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MTH 119 PRECALCULUS I

MTH 119Precalculus I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MTH 119 Precalculus I

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: Topics covered include absolute value inequalities and polynomial inequalities; relations and functions; polynomials and rational functions and their graphs; logarithmic and exponential functions; determinants and matrices.  A graphing calculator may be required.  This course is designed for students who plan to take MTH 121.  (Note: Both MTH 119 & MTH 120 are required prerequisites of MTH 121.)

General Education Goals: MTH 119 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 pre-calculus;
  2. utilize various pre-calculus problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in engineering, 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.