Mathematics Courses

Mathematics (MTH) courses

  • MTH 100 Intermediate Applied Mathematics

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 111 or placement into MTH 100 or higher. This course is designed to provide students with mathematical understanding and skills to be productive workers, discerning consumers and informed citizens. Topics covered will include Ratios/Proportions/Percentages, Statistics, Probability, Finance, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Geometry and Basic Trigonometry. Solving linear equations and using formulas will be a common component of this course as will producing and analyzing various data displays, including the graphs of linear equations. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 130. This course does not serve as a prerequisite for MTH 135 and credits for this course will not count toward a major or minor in mathematics and will not satisfy general education requirement. However, credits for this course may be used as electives toward the total credit hours needed for graduation. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. 3(3-0) or 3(2-2) F/S.

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  • MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 030 or MTH 050 or placement into MTH 103 or higher. The course will cover order of operations with real and complex numbers; operations with rational exponents and expressions; solutions of equations and inequalities; introduction to basic geometric terms and concepts; linear graphing on a Cartesian Coordinate System; solutions of systems of equations; solving real world applications, including the use of proportions, formulas and the Pythagorean Theorem. Students not having taken MTH 50 should have one unit of high school algebra and an approved score on a departmental placement test. Credits for this class will not count toward a major or minor in mathematics and will not satisfy general education requirements. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 135, MTH 138 or MTH 130. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. 3(3-0) or

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 103B Intermediate Algebra

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 30 or 50 or placement into MTH 100 or higher. The course will cover order of operations with real and complex numbers; operations with rational exponents and expressions; solutions of equations and inequalities; introduction to basic geometric terms and concepts; linear graphing on a Cartesian Coordinate System; solutions of systems of equations; solving real world applications, including the use of proportions, formulas and the Pythagorean Theorem. Students not having taken MTH 50 should have one unit of high school algebra and an approved score on a departmental placement test. Credits for this class will not count toward a major or minor in mathematics and will not satisfy general education requirements. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 135, MTH 138 or MTH 130. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. 3(3-0) or

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 111 College Algebra Preparation I

    Prerequisite(s): Placement into MTH 111 or higher. This course is the first of three single-credit-hour courses designed for students who are not eligible for MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics or MTH 135 College Algebra. Topics in this course will include order of operations; simplifying expressions, solving linear, absolute value and rational equations and inequalities; applications; and basic linear graphing. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in orer to take MTH 112 or MTH 114.

    Credit hours:
    1
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    1
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    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 112 College Algebra Preparation II

    Prerequisite(s): Placement into MTH 112 or higher: or 'C' grade or higher in MTH 111. This course is the second of three single credit hour courses designed for students who are not eligible for College Algebra (MTH 135). Topics in this course will include exponent properties: simplifying and evaluation polynomials: operations with polynomials: factoring: solving quadratic, rational and radical equations: applications: and basic quadratic graphing. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 113.

    Credit hours:
    1
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    1
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    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 113 College Algebra Preparation III

    Prerequisite(s): Placement into MTH 113 or higher: (except MTH 114 or MTH 115): or 'C' grade or higher in MTH 112. This course is the last of three single credit hour courses designed for students who are not eligible for MTH 135, College Algebra. Topics in this course will include exponent properties: operations with complex numbers, including rationalizing the denominatior: operations with rational expressions, including complex fractions:applications: and solving systems of equations and inequalities. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 135.

    Credit hours:
    1
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    1
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    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 114 Basic Quantitative Reasoning

    Prerequisite(s): Placement into MTH 114 or higher: or 'C' grade or higher in MTH 111. This course is designed for students who do not need MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra and/or MTH 135 College Algebra for a bachelor's degree or some other degree. Topics covered will include fractions, decimals and percents; proportions; basic probability; basic statistics; and applications. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course and in MTH 115 in order to take MTH 130. This course does not serve as a prerequisite for MTH 135 and credits for this course will not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. This course may not be taken pass/not pass.

    Credit hours:
    1
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    1
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    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 115 Basic Geometric Concepts

    Prerequisite(s): Placement into MTH 114 or MTH 115 or higher; or 'C' grade or higher in MTH 111. This course is designed for students who do not need MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra and/or MTH 135 College Algebra for a bachelor's degree or some other degree. Topics covered will include basic geometry including perimeter, area and volume; basic trigonometry; and applications including the Pythagorean Theorem. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course and in MTH 114 in order to take MTH 130.

    Credit hours:
    1
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    1
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    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 100 or MTH 103 or MTH 113 or 'C' grade or better in MTH 114 & MTH 115 or placement into MTH 130 or higher. This is a problem solving course centering on the following topics: number theory/algebraic properties and applications, set theory, symbolic logic, geometry, probability and statistics. This course will satisfy general education requirements for the AA GS degree but will not count toward a mathematic major or minor and may not be taken pass/not pass. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 220.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 135 College Algebra

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 103 or MTH 113 or placement into MTH 130 or higher. Topics include: problem solving, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, equations, inequalities and their applications; coordinate geometry, including conic sections and systems of equations/ inequalities; and an introduction to sequences and series. Students not having taken MTH 103 should have two units of high school algebra and an approved score on a departmental placement test. A student who takes MTH 135 and MTH 138 receives credit toward graduation for only one of the courses. This course will satisfy general education requirements for the AA GS degree but will not count toward a mathematics major or minor. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course to take MTH 181, 285 or 287. 3(3-0) or

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 103 or placement into MTH 138 or higher. The course includes selected topics in algebra and trigonometry to prepare the student for calculus. Students not having taken MTH 103 should have three years of high school algebra at the level of Algebra 'I' or above and an approved score on the departmental placement test. A student who takes MTH 135 and 138 receives credit toward graduation only for one of the courses. The course will not count toward mathematics major or minor. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 261 or MTH 287. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. 5(5-0) 'F'

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    5
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

  • MTH 181 Trigonometry

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 135 or placement into MTH 181 or higher. Topics include: circular and triangular trigonometry and applications; trigonometric and inverse triginometric functions; trigonometric identities and equations; complex numbers; vectors; conic sections; parametric equations; and polar coordinates. Students not having taken MTH 135 should have two units of high school algebra, one unit of high school geometry and an approved score on a departmental placement test. Students not meeting prerequisite must have permission of the instructor to enroll. A student may not receive credit for more than one of MTH 138 and MTH 181. The course will not count toward a mathematics major or minor. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 261 or MTH 287. This course may not be taken pass/not pass.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

  • MTH 197 Introductory Topics in Math

    Variable content course of topics that can change from semester to semester. Topics will be identified by title in the schedule of classes. The course may be repeated if a different topic is offered; however, no more than six credits may count toward any degree.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
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    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • MTH 220 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 130 or MTH 135. This course centers around the structure and properties of the real number system and its subsets. Numeration systems, patterns of numbers, models and algorithms for operations, number theory, probability and statistics will be studied. Problem solving and communication are continuing themes of this course. Manipulatives (including a Base-10 Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, number cubes and colored counters), calculators and computer software (including a statistical package, spreadsheet and word processor) are used extensively as tools to develop mathematical concepts. Cannot be used as a mathematics elective for mathematics major or minor.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 240 Statistical Methods

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 for higher. This course will cover statistics, elementary probability, estimation and tests of simple hypothesis involving both large and small sample methods and linear correlation and regression. This course will not count toward a mathematics major or minor. A student may receive credit toward a degree for only one of the following courses: MTH 240, PSY 200, QBA 237.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

  • MTH 260 Foundation of Geometry for Teachers

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 220. This course includes the study of synthetic, analytic, vector and transformational geometries through properties of geometric figures, measurement, construction, conjecture and proof and tessellations. Problem solving and communication are continuing themes of this course. Manipulatives (including MIRA, Geoboard, Tangrams, attribute blocks and compass) , calculators and computer software (including Logo, Geometer's Sketchpad and a word processor) are used extensively as tools to develop geometric concepts. Cannot be used as a mathematics elective for the mathematics major or minor.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 138 or 'C' grade or better in MTH 135 and MTH 181 or placement into MTH 261. Topics include: analytic geometry of the plane, limits, continuity, differentiation with applications, introductory integration with applications. Students not having taken MTH 181 or MTH 138 should have a 'B' average or better in high school mathematics, including 2 units of algebra, 1 unit of geometry and 1/2 unit of trigonometry and an approved score on a departmental placement test. Students not meeting prerequisite must have permission of the instructor to enroll. A Grade of 'C' or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 280 or MTH 288. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. A 'B' grade or higher must be earned in order for the Honors Program student to receive the Honors designation on his/her transcript.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    5
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • MTH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 261. Topics include: applications of integration, integration techniques, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, sequences, series, conic sections, parametrization, polar coordinates. This course may not be taken pass/not pass.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    5
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

  • MTH 285 Calculus for the Business and Social Sciences

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in MTH 135 or MTH 138. Short review of algebra, absolute value and inequalities followed by elements of geometry, limits, the derivative, anti-derivative and their applications. A student can receive credit for only one of MTH 285 and 287. A student taking MTH 285 and MTH 261 receives credit only for MTH 261.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • MTH 292 Multivariate Calculus

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 280. This course is the third course in the Calculus series. Topics will include: vector algebra and calculus, solid analytic geometry, partial differentiation, multiple integration and vector fields. This course may not be taken pass/not pass.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

  • MTH 297 Mathematic Topics in Globalization

    Students will have various opportunities to apply mathematical concepts developed in previous math courses to the real-world and/or a global society. Business, scientific, statistical, medical and political situations will be among a wide range of topics explored and modeled. This course will also contain substantial communication, critical thinking and information management components. Students seeking an AA in General Studies may use this course to fulfill their capstone requirement. Additionally, these students must submit their student learning portfolio in this course. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours if different topics are offered. A student may not receive credit for both MTH 297 and IDS 297 if the courses have the same title.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand