This is a list of all courses offered by the Math Department.  Not all courses are offered each year.  What is provided is a general description of the courses and the prerequisites.  The actual content may vary.

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Description

A review of Intermediate High School Algebra intended for students preparing for one of the credit bearing Fundamental Studies Math Courses. It is taught in special computer labs using a self-paced computer program. The curriculum will be geared toward the student's level of algebra skills and eventual goals. There is a special fee for the course that may be applied in addition to the regular tuition charge. Students should refer to the schedule of classes for details on fees as they apply to a particular semester. The course does not carry any credit toward any degree at the University. The course is repeatable. Topics will be chosen from exponents, polynomials, linear equations, quadratic equations as well as polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithm functions and elementary probability or statistics, depending on the student. Students must pay a special math fee.

Prerequisites

Qualifying score on the Mathematics Placement Exam.

Topics

Real Numbers

Basic Operations
Percents and ratios
Exponents

Types of Functions Covered:

Linear - including systems of linear equations
Absolute Value
Quadratic
Polynomial
Square Root
Rational
Exponential
Logarithmic


The following topics are addressed for each of the preceding functions:

Function notation
Evaluating functions at particular values
Simplification of expressions
Solving equations
Graphs - including cartesian coordinate system, slope
Vertices and other special points
Shifts and reflections
Intercepts
Asymptotes
Applications

Additional topics covered for appropriate function types:

Factoring - including the quadratic formula, difference of squares, trinomials
Completing the square technique
Positive and negative rational exponents
Combinations and compositions
Linear Inequalities - including solving Linear inequalities and graphing systems of inequalities
Problem solving