Math Program Course Descriptions
BUSN149

Business Mathematics

3 Credit Hours

Basic mathematics is applied to the problems of business. Topics studied include application of percentage, cash and trade discounts, markup, interest calculations, payroll computations, installment buying, business graphs, and business insurance. Prerequisite: MATH 101 or testing criteria.


DFTG120

Drafting Mathematics

3 Credit Hours

This course provides experiments and problems dealing with lines, angles, circles and triangles using the concepts of trigonometry.


MATH058

Fundamentals of Mathematics

3 Credit Hours

A basic course in arithmetic, dealing with such topics as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, as well as operations in fractions and decimals.


MATH101

Basic Mathematics

3 Credit Hours

This course emphasizes the basic operations of arithmetic. Other topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, and solution of simple equations. This course may not transfer to some universities. Prerequisite: Students whose math placement test scores indicate arithmetic weaknesses are required to pass this course (with a grade of C or better) as a prerequisite to enrolling in MATH 102. Math placement at MATH 101 or completion of MATH 101A with a C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH101A

Fundamentals of Mathematics I

3 Credit Hours

A basic course in arithmetic, dealing with such topics as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and integers, as well as operations with fractions and decimals. Prerequisite: Students whose math placement test scores indicate arithmetic weaknesses are required to pass this course (with a grade of C or better) as a prerequisite to enrolling in MATH 102. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH101B

Fundamentals of Mathematics II

3 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of MATH 101A. Topics included are a review of fractions, percents, ratio, proportion, the solution of simple equations, and an introduction to simple concepts in geometry. The successful completion of the Math 101A  Math 101B sequence serves the same purpose as Math 101. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MATH 101A with a grade of C or better. Completion of MATH 101B is equivalent to completion of MATH 101.


MATH102

Elementary Algebra

4 Credit Hours

A course intended for students with little or no background in algebra. Covers concepts in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, polynomials, and linear equations, but not limited only to those areas. This course may not transfer to some universities. Prerequisite: Math placement at MATH 102; or the completion of MATH 101 or 101B with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH103

Elementary Plane Geometry

3 Credit Hours

This course is intended for students who have not completed a course in geometry. The students will learn and apply the principles of geometry as well as recognize their relevance to the real world. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 102 with a grade of C or better.


MATH107

Intermediate Algebra

4 Credit Hours

This course considers an introduction to the real number system, linear equations, and inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, fractional equations and expressions, exponents, roots and powers, quadratic equations and functions. Prerequisite: Math placement at MATH 107; or the completion of MATH 102 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH107B

Summer Bridge Math

2 Credit Hours

This course considers an introduction to linear equalities, systems of equations, polynomials, fractional equations and expressions, exponents, roots, and powers, quadratic equations and functions, and logarithms.


MATH109

Tech Prep Math

1 Credit Hours

This course emphasizes the basic operations of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Other topics include integers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio/proportion, conversion of units, geometry, solutions to simple equations, inequalities, applications and problem solving. After completing this course, the student should have the requisite math skills to understand and enroll in TECM 118. Prerequisite: ACT math score 1017.


MATH124

Statistics Software

1 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course using statistical software. In this course a general purpose statistical analysis software package is used for the organization, analysis, and presentation of data. Prerequisite: Must enroll in MATH 247 at the same time. See class schedule for appropriate section.


MATH129

Math Literacy for College Students

6 Credit Hours

Math Literacy for College Students is a one semester course for nonmath and nonscience majors integrating numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. Throughout the course, college success content will be integrated with mathematical topics. Prerequisite: Math placement at MATH 129; or the completion of MATH 101 or 101B with a grade of B or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH130

Intro to Contemporary Mathematics

3 Credit Hours

A selection of mathematical principles to better understand issues in a contemporary society. The focus is on mathematical reasoning and the solving of reallife problems rather than routine skills and appreciation. Topics include mathematical modeling, probability and statistics, graph theory, and linear programming. Prerequisite: Math placement at MATH 130; or the completion of MATH 107 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH134

College Algebra

3 Credit Hours

This course will consider basic algebraic operations and expand their use to cover major topics of factoring; work with exponents; solving equations, including linear, quadratic and systems; graphing; and functions. Prerequisite: Students must have one year of high school geometry with a grade of C or better or MATH 103 with a grade of C or better. Math placement at MATH 134; or the completion of MATH 107 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH135

Trigonometry

3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on definitions, properties, and graphical characteristics of trigonometric functions, radian measure, trigonometric identities and equations, solutions of oblique and right triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and powers and roots of complex numbers. Further topics may include polar coordinates and vectors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 134 with a grade of C or better; or Math placement at MATH 135. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH136

General Statistics

4 Credit Hours

Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of reallife problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Describe methods (frequency distributions and graphing and measures of location and variation), basic probability theory (sample spaces, counting, factorials, combinations, permutations and probability laws),probability distributions (normal distributions and normal curve, binomial distribution, and random samples and sampling techniques), statistical interference (estimate, hypothesis testing, ttest and chisquare test, and errors), correlation and regression and ftest and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 130 or MATH 134 or higher with a grade of C or better; or placement into MATH 136. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH143

Finite Mathematics

3 Credit Hours

Emphasis is on concepts and applications, rather than mathematical structures (designed especially for students in business, economics, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, with applications drawn from these fields). Includes such topics as: vectors, determinants, matrices, and matrix algebra; systems of linear equations and matrices; systems of inequalities and linear programming; simplex method, set theory, logic and Boolean algebra; counting and probability theory; stochastic processes; game theory; Markov chain methods; mathematical modeling; and the mathematics of finance. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 134 or higher with a grade of C or better; or Math placement at MATH 143. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH160

Precalculus

5 Credit Hours

This course will emphasize the notion of a function as a unifying concept for the topics of college algebra and an extension of the topics of trigonometry. A graphing calculator is highly recommended. Prerequisite: Completion of a year of high school geometry with a grade of C or better or MATH 103 with a grade of C or better. Math placement at MATH 160; or the completion of MATH 107 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH166

Calculus and Analytical Geometry I

5 Credit Hours

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: limits and continuity; definition of derivative: rate of change, slope; derivatives of polynomial and rational functions; the chain rule; implicit differentials; approximation by differentials; higher order derivatives; Rolle's Theorem: mean value theorem; applications of the derivative; antiderivative; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus; area, volume, other applications of the integral; the calculus of the trigonometric function; logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: Math placement at MATH 166; or the completion of MATH 135 or MATH 160 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH170

Math for Elementary Teachers I

4 Credit Hours

Basic elements of mathematics for students majoring in elementary education. Includes origin of numerals, sets, relations, systems of numeration, natural numbers, integers, rational numbers and real numbers. Prerequisite: Completion of one year of high school geometry or MATH 103 with a grade of C or better. Math placement at MATH 170; or the completion of MATH 107 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH172

Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credit Hours

Focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving, by using calculators and microcomputers in problem solving. Topics are selected from: sets, functions and logic, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers and the real number system (e.g., number theory, probability, statistics, measurement and nonmetric geometry). The twocourse sequence meets the requirements for state certification in elementary teaching. Fulfills the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) requirement only for students seeking state certification as elementary teachers. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 170 with a grade of "C" or better.


MATH199

Topics/Issues in Mathematics

1 Credit Hours

Group study through selected workshops, seminars, telecourses, etc. Credit will be designated in accordance with course requirements as specified in the approved syllabus. This course may be taken for variable credit hours. May be repeated for a different topical area once without approval; additional repetition requires appropriate Dean approval.


MATH210

Computer Programming for Engineers

3 Credit Hours

Topics include an introduction of computer hardware and software (input/output devices and operating systems), basic problemsolving techniques and programming paradigms, fundamental numerical algorithms, fundamental nonnumerical algorithms and the C++ computer language. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 166 with a "C" or better or consent of instructor.


MATH236

Linear Algebra

3 Credit Hours

A first course in linear algebra, including vectors and matrices; vector spaces and subspaces; linear dependence, independence and transformations; basis and dimension; sums, composites, inverse of linear transformations; determinants; and orthogonality. The course also includes eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 267 with a grade of "C" or better.


MATH246

Calculus for Busn. & Social Science

4 Credit Hours

This calculus course is designed specifically for students in business and the social sciences and does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. It emphasizes applications of the basic concepts of calculus rather than proofs. Topics must include limits; techniques of differentiation applied to polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; partial derivatives and applications; maxima and minima of functions; and elementary techniques of integration including substitution and integration by parts. Business and social science applications are stressed throughout the course. Prerequisite: Math placement at MATH 246; or the completion of MATH 134 with a grade of C or better. Refer to placement chart in college catalog for detailed information.


MATH247

Business Statistics

3 Credit Hours

The basic concepts of statistical analysis used in business decision making, including probability and how uncertainty is dealt with in real life. The student will analyze and work out simple problems and should be able to recognize instances in which statistical techniques have been misused. The following concepts and statistical techniques are included: measures of central tendency and variability; random variables and probability distributions; binomial, normal and sampling distributions; estimation; tests of hypothesis; chi square tests; linear regressions and correlation; and one way analysis of variance. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 143 with a grade of "C" or better. Must enroll in MATH 124 at the same time. See class schedule for appropriate section.


MATH267

Calculus and Analytical Geometry II

4 Credit Hours

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: limits and continuity; definition of derivative: rate of change, slope; derivatives of polynomial and rational functions; the chain rule; implicit differentials; higher order derivatives; Rolle's Theorem: mean value theorem; applications of the derivative; antiderivative; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus; area, volume, other applications of the integral; the calculus of the trigonometric functions; logarithmic and exponential functions; techniques of integration, including numerical methods; indeterminate forms: L'Hopital's rule; improper integrals; sequences and series, convergence tests, Taylor series; functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives; the differential, directional derivatives, gradients; double and triple integrals: evaluation and applications. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 166 with a grade of "C" or better.


MATH268

Calculus and Analytical Geometry III

4 Credit Hours

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: limits and continuity; definition of derivative: rate of change, slope; derivatives of polynomial and rational functions; the chain rule; implicit differentials; approximation by differentials; higher order derivatives; Rolle's Theorem: mean value theorem; applications of the derivative; antiderivative; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus; area, volume, other applications of the integral; the calculus of the trigonometric functions; logarithmic and exponential functions; techniques of integration, including numerical methods; indeterminate forms: L'Hopital's rule; improper integrals; sequences and series, convergence tests, Taylor series; functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives; the differential, directional derivatives, gradients; double and triple integrals: evaluation and applications. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 267 with a grade of "C" or better.


MATH269

Differential Equations

3 Credit Hours

This course must cover linear equations of the first order; linear equations with constant coefficients; the general linear equation; variation of parameters; undetermined coefficients; linear independence; the Wronskian; exact equations; separation of variables; and applications. In addition, the course must cover at least two or three of the following topics: systems of linear differential equations; solution of Laplace transforms; existence and uniqueness of solutions; solution by power series; oscillation and comparison theorems; partial differential equations; boundary value problems; numerical methods, and stability of solutions. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 267 with a grade of "C" or better.


PHYS210

Electrical Circuit Analysis

3 Credit Hours

Topics include concepts of electricity and magnetism; circuit variables (units, voltage, inductance, power and energy); circuit elements (R,L,C, and operational amplifiers); simple resistive circuits; circuit analysis (nodevoltage, meshcurrent, equivalents and superposition); transient analysis; and sinusoidal steady state (analysis and power). Prerequisite: C or better in PHYS 202 and C or better in MATH 268.


PSCI203

Statics

3 Credit Hours

Topics include particle statics, general principles and force vectors, rigid body equilibrium, moments of inertia, distributed forces and centroids, analysis of structures, virtual work, and friction. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 166. Must enroll in PHYS 201 at the same time.


PSCI204

Dynamics

3 Credit Hours

Topics include particle kinematics (rectangular and curvilinear); Newton's laws; energy, work, and momentum methods; planar dynamics and rigid bodies; rigid body inematics; impulse and momentum; and vibrations. Prerequisite: "C" or better in PSCI 203.


PSCI205

Mechanics of Materials

3 Credit Hours

Topics include concepts of stress and strain; material properties (elastic and plastic); torsion: shear stresses and deformation; thermal stresses; thinwalled pressure vessels; pure bending: stresses and strains; transverse loading of beams; shear stress and combined loadings; transformation of stress and strain (Mohr's Circle); beams; energy methods; and columns. Prerequisite: "C" or better in PSCI 203.


TECM118

VocationalTechnical Math

3 Credit Hours

This course covers the use of the following math skills in solving occupational problems: whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; percents; measurement; formulas and equations; lines, angles and shapes; positive and negative numbers; and ratios and proportions. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 101B or MATH 101 with a grade of C or better, ACT score of 1820, or QRAS ACCUPLACER score of 250262.


TECM119

Technical Mathematics

3 Credit Hours

This course provides experience to mathematics for first year technical students. The course is designed to develop all of the mathematical skills required in various technical fields, including an understanding of the metric system and the use of a calculator. Prerequisite: Completion of TECM 118 with a grade of C or better. ACT math score 2122, or QRAS ACCUPLACER score of 263 or above.


TECM120

Technical Mathematics II

3 Credit Hours

Mathematical topics from algebra and trigonometry that are most useful in solving electronics problems, including emphasis on power often and scientific notation, basic trigonometric functions, right triangle solution, decimal and nondecimal systems of numeration.


