Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Mathematics

MAT* E075 Prealgebra

A review of basic arithmetic skills including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Practical applications will be emphasized. Also included is an introduction to algebra and algebraic notation.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 3

MAT* E092 StatwayTM I (Part 1 of a 2-Part, Full-Year Course, offered only in Fall semester)

StatwayTM Sequence- The StatwayTM sequence is a unique, one-year course recommended for students enrolled in degree programs that require no mathematics beyond freshman-level statistics. Students will use mathematical and statistical tools to explore real life data in a participatory learning environment. StatwayTM I is offered in the Fall and StatwayTM II in the Spring. Both courses must be taken in the same academic year to receive credit for college level statistics. StatwayTM I is the first course in the two-semester StatwayTM course sequence. StatwayTM I topics include an introduction to data analysis, statistical studies, sampling, experimental design, descriptive statistics techniques, scatterplots, correlation and regression, modeling data with functions, linear and exponential functions, and probability. This course requires the use of statistical technology.

Prerequisite: B or better in MAT*075 or qualifying score on placement testParallel:ENG*073 or qualifying score on placement test or permission of the Chair of Math/Science Department
  • Credits: 4

MAT* E095 Elementary Algebra Foundations

This course includes a study of the basic properties and theorems of rational numbers; expressions and equations with polynomials, rational and radical expressions, and integer exponents; linear equations in one and two variables; systems of linear equations in two variables; functions; and applications in geometry and algebra. This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement score or successful completion of transitional program in Mathematics.
  • Credits: 3

MAT* E095I Elementary Algebra Foundations INTENSIVE

This course includes a study of the basic properties and theorems of rational numbers; expressions and equations with polynomials, rational and radical expressions, and integer exponents; linear equations in one and two variables; systems of linear equations in two variables; functions; and applications in geometry and algebra. This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 6

MAT* E103 Mathematics of Finance

An elementary course covering a wide range of mathematics commonly used in business and personal finance. Topics include: simple and compound interest, present value, wages, taxes, insurance, and marketing and retailing mathematics.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on placement test or MAT* E095 or MAT* E095I with a grade of C or higher, or Permission of department chair based on review of high school transcript, and eligible for ENG* E101.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E104 Quantitative Reasoning

A survey course to develop the abilities to interpret and reason with information that involves mathematical ideas or numbers. This course will prepare students for the mathematics they will encounter in other college courses and in their career as well as help develop critical thinking and problem solving skills needed in all areas of life. Topics include principles of reasoning, problem solving techniques, basic statistics, every day mathematical models, and the mathematics involved in personal finance, the arts, careers, and society in general.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on placement test or MAT* E095 or MAT* E095I with a grade of C or higher, or Permission of department chair based on review of high school transcript, and eligible for ENG* E101.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E122 Statway IITM (Part 2 of a 2-Part, Full-Year Course, offered only in Spring semester)

StatwayTM Sequence- The StatwayTM sequence is a unique, one-year course recommended for students enrolled in degree programs that require no mathematics beyond freshman-level statistics. Students will use mathematical and statistical tools to explore real life data in a participatory learning environment. StatwayTM I is offered in the Fall and StatwayTM II in the Spring. Both courses must be taken in the same academic year to receive credit for college level statistics. StatwayTM II is the second course in the two-semester StatwayTM course sequence. StatwayTM II topics include modeling data with functions, quadratic functions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, Central Limit Theorem, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, one-sample and two-sample hypothesis tests, Chi-Square Tests, and ANOVA. This course requires the use of statistical technology.
Prerequisite: StatwayTM I in the preceding Fall semester
Parallels: ENG*073 or qualifying score on placement test or permission of the Chair of Math/Science Department
  • Credits: 4

MAT* E137 Intermediate Algebra

This course is a further study of algebra and mathematical modeling of functions and relations represented by tables, graphs, words, and symbols. Polynomial functions and expressions with special attention to linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, and radical functions are studied. There is an emphasis on modeling and applications for all topics.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on mathematics placement exam or a grade of C or better in MAT* E095, MAT* E095I
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E137T Intermediate Algebra with Technology Based Workshop

This workshop provides support for the material covered in MAT*137 and is taken in conjunction with the corresponding section of MAT*137. The workshop focuses on identifying the gaps in the knowledge of each student and addresses them. It will also provide additional instruction as well as structured support for study skills, time management and technology skills. This course will take place in a computer lab.
Prerequisite: Placement Score, or successful completion of MAT095 or MAT095I with a C or higher or placement into MAT137.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E167 Principles of Statistics

An elementary course in descriptive and inferential statistical procedures. Topics include: mean, median, mode, variability, standard deviation, standard scores, grouping data, histograms and frequency distributions, elementary probability theory and binomial probabilities, the normal distribution, hypothesis testing, estimation, and the Chi-Square test.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on mathematics placement examination or MAT* E137, Intermediate Algebra. Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E172 College Algebra

This course offers the development of numeric, algebraic, and graphic problem solving techniques beyond the intermediate level. Techniques are developed to solve equations and inequalities involving polynomials, radicals and rational expressions. Polynomial, inverse, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions are studied and their applications are explored both algebraically and graphically.
Prerequisite: MAT* E137, C or better
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E186 Precalculus

A study of the concepts from algebra and trigonometry that will be used in calculus. Topics include: equations and inequalities, functions, graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, polynomial and rational functions.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on Math placement or MAT*E172 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E254 Calculus I

A study of differential calculus, the definition of limits, limit theorems, the tangent and velocity problems, the definition of derivatives, differentiation formulae, implicit differentiation, applications of the derivatives, differentials, maxima and minima problems, concavity, antiderivatives, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Satisfactory score on Math placement or MAT*E186 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E256 Calculus II

A continuation of MAT* E254. Topics include The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, finding areas, volume, and curve length using integrals; integration and differentiation of logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions as well as techniques of integration and improper integrals, infinite sequences and series.
Prerequisite: MAT*E254 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: M

MAT* E268 Calculus III: Multivariable

A continuation of MAT* E256. Topics include vectors and geometry of space, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integrals and vector analysis.
Prerequisite: MAT*E256 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: M

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