Course Number & Name:  MTH 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 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 120 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This is the first course covering a rigorous sequence in early transcendental calculus. Topics covered include the theory and application of limits, continuity, differentiation, anti-differentiation and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Methods and applications include related rates, implicit differentiation, indeterminate forms, Newton’s method, the Mean Value theorems, and volumes.

General Education Goals: MTH 121 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 calculus;
  2. utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in engineering, sciences, business and technology 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 appropriate technology, such as graphing calculators and computer software, effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.


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