# Description of Mathematics

**MAT 011
Basic Mathematics**

This course helps students with the

basic foundations of mathematics,

including the four fundamental

operations involving integers,

fractions, decimals , and percents;

estimation; prime numbers and prime

factorization ; ratio and proportion;

inequalities ; applications; and

problem solving. The skills, habits,

and attitudes emphasized will result in

more effective reading, writing, and

studying. NOTE: Course meets twice

per week and provides institutional

credit only (does not satisfy any

degree requirements/ cannot fulfill the

three required mathematics credits at

the associate level). Placement into

this course is determined by a

placement test.

**Prerequisite: Placement assessment**

**MAT 101**

College Algebra

College Algebra

Students learn the concepts and

principles underlying college-level

mathematics. Topics covered include

solving linear equations and

inequalities, graphing equations ,

solving systems of linear equations,

solving quadratic equations , and

functions. The course has a strong

emphasis in connecting symbolic and

visual interpretations of equations with

particular focus on practical

applications.

**Prerequisite: MAT 011 (C or better) or the equivalent**

score on the placement test.

score on the placement test.

**MAT 103**

Patterns in Math

Patterns in Math

This course will develop mathematical

thinking and numeracy by studying

different types of patterns which occur

in the world around us. Topics include

patterns of numbers, shape,

relationships, probability and data.

Students will learn to critically analyze

data from scientific studies, to

determine the validity of statistical

claims, and to understand the

connection between mathematical

notations, visual depictions, and

verbal descriptions of patterns and

relationships.

**Prerequisite: MAT 011 (C or better) or the equivalent**

score on the placement test.

score on the placement test.

**MAT 105**

Business Math

Business Math

The design of this course is to explore

real world concepts of business math

by extensive use of applications in

various business settings such as

banking, retail, hotel/motel industry,

real estate, and others. Following a

review of basic mathematics skills of

fractions , decimals, and percents, the

course introduces the algebraic

concepts of equations, and

elementary statistics; which will be

applied to business situations such as

payroll, taxes, consumer and business

credit, compound interest, reconciling

financial statements, and

business/consumer loans.

Spreadsheet and word processing

skills will be introduced.

**Prerequisite: MAT 011 (C or better) or the equivalent**

score on the placement test.

MAT 201

Advanced College Algebra

score on the placement test.

MAT 201

Advanced College Algebra

and Trigonometry

The course starts with a review of the

basic terminology and properties of

functions as applied to polynomial

and rational functions. Exponential ,

logarithmic , and trigonometric

functions are then studied using this

knowledge base. A particular focus is

placed upon applications of these

functions in audio engineering,

consumer problems, and graphic

representation.

**Prerequisite: MAT 101 (C- or better) or the equivalent**

score on the placement test.

score on the placement test.

**MAT 202**

Geometry

Geometry

This course begins with a review of

basic geometric concepts including

properties of lines, triangles, and

circles. Both axiomatic and analytic

techniques are used to explore a

variety of geometries including

Euclidean, hyperbolic, projective,

spherical, and finite geometries. The

approach to proofs is semi-rigorous.

This class is particularly appropriate

for internet, multimedia and graphic

design majors.

**Prerequisite: Any 100-level Math course, (C- or better),**

or the equivalent score on the placement test.

or the equivalent score on the placement test.

**MAT 203**

Statistics

Statistics

Statistical Data Analysis has wide

application in the commercial,

technical, and entertainment worlds.

This introductory course will cover

classical statistical concepts and

methods with an emphasis upon

producing professional quality reports.

Microsoft Excel will be used to

organize, compute and present data .

This course is a combination of class

lecture and computer laboratory.

**Prerequisite: Any 100-level Math course or advanced**

placement

placement

**MAT 301**

CalculusI

Calculus

Calculus is a combination lecture/lab

course. Topics covered include limits,

differentiation and integration of

single variable functions as well as

techniques for visualizing and

exploring rates of change . Emphasis

will be placed on applications taken

from acoustics, sound physics and the

life and social sciences. Students will

learn to solve workshop problems in

a computer based learning

environment.

**Prerequisite: MAT 201 Advanced College Algebra and**

Trigonometry

Trigonometry

**MAT 303**

Calculus II

Calculus II

This course will begin with a review

of differentiation and its applications.

The majority of the course will then

focus on integration and integration

techniques. Given the time and

interest, students may move on to

higher-level subjects.

**Prerequisite: MAT 301 Calculus I (B or better)**

MAT 305

Calculus III – Independent

Study

MAT 305

Calculus III – Independent

Study

This course would be geared to the

student’s particular interests. Students

are expected to have studied

differentiation and integration. Topics

may include sequences and series,

vector calculus, differential equations,

and partial derivatives.

**Prerequisite: MAT 303 (D or higher) or permission of**

instructor.

instructor.

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