# MTH 119 PRECALCULUS I

**MTH 119 – Precalculus 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:

- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from pre-calculus;
- utilize various pre-calculus problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in engineering, sciences, and other fields;
- 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
- use calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.