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MTH 120: Introduction to Mathematics (3 cr.) — Introduces number systems, logic, basic algebra, and descriptive statistics. Prerequisites: Completion of MTE 1-3 and ENG 111 eligible. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 146: Introduction to Elementary Statistics (3 cr.) — Introduces the methods of statistics including sampling from normally distributed populations, estimation, regression, testing of hypotheses, point, and interval estimation methods. Prerequisite: Completion of MTE 1-5 and ENG 111 eligible. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 151: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I (3 cr.) — Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts. Prerequisite: Completion of MTE 1-5 and ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week. Note: MTH 151, 152, and 170 may transfer to your four-year institution as the same course - please check transferability requirements of your receiving institution.

MTH 152: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II (3 cr.) — Presents topics in functions, combinatorics, probability, statistics and algebraic systems. Prerequisite: MTE 1-5 and ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week. Note: MTH 151, 152, and 170 may transfer to your four-year institution as the same course - please check transferability requirements of your receiving institution.

MTH 157 - Elementary Statistics (3-4 cr.) — Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and categorical data analysis. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 157 and MTH 240 or MTH 241.)Lecture 3-4 hours per week. Prerequisites: MTE 1-5 and ENG 111 eligible. Note: Credit may not be earned for both MTH 157 and MTH 240.  MTH 157 is intended for liberal arts students needing a basic introduction to statistical literacy.  For any major that will regularly apply statistics, MTH 240 is recommended.  Consult your four-year institution for additional information.

MTH 163: Pre-Calculus I (3 cr.) — Presents college algebra, matrices, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 163 or satisfactory completion of MTE 1-9 and ENG 111 eligible. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166.) Lecture 3 hours per week. Note:  On-campus MTH 163 is intended for students preparing for MTH 240 or 271.  Dual-enrollment high schools may offer the MTH 163-164 series instead of MTH 166.  Students preparing for MTH 173 should register for MTH 166.

MTH 164: Pre-Calculus II (3 cr.) — Presents trigonometry, analytic geometry, and sequences and series. Prerequisite: Completed MTH 163 with a grade of C or higher and ENG 111 eligible. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 164 and MTH 168.) Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 166 - Precalculus with Trigonometry (4-5 cr.) — Presents college algebra, analytic geometry, trigonometry, and algebraic exponential, and logarithmic functions. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. 4-5 credits. Prerequisite: MTE 1-9 or minimum placement recommendation for MTH 163 and ENG 111 eligible. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166). Note:  MTH 166 is intended for students preparing for MTH 173.  Dual-enrollment high schools may offer the MTH 163-164 series instead of MTH 166.

MTH 170: Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics (3 cr.) — Covers topics in the mathematics of social choice, management sciences, statistics, and growth. Uses physical demonstrations and modeling techniques to teach the power and utility of mathematics. Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 170 or satisfactory completion of MTE 1-5 and ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week. Note: MTH 151, 152, and 170 may transfer to your four-year institution as the same course - please check transferability requirements of your receiving institution.

MTH 173: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.) — Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 173 or a grade of C or higher in MTH 164 or MTH 166 and ENG 111 eligible. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175 or MTH 273.) Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 174: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5 cr.) — Continues the study of analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in MTH 173 or equivalent and ENG 111 eligible. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 174, MTH 176, or MTH 274.) Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 240: Statistics (3 cr.) — Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 240 and MTH 241.) Prerequisite: Placement recommendation for MTH 240 or completion of MTH 151 and 152 or MTH 163 or MTH 170 all with a grade of C or higher and ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week. Note:  Credit may not be earned for MTH 157 and MTH 240.  MTH 240 is recommended for students who will regularly apply statistics within their major/career.  MTH 157 provides a basic introduction to statistical literacy.  Consult your four-year institution for additional information.

MTH 271: Applied Calculus I (3 cr.) — Presents limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in MTH 163 and ENG 111 eligible. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.) Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 277: Vector Calculus (4 cr.) — Presents vector valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and topics from the calculus of vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in MTH 174 or equivalent and ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTH 279: Ordinary Differential Equations (4 cr.) — Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with application. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in MTH 174 or equivalent and ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 4 hours per week.

Math 285----Linear Algebra (3 cr.) — Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, Eigen values, and Eigen vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MTH 174 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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