Mathematics Courses

Mathematics (MTH) courses

  • MTH 100 Intermediate Applied Mathematics

    Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement score.

    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 and Basic Algebra. Solving linear equations 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 115. (students may take MTH 115 concurrently with this course.) This course does not serve as a prerequisite for MTH 136 and credits for this course 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. 2(2-0) or (1-2) F, S

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
  • MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 030 or MTH 050 or appropriate placement score.

    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 136, MTH 138, or MTH 130. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. 3(3-0) or

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • MTH 111 Basic Algebra

    Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement score.

    This course is the first of three courses designed for students who need to take MTH 136 but do not place into it. 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 order to take MTH 112 or MTH 114.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • MTH 112 College Algebra Preparation II

    Prerequisite(s): Pass MTH 111 with a grade of C or better; appropriate placement score.

    Topics in this course will include exponent properties; simplifying and evaluating polynomials; operations with polynomials; factoring; solving quadratic, rational, and radical equations; and various applications of quadratic equations. A grade of C or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 113 or MTH 136 with prep.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • MTH 113 College Algebra Preparation III

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MTH 112 or appropriate placement score.

    Topics in this course will include exponent properties; operations with complex numbers, including rationalizing the denominator; operations with rational expressions, including complex fractions;applications including the Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance Formula; and solving systems of equations and inequalities. A grade of C or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 136.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • MTH 114 Basic Quantitative Reasoning

    Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement score or grade of C or better in MTH 111.

    This course is designed for students who do not need MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra and/or MTH 136 Pre-Calculus I: 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 136 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • MTH 115 Basic Geometric Concepts

    Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement score or grade of C or better in MTH 111.

    This course is designed for students who do not need MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra and/or MTH 136 Pre-Calculus I: 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 100 or MTH 103 or MTH 113 or grade of C or better in MTH 114 and MTH 115 or appropriate placement score.

    This is a problem solving and applications of mathematics course with a focus on mathematical reasoning and quantitative literacy. Topics to be studied will include, but are not limited to: the art of problem solving, proportional reasoning, statistical reasoning, probability, geometry and mathematics of finance. This course will satisfy general education requirements for the Associate of Arts in General Studies degree but will not count toward a mathematics major or minor and may not be taken as pass/not pass. A grade of C or better is required in this course in order to take MTH 220.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330Fall, Spring MOTR MATH 120 - Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling.
  • MTH 136 Pre-Calculus I: Algebra

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 103 or MTH 113 or appropriate placement score.

    Focus is on the analytic, graphical and numerical representations of functions along with higher algebraic reasoning. Topics include: the library of algebraic functions (polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions), conic sections, systems of equations and inequalities and matrices. Intended to prepare students for fields of study that would require a high level of algebraic reasoning or Calculus. A student who takes MTH 136 and MTH 138 receives credit toward graduation for only one of the courses. Satisfies the general education requirements for Quantitative Literacy for the Associate of Arts in General Studies 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 137, 285 or 287

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    32-30-2Fall, SpringMOTR MATH 130 - Pre-Calculus Algebra.
  • MTH 137 Pre-Calculus 2: Trigonometry

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 136 or appropriate placement score.

    Topics include: circular and triangular trigonometry and applications; trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities and proofs; solving trigonometric equations; vectors and polar coordinates. A student who takes MTH 136 and MTH 138 or MTH 137 and MTH 138 receives credit toward graduation for only one of the courses. Satisfies the general education requirements for Quantitative Literacy for the Associate of Arts in General Studies degree but will not count toward a mathematics major or minor. A grade of C or better is required in the course to take MTH 261, 285 or 287.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 103 or appropriate placement score.

    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 136 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    550Fall
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • MTH 220 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 130 or MTH 136.

    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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • MTH 240 Statistical Methods

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 or 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • MTH 260 Foundation of Geometry for Teachers

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 138 or grade of C or better in MTH 136 and MTH 137, or appropriate placement score.

    Topics include: analytic geometry of the plane, limits, continuity, differentiation with applications, introductory integration with applications. Students not having taken MTH 137 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 grade of B or higher must be earned in order for the Honors Program student to receive the Honors designation on his/her transcript.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    550Fall, Spring
  • MTH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    550Fall
  • MTH 285 Calculus for the Business and Social Sciences

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTH 136 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Upon demand