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MTH 100 INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE MATHEMATICS

MTH 100Introductory College Mathematics

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  4.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in MTH 092 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Scientific calculators – but not graphing calculators – are permitted in this

Course Description: This course covers topics including special products, factoring, and other operations on polynomials, rational and radical expressions, integral and rational exponents, and scientific notation. In addition, analytic and graphical methods of solving linear equations, linear systems, literal equations, and elementary polynomial equations are covered. Students are also introduced to the analytic geometry of functions, including lines, circles, and parabolas.  Diverse applications are emphasized throughout the course.

General Education Goals: MTH 100 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Quantitative Knowledge and Skills.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from algebra and geometry;
  2. utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve real-world applications;
  3. communicate accurate mathematical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form in order to explain strategies to solve problems as well as to interpret found solutions; and
  4. use calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.