MATHEMATICS
MATH 081 – 0 Credits (03 billable hours) Basic Mathematics
Covers fractions, decimals, ratios, rates, proportions, percents,
basic statistics, U.S. and Metric units of measurement, perimeter,
area, volume, graphs, operations on signed numbers, and basic
algebraic expressions and equations. 3 contact hours. Successful
participation in and completion of this course require that
student skills be at the secondary level.
Prerequisites: LVM 0 or a satisfactory score on the math placement
test; RDNG 051 or ESOL 053 or LVR 1
MATH 082 – 0 Credits (03 billable hours) Introductory Algebra
Covers first degree equations and inequalities, linear equations,
systems of equations, polynomials, and factoring.
Prerequisites: MATH 081 or LVM 1 or a satisfactory score on the
math placement test and RDNG 051 or ESOL 053 or LVR 1
MATH 083 – 0 Credits (03 billable hours) Intermediate Algebra
Covers rational expressions and equations, radicals, quadratic
equations, complex numbers, functions and relations, and
exponential and logarithmic functions.
Prerequisites: MATH 082 or LVM 2 or a satisfactory score on the
math placement test and RDNG 051 or ESOL 053 or LVR 1
MATH 105 – 3 Credits Industrial Mathematics
Covers solving equations, work, power and energy, and concepts
from arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and trigonometry related to
applications in an industrial setting; provides the math
foundation necessary for industrial technology courses.
Prerequisites: MATH 081 or a sufficient math placement score or
consent of the department head
MATH 111 – 3 Credits Ideas in Mathematics
Covers contemporary topics and applications of mathematics;
examines problem solving, probability, statistics, an introduction
to computers, and other selected topics. This course is for the
Liberal Arts student who is not planning to major in mathematics
or the physical sciences.
Prerequisites: MATH 083 or MATH 101 or sufficient math placement
score or consent of the department head; ENGL 052 or LVE 2; and
RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 or LVR 2
MATH 125 – 3 Credits Finite Mathematics and Modeling
Studies applications of mathematics to business, management,
science, health, and the social sciences. Covers linear functions,
linear systems, matrices, probability, linear programming,
mathematical models, simple and compound interest, annuities,
amortization, and other selected topics.
Prerequisites: MATH 083 or sufficient math placement score or
consent of department head; LVR 2; and LVE 1.
MATH 128 – 3 Credits Mathematics and Strategy of Gaming
Studies probability theory and its application to gaming. Covers
permutations and combinations, laws of probability, expected
value, trees, gambler’s ruin, binomial and multinomial
distributions, goodness of fit, elementary game theory, and social
issues. Applications include casino games, lotteries, racing,
wagering systems, business and investment decisions, conflict, and
competition.
Prerequisites: MATH 083 or MATH 101 or LVM3 or sufficient math
placement score, or consent of the department head; LVR 2; and LVE
2.
MATH 131 – 4 Credits Concepts of Mathematics I: Numeration
Systems and Operations
Covers the concepts and principles of mathematics taught in
elementary education; examines the origin of numbers, system of
cardinal numbers, numeration systems, and principles underlying
the fundamental operations. This is not a “methods in teaching”
course.
Prerequisites: MATH 083 or MATH 101 or LVM 3 or sufficient math
placement score; ENGL 052 or LVE 2; and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 or
LVR 2; or consent of the department head
MATH 132 – 4 Credits Concepts of Mathematics II: Geometry and
Measurement
Examines the concepts and principles of geometry taught in
elementary education; covers geometric vocabulary, concepts and
skills in two and three dimensions, coordinate geometry, metric
and nonmetric geometry, and measurement.
Prerequisites: MATH 083 or MATH 101 or LVM 3 or sufficient math
placement score; ENGL 052 or LVE 2; and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 or
LVR 2; or consent of the department head
MATH 133 – 4 Credits Concepts of Mathematics III: Statistics
and Functions
Develops an understanding of statistical methodology and use of
critical judgment in analyzing data sets. Also develops the
concept of a function on an intuitive and conceptual basis
appropriate for elementary education majors.
Prerequisites: MATH 083 or MATH 101 or LVM 3 or sufficient math
placement score; ENGL 052 or LVE 2; and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 or
LVR 2; or consent of the department head
MATH 135 – 3 Credits Applied Algebra and Trigonometry
Covers a wide range of collegelevel algebraic and trigonometric
topics, such as linear and quadratic equations, righttriangle
trigonometry and vectors, exponents, and logarithms, and students
will develop problemsolving skills relevant to their disciplines.
This course is primarily for students in certain technically
oriented disciplines.
Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or LVR 2; RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 or LVR 2;
and a satisfactory score on the Mathematical Placement Test or
satisfactory completion of MATH 083 or LVM 3; or consent of the
department head
MATH 153 – 4 Credits Introduction to Statistical Methods
Develops an understanding of statistical methodology and use of
critical judgment in analyzing data sets; covers descriptive
statistics, introduction to probability, normal and binomial
distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals,
regression and correlation, chisquare distribution, and
introduction to ANOVA. A statistical computer package, e.g.
Minitab, is introduced as a computational tool.
Prerequisites: Algebra I and II and a satisfactory score on the
MATH placement test or satisfactory completion of MATH 083 or MATH
101 or LVM 3; or consent of the department head
MATH 154 – 4 Credits Statistical Methods
Continues the examination of statistical methodology, involving
ANOVA, correlation and regression, nonparametric statistics, and
other topics. Software (e.g. Minitab) is used.
Prerequisite: MATH 153 or consent of the department head
MATH 163 – 3 Credits College Algebra
Explores the nature and scope of college mathematics through the
study of functions. Topics include the study of polynomial,
rational, radical, piecewise defined, and absolute value
functions and their graphs and applications as well as modeling
with these functions. Additional topics include complex numbers,
the binomial theorem, inverse functions, operations with
functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions and their
graphs and applications
Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or LVE 2 or ESOL 052 or LVE 2; RDNG 052 or
LVR 2; Algebra I and II in high school and a satisfactory score on
the placement exam; or MATH 083 or LVM 3; or consent of the
department head
MATH 165 – 4 Credits Precalculus
Prepares students for calculus; covers exponential and logarithmic
functions with graphing, equations, applications, and modeling;
conic sections and parametric equations; trigonometric functions;
vectors; partial fractions; polar coordinates and graphing;
mathematical induction; and sequences and series.
Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or LVE 2 or ESOL 052; RDNG 052 or LVR 2;
MATH 163; or consent of department head.
MATH 230 – 3 Credits Calculus with Applications
Examines applications of differential and integral calculus
related to business, natural science and social science
situations; covers the calculus of linear, polynomial, rational,
logarithmic and exponential functions.
Prerequisites: MATH 161 or MATH 163 or LVM 5 or consent of the
department head
MATH 243 – 4 Credits Discrete Mathematics
Introduces the theoretical tools for describing algorithmic
operations; covers set theory, the number system, the nature of
proofs, recursion, formal logic, proof by induction,
combinatorics, recurrence relations, graph theory, search
problems, finite state automata, grammars, and languages.
Prerequisite: MATH 165
MATH 251 – 4 Credits Calculus I
Covers functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, derivative
algorithms, linear approximations, optimization and other
applications, area under a curve, definite integrals, the
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Mean Value Theorem, Rolle’s
Theorem, Intermediate Value Theorem.
Prerequisite: MATH 165
MATH 252 – 4 Credits Calculus II
Covers antiderivatives, approximation techniques for definite
integrals, integration techniques, improper integrals,
applications of definite integrals, infinite series, power series,
Taylor series and introduction to differential equations.
Prerequisite: MATH 251
MATH 253 – 4 Credits Calculus III
Covers the major topics of third semester Calculus, including
functions of several variables, differentiation and integration,
vectors, vector fields, parameterization, Green’s Theorem, and
applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 252
MATH 257 – 4 Credits Linear Algebra
Covers geometric vectors, matrices, systems of linear equations,
vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvectors
and inner product spaces.
Prerequisite: Calculus I (MATH 251) or equivalent
MATH 259 – 3 Credits Elementary Differential Equations
Covers techniques for solving first order differential equations,
second and higher order differential equations, initial value
problems, and solving differential equations by using
numerical methods, Laplace Transform.
Prerequisite: Calculus II (MATH 252)
MATH 260 – 3 credits Math for Game Development
Applies mathematics through linear algebra and second year
calculus to the development of 3D animation for digital
entertainment. Topics covered include vectors, matrices,
transforms, 3D engine geometry, ray tracing, illumination,
visibility determination, collision detection, polygonal
techniques, linear physics and rotational physics.
Prerequisites: MATH 252, MATH 257, and MULT 205, or department
head approval
