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Associate in Science Degree - Non-STEM Course Sequence - Placement 4

This course sequence is for students:

  • who are pursuing an AS degree -AND-
  • who are planning to transfer to a four year university which does not require Calculus I for the student’s chosen major -AND-
  • who have been placed into MAT 105 or above -OR-
  • who received As in their final math class in high school -OR-
  • who have not taken a math class in 5 or more years but use algebra on a regular basis.

Students should choose their 2nd semester course based on the requirements of the four year university they plan to transfer to.

Semester Course (s) Credit Hours
1st MAT 105 College Algebra 4 credit hours
2nd MAT 141 Statistics OR MAT 224 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 4 credit hours/4 credit hours

Course Descriptions

MAT 105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 4 CREDITS
This course prepares students to study more advanced mathematics. Topics include the real number system, polynomials, inequalities, and exponential, logarithmic and rational functions. It also covers conic sections, determinants, sequences and series and the binomial theorem. To qualify for this course, students must demonstrate competence in both algebra and geometry. Lecture four hours per week.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MAT 086 or MAT 095 or qualifying score on Mathematics Test; AND satisfactory completion of MAT 092 or Geometry Proficiency Test or two semesters of high school geometry or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite: MAT 097.

MAT 141 STATISTICS 4 CREDITS (IAI: M1 902)
Students investigate elementary descriptive and inferential statistical methods: graphs, averages, measures of dispersion, probability, tables, probability and sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and simple linear correlation. The course also provides the students opportunities to use computers to solve problems. Lecture four hours per week. (1) This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics Package. (2) This course applies to one or more IAI majors. See an Academic Advisor for details.
Prerequisite: MAT 095 or MAT 086 or MAT 102 or MAT 105 or qualifying placement.

MAT 224 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 4 CREDITS (IAI: M1 900-B)
This course, designed for students in business, economics, biological sciences and social sciences, covers the concepts of function, limit, differentiation and integration. The main focus of the course is on applications of these concepts, rather than on the comprehensive treatment of the mathematics provided by MAT 201. Knowledge of trigonometry is not required. Students develop problem solving skills and use technology, where appropriate, to make sense of situations using calculus concepts. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics package.
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in MAT 105 or qualifying score on Math Placement Test.

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