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# Course Descriptions

**MATH 110 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA**

**Description:** This is the first course in a 2-part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra. Topics include the
real number system, linear equations, linear inequalities,
graphing, systems of equations, integer exponents, polynomials,
factoring, proportions, rational expressions, and problem solving.
Students who complete this course with a C or better are advised to
enroll in MATH 120. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

**MATH 111 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA I**

**Description:** This course is equivalent to the first half
of MATH 110. Topics include the real number system, linear
equations, linear inequalities, graphing, and systems of equations.
Students who complete this course with a C or better are advised to
enroll in MATH 112. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

**MATH 112 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA II**

**Description:** This course is equivalent to the second half
of MATH 110 and is a continuation of MATH 111. Topics include
integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, proportions, and
rational expressions. Students who complete this course with a C or
better are advised to enroll in MATH 122. Units do not apply toward
AA/AS degree.

**MATH 115 GEOMETRY**

**Description:** The objectives of this course are to learn
about the properties of geometric objects (points, lines,
triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, circles) in the plane,
inductive and deductive reasoning and mathematical proof.

**MATH 120 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA**

**Description:** This is the second course in a 2-part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra and is a continuation
of MATH 110. Topics include a review of equations, absolute value,
lines and graphs, functions, rational exponents, radical
expressions and equations, quadratic equations and graphs,
exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Additional topics
may include conic sections and systems of equations.

**MATH 122 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA I**

**Description:** This is the third course in a 4 part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra and is a continuation
of MATH 112. Topics include a review of equations, absolute value,
lines and graphs, functions, rational exponents, radical
expressions and equations, and complex numbers. Students who
complete this course with a C or better should enroll in MATH
123.

**MATH 123 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA II**

**Description:** This is the last course in a 4 part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra and is a continuation
of MATH 122. Topics include quadratic equations, inverse functions,
exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Optional topics
include the conic sections and nonlinear systems.

**MATH 125 ELEMENTARY FINITE MATHEMATICS**

**Description:** Topics include linear functions, system of
linear equations, inequalities, matrices, mathematics of finance,
linear programming, set theory, counting theory, and probability.
Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 130 ANALYTICAL TRIGONOMETRY**

**Description:** Covers trigonometric functions of angles and
real numbers, graphs of the trigonometric functions, trigonometric
equations, the proof and uses of trigonometric identities, solving
triangles, inverse functions, and complex numbers. Transfer: CSU:
B4.

**MATH 140 MATHEMATICS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION**

**Description:** This course fulfills the general education
requirements in mathematics, and is designed for majors with no
specific math requirement. The goal is to develop in students an
appreciation for the beauty and utility of mathematics. Topics can
include logic, problem solving, probability, statistics, geometry,
mathematics of finance, systems of numeration, mathematical
modeling, and computers. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 150 MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS**

**Description:** Intended for future elementary school
teachers. Topics covered include elementary set theory, numeration,
number systems and operations, and elementary number theory, with
emphasis on problem solving. This is the first of a two- or
three-course math content sequence that most universities now
require for teachers. The other course(s) are upper-division.
Transfer: CSU, UC.

**MATH 190 PATH TO STATISTICS**

**Description:** This accelerated course prepares students
for transfer-level Statistics. It covers core concepts from
elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and descriptive
statistics. Topics include ratios, rates, and proportional
reasoning; arithmetic reasoning using fractions, decimals and
percents; evaluating expressions, solving equations, analyzing
algebraic forms to understand statistical measures; use of linear,
quadratic, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions
to model bivariate data; graphical and numerical descriptive
statistics for quantitative and categorical data. This course is
designed for students who do not want to major in fields such as
math, science, computer science, and business. Note: This course is
NOT intended for students who plan to study science, technology,
engineering, math, as well as business and other non-STEM majors.
Please see your counselor.

**MATH 200 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS**

**Description:** This course presents the basic concepts
underlying statistical methods and covers descriptive statistics,
probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing,
estimates and sample sizes, correlation and regression, chi-square
tests, analysis of variance, and nonparametric statistics.
Technology is integrated into the course. Applications of
statistics to business, life sciences, social sciences, psychology,
and other areas are included. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 222 PRE-CALCULUS COLLEGE ALGEBRA/TRIGONOMETRY**

**Description:** Equivalent to MATH 219. Unification of
college algebra and analytical trigonometry based on the function
concept. Topics include: linear, polynomial, power, exponential,
logarithmic, trigonometric, and rational functions and their
transformations, compositions, inverses and combinations; complex
numbers, vectors, matrices, sequences, series, parametric equations
and conic sections. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2).

**MATH 225 FAST TRACK TO CALCULUS**

**Description:** Equivalent to MATH 130 and 222. This
accelerated course combines the topics of Trigonometry and
Pre-Calculus and is designed to fulfill the requirements of both
courses in a single course. Topics include a study of functions,
function families, their properties and transformations,
compositions, inverses and combinations, complex numbers, and
vectors. Function families include linear, trigonometric,
logarithmic, exponential, polynomial, power, and rational. Multiple
representations of functions are emphasized. Transfer: CSU.

**MATH 241 APPLIED CALCULUS I**

**Description:** The first class in a two semester calculus
sequence designed for business, social science, technology, and
life science majors. Topics include a review of functions, the
derivative, applications of the derivative, and an introduction to
the integral. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 242 APPLIED CALCULUS II**

**Description:** The second half of a two-semester calculus
sequence designed for business, social sciences, technology, and
life sciences majors. Topics include the integral, techniques of
integration, multivariable calculus, and differential equations.
Transfer: CSU: B4, UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 251 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I**

**Description:** This course is an introduction to calculus
and analytic geometry including limits, continuity of functions,
definition of differentiation, derivation of formulas,
applications, anti-differentiation and the fundamental theorem of
calculus. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 252 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II**

**Description:** This course is the second in a series of
calculus and analytic geometry. This course covers the Fundamental
Theorem of Calculus, antiderivatives, integral applications and
techniques, power series and infinite series topics such as series
testing and analysis of Taylor and power series. Transfer: CSU: B4,
UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 253 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III**

**Description:** This course is the third in a series of
calculus and analytic geometry. This is the calculus of
multivariable functions. The course covers topics in vectors,
partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, line integrals
and vector analysis theory such as Green's, Stokes', and Gauss'
Theorems. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 268 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS**

**Description:** Covers topics in discrete mathematics with
particular emphasis on computer science applications. Includes
logic, sets, functions and relations mathematical induction,
recursion, Boolean algebra, elementary number theory, probability,
algebraic structures, statistics, graphs, counting and
combinatorics. Transfer: CSU, UC.

**MATH 270 LINEAR ALGEBRA - HONORS**

**Description:** Application of vectors and matrices to
systems of linear equations, linear transformations, eigenvectors
and eigenvalues, vector spaces and inner products. Transfer: CSU:
B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 275 ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS - HONORS**

**Description:** Applications involving differential
equations and analytical, graphical and numerical solutions of
linear differential equations and systems of linear differential
equations, power-series solutions of nonlinear differential
equations, and solution of linear differential equations with
constant coefficients by Laplace Transforms. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC.
(IGETC: 2)

**MATH 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY**

**Description:** Designed for students who are interested in
furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized
instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be
arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using
the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be
used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit
earned, students are required to devote three hours per week
throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent
Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

**MATH 811 PRE-ALGEBRA**

**Description:** Covers the fundamental processes in
arithmetic: reading mathematical notation, translating words into
symbols, and properties of the real number system. Introduction to
geometry and algebra. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

**MATH 818 BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE**

**Description:** Reviews basic mathematical skills necessary
for the Health Science field. Topics include basic operations with
real numbers, scientific notation, ratios, proportions,
percentages, basic statistics, and Apothecary measurement. Units do
not apply toward AA/AS degree.

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