Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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MATH 121 - Introduction to College Mathematics

Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to College Mathematics is a college-level mathematics course intended for students in General Studies, Liberal Arts, Humanities and other non-STEM fields. The language and nature of mathematics are studied through the topics of finance, matrices, sets, counting, probability, statistics and logic. Credit by exam is available. A graphing calculator is required (Fall, Spring and Summer) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Mathematics

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101  and a satisfactory placement exam score or MAT 095  with a minimum grade of C or better or any college level MATH course. 
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply basic properties of sets and counting to solve problems. (GE2,GE3)
  2. Use set and counting principles to calculate basic probabilities. (GE2)
  3. Display and analyze data using a basic understanding of descriptive statistics. (GE1,GE2)
  4. Correctly assign probabilities based on discrete and normal distributions. (GE2)
  5. Use Gauss-Jordan elimination to solve systems of linear equations.(GE2)
  6. Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and inversion of matrices. (GE2)
  7. Solve systems of linear equations using matrix inversion. (GE2)
  8. Calculate quantities related to simple and compound interest. (GE2)
  9. Analyze annuities and loans and calculate related quantities. (GE2,G3)
  10. Use a truth table to evaluate logical statements. (GE2,GE3)

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