Liberal Arts > Mathematics

General Information

  • Name: Introductory Calculus for Business & Social Sciences
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH128,MATH126 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.


II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:

  • Identify key concepts and methods of differential and integral calculus and their relationships to applications in business and social science. [GE1]
  • Demonstrate, through accurate calculations and symbolic operations, a basic working knowledge of elementary calculus involving algebraic, logarithmic, exponential functions and applications in business and social science. [GE1,3]
  • Interpret the results of calculus based analyses toward solving contemporary or enduring problems in business or social science; and, express and present a rational defense for such conclusions. [GE3,6]
  • Use critical thinking and creativity to solve a unique problem related to business or social science. Produce a substantially error free written report with details and a summary of conclusions. [GE2,3,6]

Scheduled MATH-176 classes:

Fall 2019