Course Descriptions - Spring

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2020; 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.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in Academic Advising for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

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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, systems of equations, and early factoring techniques. 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

MAT085 - Intermediate Algebra for General Education
Course is designed for students intending to move into a general education mathematics course (MAT125: General Education Math or MAT131: Elementary Statistics). Students who wish to take MAT 122, MAT 128, MAT 140 or MAT 149 should enroll in MAT 095: Intermediate Algebra instead. The course covers selected topics from Intermediate Algebra such as real numbers, percents, exponents, polynomials, and linear, polynomial and exponential functions. The course also covers an introduction to financial math, logic and statistics, including simple and compound interest, Venn diagrams, and statistical studies and graphs. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or appropriate score on the Mathematics placement exam.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $5

MAT092 - Intermediate Algebra Bridge
This course is intended for students who have successfully completed MAT085, but wish to enroll in MAT128, MAT122 or MAT140. Passing both MAT085 and MAT092 is equivalent to passing MAT095 for enrollment in future courses. Course covers algebraic principles at an intermediate level. Content includes real and complex numbers, polynomials, factoring, radicals, rational expressions, quadratic equations and an introduction to logarithmic functions. Course objectives will be achieved using computer-assisted learning, group discussions, and individual tutoring. Prerequisite: MAT 085 with minimum grade of C
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

MAT095 - Intermediate Algebra
Course is intended for students continuing in math on the STEM/Business/Math for Elementary Education path (MAT122, MAT128, MAT140 or MAT149). Students interested in continuing to a general education math course (MAT125: General Education Math or MAT131: Elementary Statistics) should enroll in MAT085 instead. Course covers algebraic principles at an intermediate level. Content includes real and complex numbers, polynomials, factoring, radicals, rational expressions, quadratic equations and an introduction to functions including exponential and logarithmic functions. Course objectives will be achieved using computer-assisted learning, group discussions, and individual tutoring. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or appropriate score on the 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: Prerequisites: Successful completion of MAT 070 (after summer 2011) or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)

MAT111 - Business and Consumer Mathematics
This course reviews arithmetic and introduces algebraic techniques for students pursuing Oakton degrees and certificates in business related fields. Content includes profit and loss, interest, amortization, installment transactions, percentage, discount, taxes, depreciation and statistics. Calculators and spreadsheets will be used where appropriate. Prerequisites: None
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
Topics discussed in this course include degree and radian measure, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, solving triangles, polar coordinates, complex numbers, vectors and parametric equations. Applications and technology are integrated throughout. Prerequisite: MAT 095 or MAT 110 with a minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
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 085, MAT 095 or MAT 110 with 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 095 or MAT 110 with minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test; and successful completion of MAT 080, geometry proficiency or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: M1 903

MAT129 - Foundations of Math for Elementary Teachers II
Course emphasizes development of critical thinking skills using mathematical language and notation appropriately to communicate ideas and solve a variety of problems. Focuses on increasing mathematical knowledge upon which the elementary curriculum is based with a deeper conceptual understanding of the following topics; recognizing and analyzing two- and three-dimensional 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: MAT128 with a 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 085, MAT 095 or MAT 110 with a minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test. IAI M1 902
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
IAI Code: M1 902

MAT140 - College Algebra
Topics discussed in this course include functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear and nonlinear equations, matrices, sequences and series, and study skills. Applications and technology are integrated throughout. Prerequisites: MAT 095 or MAT 110 or the equivalent with a minimum grade of C, or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test; and MAT 080 or geometry proficiency.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; 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 and analysis 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
Topics discussed in this course include functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, solving triangles, polar coordinates, complex numbers, vectors, systems of equations, conic sections, parametric equations, and sequences and series. Applications and technology are integrated throughout. Prerequisites: MAT 095 or MAT 110 with a minimum grade of A or appropriate score on the 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)

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 of differentiation 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 Mathematical Modeling. 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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