# Course Descriptions

**MATH 110 Elementary Algebra (5 units)**

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.

**MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra (5 units)**

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 125 Elementary Finite Mathematics (3 units)**

Topics include linear functions, system of linear equations, inequalities, matrices, mathematics of finance, linear programming, set theory, counting theory, and probability.

**MATH 150 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (3 units)**

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.

**MATH 190 Path to Statistics (6 units)**

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, or business.

**MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics (4 units)**

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.

**MATH 225 Path to Calculus (6 units)**

Equivalent to MATH 130 and 222. This 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.

**MATH 241 Business Calculus I (5 units)**

The first class in a two semester calculus sequence designed for business majors. Topics include a review of functions, the derivative, applications of the derivative, and an introduction to the integral.

**MATH 243 Business Calculus II with Trigonometry (4 units)**

The second half of a two-semester calculus sequence designed for business majors. Topics include the integral, techniques of integration, an introduction to trigonometry, multivariable calculus, and differential equations. Equivalent to MATH 242.

**MATH 251 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5 units)**

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.

**MATH 252 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II (5 units)**

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.

**MATH 253 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (5 units)**

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.

**MATH 270 Linear Algebra (3 units)**

Application of vectors and matrices to systems of linear equations, linear transformations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, vector spaces and inner products.

**MATH 275 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 units)**

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.

**MATH 695 Independent Study (0.5- 3 units)**

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.

**MATH 800 Just-In-Time Support for Elementary Probability and Statistics (2 units)**

A review of the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts needed in statistics. Intended for students who are concurrently enrolled in MATH 200: Elementary Probability and Statistics, at Cañada College. Topics include concepts from arithmetic, pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra, and descriptive statistics that are needed to understand the basics of college-level statistics. Concepts are taught through the context of descriptive data analysis. Additional emphasis is placed on solving and graphing linear equations and modeling with linear functions.

**MATH 811 Pre-Algebra (3 units)**

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.

**MATH 818 Basic Mathematics for Health Science (1 units)**

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.

**MATH 825 Just-In-Time Support for Path to Calculus (2 units)**

A review of the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts needed in pre-calculus. Intended for majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who are concurrently enrolled in MATH 225, Path to Calculus, at Cañada College. Topics include: a review of computational skills developed in intermediate algebra, factoring, operations on rational and radical expressions, absolute value equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic expressions and equations, conic sections, functions including composition and inverses, an in-depth focus on quadratic functions, and a review of topics from geometry.

**MATH 841 Just-In-Time Support for Business Calculus I (1 units)**

A review of the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts needed in college algebra. Intended for business or other majors who are concurrently enrolled in MATH 241, Business Calculus I, at Cañada College. Topics include: a review of computational skills developed in intermediate algebra, factoring, exponential and logarithmic expressions and equations, and an in-depth focus on quadratic functions. A graphing calculator is required.