given for both MATH 1210, 1212, and 1310.

Applied Calculus I with Algebra (4.00)

MATH 1212

Topics include College Algebra; limits and continuity; differentiation and integration of algebraic and elementary transcendental functions; and applications to maximum-minimum problems, curve sketching and exponential growth.  Credit is not given for both Math 1210, 1212, and 1310.  Prerequisite: No previous exposure to Calculus.

Applied Calculus II (3.00)

MATH 1220

A second calculus course for business, biology, and social science students. Analyzes functions of several variables, their graphs, partial derivatives and optimization; multiple integrals. Reviews basic single variable calculus and introduces differential equations and infinite series. Credit is not given for both MATH 1220 and 1320. Prerequisite: MATH 1210 or equivalent.

Calculus I (4.00)

MATH 1310

Introduces calculus with emphasis on techniques and applications. Recommended for natural science majors and students planning additional work in mathematics. The differential and integral calculus for functions of a single variable is developed through the fundamental theorem of calculus. Credit is not given for both MATH 1210, 1212, and 1310. Prerequisite: Background in algebra, trigonometry, exponentials, logarithms, and analytic geometry.

Calculus II (4.00)

MATH 1320

Continuation of 1310. Applications of the integral, techniques of integration, infinite series, vectors. Credit is not given for both MATH 1220 and 1320. Prerequisite: MATH 1310 or equivalent, or instructor permission.