MTH 120 PRECALCULUS II
MTH 120 – Precalculus II
Course Number & Name: MTH 120 Precalculus II
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 119 or placement
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course, along with MTH 119, prepares students for a rigorous treatment of calculus. Topics covered include trigonometric functions; graphing trig functions; inverse trig functions; trigonometric identities; trig equations; vectors; analytic geometry; polar coordinates; sequences and series. A graphing calculator may be required.
General Education Goals: MTH 120 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 graphing calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.