MTH 119 PRECALCULUS I
MTH 119 – Precalculus I
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.