# Courses

## Pre-Algebra

### MAT 091

Topics in this course include a review of arithmetic formulas, the concept of a variable, word problems, signed numbers, consumer mathematics, linear equations, and geometry(area, volume, and perimeter). The course is for students who need to bring their skills up to a level necessary for placement in either MAT 095 or MAT 098. A grade of C or better must be earned before advancement to MAT 095 or MAT 098. Prerequisite: Entering Student Assessment.

## Quant Reasoning Foundations

### MAT 094

This course focuses on basic mathematical skills for everyday life. Students will utilize percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking to solve real life problems. Concepts are investigated through group work and class discussion in the context of medical, environmental, civic and financial scenarios. Prerequisite: MAT 091 with a grade of C or better or by placement assessment. Co-requisite: MAT 110 Pre and/or Co-requisite: Placement into CRT 101 or higher

## Intro: Quantitative Reasoning

### MAT 095

This course focuses on basic mathematical skills for everyday life. Students will utilize percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking to solve real life problems. Concepts are investigated through group work and class discussion in the context of medical, environmental, civic and financial scenarios. Prerequisite: MAT 091 with a grade of C or better, or by placement assessment. Pre and/or Corequisite: Placement into COS 101 or higher.

## Basic Algebra

### MAT 098

The following topics are covered in this first course in algebra: signed numbers, properties of real numbers, operations with polynomials, introduction to exponents, first degree equations and inequalities, introduction to absolute value, word problems, and graphing. Students may not use this course to satisfy mathematics requirements or mathematics electives in a program unless specifically approved by the Department of Mathematics and the department offering that program. The course satisfies an open elective at SUNY Ulster, but may not transfer to other institutions. Prerequisite: MAT 091 with a grade of C or better or by Entering Student Assessment.

## Intermediate Algebra

### MAT 100

Extending the skills covered in MAT 098, students learn factoring, algebraic fractions, exponents, roots, radicals, and quadratic functions. Students may not use this course to satisfy mathematics requirements or mathematics electives in a program unless specifically approved by the Department of Mathematics and the department offering that program. The course satisfies an open elective at SUNY Ulster, but may not transfer to other institutions. Prerequisite: MAT 098 with a grade of C or better or equivalent course in elementary algebra or by Entering Student Assessment.

## Survey of Mathematics

### MAT 101

Students will discover the power of mathematics as a foundation for lifelong learning. As they explore various real world applications, students will strengthen their critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and problem-solving skills, as well as discover connections between mathematics and other disciplines. Topics will include logic, probability, statistics, and personal finance. Additional topics may include voting and social choice, geometry, graph theory, and symmetries. This course is intended for students who do not need higher level mathematics for their program. Prerequisite: MAT 098, placement in MAT 100 or higher or by permission of instructor.

## Quantitative Reasoning

### MAT 110

This course focuses on mathematical and statistical reasoning important for decision-making in everyday life. Students will utilize percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking to solve real-life problems. Concepts are investigated through group work and class discussion in the context of medical, environmental, civic and financial scenarios. Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a grade of C or better or by placement assessment. Pre and/or Corequisite: Placement into COS 101 or higher.

## Coll Algebra&Trigonometry

### MAT 115

Topics in mathematics preparatory to MAT 160 are covered in this course. Students study linear and quadratic equations; absolute value and polynomial inequalities; coordinate geometry of the line and circle; linear and polynomial functions; techniques of graphing; exponential functions; logarithms; right triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions of any angle; and fundamental trigonometric identities. A scientific hand-held calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 100 with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or by Entering Student Assessment.

## Computer Mathematics

### MAT 120

This course is designed for students in the Network Administration Program. Topics essential to solving problems associated with computers and computer networks are covered. They include number systems; arithmetic operations in different number systems; computer arithmetic; algorithms & flowcharts; selected topics in algebra; sets; logics; Boolean algebra and logic gates; matrix manipulation techniques for solving systems of linear equations; graphing and linear programming; elementary descriptive statistics and probability. Prerequisites: MAT 098, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or Entering Student Assessment at MAT 100 (or higher).

## Found of Elem School Math

### MAT 140

Background information for the teaching of elementary school mathematics is provided in this course. Topics include problem solving; number theory; set theory; probability and statistics; theory of addition and subtraction; and logic. Students learn mathematical theory and application, and experience the role of elementary school students through a variety of classroom activities and demonstrations. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or by Entering Student Assessment. This course is open to education majors only.

## Pre-Calculus

### MAT 160

Topics in mathematics preparatory to MAT 170 are covered in this course. Students study functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric), inverse functions, and conic sections. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 115 with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or by Entering Student Assessment.

## Calculus I

### MAT 170

Survey of functions; limits; the first and second derivative; definite integrals; differentiation of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; curve sketching; and other applications of the derivative are covered in this course. This is the first of a three-course sequence dealing with Calculus. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 160 with a grade of C or better or high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement).

## Calculus II

### MAT 180

The antiderivative, techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, approximations, improper integrals, L'Hospital's Rule, series, and sequences are covered in this course. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 170 with a grade of C or better.

## Differential Equations

### MAT 204

Topics in this course include solutions to standard types of first- and second-order differential equations using differential operators, the method of undetermined coefficients, and variation of parameters. Students also study higher order equations, an introduction to Laplace transforms, systems of equations, series solutions, and numerical methods. Prerequisite: MAT 180 with a grade of C or better.

## Discrete Mathematics

### MAT 206

Symbolic logic, set theory, proofs based on elementary number theory, relations, and functions are covered in this course. Corequisite: MAT 170 with a C or better or by advisement.

## Elementary Statistics

### MAT 211

The following topics are covered in this non calculus based course: the organization of data, central tendency and dispersion, probability, binomial and normal distribution, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and the Chi-square distribution. A scientific hand-held calculator is required. Prerequisite: College-level General Education mathematics course with a grade of C or better, or high school equivalent.