MATH 101, MATH 105 and MATH 117–118


MATH 101 Mathematics in the Social Sciences  (3 credits)

Prerequisites:      Satisfactory performance on the CSU Math Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, or ELM Exam. 
Prerequisite is enforced through RAMweb.

Description:  MATH 101 is intended to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of the importance and usefulness of mathematics by showing how discrete mathematics can be used in planning and decision making.  Topics include voting theory, fair division, optimization, and probability. MATH 101 is conducted in large classes using teaching strategies that emphasize cooperative group learning and active participation.  Required homework/practice problems are completed online. Proctored quizzes are given outside of class in the PACe Testing Center (Weber 138).

MATH 101 satisfies the mathematics requirement of the All-University Core Curriculum but does not satisfy the prerequisites for any courses that use mathematics (such as economics, physical sciences, and statistics).


MATH 105 Patterns of Phenomena I  (3 credits)

Prerequisites:      Satisfactory performance on the CSU Math Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, or ELM Exam.  
Prerequisite is enforced through RAMweb.

Description:  MATH 105 aims to engage liberal arts students in the exploration of mathematical ideas and modes of thought and their application in the arts and humanities.  Representative topics include symmetry, levels of infinity, the fourth dimension, contortions of space, chaos and fractals.  (Prior knowledge of these topics is not assumed.)

MATH 105 satisfies the mathematics requirement of the All-University Core Curriculum but does not satisfy the prerequisites for any courses that use mathematics (such as economics, physical sciences, and statistics).



MATH 117 - MATH 118  College Algebra in Context I & II  (each one credit)

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory performance on the CSU Math Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, or ELM Exam.  
MATH 117 is prerequisite for MATH 118 so this pair of courses must be completed in order. 
The prerequisite for MATH 117 is enforced through RAMweb.

Description:  College Algebra in Context emphasizes investigating, interpreting, applying, and communicating concepts and skills traditionally identified with college algebra.  Topics include the idea of a mathematical model, linear functions, quadratic functions and equations, polynomials and polynomial equations, rational functions, inverse functions, and power functions.  A Texas Instruments TI-83® or TI-84® graphics calculator is required.

All exams are given on a walk-in basis in the PACe Testing Center (Weber 138).


For additional information about  MATH 117–118 , MATH 101, or MATH 105  contact

                                Mathematics Department Office Staff                                                 491-6327

                                Prof. Paul Kennedy, MATH 117-118 Course Coordinator                   491-2497


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Last updated on:   May 5, 2015