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MTH 127 BASIC CALCULUS

MTH 127Basic Calculus

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MTH 127 Basic Calculus

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: This course is an intuitive approach to differential and integral calculus of a single variable, with an introduction to multivariable differential calculus, emphasizing applications in business, economics, and the social sciences.

General Education Goals: MTH 127 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, calculus, and introductory ordinary-differential equations;
  2. utilize various pre-calculus, calculus, and introductory differential equation problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in finance, economics, geometry, 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 graphing calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.