Math Course Offerings

MA 97 - Pre-Algebra

MA 097 is a one semester review of Pre-Algebra concepts. Topics include signed numbers, solving linear equations, ratios and proportions, percents, applications of introductory geometry, measurement, statistics and graphs, an introduction to exponents and polynomial expressions. Work is done both with and without a calculator. Recommended Skills: Reading level of 94 or Higher on LOEP or successful completion of ES 123 with C- or Higher.
Course Fee: $10 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 98 - Elementary Algebra

MA 098 is designed for students needing to learn beginning algebra or as a review for students who have not recently taken an algebra course. Topics in this course include problem solving techniques, interpretation of graphs, operations with real numbers, absolute values, square roots, equations, formulas, ratio and proportion, linear inequalities in one variable, solving linear equations, graphing linear equations in two variables, slope of a line, equation of a line, systems of linear equations, linear modeling, integer exponents, scientific notation, operations on polynomials, factoring, and solving quadratic equations. In addition, to learning algebraic topics students will develop tools to study and learn mathematics. Graphing calculators will not be used in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 99 - Mathematical Literacy

MA 99, Mathematics Literacy, is designed to prepare non-math and non-science majors for MA 124 (Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students). This course is based on learning the strategies people in the real world use to solve problems. Students work individually and in teams to practice these strategies, communicating orally and in writing to demonstrate the processes learned. This course is not intended to prepare students for MA 107 Intermediate Algebra.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 105 - Basic Geometry

MA 105 is a study of Euclidean Geometry which incorporates principles of mathematical reasoning. Topics include investigations of properties and relationships of two and three dimensional figures such as angles, triangles, circles, polygons, convex sets, areas, volumes and similar figures. The concepts of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, theorems and corollaries are explored relative to their role in building a mathematical system. This course provides a good foundation for students intending to take Trigonometry. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 107 - Intermediate Algebra

MA 107 is designed to increase students\' understanding of algebra. Topics include linear functions and inequalities, variation, polynomials, rational expressions and equations, rational exponents and roots, radical equations, quadratic functions, exponential functions, and an introduction to logarithms.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 108 - Trigonometry

Math 108 is designed to prepare students for higher level mathematics courses, especially for those who plan on taking calculus. Topics include angular measure, development of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, reductions, radian measure, variation and graphs of trigonometric functions, functions of composite angles, identities including composite angles, right triangles and applications, oblique triangles and applications, trigonometric equations, and inverse trigonometric functions.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 110 - College Algebra

MA 110 is designed primarily for students whose program does not require any mathematics above the level of College Algebra. Topics include graphing data and data analysis; solving equations and inequalities; functions, combinations of functions, polynomial, rational, power, exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations, matrices, sequences and series. Use of graphing calculators and current technology is emphasized.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 124 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students

MA 124 is intended for students majoring in liberal arts or other fields that do not have a specific mathematics requirement. Its purpose is to give students a broad exposure to a variety of real-world applications of mathematics. Topics include voting methods, apportionment, mathematics of finance, number theory, shapes and patterns in geometry, networks and directed graphs, counting methods, probability and statistics. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement. Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 098 or an Elementary Algebra course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 127 - Finite Mathematics with Applications

MA 127 is designed to give business, economics, management, life sciences, and social sciences students a background in finite mathematics. Topics include linear functions, mathematical models, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming using both the graphical and the simplex methods, mathematics of finance, sets, counting principles and concepts of probability and statistics.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 129 - Survey of Calculus

Topics covered in MA 129 include limits of functions, differentiation and integration of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, related rates, selected techniques of integration and an introduction to multivariable calculus. Applications of integration include area, growth, decay and differential equations, with particular focus on applications to economics, life sciences, and social sciences. A graphing calculator is required for this course. MA 129 is not intended for those curricula requiring MA 133, MA 134, MA 255, or MA 257.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 131 - Precalculus

Expressions and functions investigated in this course are polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic. Applications are introduced throughout the course. Graphing calculators are utilized to enhance understanding and gain insight through explorations. This course helps prepare students for the Calculus sequence (MA 133, MA 134, MA 255).
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 133 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

MA 133 is the first course in the three-semester Calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, and differentiation, with applications to indeterminate forms, curve sketching, optimization and related rates involving algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Antidifferentiation and definite integrals will be introduced. A graphing calculator is required. This course is required for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, architecture or actuarial sciences. Students should be very proficient in algebra and trigonometry learned in precalculus prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 134 - Calculus With Analytic Geometry II

MA 134 is the second course in the three-semester Calculus sequence, emphasizing integration and series. Topics include techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, parametric equations, polar coordinates, improper integrals, infinite series and its applications. Students should be very proficient in algebra, trigonometry, and differentiation using the standard rules from Calculus 1 prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 138 - Introduction to Computer Algebra Systems

MA 138 is a hands-on introduction to the computer algebra system MAPLE. By completing a sequence of instructional modules, students will learn how to use commands such as plot, solve, evaluate and substitute, and will also learn how to use loops, the on-line menu and text writing. The course will utilize Windows and will incorporate Windows\' features such as Paint. MA 138 is useful for students who plan on a career in mathematics, science or engineering. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 210 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

MA 210 is designed to provide pre-service teachers with a conceptual framework for elementary mathematics. This is accomplished through the use of appropriate manipulatives in a laboratory setting. Topics include problem solving, fundamental concepts and structures of number systems, study of sets, systems of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, decimals, number theory and real number systems. This course is designed for those students intending to obtain elementary teaching certification.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 211 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

MA 211 is designed to provide pre-service teachers with the fundamental concepts of probability, counting, statistics, geometry and systems of measurement. Emphasis is on developing understanding through exploring and modeling using appropriate manipulatives and technology, as well as the historical evolution of concepts. Hands on laboratory activities are incorporated. This course is designed for those students intending to obtain elementary teaching certification.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 215 - Statistics

MA 215 is designed for students needing an introductory (not calculus-based) Statistics course. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, chi-square tests and analysis of variance. In addition, students will solve applied problems by completing required computer assignments using statistical computing software and graphing calculators. Applications apply to all fields including education, social sciences, business, engineering, medicine and the sciences. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement).
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 245 - Discrete Mathematical Structures

MA 245 is a survey of Discrete Mathematics. Topics include mathematical logic, sets, relations, functions, combinatorial mathematics, recurrence relations, proof techniques, mathematical induction, graphs, digraphs, trees and algorithms.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 255 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III

MA 255 is the third course in the three-semester Calculus sequence, and will introduce students to two main areas of study: multivariable Calculus and vector Calculus. Topics included in the first area are partial derivatives, multiple integrals, directional derivatives and gradients, maximums and minimums, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, lines, planes, and quadric surfaces. Topics included in the second area are dot and cross products, vector-valued functions, vector fields, line and surface integrals, curl and divergence, Green\'s Theorem, Stokes\' Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement).
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MA 257 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

MA 257 is an introduction to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. Differential equations topics include linear, separable, homogeneous and exact equations; systems of differential equations; solutions by series, numerical methods and Laplace transforms. Linear algebra topics include systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces and linear transformations. Applications are incorporated when appropriate. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement).
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)