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MATH/STAT Course Descriptions & Information Sheets


Below you will find the descriptions, prerequisites, and links to the Information Sheets for the MATH and STAT courses offered at CSN.

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MATH/STAT Courses:

MATH 095, Elementary Algebra - 3 Credits

A course in the fundamental operations of real numbers, solving linear equations in one variable, graphing linear equations in two variables, solving linear systems in two variables, and performing basic operations on polynomials. Intended to provide a basic foundation for future mathematics needed in fields of business, economics, engineering and related fields. Strong background in fractions and positive and negative numbers is highly recommended.

Prerequisite: MATH 093 C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 095 Course Info Sheet

MATH 95E, Elementary Algebra Expanded - 3 Credits Lecture + 1 Credit Lab

This is also a course in the fundamental operations of real numbers, solving linear equations in one variable, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear equations in two variables, and solving linear systems in two variables. The topics will be delivered in a self-paced format using technology, allowing students to begin at the appropriate level based on course placement and allowing them to move through as many topics as they can within the time limits of the semester. This course provides a basic foundation for future mathematics needed in many fields. A comprehensive, proctored, departmental final exam will be given. Please note that this course does NOT satisfy the math component of a degree or certificate program at CSN.

Prerequisite: MATH 91 with a grade of B or better; or Satisfactory SAT/ACT/Placement Test score.

MATH 95E Course Information Sheet

MATH 096, Intermediate Algebra - 3 Credits

Topics include factoring polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations, graphs, and applications.

Prerequisite: MATH 095 or MATH 095E with a Grade of C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/ALEKS PPL/Placement Test Score

MATH 096 Course Info Sheet

MATH 104B, Applied Mathematics - 3 Credits

Emphasizing applications, topics include arithmetic, prealgebra, graphing, geometry, finance, probability and statistics. NOTE: Course is only applicable for AAS and AGS degrees, and is not transferable for credit.

Prerequisite: None

MATH 104B Course Info Sheet

MATH 116, Technical Mathematics - 3 Credits

Concepts that will allow student to become proficient in the mathematics used in technical fields are the focal point of this course. Topics include manipulations of whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals; measurement systems; an introduction to simple geometric figures; algebraic expressions; linear and quadratic equations; and fundamentals of trigonometry.

Prerequisite: None

MATH 116 Course Info Sheet

MATH 120, Fundamentals of College Math - 3-5 Credits

Topics include probability, statistics, geometry, and consumer mathematics. It may include problem-solving, sets, logic, mathematical systems, numeration, and measurement. Course is broad in scope, emphasizing applications.

Prerequisite: MATH 095 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 120 Course Info Sheet

MATH 122, Elementary School Mathematics I - 3 Credits

Mathematics needed by those teaching the new-content curriculum at the elementary school level, emphasizing number concepts. NOTE: This course DOES NOT satisfy the general education core requirements.

Prerequisite: MATH 096 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 122 Course Info Sheet

MATH 123, Elementary School Mathematics II - 3 Credits

Mathematics needed by those teaching the new-content curriculum at the elementary school level, emphasizing concepts in statistics, geometry, and probability.

Prerequisite: MATH 122 with a C or Better

MATH 123 Course Info Sheet

MATH 124, College Algebra - 3-5 Credits

Practical applications are the focal point of this course. Topics include equations and inequalities; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; solutions of systems of linear equations; matrices; and sequences and series. NOTE: This course does NOT serve as a prerequisite for MATH 127 nor is it sufficiently rigorous for entry into calculus.

Prerequisite: MATH 096 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 124 Course Info Sheet

MATH 126, Precalculus I - 3-5 Credits

A rigorous discussion of algebra concepts necessary for calculus is the focal point of this course. Topics include an in-depth investigation of algebraic functions and their graphs and solutions of systems of equations. NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite course for MATH 127 and is essential for students planning to take calculus.

Prerequisite: MATH 096 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 126 Course Info Sheet

MATH 127, Precalculus II - 3 Credits

Topics include an in-depth investigation of trigonometric functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry, solutions of triangles, vectors, and analytic geometry. NOTE: This course is essential for students planning to take calculus.

Prerequisite: MATH 126 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 127 Course Info Sheet

MATH 132, Finite Mathematics - 3 Credits

Topics include symbolic logic, set theory, and probability theory applied to the analysis of business and social science problems.

Prerequisite: MATH 124 or MATH 126 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 132 Course Info Sheet

MATH 181, Calculus I - 4 Credits

Differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications.

Prerequisite: Both MATH 126 and MATH 127 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

MATH 181 Course Info Sheet

MATH 182, Calculus II - 4 Credits

Topics include further applications and techniques of integration with applications, polynomial approximations, sequences, and series.

Prerequisite: MATH 181 with a C or Better

MATH 182 Course Info Sheet

MATH 251, Discrete Mathematics I - 3 Credits

Topics include fundamental principles of logic and proof methods, elements of set theory, equivalence relations and partitions, counting techniques, mathematical induction, cardinality, power set, Cartesian product, inclusion-exclusion principle, pigeonhole principle, binomial theorem, probability and expectation.

Prerequisite: MATH 127 or MATH 128 with C or Better, or a Satisfactory ACT/SATScore

Suggested Corequisite: MATH 181

MATH 251 Course Info Sheet

MATH 253, Matrix Algebra - 3 Credits

Introduction to linear algebra, including matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

Prerequisite: MATH 182 with a C or Better

MATH 253 Course Info Sheet

MATH 283, Calculus III - 4 Credits

Topics include vectors, differentiation and integration of vector valued functions, multivariable calculus, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and applications.

Prerequisite: MATH 182 with a C or Better

MATH 283 Course Info Sheet

MATH 285, Differential Equations - 3 Credits

Theory and techniques for constant and variable coefficient ordinary linear differential equations. Also included are a number of non-linear types of ordinary differential equations. Emphasis will be on those differential equations arising from modeling real-world phenomena.

Prerequisite: MATH 182 with a C or Better

MATH 285 Course Info Sheet

STAT 152, Introduction to Statistics - 3 Credits

Topics include fundamental principles of logic and proof methods, elements of set theory, equivalence relations and partitions, counting techniques, mathematical induction, cardinality, power set, Cartesian product, inclusion-exclusion principle, pigeonhole principle, binomial theorem, probability and expectation.

Prerequisite: MATH 124 or MATH 126 with a C or Better, a Satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score, or the Equivalent

STAT 152 Course Info Sheet