# Course Descriptions

## Courses matching MAT

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Prefix No | Course Name | Class | Lab | Clin/Exp | Credit |

MAT 050 | Basic Math Skills | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: None | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course is designed to strengthen basic math skills. Topics include properties, rounding, estimating, comparing, converting, and computing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant mathematical problems. | |||||

MAT 060 | Essential Mathematics | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 050 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course is a comprehensive study of mathematical skills which should provide a strong mathematical foundation to pursue further study. Topics include principles and applications of decimals, fractions, percents, ratio and proportion, order of operations, geometry, measurement, and elements of algebra and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant, multi-step mathematical problems using technology where appropriate. | |||||

MAT 070 | Introductory Algebra | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 060 | |||||

Corequisites: RED 080 or ENG 085 | |||||

This course establishes a foundation in algebraic concepts and problem solving. Topics include signed numbers, exponents, order of operations, simplifying expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing, formulas, polynomials, factoring, and elements of geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the above concepts in problem solving using appropriate technology. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). | |||||

MAT 080 | Intermediate Algebra | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 070 | |||||

Corequisites: RED 080 or ENG 085 | |||||

This course continues the study of algebraic concepts with emphasis on applications. Topics include factoring; rational expressions; rational exponents; rational, radical, and quadratic equations; systems of equations; inequalities; graphing; functions; variations; complex numbers; and elements of geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the above concepts in problem solving using appropriate technology. | |||||

MAT 090 | Accelerated Algebra | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 060 | |||||

Corequisites: RED 080 or ENG 085 | |||||

This course covers algebraic concepts with emphasis on applications. Topics include those covered in MAT 070 and MAT 080. Upon completion, students should be able to apply algebraic concepts in problem solving using appropriate technology. | |||||

MAT 101 | Applied Mathematics I | 2.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 060 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course is a comprehensive review of arithmetic with basic algebra designed to meet the needs of certificate and diploma programs. Topics include arithmetic and geometric skills used in measurement, ratio and proportion, exponents and roots, applications of percent, linear equations, formulas, and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems in their specific areas of study. | |||||

MAT 110 | Math Measurement & Literacy | 2.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results. | |||||

MAT 115 | Mathematical Models | 2.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 070 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course develops the ability to utilize mathematical skills and technology to solve problems at a level found in non-mathematics-intensive programs. Topics include applications to percent, ratio and proportion, formulas, statistics, functional notation, linear functions and their groups, probability, sampling techniques, scatter plots, and modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems, reason and communicate with mathematics, and work confidently, collaboratively, and independently. | |||||

MAT 121 | Algebra/Trigonometry | 2.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 070 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills required to manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and formulas used in problem solving. Topics include simplification, evaluation, and solving of algebraic and radical functions; complex numbers; right triangle trigonometry; systems of equations; and the use of technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of mathematics and technology to solve problems and analyze and communicate results. | |||||

MAT 122 | Algebra/Trigonometry II | 2.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 121 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course extends the concepts covered in MAT 121 to include additional topics in algebra, function analysis, and trigonometry. Topics include exponential and logarithmic functions, translation and scaling of functions, Sine Law, Cosine Law, vectors, and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of technology to solve problems and to analyze and communicate results. | |||||

MAT 140 | Survey of Mathematics | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 070, MAT 080, MAT 090, MAT 095, MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides an introduction in a non-technical setting to selected topics in mathematics. Topics may include, but are not limited to, sets, logic, probability, statistics, matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, topology, mathematics of finance, and modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to understand a variety of mathematical applications, think logically, and be able to work collaboratively and independently. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). | |||||

MAT 141 | Mathematical Concepts I | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 080, MAT 090, MAT 095, MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course is the first of a two-course sequence that develops a deeper understanding and appreciation of the basic concepts of mathematics. Emphasis is placed on sets, logic, number bases, elementary number theory, introductory algebra, measurement including metrics, and problem solving. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate orally and in writing these basic mathematical concepts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 142 | Mathematical Concepts II | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 141 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course is the second of a two-course sequence that develops a deeper understanding and appreciation of the basic concepts of mathematics. Emphasis is placed on probability, statistics, functions, introductory geometry, and mathematics of finance. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate orally and in writing these basic mathematical concepts and utilize technology as a mathematical tool. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirements in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 143 | Quantitative Literacy | 2.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DRE-098 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment. Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities, and mathematics for citizenship. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information found in modern media and encountered in everyday life. | |||||

MAT 151 | Statistics I | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 080, MAT 090, MAT 095, MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 140, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides a project-based approach to the study of basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, regression, discrete and continuous probability distributions, quality control, population parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Upon completion, students should be able to describe important characteristics of a set of data and draw inferences about a population from sample data. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics (Quantitative Option). This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). | |||||

MAT 151A | Statistics I Lab | 0.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 080, MAT 090, MAT 095, MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175 | |||||

Corequisites: MAT 151 | |||||

This course is a laboratory for MAT 151. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 152 | Statistical Methods I | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DRE-098 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides a project-based approach to introductory statistics with an emphasis on using real-world data and statistical literacy. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate technology to describe important characteristics of a data set, draw inferences about a population from sample data, and interpret and communicate results. | |||||

MAT 161 | College Algebra | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 080, MAT 090, or MAT 095 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides an integrated technological approach to algebraic topics used in problem solving. Emphasis is placed on applications involving equations and inequalities; polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; and graphing and data analysis/modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to choose an appropriate model to fit a data set and use the model for analysis and prediction. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics for the Associate in Arts Degree. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). | |||||

MAT 161A | College Algebra Lab | 0.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 080, MAT 090, or MAT 095 | |||||

Corequisites: MAT 161 | |||||

This course is a laboratory for MAT 161. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 162 | College Trigonometry | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 161 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides an integrated technological approach to trigonometric applications used in problem solving. Emphasis is placed on applications involving trigonometric ratios, right triangles, oblique triangles, trigonometric functions, graphing, vectors, and complex numbers. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the above principles of trigonometry to problem solving and communication. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 162A | College Trig Lab | 0.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 161 | |||||

Corequisites: MAT 162 | |||||

This course is a laboratory for MAT 162. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 165 | Finite Mathematics | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides topics used to formulate models and to solve and interpret solutions using an algorithmic approach. Topics include linear algebra, linear programming, simplex method, sets and counting, probability, mathematics of finance, and logic. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate both an understanding of the theoretical concepts of finite mathematics and the ability to solve related problems. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 171 | Precalculus Algebra | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, DMA-070, and DMA-080 Set 2: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, and DMA-065 Set 3: MAT-121 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology. | |||||

MAT 171A | Precalculus Algebra Lab | 0.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 080, MAT 090, MAT 095, or MAT 161 | |||||

Corequisites: MAT 171 | |||||

This course is a laboratory for MAT 171. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 172 | Precalculus Trigonometry | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 171 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This is the second of two courses designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on properties and applications of transcendental functions and their graphs, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, conic sections, vectors, and polar coordinates. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis and prediction. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 172A | Precalculus Trig Lab | 0.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 171 | |||||

Corequisites: MAT 172 | |||||

This course is a laboratory for MAT 172. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 175 | Precalculus | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: None | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides an intense study of the topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on functions and their graphs with special attention to polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, and analytic trigonometry. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis and prediction. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 175A | Precalculus Lab | 0.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |

Prerequisites: None | |||||

Corequisites: MAT 175 | |||||

This course is a laboratory for MAT 175. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 263 | Brief Calculus | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 161 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course introduces concepts of differentiation and integration and their applications to solving problems; the course is designed for students needing one semester of calculus. Topics include functions, graphing, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on applications drawn from business, economics, and biological and behavioral sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of basic calculus and technology to solve problems and to analyze and communicate results. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 263A | Brief Calculus Lab | 0.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175 | |||||

Corequisites: MAT 263 | |||||

This course is a laboratory for MAT 263. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 271 | Calculus I | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 172 or MAT 175 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course covers in depth the differential calculus portion of a three-course calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, with applications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply differentiation and integration techniques to algebraic and transcendental functions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 272 | Calculus II | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 271 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides a rigorous treatment of integration and is the second calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include applications of definite integrals, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and differential equations. Upon completion, students should be able to use integration and approximation techniques to solve application problems. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 273 | Calculus III | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.0 | 4.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 272 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course covers the calculus of several variables and is the third calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, solid analytical geometry, vector-valued functions, and line and surface integrals. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems involving vectors and functions of several variables. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. | |||||

MAT 280 | Linear Algebra | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 271 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides a study of linear algebra topics with emphasis on the development of both abstract concepts and applications. Topics include vectors, systems of equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations in two or three dimensions, eigenvectors, eigenvalues, diagonalization and orthogonality. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate both an understanding of the theoretical concepts and appropriate use of linear algebra models to solve application problems. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

MAT 285 | Differential Equations | 3.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 3.0 |

Prerequisites: MAT 272 | |||||

Corequisites: None | |||||

This course provides an introduction to ordinary differential equations with an emphasis on applications. Topics include first-order, linear higher-order, and systems of differential equations; numerical methods; series solutions; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; Laplace transforms; and Fourier series. Upon completion, students should be able to use differential equations to model physical phenomena, solve the equations, and use the solutions to analyze the phenomena. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. | |||||

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