MAT 079 Pre-Algebra (3 EQ)

This course will provide students with concepts and techniques associated with pre-algebra mathematics. Topics include arithmetic of fractions, decimals, proportions, percents and an introduction to signed number operations. This course will emphasize both skill development and an application of these skills to real world situations. Prerequisite: The ability to correctly perform the four basic operations with whole numbers.

MAT 084 Mathematical Literacy (4 EQ)

This course focuses on mathematics for everyday life. It integrates fluency with numbers, proportional reasoning, data interpretation, algebraic reasoning, modeling, and communicating quantitative information. Mathematical concepts are investigated through group problems and class discussions based on real-life contexts of citizenship, personal finances, and medical literacy. This course prepares students to take a college-level non-STEM course in mathematics, such as MAT 104, 112, or MAT 113. Students placing at this level and needing MAT 114 should take MAT 087 or MAT 088 instead of this course. Prerequisite: Arithmetic skills.

MAT 085 Math Skills and Applications (1 EQ)

Provides learning reinforcement for students enrolled in the areas of arithmetic, elementary algebra, or intermediate algebra. Both mathematical skills and applications will be emphasized. Students may enroll in this course only with a math diagnostician's recommendation. This course will be offered in a workshop format as needed or as requested by other disciplines requiring math skills (i.e. Nursing, health related professions, Economics).

MAT 086 Pre-Algebra and Beginning Algebra (6 EQ)

This course is designed for students who need to review arithmetic skills and gain an understanding of beginning algebra concepts. It is especially appropriate for pre-health students. Topics include fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, ratio/proportions, percents, metric system, real number systems, algebraic operations, linear equations and inequalities, coordinate systems, systems of equations, polynomials and factoring. Students may not take both MAT 086 and any of MAT 079/087/088. Prerequisite: Knowledge of whole number arithmetic.

MAT 087 Beginning Algebra (3 EQ)

Topics include real number systems, algebraic operations, linear equations, coordinate systems, powers and roots, polynomials and factoring. Prerequisite: Arithmetic skills and some knowledge of algebra.

MAT 088 Beginning Algebra and Applications (4 EQ)

Topics include real number systems, algebraic operations, linear equations, coordinate systems, powers and roots, polynomials and factoring. The skills and applications component provides students with an opportunity to practice newly acquired skills and to use these skills to solve practical problems. Prerequisite: Arithmetic skills and no prior knowledge of algebra.

MAT 104 Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)

This course focuses on mathematical and statistical reasoning important for decision-making in everyday life. It integrates quantitative literacy with percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking. Concepts are investigated with hands-on activities using important medical, environmental, and financial decision examples. Communicating mathematics and using appropriate technologies will also be developed in this course. Prerequisite: MAT 084 or 087, or equivalent.

MAT 106 Mathematical Applications I (4 credits)

The first course in a two-semester sequence of intermediate algebra and trigonometry with technical applications. Topics include trigonometric functions, vectors, units of measurement and approximate numbers, fundamental concepts of algebra, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, determinants, factoring and fractions, quadratics, variation and geometry (areas and perimeters of common plane figures, volumes and surface areas of common solids). The scientific calculator will be used throughout the course. Open to Telecommunications Technology majors only. This course is not applicable as an elective for any other degree granting program. Prerequisite: Beginning algebra or equivalent.

MAT 107 Mathematical Applications II (4 credits)

The second course in a two-semester sequence of intermediate algebra and trigonometry with technical applications. Topics include exponents and radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratio, proportion and variation, oblique triangles, graphs of sine and cosine functions, complex numbers and their applications, inequalities, introduction to statistics and a non-rigorous introduction to calculus. A scientific calculator and computer software will be used throughout the course. Open to Telecommunications Technology majors only. This course is not applicable as an elective for any other degree granting program. Prerequisite: MAT 106.

MAT 112 Nature of Mathematics (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to improve problem-solving skills and expand students' understanding of the nature of mathematics. The topics include: problem-solving, number theory, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean geometry, the concept of infinity, probability and optional topics chosen from topology, chaos, and fractals. This course is primarily for liberal arts students entering fields of study which do not have a strong mathematical emphasis. Prerequisite: Beginning Algebra, Mathematical Literacy, or equivalent.

MAT 113 Contemporary Mathematics (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to show a direct connection between mathematics and concrete real-life problems. Topics will include voting theory, routing problems (graph theory), and either scheduling, fair division or apportionment. This is a course primarily for liberal arts students entering fields of study which do not have a strong mathematical emphasis. Participation in group work is required for classroom sections. Prerequisite: Beginning Algebra, Mathematical Literacy, or equivalent.

MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra With Applications (4 credits)

Topics include solving linear equations and inequalities, graphs, functions, systems of equations, polynomials and polynomial functions, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, geometric concepts, quadratic equations, and applications. This course will not count toward any elective credit for Math/Science majors. Prerequisite: Beginning algebra or equivalent.

MAT 115 Modeling for Decision Making (3 credits)

Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, counting procedures, sets, probability, functions, exponents. Use of specific technology will be required. Not open to Math/Science students. Prerequisite: Intermediate algebra, college algebra or equivalent.

MAT 116 Decision Making With Calculus (3 credits)

This is the second of a two-semester sequence designed for business transfer and CIS students. Topics include: limits; instantaneous rates of change; differentiation; exponential and logarithmic functions; antiderivatives; indefinite integrals; definite integrals; and applications to business, managerial and social sciences. Not open to Math/Science majors. Prerequisite: MAT 115.

MAT 118 Statistics: An Empirical Introduction (3 credits)

A course in empirical statistics for non-science majors. Topics include: random sampling, graphing, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distribution, standard scores, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, Student t distribution, two-way tables, probability, correlation and regression. Prerequisite: MAT 112 or MAT 113 or MAT 114 (or equivalent) or MAT 121 or BUS 102 or NUR 183 or NUR 230. Not open to Math/Science or Engineering Science majors or to anyone having earned credit in MAT 151 or BUS 219. A calculator with two-variable statistics capabilities is required.

MAT 119 Mathematics for Technical Disciplines I (4 credits)

This is the first coures in a two-semester sequence of dimensional analysis, intermediate algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphs, and control charts, with an understanding of basic statistics. Topics included are scientific and engineering notation, significant figures, unit conversion, fundamental concepts of algebra, functions and graphs, solving linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, graphs, and control charts. The scientific calculator will be used throughout the course. Prerequisites: MAT 114 or equivalent, or Permission of Instructor; NET major.

MAT 120 Mathematics for Technical Disciplines II (3 credits)

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence of dimensional analysis, intermediate algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphs, and control charts, with an understanding of basic statistics. Topics included are right triangle trigonometry, logarithms, exponential and logarithmic equations, variation, graphing with log and semi-log scales, and statistics. The scientific calculator will be used throughout the course. Prerequisites: MAT 119 and NET major.

MAT 121 Math for Elementary Teachers (4 credits)

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence designed for the prospective B-2, 1-6, 5-8, and B-6 teacher. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution in Adolescence or Childhood Education should take this course and MAT 122. Students will develop an understanding of the mathematical curriculum recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards. Topics include: sets, numeration systems, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and number theory. A hands-on problem-solving technology-based approach will be emphasized throughout this course. This course fulfills the math requirement for only the following degrees: Human Services and Teacher Education, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences degrees in Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, General Studies, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Prerequisite: Beginning algebra and successful completion of the MAT 121 Competency Test.

MAT 122 Math for Elementary Teachers II (4 credits)

This course is the second of a two-semester sequence designed for the prospective B-2, 1-6, 5-8, and B-6 teacher. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution in Adolescence or Childhood Education should take this course and MAT 121. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the mathematical curriculum as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. Topics will include: geometry, probability, statistics and the metric system. A hands-on, problem-solving, technology-based approach will be emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the math requirement for only the following degrees: Human Services and Teacher Education, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences degrees in Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, General Studies, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Prerequisite: MAT 121.

MAT 141 Algebra: A Functions Approach (3 credits)

Topics include polynomial and absolute value inequalities, functions and their inverses, operations on functions, graphs and transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangle trigonometry, law of sines and law of cosines, and binomial theorem. Graphing calculator use is required. This course does not fulfill the prerequisite for calculus. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in intermediate algebra or equivalent. Not open to students with credit in MAT 143.

MAT 142 Trigonometric Functions (1 credit)

A functions approach to the study of trigonometry. The basic trigonometric functions of real numbers are discussed. Graphing calculator use is required. Prerequisite: Intermediate algebra, college algebra or equivalent.

MAT 143 Pre-Calculus With Trigonometry (4 credits)

This course is designed to provide the necessary foundation for a standard calculus course. Topics include absolute value and quadratic inequalities, functions and their equations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications, right triangle trigonometry, law of sines and law of cosines, trigonometric functions (circular) and their inverses, trigonometric identities and equations, addition and multiple angle formulas, and binomial theorem. Graphing calculator use is required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in intermediate algebra, college algebra or equivalent. Not open to anyone with previous credit in MAT 141 or 142.

MAT 151 Statistics I (4 credits)

Topics covering the descriptive and inferential aspects of statistics will include: frequency distribution, graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, probability distributions, binomial and normal distributions, introduction to sampling theory, estimation theory, and hypothesis testing (mean, variance, proportions, etc.). Computer software and graphing calculator applications will be an integral component of this course. A graphing calculator with specific statistical capabilities will be required. Credit will not be given for both MAT 151 and BUS 219. Prerequisite: MAT 116 or 141 or MAT 143 or equivalent.

MAT 152 Statistics II (3 credits)

A continuation of Statistics I to include the topics two-sample analysis, linear and multiple regression, correlation, analysis of variance, non-parametric statistics and Chi-square goodness of fit. Time series analysis and/or statistical process control as time permits. Computer software and graphing calculator applications will be an integral component of this course. A graphing calculator with specific statistical capabilities will be required. Credit will not be given for both MAT 152 and BUS 220. Prerequisite: MAT 151 or BUS 219 or equivalent.

MAT 161 Calculus I (4 credits)

A first course in calculus for students in mathematics, science, computer science, and engineering. Basic analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, chain rule, implicit differentiation, antiderivatives, definite integrals, Fundamental Theorem, applications of derivatives and integrals. Graphing calculator use is required. Prerequisite: Four years of college-preparatory mathematics (including trigonometry) or MAT 143 or Permission of Instructor.

MAT 162 Calculus II (4 credits)

A second course in calculus for students in mathematics, science, computer science, and engineering. Applications of integrals; derivatives and integrals of exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions; indeterminate forms and L'Hopital's rule; techniques of integration; improper integrals; numerical integration; infinite series; polar graphs. Graphing calculator use is required. Prerequisite: MAT 161.

MAT 241 Linear Algebra (3 credits)

This elective for Engineering, Computer Science, and Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science majors introduces students to the deductive style of higher-level mathematics courses. Topics include systems of linear equations, matrices, real vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, basis, dimension, row and column space of a matrix, rank, linear transformations, kernel, range, matrix of a linear transformation, determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: MAT 161 or equivalent.

MAT 251 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)

Study of theoretical bases of set theory, logic, techniques of proof, number systems, functions, relations, algorithms, graph theory, counting, permutations, combinations, binomial co-efficients, recurrence relations, induction and recursion, and trees. Prerequisite: MAT 161 or Permission of Instructor.

MAT 263 Calculus III (4 credits)

The following topics are studied: vectors, vector functions, 3-dimensional analytic geometry, partial derivatives, total differentials, gradients, multiple integrals, line integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 162.

MAT 264 Differential Equations (4 credits)

A course designed primarily for Math/Science and Engineering majors. Topics include: definitions, first-order differential equations, linear equations of order two and higher, Laplace transforms, series solutions, systems of differential equations, numerical solution methods, modeling applications. Prerequisite: MAT 162 or equivalent.

MAT 195 St: Framework for Success in Mathematics (1 credit)

The skills and techniques needed to be successful in math differ greatly from those used to master other courses. This course examines attitudes, strategies, note-taking, study and test taking skills necessary for learning and understanding mathematics. Co-requisite: MAT 079. This course may be used in the general elective category.