Preparation for Your Core College Mathematics Course

**Introduction to College Mathematics (MATH 1005)**

- A college level introduction to algebraic functions and their applications.
- Coursework is comprised primarily of homework sets, quizzes and exams.
- Students work collaboratively in both lecture (MWF class) and in lab (TR class).
- Counts as elective credits and prepares students for their Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Skills (QRMS) core course.
**Who should take this course?**Any student, regardless of their major, who is not fully prepared for a core math course. Specifically, this includes those who scored below a 45 on the ALEKS assessment, if planning on taking MATH 1011/MATH 1150; below 35, if planning on taking MATH 1012; or below 70% on the SASC Math 1012 placement exam.

Social Science and Humanities Major: Core Math Courses

**Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Skills For the Social Sciences (MATH 1012)**

- Students apply mathematical concepts to real-world issues.
- Topics include analyzing data on current social issues (Numeracy – Mathematical Reasoning and Linear and Exponential Modeling), a traditional and a non-traditional look at Financial Math, and student driven surveys and statistical studies (Statistics).
- Students work in a challenging, cooperative learning environment.
- All major assessments are projects and presentations.
- There will be course quizzes and consistent mastery of daily course work is expected.
- Fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Skills core requirement.
**Who should take this course?**Students who plan non-technical majors. Students are eligible for the course if they score a 35 or above on the ALEKS assessment, a 70% on the SASC QRMS Placement Exam or pass Math 1005.

**College Algebra (MATH 1011)**

- Topics include algebraic functions and graphs (lines, higher degree polynomials, rational functions), and transcendental functions and graphs (logarithmic and exponential functions).
- Business applications of algebraic and transcendental functions are a focus of the course.
- Coursework is comprised primarily of homework sets, quizzes and exams.
- Students work collaboratively in both lecture (MWF class) and in lab (TR class).
- Meets the quantitative reasoning core requirement.
**Who should take this course?**Arts and Sciences students with an interest in business. Students scoring between a 45 and a 64 on the ALEKS assessment.

Business Majors: Required Core Math Courses

**College Algebra (MATH 1011)**

- Topics include algebraic functions and graphs (lines, higher degree polynomials, rational functions), and transcendental functions and graphs (logarithmic and exponential functions).
- Business applications of algebraic and transcendental functions are a focus of the course.
- Coursework is comprised primarily of homework sets, quizzes and exams.
- Students work collaboratively in both lecture (MWF class) and in lab (TR class).
- For business majors, the course can substitute for Math 1071 - Finite Mathematics.
**Who should take this course?**Students who are in the business school who are preparing for Business Calculus, Math 1081 or STEM students taking PreCalculus in 2 semesters. These students must also take the Calculus Bridge Course with Business Applications, ARSC 1710. Students scoring between a 45 and a 64 on the ALEKS assessment.

**Calculus Bridge Course (ARSC 1710)**

- Covers finite mathematics topics (systems of equations) and advanced algebra topics.
- Provides students with an introduction to calculus including limits, rates of change and the derivative.
- Students work in collaborative groups to complete in-class work. Learning through doing, discussing and attaining mastery are emphasized.
- Three exams are administered, each exam has one section students complete individually and one section students complete as a group.
- The course counts as one elective credit.
**Who should take this course?**Business students in Math 1011 who plan on taking business calculus (Math 1081) and STEM students taking PreCalculus in 2 semesters.

Science, Engineering and Math Majors (STEM): Core Math Courses-The Calculus Sequence

**PreCalculus (MATH 1150) with Calculus Bridge (ARSC 1710)**

- PreCalculus covers Algebra and Trigonometry at a level that prepares students for Calculus. Topics include lines, higher degree polynomials, rational functions, logarithmic functions, exponential functions and trigonometric functions and an introduction to calculus (limits and the derivative). Applied problems and terminology are calculus focused.
- Coursework is comprised primarily of homework sets, quizzes and exams.
- Students are expected to work collaboratively in both lecture (Math 1150) and in lab/coseminar (ARSC 1710).
- Meets the QRMS core requirement. The additional credit plus the credit for the required corequisite (ARSC 1710 - Calculus Bridge Course for PreCalculus) count for elective credit.
**Who should take this course?**Science majors (ASTR, CHEM, BCHM, EBIO, ENVS, GEOL, IPHY, MCDB, PHYS), math majors (MATH, APPM), engineering students, pre-med students or any other student who plans to take Calculus 1. Students scoring between a 45 and a 64 on the ALEKS assessment.

**PRECALCULUS IN 2 SEMESTERS: (1) Math 1011 - College Algebra, (2) MATH 1021 - Numerical and Analytical College Trigonometry and (3) ARSC 1710 - Calculus Bridge Course.**

- The first semester, students take Math 1011 (see course descriptions under
**CORE COURSES FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS**). - Second semester, students take Math 1021, College Trigonometry, with the Math Department or at another University or Community College.
- Either semester, students take the ARSC 1710.
**Who should take this sequence of courses?**Students planning on taking Math 1300, Calculus 1 who would like to go at a slower pace than Math 1150. Students scoring between a 45 and a 64 on the ALEKS assessment.

**Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (MATH 1300) and the SASC Co-Seminar - Calculus Work Group (ARSC 1720)**

- Topics include limits, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative, integration, and applications of the definite integral.
- Calculus I is a workshop version of Math 1300.
- Students have the opportunity to actively participate through extensive discussion and cooperative learning exercises.
- Coursework is comprised primarily of homework sets, quizzes and exams.
- Students are expected to work collaboratively in both lecture (Math 1300) and in lab/coseminar (ARSC 1720).
- Meets the Quantitative Reasoning core requirement.
**Who should take this course?**Science and math majors (ASTR, CHEM, BCHM, EBIO, ENVS, GEOL, IPHY, MCDB, PHYS, MATH, APPM), engineering majors or pre-med students. Incoming students scoring 65 or over on the ALEKS assessment. Continuing students who take this course must have completed PreCalculus or college algebra and trigonometry with at least a B+ average.

Supplemental Instruction

**ARSC 1440 – SASC Co-Seminar, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Transition to Higher Math Work Groups**

- One credit-hour seminars for elective credits.
- Co-requisites for Math 2300 (Calculus 2), Math 2400 (Calculus 3) and BCOR 1020 (Business statistics).
- Transitions to Higher Math students work collaboratively on mathematics topics that help transition students into the highly theoretical content of upper division mathematics courses.
- All sections are interactive seminars designed for students who plan to improve their success in Calculus, Statistics or a Math Major.