Emphasis Area – Mathematics Course Descriptions
MAT102 Intermediate Algebra
4 credits – This course will prepare the student for College Algebra and Trigonometry or other equivalent course work. Topics include properties of real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, graphs of polynomial functions, systems of equations, polynomial and rational expressions, inequalities, integral and rational exponents, radicals, and complex numbers.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in MAT 063 Elementary Algebra or COMPASS Algebra score 4265.
MAT122 College Algebra
5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
Lecture Hours: 80
Prerequisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score
MAT128 Precalculus
4 credits – This onesemester precalculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51100 in the College Algebra Domain or 3150 in the Trigonometry Domain.
Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
3 credits – This course is the second course of a twosemester precalculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.
Lecture Hours: 48
Prerequisites: MAT122 College Algebra
MAT210 Calculus I
4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry
MAT216 Calculus II
4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent
MAT219 Calculus III
4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vectorvalued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

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