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# COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

## Course Names

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### MATH 12 - PRE-ALGEBRA (3 Units)

This course covers operations on whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals with a strong emphasis on solving equations and problem solving in order to prepare students for Introductory Algebra,. The course introduces graphing linear equations, working with polynomials, and basic geometrical concepts.

### MATH 42 - ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA (4 Units)

This course covers a review of arithmetic operations with whole, decimal, fractional and signed numbers, exponential notation, percentages, and order of operations. Algebraic expressions, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations and polynomial factoring, rational and radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations and solutions to quadratic equations are also covered.

### MATH 42S - ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA with skills support (5 Units)

This course covers a review of arithmetic operations with whole, decimal, fractional and signed numbers, exponential notation, percentages, and order of operations. Algebraic expressions, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations and polynomial factoring, rational and radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations and solutions to quadratic equations are also covered. This class focuses on study skills and extra support for students by teaching some concepts using different learning modalities.

### MATH 63 - PRE-STATISTICS (5 units)

This non-STEM course covers core algebra skills needed to understand the concepts, formulas, and graphs used in transfer-level statistics. Integrates numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions. Develops conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. Throughout the course, college success content will be integrated with mathematical topics. This course is NOT intended for math, science, computer science, business, or engineering majors.

### MATH 90 - INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (4 Units)

This course is designed to serve as preparation for the study of college algebra, statistics, trigonometry and other college mathematics courses. Topics include a review of the real number system, an introduction to imaginary and complex numbers, the solution of first degree, quadratic and systems of equations, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, graphs of functions (both linear and nonlinear) and of relations, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

### MATH 90S - INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA with skills support (5 Units)

This course is designed to serve as preparation for the study of college algebra, statistics, trigonometry and other college mathematics courses. Topics include a review of the real number system, an introduction to imaginary and complex numbers, the solution of first degree, quadratic and systems of equations, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, graphs of functions (both linear and nonlinear) and of relations, and exponential and logarithmic functions. This class also focuses on study skills and extra support for students by teaching some concepts using different learning modalities.

### MATH 104 - TRIGONOMETRY (4 Units)

Topics for this preparatory course for calculus include trigonometric functions and equations, solutions of both right and oblique triangles, trigonometric forms of complex numbers and De Moivre's Theorem. Course content also includes verification of trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, half and multiple angles, vectors and theit applications, parametric equations, polar coordinates and polar equations.

### MATH 105 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA (4 Units)

This course offers a review of real numbers, real number exponents, and factoring polynomials. The course also covers equations and inequalities, solutions to systems of equations and inequalities, solutions to equations and inequalities involving absolute value, graphing relations and functions, matrices, determinants, matrix algebra. Complex numbers, the zeros of exponential, rational and radical functions, the conic sections, sequences, mathematical induction and the binomial theorem are also covered.

### MATH 120 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4 Units)

The use of probability techniques, hypothesis testing, and predictive techniques to facilitate decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics; probability and sampling distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; analysis of variance, chi-square tests and t-tests; and application of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Applications using data from disciplines including business, social science, psychology, life science, health science, and education.

### MATH 132 - IDEAS OF MATHEMATICS (3 Units)

This course covers sets and their application to permutations and combinations, the binomial theorem, correspondence, countability, finite probability measures, and the expectation. Also topics in geometry (Euclidean and non-Euclidean, tessellations and fractals) or beginning calculus (derivative and antiderivative of simple polynomial functions) are covered.

### MATH 226 - CALCULUS I (4 Units)

This course offers an introduction to the calculus of single variables. Topics covered include limits, using limits of functions to determine continuity, finding derivatives and integrals of functions, basic properties of derivatives and integrals, the relationship between derivatives and integrals as given by the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications.

### MATH 227 - CALCULUS II (4 Units)

This second course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable covers: integration; techniques of integration; infinite series; polar and parametric equations; applications of integration.

### MATH 228 - CALCULUS III (5 Units)

This course covers vectored and the geometry of space, vector-valued functions, the calculus of functions of several variables, multiple integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorem, Stoke's theorem and applications.

### MATH 270 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3 Units)

This course covers elementary differential equations. Solutions of first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, simultaneous linear systems, series solutions, the Laplace transformation and applications.

### MATH 231 - LINEAR ALGEBRA (3 Units)

This course covers systems of linear equations, matrix operations, determinants, vectors, and vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors and linear transformations. With orthogonality, inner product spaces and numerical methods if time permits.

Last Updated 10/4/18