CCPS Mathematics Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses
MATH 100: Intermediate Algebra. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: pre-algebra or beginning algebra in high school or college. 
The traditional topics of intermediate algebra through quadratic equations and functions.

MATH 101: Fundamental Mathematical Concepts I. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra or MATH 100
Development of the number systems — whole numbers through real numbers. Problem-solving strategies, functions, elementary logic and set theory are included.

MATH 102: Fundamental Mathematical Concepts II. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 101
An introduction to geometric concepts, measurement, probability, statistics and basic computer concepts.

MATH 109: College Algebra. 3 hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or one year of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry.
A study of functions and graphs, solutions of equations and inequalities and the properties of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions.

MATH 110: Trigonometry. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 109 or two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry. 
The study of trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions and their applications.

200 Level Courses
MATH 201: Mathematics for Social Sciences. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 109. 
Topics from finite mathematics and calculus with applications in the social sciences.

MATH 205: Mathematical Connections. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: At least two years of high school algebra. 
A quantitative reasoning course for students in the liberal arts, focusing on applications of mathematics to social issues in our world. Contains the study of providing urban services, making social choices, constructing fair voting systems, and planning the fair division of resources.

MATH 211: Precalculus. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: High-school level algebra skills and/or successful completion of College Algebra are required. 
This course is designed to prepare students for Calculus I. It covers a variety of topics from algebra, with emphasis on the development of rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, including their essential properties, graphs and basic applications. Additional topics range from linear systems to conic sections.

MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra. 
A course to acquaint the student with the basic ideas and language of statistics including such topics as descriptive statistics; correlation and regression, basic experimental design, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, estimation, and tests of hypotheses and analysis of variance.

MATH 231: Calculus I. 4 hours.

Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one semester of high school trigonometry. 
A study of the fundamental principles of analytic geometry and calculus with emphasis on differentiation.

300 Level Courses
MATH 320: Problem Solving. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 233
Students will solve problems that require nonstandard applications of selected mathematical topics. "Nonstandard" refers to techniques needed for mathematics competitions such as the Putnam Competition. Topics include calculus, algebra, and combinatorics. Each offering of the course will emphasize different topics. Students may take the course up to three times for credit. S/U grading.

MATH 326: Probability Theory. 3 hours.

Prerequisite:  MATH 232. It is recommended that students receive a grade of C or better in MATH 232 to be successful in this course. 
This course includes an introduction to probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, mathematical expectation and multivariate distributions.