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MATH 111 Math Content for Teachers Three hours lecture. A mathematics course for students interested in teaching careers in elementary, middle, or special education. The course focuses primarily on number and operations and on number theory. Emphasis on developing deep, flexible understandings of mathematical content, as needed for teaching. The content of this course adheres to the NCTM Standards and the
Virginia Standards of Learning where they can appropriately be applied. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 103 and MATH 111.
MATH 112 Math Content for Teachers II
Three hours lecture. A mathematics course for students interested in teaching careers in elementary, middle, or special education. The course focuses on geometry, measurement, algebra, and statistics. Emphasis on developing deep, flexible understandings of mathematical content, as needed for teaching. The content of this course adheres to the NCTM Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning where they can appropriately be applied. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 109 and MATH 112.
MATH 114 Math and Human Society Three hours lecture. Core Math for the Social Sciences. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, measurement, mathematical modeling, financial mathematics, and voting. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics.
MATH 116 Math and Humanity Three hours lecture. Core Math for the Humanities. Mathematics is studied in its historical and cultural context, as a creative human endeavor. Topics covered include the numerical and geometrical genesis of mathematics and their relation to modern geometrical and numerical concepts, the mathematics of music, the
mathematics of color and form for the visual arts, sets and infinity, and the mathematics of computation. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics.
MATH 119 Mathematics for Biology Three hours lecture. Mathematical techniques for biology. Topics include a review of real number operations, probability, graphing, linear, exponential and power functions and difference equations with numerous applications in biology.
MATH 125 Finite Math for Business &
Economics
Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra (or equivalent). Contains an introduction to the concepts of functions and graphing,
with focus on linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications contain simple linear models, linear systems, optimization with quadratic functions and problem solving in finance such as compound interest and annuities. Calculators and/or EXCEL will be used in problem solving. Will
not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics.
MATH 126
Business Calculus Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: Four years of high school mathematics. An introduction to calculus with particular emphasis on applications in business and economics. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, exponential functions and logarithms, anti-derivatives and the integral. Students who wish to strengthen their mathematics skill before taking MATH 126 are advised to enroll in MATH 125. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. Students who have received credit for MATH 121 or for MATH 151 may not also receive credit for MATH 126.
MATH 132
Honors Applications of Mathematics Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: Honors Academy membership. An introduction to the application of mathematical ideas for Honors students. Topics vary. This course can be taken more than once with different topics.
MATH 137
College Algebra Three hours lecture. A systematic approach to the concepts of algebra. Topics include basic properties of number systems, equations and inequalities, systems of equations, functions and graphs, polynomials and rational functions, exponentials and logarithms. Will not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor in mathematics. Credit for MATH 137 will not be granted after a student has received credit for any of the following: MATH 126, 138, 151, 152, 251, 252 or the equivalent transfer course. Students who have earned credit for MATH 104 may not subsequently earn credit for MATH 137.
MATH 138
Precalculus Function Analysis Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: A minimum of two years of high school algebra (or equivalent). Basic concepts of functions and related real number algebra and graphing, especially polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics.
MATH 151:152 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
and II
Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: Students must satisfy one of the following: (1) a grade of "C" or better in an approved college-level precalculus course,  including or in addition to some trigonometry at the high school or college level; (2) an SAT math score of 550 or better; or (3) a passing score on a placement exam approved by the math department. The first part of this course covers the concepts of functions, limits and continuity of functions, the derivative, and rules and applications of differentiation. The second part deals with the Riemann integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, methods of integration, and applications. Mathematical software packages and graphing calculators will be used as illustrative and problemsolving devices.