# A Guide to 100-level Math Courses

## MAT Courses – Taught by the Department of Applied Arts and Sciences

 MAT 002D Prealgebra 4cr. Offered every term. Arithmetic and basic algebra skills needed for Introductory Algebra. Topics include integers and rational numbers, decimals and percentages with applications, ratios and proportions with applications, single variable linear equations with applications, exponents, factoring , and an introduction to polynomials. Credit does not count toward an associate of arts or baccalaureate degree. MAT 005D Introductory Algebra 4 cr. Offered every term. Review of arithmetic principles of integers and rational numbers, linear equations in one or two unknowns , and operations with polynomials and rational expressions. Credit does not count toward an associate of arts or baccalaureate degree. MAT 100D Intermediate Algebra 3 cr Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., MAT 005 or appropriate placement score. Topics include linear equations and systems of linear equations, inequalities, applications and graphing; polynomials; rational expressions and equations; radicals, rational exponents and complex numbers; quadratic equations ; introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions. Credit does not count toward an associate of arts or baccalaureate degree.

## MATH Courses – taught by the Department of Mathematical Sciences

 MATH 107 Contemporary Mathematics 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., MAT 005 with a grade of B- or better, or MAT 100, or LEVEL 3 placement score. An introduction to mathematical ideas and their impact on society. Intended for students wishing to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement. MATH 109 Numbers as News 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., MAT 005 with a grade of B- or better, or MAT 100, or LEVEL 3 placement score. An exploration of mathematics and statistics as used in the popular media. For students in the School of Journalism only. MATH 111 College Algebra 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., MAT 100 or LEVEL 4 placement score. Intended to strengthen algebra skills. The study of functions and their inverses; polynomial, rational, exp onential and logarithmic functions. Credit not allowed for both MATH 111 and any of MAT 118, MAT 120 and MATH 121. MATH 112 Functions and Trigonometry 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., MATH 111 or LEVEL 4 placement score. Preparation for calculus based on college algebra. Review of functions and their inverses, exponential and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions and identities, polar coordinates and an optional topic such as conic sections or parametric functions. Credit not allowed for both MATH 112 and any of MAT 119, MAT 120 and MATH 121. MATH 117 Probability and Linear Mathematics 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq.,MAT 005 with a grade of B- or better, or MAT 100, or LEVEL 3 placement score. Systems of linear equations and matrix algebra. Introduction to probability with emphasis on models and probabilistic reasoning. Examples of applications of the material in many fields. Credit not allowed for both MAT 117 and MATH 117. MATH 121 Precalculus 4 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., LEVEL 4 placement score. A onesemester preparation for calculus (as an alternative to MATH 111-112). Functions of one real variable are introduced in general and then applied to the usual elementary functions, namely polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and miscellaneous others. Inverse functions, polar coordinates and trigonometric identities are included. Credit not allowed for both MATH 121 and any of MAT 118, MAT 119, MAT 120, MATH 111 or MATH 112. MATH 130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 5 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., MAT 100 or LEVEL 4 placement score. Open only to elementary education majors. Topics include problem-solving, sets and logic, functions, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, number theory, probability and statistics. MATH 150 Applied Calculus 4 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., one of MATH 111, 112, or 121, or “OUT of LEVEL 4” placement score. Introductory course surveying the principal ideas of differential and integral calculus with emphasis on applications and computer software. Mathematical modeling in discrete and continuous settings. Intended primarily for students who do not plan to take higher calculus. MATH 152 Calculus I 4 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., MATH 112 or 121 or “OUT of LEVEL 4” placement score. Differential calculus, including limits, continuous functions, In termediate Value Theorem, tangents, linear approximation, inverse functions, implicit differentiation, extreme values and the Mean Value Theorem. Integral Calculus including antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
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