# Descriptions of Mathematics

**MATH 095 Elementary Algebra (3 credits) **A course in
the fundamental operations of real numbers, solving linear equations in one
variable, polynomials, quadratic equations in one variable, and introduction to
graphing. Intended to provide a basic foundation for future mathematics

needed in fields of business, economics, engineering and related fields. Strong
background in fractions and positive and negative numbers is highly recommended.

Prerequisite: MATH 093 with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory
ACT/SAT/Placement Test score.

**Required Instructor’s Qualifications: **Masters in Math or Statistics. Or a
Bachelor in Math and a Masters in another discipline, plus 18 graduate level
credits in Math.

**MATH 096 Intermediate Algebra (3 credits) **Topics
include rational expressions and equations, linear equations and inequalities,
radicals, quadratic equations, graphs, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 095
with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test score.

**Required Instructor’s Qualifications:** Masters in Math or Statistics. Or a
Bachelor in Math and a Masters in another discipline, plus 18 graduate level
credits in Math.

**MATH 126 Precalculus I (3 credits) **A rigorous
discussion of algebra concepts necessary for calculus is the focal point of this
course. Topics include an in‐depth investigation of algebraic functions and
their graphs and solutions of systems of equations.

Prerequisite: MATH 096 or MATH 097 both with a grade of C or better; or a
satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score. Note: This course serves as a
prerequisite course for

MATH 127 and is essential for students planning to take calculus.

**Required Instructor’s Qualifications: **Masters in Math or Statistics. Or a
Bachelor in Math and a Masters in another discipline, plus 18 graduate level
credits in Math.

**MATH 127 Precalculus II (3 credits) **Topics include
an in‐depth investigation of trigonometric

functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry, solutions of triangles,
vectors, and analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 126 with a grade of C or
better; or a satisfactory

ACT/SAT/Placement Test score. Note: This course is essential for students
planning to take calculus.

**Required Instructor’s Qualifications:** Masters in Math or Statistics. Or a
Bachelor in Math and a Masters in another discipline, plus 18 graduate level
credits in Math.