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Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Mathematics (MATH)

Liberal Arts Division

MATH 090: Elementary Arithmetic

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Math 90 is designed to provide individualized instruction in basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents. This class is intended for students who need a review of whole numbers before studying fractions. Instruction is tailored specifically to each student's needs.

MATH 091: Basic Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides the fundamental operation of whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, percentage, measurement and geometry. The course is intended to provide a thorough review of basics needed in future mathematics courses and in applied career fields.

MATH 092: Algebra Review

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides a review of algebra that will refresh previously taught concepts. Course will help prepare students for the math placement test.

MATH 093: Pre Algebra

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 091 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Prepares students for MATH 95. Helps students who have experienced difficulties with math to be introduced to the language and concepts of algebra. Provides a transition from self-paced, basic math to the quick pace required in MATH 95.

MATH 095: Elementary Algebra

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 093 or equivalent

Offers a first course in algebra. Topics include operations with signed numbers; algebraic symbols; evaluating formulas; operations with polynominal, radical and rational expressions; solving equations and application problems using algebra; and elementary graphing. Provides a foundation for the math used in business, science, engineering and related fields.

MATH 096: Intermediate Algebra

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 095 or one unit of high school algebra and one unit of high school geometry, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

Offers a second course in algebra. Studies polynomial, rational and radical expressions; linear, quadratic and polynomial equations; linear and absolute value inequalities; relations, functions and their graphs; systems of linear equations; and applications.

MATH 098: Developmental Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: none

Prepares students for college-level mathematics. Self-paced, computer-aided course designed to provide students with the concepts and skills of pre, elementary and intermediate algebra.

MATH 098: Developmental Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: none

Prepares students for college-level mathematics. Self-paced, computer-aided course designed to provide students with the concepts and skills of pre, elementary and intermediate algebra.

MATH 100: Math For Allied Health Programs

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Reviews basic mathematics with emphasis on those skills that apply to calculating drug dosages. Includes fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, English, apothecary and metric systems of measurements. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

MATH 110: Shop Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, measurement, geometry, and briefly, the fundamentals of algebra and right triangle trigonometry. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

MATH 120: Fundamentals of College Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 096 or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above with a grade of C- or better or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test. MATH 095 with a grade of B- or better in lieu of MATH 096 requirement

Studies probability, statistics, business, finance and consumer mathematics. Course is broad in scope and emphasizes applications.

MATH 122: Number Concepts For Elementary School Teachers

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or consent of instructor

Introduces elementary problem solving with emphasis on the nature of numbers and the structure of the real number system. Designed for students seeking a teaching certificate in elementary education.

MATH 123: Statistical & Geometrical Concepts For Elementary School Teachers

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or consent of instructor

Presents elementary problem solving with emphasis on patterns and geometric relationships. Designed for students seeking a teaching certificate in elementary education.

MATH 126: Precalculus I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 096 with a grade of C- or better or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above with a grade of C- or better within the last three years, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

Provides a third course in algebra. Topics include: polynomial, rational and radical equations; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; relations and functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial exponential and logarithmic functions, their graphs and applications; and systems of equations.

MATH 127: Precalculus II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 126 or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above, or consent of instructor

Studies circular functions, trigonometric identities and equations, conic sections, complex numbers, and discrete algebra.

MATH 128: Precalculus and Trigonometry

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: MATH 096 with a grade of C- or better or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above with a grade of C- or better within the last three years, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

Studies relations, functions and their graphs; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithm and trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; systems of equations and inequalities; conics; mathematical induction; sequences and series.

MATH 176: Introductory Calculus For Business & Social Sciences

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 128, MATH 126 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Instructs students in fundamental ideas of analytical geometry and calculus. Includes plane coordinates, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus. Includes applications to rates, extremalization, and interpretation of integrals.

MATH 181: Calculus I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 128, MATH 126, MATH 127 or equivalent or consent of instructor, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

Offers fundamental concepts of analytical geometry and calculus, functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals.

MATH 182: Calculus II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 181 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Teaches transcendental functions, methods of integration, conics and vectors.

MATH 253: Matrix Algebra

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 182

Introduces linear algebra, including matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

MATH 283: Calculus III

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 182 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Covers infinite series, vectors, differential and integral calculus of functions of several variables, and introduction to vector analysis.

MATH 285: Differential Equations

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 283

Presents methods of solving ordinary differential equations with application to physical systems. Includes systems of equations, series solution, numerical solution, and Laplace transforms.

MATH 299: Directed Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Provides individual study conducted under the direction of a faculty member.

MATH 330: Linear Algebra

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 283

Vector analysis continued; abstract vector spaces; bases, inner products; projections; orthogonal complements, least squares; linear maps, structure theorems; elementary spectral theory; applications.

MATH 96D: Algebra Review for MATH126

Prerequisites: MATH 095 or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test, or one unit of high school algebra and one unit of high school geometry.; Corequisites: MATH 126

Offers a second course in algebra. Includes multiplying, dividing, and factoring polynomial expressions, solving polynomial and rational equations, algebraic techniques involving exponents and radicals, and systems of linear equations.