Course Descriptions
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Courses


MATH 004 F Basic Mathematics I (2 Units)
Pass/No Pass only.
36 hours lecture per term. This course is an intensive review of the fundamentals of arithmetic. Topics include arithmetic operations with whole numbers and fractions, rounding and estimation, and applied problems. Students are not permitted to use calculators.
MATH 006 F Basic Mathematics II (2 Units)
Pass/No Pass only.
Prerequisite: MATH 004 F Basic Mathematics with a grade of "Pass".
36 hours lecture per term. This course is an intensive review of the fundamentals of arithmetic. Topics include arithmetic operations and applied problems with decimals, rounding, estimation, ratios, problem solving with proportions, percent and applications, the arithmetic of denominate numbers, introduction to the metric system, and measurement geometry. Calculators will be required for selected topics.
MATH 007 F Essentials of Basic Mathematics (2 Units)
Pass/No Pass only.
54 hours lecture per term. This course is an intensive review of the fundamentals of arithmetic. The course includes arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percent, estimation, and solving applied problems.
MATH 010 F Basic Mathematics (4 Units)
72 hours lecture per term. This course is an intensive review of the fundamentals of arithmetic. The course includes: operations of arithmetic with whole numbers, fractions, decimals; percent; estimation; equations and applied problems; introduction to the metric system; and the arithmetic of denominate numbers. Calculators will be required for selected topics.
MATH 015 F PreAlgebra (4 Units)
72 hours lecture per term. This course includes: operations on integers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals, ratio, proportion and percentages working with variable expressions; interpretation of statistical graphs; measurement and geometry; and an introduction to polynomials and graphing. Calculators will be required for selected topics.
MATH 020 F Elementary Algebra (4 Units)
Advisory: MATH 015 F or any previous algebra course with a grade of C or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This course includes the properties of real numbers, factoring, exponents and radicals, solving and graphing linear equations, polynomials and rational algebraic expressions, and linear systems of equations. Calculators will be required for selected topics.
MATH 030 F Plane Geometry (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 020 F Elementary Algebra with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to Euclidean geometry. It includes theorems and proofs, sets, congruent and similar polygons, circles, geometric constructions, areas, volumes, geometric loci, elementary logic, and deductive reasoning. Calculators may be required for selected topics. (Degree Credit)
MATH 040 F Intermediate Algebra (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 020 F with a grade of C or better or a grade of “Pass” in math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This intermediate algebra courses is appropriate for students preparing to take MATH 129 F, MATH 141 F, MATH 141HF, or MATH 142 F. This course includes products and factoring, exponents and radicals, fractions, functions and graphs, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, logarithms and related topics at an intermediate level. Calculators will be used for selected topics. This course also meets the pre requisite for MATH 100 F, MATH 120 F, MATH 120HF and SOSC 120 F. Students who receive credit for MATH 040 F may not receive credit for MATH 041 F. (Degree Credit) AA GE
MATH 041 F Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra (6)
Advisory: MATH 015 F or any previous algebra course with a grade of C or better.
108 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for students who would like to complete elementary and intermediate algebra in one semester. It covers factoring, exponents, linear, quadratic, rational, and absolute value equations and inequalities, radical equations, operations with polynomials, radical and rational expressions, systems of equations and inequalities, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, complex numbers, and conic sections. Students who have completed MATH 020 F may take MATH 040 F, MATH 041 F or MATH 043 F. However, students who receive credit for MATH 041 F may not receive credit for MATH 040 F. (Degree Credit) AA GE
MATH 043 F Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Liberal Arts (4 Units)
Prerequisite: Math 020 F Elementary Algebra with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This course emphasizes applications, mathematical modeling of data and interpretation of results. The course includes linear, quadratic, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, solving equations involving these functions, solving linear inequalities, and solving systems of linear equations at an intermediate level. Graphing calculators will be required for selected topics. (Degree Credit) AA GE
MATH 100 F Liberal Arts Mathematics (2 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
54 hours lecture per term. This course provides an introduction to a variety of mathematical topics including set theory, logic and deductive reasoning, geometry, probability, statistics, and other selected topics. This course is designed for students majoring in liberal arts, education or communication. Calculators or computers may be used for selected topics. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 120 F Introductory Probability and Statistics (4 Units)
(CID MATH 110)
Prerequisite: MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
Advisory: READ 096 F or reading skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This course covers descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory and inferential statistics. Topics covered include summarizing data in tables and graphs, computation of descriptive statistics, sample spaces, classical probability theory, rules of probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals for population parameters, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression and ChiSquare Distribution with applications. Scientific and/or graphing calculators will be used extensively throughout the course. Computers utilizing software specifically designed for statistical calculations and graphing will be used for various topics. Students who receive credit for MATH 120 F may not receive credit for SOSC 120 F. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: MATH 120 F, MATH 120HF, PSY 161 F and PSY 161HF, combined maximum credit one course) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 120HF Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics (4 Units)
(Course offered in Spring term only)
(CID MATH 110)
Prerequisite: MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
Advisory: READ 096 F or reading skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This Honorsenhanced course covers descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory and inferential statistics. Topics covered include: summarizing data in tables and graphs, computation of descriptive statistics, sample spaces, classical probability theory, rules of probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals for population parameters, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression and ChiSquare Distribution with applications. Scientific and/or graphing calculators will be used extensively throughout the course. Computers utilizing software specifically designed for statistical calculations and graphing will be used for various topics. Students who receive credit for MATH 120HF may not receive credit for SOSC 120 F. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: MATH 120 F, MATH 120HF, PSY 161 F and PSY 161HF combined maximum credit one course) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 129 F College Algebra for Business Calculus (4 Units)
Prerequisite: Math 40 F with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This course includes a review of basic topics from intermediate algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphing including exponential and logarithmic functions, building mathematical models in business, finance and economics, systems of equations and inequalities and an introduction to spreadsheets and/or graphing software. The course is designed for students planning to enroll in MATH 130 F. A scientific calculator will be required; a graphing calculator may be required. (This course does not meet requirements in the Busi ness Division and will not substitute for BUS 151 F. See Business and Computer Information Systems Division for Business requirements.) (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MATH 130 F Calculus for Business (4 Units)
(CID MATH 140)
Prerequisite: Math 129 F with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This course includes fundamentals of analytic geometry and calculus; differential calculus, integral calculus, and selected applications of calculus; functions and managerial planning and their use in economics and business. A scientific calculator will be required; a graphing calculator may be required. Computer applications may be included. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation; MATH 130 F, MATH 151 F and MATH 151HF, combined maximum credit one course) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 141 F College Algebra (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 030 F with a grade of C or better and MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. The topics to be covered include review of the fundamentals of algebra, relations, functions, solutions of first and seconddegree equations and inequalities, systems of equations, matrices and determinants, binomial theorem, mathematical induction, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry and conic sections, geometric and arithmetic sequences and series, and miscellaneous topics. Graphing calculators will be incorporated. This course may be taken prior to or concurrently with MATH 142 F. Both MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF and MATH 142 F are required for enrollment in MATH 151 F. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation; MATH 141 F and MATH 129 F; maximum combined credit, one course) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 141HF Honors College Algebra (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 030 F with a grade of C or better and MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This Honorsenhanced course is a onesemester course designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. Topics to be covered include review of the fundamentals of algebra, relations, functions, solutions of first and seconddegree equations and inequalities, systems of equations, matrices and determinants, binomial theorem, mathematical induction, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry and conic sections, geometric and arithmetic sequences and series, and miscellaneous topics. Graph ing calculations will be incorporated. This course may be taken prior to or concurrently with MATH 142 F. Both MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF and MATH 142 F are required for enrollment in MATH 151 F. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation; MATH 141 F and MATH 129 F; maximum combined credit, one course) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 142 F Trigonometry (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 030 F with a grade of C or better and MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better, or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This is a onesemester course in trigonometry designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. The topics to be covered include the following: algebraic skills, measurements of angles, trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations and identities, graphing of trigonometric functions, solutions of triangles, applications, complex numbers, polar coordinates and DeMoivre’s theorem. Graphing calculators will be used for selected topics. Course may be taken concurrently with MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF. Both MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF, and MATH 142 F are required for enrollment in MATH 151 F. (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MATH 151 F Calculus I (4 Units)
(Formerly MATH 150AF)
(CID MATH 210)
Prerequisite: MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF and MATH 142 F, with a grade of C or better or a grade of “Pass” in math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This course covers limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic, transcendental and inverse functions, applications of differentiation, antiderivatives and indefinite integrals, and the definite integral. Graphing calculators or related software will be used for selected topics. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: MATH 130 F, MATH 151 F and MATH 151HF combined; maximum credit, one course) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 151HF Honors Calculus I (4 Units)
(CID MATH 210)
(Course offered in Fall term only)
Prerequisite: MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF and MATH 142 F, with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This Honorsenhanced course covers limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic, transcendental and inverse functions, applications of differentiation, antiderivatives and indefinite integrals, and the definite integral. Graphing calculators will be used for selected topics. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: MATH 130 F, MATH 151 F and MATH 151HF combined; maximum credit, one course) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 152 F Calculus II (4 Units)
(Formerly MATH 150BF)
(CID MATH 220)
Prerequisite: MATH 151 F or MATH 151HF, with a grade of C or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This is a second semester calculus course covering differential equations, applications of integration, integration techniques, improper integrals, sequences and series, conics, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. Graphing calculators will be used for selected topics. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 152HF Honors Calculus II (4 Units)
(CID MATH 220)
(Course offered in Spring term only)
Prerequisite: MATH 151 F or MATH 151HF, with a grade of C or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This Honorsenhanced second semester calculus course covers differential equations, applications of integration, integration techniques, improper integrals, sequences and series, conics, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. Graphing calculators will be used for selected topics. (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MATH 170 F Discrete Structures (4 Units)
(CID MATH 160)
Prerequisite: MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF, with a grade of C or better, and MATH 142 F, with a grade of C or better.
Advisory: MATH 151 F or MATH 151HF.
72 hours lecture per term. This course covers fundamental topics for Computer Science such as logic, proof techniques, sets, introduction to computer programming, basic counting rules, relations, functions and recursion, graphs and probability ties. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 171 F Discrete Mathematics (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 141 F with a grade of C or better or MATH 141HF with a grade of C or better, and MATH 142 F with a grade of C or better, or math skills clearance.
72 hours lecture per term. This is one of two courses in fundamental discrete mathematical concepts and techniques needed in computerrelated disciplines. The topics covered include logic, truth tables, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, elementary set theory, functions, relations, proof techniques, combinatorics, elementary probability, and recurrence relations. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 172 F Graph Theory and Linear Algebra (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 141 F or MATH 141HF with a grade of C or better, and MATH 142 F with a grade of C or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This is one of two courses in fundamental discrete mathematical concepts and techniques needed in computer related disciplines. Topics include the theory of graphs, trees, finite state machines, and linear algebra including matrix operations, eigenvalues, vector spaces, linear transformations, and inner product spaces. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 203 Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers (3 Units)
(Course offered in Spring term only)
Prerequisite: MATH 030 F with a grade of C or better and MATH 100 F with a grade of C or better.
54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for prospective elementary teachers. Topics covered include: problemsolving techniques, whole numbers and numeration, set theory, elementary number theory, integers, rational numbers, ratios, proportions, decimals, and percents. The course includes instruction delivery design and activitybased explorations. (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MATH 251 F Multivariable Calculus (4 Units)
(Formerly MATH 250AF)
(CID MATH 230)
Prerequisite: MATH 152 F or MATH 152HF, with a grade of C or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This is a third semester course in calculus covering solid analytic geometry, vectors in three dimensions, vector calculus, differential calculus of functions of several variables, multiple integration, vector fields and theorems. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 252 F Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4 Units)
(Formerly MATH 250BF)
Prerequisite: MATH 251 F with a grade of C or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This is a fourth semester calculus course covering matrices, determinants, vector spaces, ordinary differential equations of the first order, linear secondorder differential equations, power series and numerical solutions, and Laplace transformations. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 253 F Additional Topics in Linear Algebra (2 Units)
(Formerly MATH 250CF)
Corequisite: MATH 252 F with a grade of C or better.
36 hours lecture per term. This course completes the introduction to Linear Algebra begun in MATH 252 F. Topics covered include linear transformations and their properties, the Dimensionsum theorem, matrices of linear transformations, inner product spaces and their properties, orthogonality, the GramSchmidt process, diagonalizability of symmetric matrices, and simplifying quadratic forms. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MATH 255F Linear Algebra (4 Units)
(CID MATH 250)
(Course offered in Fall term only)
Prerequisite: MATH 152 F with a grade of C or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This course develops the techniques and theory needed to solve and classify systems of linear equations. Solution techniques include row operations, Gaussian elimination, and matrix algebra. Properties of vectors in two and three dimensions are investigated, leading to the notion of an abstract vector space. Vector space and matrix theory are presented including topics such as inner products, norms, orthogonality, eigenvalues, eigenspaces, and linear transformations. Selected applications of linear algebra are included. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 260F Ordinary Differential Equations (4 Units)
(CID MATH 240)
(Course offered in Fall term only)
Prerequisite: MATH 152 F with a grade of C or better.
Advisory: MATH 251 F
72 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations including both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as applications from a variety of disciplines. This course introduces the theoretical aspects of differential equations, including establishing when solution(s) exist and techniques for obtaining solutions, including series solutions and singular points, Laplace transformations and linear systems. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MATH 290 F Pure Mathematics Seminar (0.5 to 4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better
972 hours lecture per term and 0162 hours lab per term. Lecture and lab hours will vary according to the nature of the pure mathematics seminar(s) offered. This course is structured in order to engage students in dynamical mathematical subjects, including cuttingedge unsolved problems in pure/theoretical mathematics such as real analysis, complex analysis, geometry, topology, number theory, logic, experimental mathematics, as well as mathematical typesetting and document preparation, advanced topics, careers in mathematical science, mathematical writing and speaking, math conferences, math competitions, and math service learning. MATH 290 F and MATH 290HF differ from other Mathematics Seminars in that the topics are exclusively devoted to theoretical mathematics and proofs in it. Seminar courses in mathematics can be taken in any order. (CSU) (UC Review required) (Degree Credit)
MATH 290HF Honors Pure Mathematics Seminar (0.5 to 4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better
972 hours lecture per term and 0162 hours lab per term. Lecture and lab hours will vary according to the nature of the pure mathematics seminar(s) offered. An enriched approach designed for Honors students. Pure mathematics seminars are structured in order to engage students in dynamical mathematical subjects, including cuttingedge unsolved problems in pure/theoretical mathematics such as real analysis, complex analysis, geometry, topology, number theory, logic, experimental mathematics, as well as mathematical typesetting and document preparation, advanced topics, careers in mathematical science, mathematical writing and speaking, math conferences, math competitions, and math service learning. MATH 290 F and MATH 290HF differ from other Mathematics Seminars in that the topics are exclusively devoted to theoretical mathematics and proofs in it. Topics assigned to Honors students will emphasize additional rigor and depth, and Honors students will participate in local, regional, and/or national competitions and conferences in mathematical science. Seminar courses in mathematics can be taken in any order. (CSU) (UC Review required) (Degree Credit)
MATH 291 F Applied Mathematics Seminar (0.5 to 4)
Prerequisite: MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better
972 hours lecture and 0162 hours lab per term. Lecture and lab hours will vary according to the nature of the Applied Mathematics Seminar(s) offered. Historically, covered topics are new each time the course is offered and taught topics are never repeated, to ensure currency. This course is structured in order to engage students in applied mathematics topics such as numerical analysis, dynamical systems, cosmology, finance, mathematical biology, inverse problems, as well as mathematical typesetting and document preparation, advanced topics, careers in mathematical science, mathematical writing and speaking, math conferences, math competitions, and math service learning. (CSU) (UC Review required) (Degree Credit)
MATH 291HF Honors Applied Mathematics Seminar (0.5 to 4)
Prerequisite: MATH 040 F with a grade of C or better
972 hours lecture and 0162 hours lab per term. Lecture and lab hours will vary according to the nature of the Honors Applied Mathematics Seminar(s) offered. This course is an enriched approach designed for Honors students. This course will engage students in applied mathematics topics such as numerical analysis, dynamical systems, cosmology, finance, mathematical biology, inverse problems, as well as mathematical typesetting and document preparation, advanced topics, careers in mathematical science, mathematical writing and speaking, math conferences, math competitions, and math service learning. (CSU) (UC Review required) (Degree Credit)