# Disciplines and Subject Areas

# Mathematics

Liberal Arts & Sciences courses numbered 1100 and above satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. General education courses numbered 1000 and above satisfy the requirements for diplomas and certificates.

Courses at "zero" level are designed to strengthen academic skills. Courses at the "zero-zero" level prepare students for developmental coursework. These courses do not satisfy program requirements.

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Course Number | Course Title | Credits |
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MATH0010 | Math Essentials 1 | 0 credits |

Math Essentials 1: This course, without the use of the calculator, covers whole numbers, prime numbers, rounding of numbers, fractions, decimals, and proportions. In addition, related practical application problems will be introduced. This course is developmental and not intended for transfer. (Prerequisite: none) (FYEX0100 recommended concurrent) (0 credits) | ||

MATH0511 | Pre-Special Topics Math | 2 credits |

Pre-Special Topics Math: This course covers U.S. Customary Measurements and Metric measurements; real numbers and variable expressions; first degree equations and inequalities; the rectangular coordinate graphing system; and solving literal equations. Related practical application problems will be introduced. This course is developmental and not intended for transfer. (No prerequisites or Accuplacer testing required for entry into course.) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH0522 | Pre-College Math (2 cr) | 2 credits |

Pre-College Math (2 cr): This course covers real numbers, variable expressions, general and literal equations, solve and graph linear equations in two variables, graph and evaluate functions, sets, solving and graphing inequalities and solving systems of equations. Related practical application problems are explored. (Prerequisite: Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Score of 61 or higher) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH0533 | Pre-College Math (3 cr) | 3 credits |

Pre-College Math (3 cr): This course covers real numbers, variable expressions, general and literal equations, solve and graph linear equations in two variables, graph and evaluate functions, sets, solving and graphing inequalities and solving systems of equations. Related practical application problems are explored. (Prerequisites: Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Score of 46 or higher) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH0544 | Pre-College Math (4 cr) | 4 credits |

Pre-College Math (4 cr): This course covers real numbers, variable expressions, general and literal equations, solve and graph linear equations in two variables, graph and evaluate functions, sets, solving and graphing inequalities and solving systems of equations. Related practical application problems are explored. (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH0555 | Pre-Geometry | 2 credits |

Pre-Geometry: This course covers operations on rational numbers and percentages; Metric and U.S. Customary Measurements; solving linear equations and proportions; and the rectangular coordinate graphing system. Related practical application problems will be introduced. This course is developmental and not intended for transfer. (No prerequisites or Accuplacer testing required for entry into course.) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH0990 | STATWAY Statistics 1 | 4 credits |

STATWAY Statistics 1: This course is the first in a two-semester statistics sequence. Students progress through topics in both algebra and college-level introductory statistics in one year. Statway 1 covers sampling methods, descriptive statistics, graphing methods, linear and exponential models, and an introduction to probability, as well as necessary topics from Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. This curriculum is based on student collaborative group learning. Students must commit to completing Math 0990 in the Fall semester and Math 1090 in the following Spring semester. Completion of the 2 course sequence satisfies MnTC Goal 4. (Prerequisite: Minimum Elementary Algebra ACCUPLACER score of 46) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1015 | Geometry | 2 credits |

Geometry: This course presents algebra, geometry and trigonometry concepts. In addition, related practical application problems will be introduced. This course is not intended for transfer but satisfies the diploma level option. (Prerequisite: Pre-College Math and FYEX1000 or Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Score of 86 or Higher) (2 credits: 2lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1020 | Special Topics in Mathematics | 2 credits |

Special Topics in Mathematics: This course covers measurement systems, English and metric conversions, general and literal equations, applications involving equations, personal finance applications, and fundamental concepts of statistics and probability. Related practical application problems are explored. This course will satisfy diploma level option. (Prerequisites: MAT0511 Pre-Special Topics and FYEX1000 or Elementary Algebra Accuplacer score of 86 or above) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1025 | Algebra | 2 credits |

Algebra: This course covers inequalities, rational expressions, exponents and radicals. Students develop skills in the solution of absolute value, quadratic and radical equations. Graphing and evaluation of functions are also covered. This course is not intended for transfer. This is a diploma level course. (Prerequisite: Pre- College Math or Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Score of 86 or Higher) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1090 | STATWAY Statistics 2 | 4 credits |

STATWAY Statistics 2: This course is the second in a two-semester statistics sequence. Students progress through topics in both algebra and college-level introductory statistics in one year. Statway 2 covers sampling distributions, Central Limit Theorems, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing for population proportions, population means, and means of paired differences. Chi-square tests for one and two way tables and ANOVA methods are covered, as well as topics from algebra. This curriculum is based on student collaborative group learning. Students must commit to completing Math 0990 in the Fall semester and Math 1090 in the following Spring semester. Completion of the 2 course sequence satisfies MnTC Goal 4. (Prerequisite: MATH0990) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1218 | Liberal Arts Mathematics | 3 credits |

Liberal Arts Mathematics: This course is designed for students who do not intend to continue on to higher-level mathematics courses. Topics will be selected to develop quantitative reasoning and an appreciation for diverse applications of contemporary mathematics. Refer to the course outline for a list of topics the instructor may choose from. (Meets MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 50 in the college level math section of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 22 on the math subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of MATH1025 or MATH1020 or MATH1015) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1220 | College Algebra | 3 credits |

College Algebra: This course covers functions, graphs, exponents and logarithms, inequalities, application problems, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, and the binomial theorem. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 50 in the college level math section of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 22 on the math subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of MATH1025) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1225 | Pre-Calculus | 3 credits |

Pre-Calculus: Pre-calculus is designed to increase students' knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking and will provide students the skills necessary for the successful completion of calculus. Topics include polymonials and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions of real numbers and angles; analytical trigonometry; polar coordinates and vectors; and sequences and series. Pre-calculus is a Minnesota Transfer Level Course. (Meets MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 50 in the college level math section of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 22 on the math subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of MATH1025) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1230 | Introduction to Statistics | 3 credits |

Introduction to Statistics: This course emphasizes the concepts and methods of statistics. Statistics is the study of how to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret numerical information from data. Statistical methods will be presented with a focus on understanding both the suitability of the method and the meaning of the result. Statistical methods and measurements will be studied in the context of a broad range of practical applications that require decision making. (MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 50 in the college level math section of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 22 on the math subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of MATH1025 or MATH1020 or MATH1015) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1420 | College Trigonometry | 3 credits |

College Trigonometry: College Trigonometry will enable students to study the properties of triangles and trigonometric functions and their applications. Topics in this course may include trigonometric ratios, functions, graphs, identities, equations, inverse trigonometric functions, solutions of the triangle, and other applications such as but not limited to conic sections, polar coordinates, complex numbers, vectors, and DeMoivres Theorem. These topics will be introduced and skills will be developed through the use of applications in a number of areas including engineering, business, and economics. (MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: MATH1220 College Algebra or equivalent) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH1440 | Applied Calculus | 3 credits |

Applied Calculus: Applied Calculus is intended for use as an introductory and applied calculus course for students in managerial, life, and social sciences. The course will introduce the fundamentals of calculus as well as calculus concepts with a problem solving approach grounded in real life applications. (MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: MATH 1220 College Algebra or MATH 1225 Pre-Calculus) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab) | ||

MATH2440 | Calculus I | 4 credits |

Calculus I: Differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. (Meets MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: MATH 1225 Pre-Calculus or MATH1220 College Algebra) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab) |