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MTH 113 COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH TRIGONOMETRY

MTH 113College Algebra with Trigonometry

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry

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 100 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course covers topics from algebra and trigonometry at a level and emphasis appropriate for applied technology majors who will continue on with at least one semester of applied calculus. Topics are chosen from the following: functions and their graphs, angles and triangles, systems of linear equations with determinants, trigonometric functions, equations and identities, exponential and logarithmic functions, and a general treatment of conic sections.

General Education Goals: MTH 113 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, geometry and pre-calculus;
  2. utilize various algebra and pre-calculus,  problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in  geometry, sciences, and other fields;
  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.