# Course Descriptions

**Please Note:** Courses effective Fall 2017; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

This a list of all courses the College can offer; the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee, and textbook required.

## Mathematics

**MAT060 - Prealgebra**

Course is preparation for introductory algebra course. Content includes fundamental concepts, operations, and applications of arithmetic in basic algebraic contexts, including linear equations, statistics, square roots, graphing, and polynomials. Arithmetic topics treated include rational numbers, decimals, percents, and measurement. Course objectives will be achieved using computer-assisted learning, group discussions, and individual tutoring.**Prerequisite**: Appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test.**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**Fee: **$5

**MAT070 - Elementary Algebra**

Course prepares students for an intermediate algebra course by covering the fundamental concepts, operations, and applications of basic algebra. Algebraic topics include linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations, graphing equations and inequalities in two variables, and systems of equations. Course objectives will be achieved using computer-assisted learning, group discussions, and individual tutoring.**Prerequisite**: MAT 060 or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test.**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**Fee: **$5

**MAT080 - Elementary Plane Geometry**

Course introduces elements of plane geometry. Content includes points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, congruence, quadrilaterals, area, similarity and circles. Course objectives will be achieved using computer-assisted learning, group discussions, and individual tutoring.**Prerequisite**: MAT 070 or MAT 052 or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test.**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**Fee: **$5

**MAT102 - Mathematics for Health Careers**

Course covers common Mathematics requirements for Allied Health Sciences. It includes a brief review of fractions, decimals, percents and ratio, the International System of Measurement (Metric); apothecary and household systems, system conversions and reading and calculating medication doses. Technology incorporated when appropriate. **Prerequisite**: MAT 070 (after summer 2011) Appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test.**2 Credit Hours** (lecture: 2; lab: 0)

**MAT110 - Intermediate Algebra**

Course covers algebraic principles at intermediate level. Content includes real and complex numbers, exponents, polynomials, radicals first- and second-degree equations system of equations inequalities and rational expressions. Course objectives will be achieved using computer-assisted learning, group discussions, and individual tutoring.Note: MAT 110 will not be counted towards an A.A., A.S., A.S.E., or A.F.A. degree, nor will most senior colleges or universities accept MAT 110 credits for transfer.**Prerequisite**: MAT 070 (or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test)**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**Fee: **$5

**MAT111 - Business and Consumer Mathematics**

Course reviews arithmetic and introduces algebraic techniques. Content includes profit and loss, interest, amortization, installment transactions, percentage, discount, taxes, depreciation and statistics. Calculators and spreadsheets used where appropriate. Intended for students pursuing Oakton degrees and certificates in business related fields.**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)

**MAT114 - Applied Mathematics I**

Course reviews arithmetic and introduces algebraic techniques. Content includes arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry and scientific notation. Problems are drawn from the areas of technology, including electronics, architecture, facilities operation, fire science and building energy systems. Intended for students pursuing Oakton degrees and certificates in technological fields.**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)

**MAT116 - Applied Mathematics II**

Course continues MAT 114. Content focus is on trigonometry and applications from engineering, physics and chemistry. **Prerequisite**: MAT 114.**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

**MAT122 - Trigonometry**

Course presents applied and analytic aspects of trigonometry. Content includes radian measure, trigonometric functions and their inverses, identities, graphs, equations, triangles, vectors with applications and complex numbers.**Prerequisite**: MAT 110 with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test, and MAT 080 or geometry proficiency.**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

**MAT125 - General Education Mathematics**

Course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems. Topics include: counting techniques and probability, logic, set theory, and mathematics of finance. Calculators/computers used when appropriate.**Prerequisite**: MAT 110 or the equivalent with a minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test.**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 904

**MAT128 - Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Teacher I**

Course emphasizes development of critical thinking skills using mathematical language and notation appropriately to communicate ideas and solve a variety of problems. The course focuses on increasing mathematical knowledge upon which the elementary curriculum is based with a deeper conceptual understanding of the following topics; sets, real numbers, number theory, functions, statistics and probability.**Prerequisite**: MAT 110 with a minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the Mathematics Assessment Test; and MAT 080 or geometry proficiency.**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 903

**MAT129 - Foundations of Math for Elementary Teachers II**

Course continues contemporary and heuristic approach of MAT 128. Content includes recognizing and analyzing two- and threedimensional geometrical shapes; measurement, triangle congruence and similarity; Euclidean constructions; coordinate and transformational geometry; elementary logic, dynamic geometry or computer algebra software; equivalence relations, and clock arithmetic as an example of a finite mathematical system. Technology incorporated when appropriate. **Prerequisite**: MAT 128 with minimum grade of C.IAI M1 903**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 903

**MAT131 - Elementary Statistics**

This course introduces statistics for students in physical, biological and social sciences. Content includes frequency distributions; measures of central tendency and variation; elements of probability theory; statistical inference; sampling techniques and correlation, regression and ANOVA. **Prerequisite**: MAT 110 or the equivalent with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test. IAI M1 902**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 902

**MAT140 - College Algebra**

Course surveys algebraic and exponential functions. Content includes polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and special functions; systems of equations and inequalities, sequences and series, and the binomial theorem.**Prerequisite**: MAT 110 with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test, and MAT 080 or geometry proficiency.**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

**MAT143 - Finite Mathematics**

Course introduces concepts of finite Mathematics. Content includes the study of sets, logic, functions, matrices; counting and probability theory; linear programming; game theory, and the Mathematics of finance with applications to the field of social sciences and business. Computers used for computational aspects of Finite Mathematics. **Prerequisite**: MAT 140 with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test.IAI M1 906**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 906

**MAT144 - Discrete Mathematics**

Course introduces concepts of discrete Mathematics. Content includes mathematical induction and recursion; set theory; relations and functions; logic, combinatorics, graph theory and trees; Boolean Algebra, probability, matrices andanalysis of algorithms. **Prerequisite**: MAT 140 with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test.IAI M1 905**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 905

**MAT149 - Precalculus**

Course surveys algebraic and transcendental functions. Content includes polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; conic sections, series, parametric equations, and polar equations. Technology integratedthroughout course. **Prerequisite**: MAT 110 with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test, and MAT 080 or geometry proficiency.**5 Credit Hours** (lecture: 5; lab: 0)

**MAT180 - Calculus for Business and Social Science**

Course introduces concepts of functions and relations and the basic ideas of differential and integral calculus. Content focus is on applications to the fields of social science and business.**Prerequisite**: MAT 140 with minimum grade of C or an appropriate score on the Mathematics Assessment Test. IAI M1 900-B**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 900

**MAT190 - Business Statistics**

Course introduces modern statistics and is designed for business students. Content includes descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, sampling techniques, correlation, regression, and analysis of variance. Course incorporates use of technology when appropriate. **Prerequisite**: MAT 140 with minimum grade of C.**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)

**MAT198 - Technology Training for Math**

Survey course on the features of using various technological tools for learning college-level mathematics. These could be, but are not limited to: graphing calculators (TI-Inspire) with appropriate data sampling peripherals, computer algebra software (Mathematica) or web delivery software suites (MyMathLab). Course may be repeated up to two times when taken with a focus on a different tool.**Prerequisite** (recommended): Enrollment in a tandem mathematics course or consent of instructor.**1 Credit Hours** (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

**MAT203 - Mathematics Challenges Review**

Through reviewing selected topics in geometry, college algebra, trigonometry, finite mathematics, probability, statistics, calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations, this course will prepare students for math competitions at the levels of precalculus or calculus, the further study of mathematics, and standardized tests. **Prerequisite**: MAT 122 or MAT 140 with a gradeof C or better, or appropriate score on the Mathematics Assessment Test, and consent of instructor.**1 Credit Hours** (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

**MAT250 - Calculus I**

Course is first in calculus and analytic geometry. Content focuses on limits, continuity, derivatives, indefinite integrals and definite integrals, applied to algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications ofdifferentiation and integration. Technology integrated throughout course. **Prerequisite**: MAT 149 or both MAT 140 and MAT 122, with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test.IAI M1 900-1**5 Credit Hours** (lecture: 5; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 900

**MAT251 - Calculus II**

Course is second in calculus and analytic geometry. Content focuses on differentiation and integration of transcendental functions such as inverse trigonometric functions; hyperbolic functions and inverse hyperbolic functions; applications of the definite integral; sequences and series; power series representations; parametric and polar coordinates; techniques of integration and improper integrals. Calculators/computers used when appropriate.**Prerequisite**: MAT 250 with minimum grade of C. IAI M1 900-2**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 900

**MAT252 - Calculus III**

Course surveys topics of calculus for multivariable functions. Content focus is on vectors, functions of several variables, curves and surfaces, differentiation, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and line integrals. Technology integrated throughout. **Prerequisite**: MAT 251 with minimum grade of C. IAI M1 900-3**4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 4; lab: 0)**IAI Code: **M1 900

**MAT260 - Linear Algebra**

Course covers matrices and the algebra of linear systems. Content includes equations, vector spaces, real inner product spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalizability, quadratic forms and symmetric matrices. Calculators/computers used when appropriate.**Prerequisite**: MAT 251 with minimum grade of C.**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

**MAT262 - Ordinary Differential Equations**

Course presents the solution of ordinary differential equations with applications, power series, Laplace transformations, systems of linear differential equations and numerical methods. Technology will be used when appropriate.**Prerequisite**: MAT 252 with minimum grade of C.**3 Credit Hours** (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

**MAT290 - Topics in Mathematics**

Course covers variety of different topics during different semesters. Topics are selected from amongst current advances and faculty expertise. Typical course concentrations might be History of Mathematics or Introduction to MathematicalModeling. Course may be repeated up to three times for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. **Prerequisite** may vary by topic.**1-4 Credit Hours** (lecture: 1-4; lab: 1-4)

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