Mathematical Sciences (Required 3 Hours)

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MATH 121 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 122 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 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 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 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. This course covers the concept of functions, limits, and continuity of functions, the derivative, rules and applications of differentiation.  Mathematical software packages and graphing calculators will be used as illustrative and problem-solving devices.
MATH 152
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 151. This course covers 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 problem-solving devices. Information about prerequisites can be found here.
MATH 168 Calculus I with Integrated Precalculus I The sequence MATH 168:169 covers the topics covered in MATH 171 but also includes topics from algebra and trigonometry that MATH 171 assumes as prerequisite. MATH 168 covers limits and derivatives of algebraic functions and applications of the derivative, including curve sketching, velocity and acceleration, optimization, and related rates. This course has been approved for credit in the Mathematical Sciences Area of the Core Curriculum. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 168 and either MATH 171 or MATH 151. 
Prerequisites: A grade of B- or better in high school Algebra II or equivalent (3 credits)
MATH 169 Calculus I with Integrated Precalculus II The sequence MATH 168:169 covers the topics covered in MATH 171, but also includes topics from algebra and trigonometry that MATH 171 assumes as prerequisite. MATH 169 covers indefinite and definite integrals, the area of under a curve, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course also covers limits, differentiation, and integration of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, and l’Hôpital’s Rule. This course has been approved for credit in the Mathematical Sciences Area of the Core Curriculum. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 169 and either MATH 171 or MATH 151. 
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH 168. Students with credit for MATH 126 Business Calculus or another college level calculus course are encouraged to contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for permission. (3 credits)
MATH 171 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Replaces MATH 151) 
This course lays the foundational concepts of calculus: the limit, differentiation, and integration. It includes techniques for finding limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Applications of the derivative include curve sketching, velocity and acceleration, optimization, related rates, and l’Hôpital’s Rule. Integration includes the area under a curve and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. This course has been approved for credit in the Mathematical Sciences Area of the Core Curriculum. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 171 and the sequence MATH 168:169 and may not receive credit for both MATH 171 and MATH 151.
Prerequisites for MATH 171 (4 credits)
MATH 172 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (Replaces MATH 152)
This course covers applications of integration; techniques of integration; improper integrals; infinite sequences and series, including tests for convergence and power series representations of functions and Taylor’s Theorem; and calculus of parametric curves and polar coordinate systems. This course has been approved for credit in the Mathematical Sciences Area of the Core Curriculum. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 172 and either MATH 152 or MATH 251.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH 171 or MATH 169. (4 credits)