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Mathematics

  • MTH15A 3 credits
    Math Fast Track - Register

    Offers students the chance to improve math placements more than one level in one term. It is designed for students who need to take several math courses before entering a program and who have seen the material before and need to “fill in the gaps." It is offered in a computer lab using computer software that covers material from MTH20 through MTH95 (depending on the math level at which students enter the class and through which they are trying to complete). Each student will be assigned a new math placement determined by in-person, proctored test score(s) at the end of the course. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: Designated placement test score into MTH20, MTH60 or MTH65, co-enrollment in RD30 or RD90, and instructor approval. Students should also be familiar with computers.

  • MTH20 4 credits
    Pre-algebra - Register

    Reinforces skills in whole number, fractions, and decimals while introducing computation with rational numbers, exponents, order of operation, and the use of variables, expressions, formulas, and equations. Ratio and proportions, percent, and topics in measurement are also studied. Working with real data, formulas, and applications will be stressed. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: Designated math placement test score; RD30 or RD90 (may be taken concurrently). A scientific calculator is required.

  • MTH60 4 credits
    Fundamentals of Algebra I - Register

    Beginning algebra introduces the study and application of real numbers, operations with real numbers, exponents, order of operations with linear expressions, mathematical modeling, solving linear equations, solving inequalities, methods of problem solving, rates, slope, graphs of lines, equations of lines, functions, and systems of linear equations. Working with real data, formulas, and applications will be stressed. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: MTH20 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A scientific calculator is required. There is a significant online component in this class.

  • MTH60R 1 credit
    Fundamentals of Algebra I Recitation - Register

    For students concurrently enrolled in MTH60, this optional course provides more help with the material presented. Covers a review of MTH20 material and topics and concepts of particular difficulty presented in MTH60. Daily material is motivated by student involvement and timely MTH60 class topics. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisite: MTH20 or designated placement test score.

  • MTH63 4 credits
    Applied Algebra I - Register

    Introduces the use of formulas and equations in an entirely practical and applied context. Topics include mathematical operations with real numbers, measurement, ratios, proportions, percentages, dimensional analysis, order of operations, solving equations numerically and symbolically, Pythagorean theorem, trigonometry, area, perimeter, surface area and volume.Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: MTH20 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A scientific calculator is required.

  • MTH64 2 credits
    Pharmacy Calculations - Register

    Teaches the calculations involved in the preparation and administration of pharmacological products. Topics include converting measurements, dosage calculations, dilutions, concentrations, dimensional analysis, flow duration, volume per hour, drip rates, and TPN milliequivalents.
    Prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH63 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores, and acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician program. Offered winter term.

  • MTH65 4 credits
    Fundamentals of Algebra II - Register

    Includes the study and application of exponents, polynomial operations, factoring polynomial expressions, solving polynomial equations, rational expression operations, and solving rational equations. Course is graded A through F. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: MTH60 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A graphing calculator is required. There is a significant online component in this class.

  • MTH65R 1 credit
    Fundamentals of Algebra II Recitation - Register

    Designed for students needing additional help with MTH65. Course is optional. Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MTH65. A graphing calculator is required.

  • MTH95 4 credits
    Intermediate Algebra - Register

    Topics include the study and application of compound inequalities, rational exponents, simplifying radical expressions, solving radical equations, solving quadratic equations, graphing quadratic functions, relating exponential and logarithmic functions, and solving exponential and logarithmic functions. Course is graded A through F. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: MTH65 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A graphing calculator is required (instructor will be using the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator in class). There is a significant online component in this class.

  • MTH95R 1 credit
    Intermediate Algebra Recitation - Register

    Designed for students needing additional help with MTH95. Course is optional. Includes review of MTH65 material, using a graphing calculator, and focuses on topics and concepts of particular difficulty presented in MTH95. Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MTH95. A graphing calculator is required (instructor will be using the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator in class).

  • MTH96 4 credits
    Applied Algebra II - Register

    Introduces the study and application of linear, quadratic, power, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and functions. Working with real data, the mathematics of curve fitting will be developed making extensive use of the graphing calculator. This course concludes the developmental mathematics sequence. Course is graded A through F. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH63 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

  • MTH105 4 credits
    Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics - Register

    Designed as a transfer mathematics course for students not majoring in science, mathematics, engineering, and other majors requiring significant amounts of algebra. Topics include logic and reasoning, problem solving, geometry, math of finance, counting theory, probability, and statistics. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisites: MTH95 or MTH96 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A scientific or graphing calculator is required (instructor will be using the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator in class). There is a significant online component in this class. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • MTH111 4 credits
    College Algebra - Register

    Topics include linear functions and models, quadratic functions and models, graphing polynomials, rational and inverse functions, systems of equations, zeros of polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, and conic sections. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisites: MTH95 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A graphing calculator is required (instructor will be using the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator in class). There is a significant online component in this class.

  • MTH111R 1 credit
    College Algebra Recitation - Register

    This is an optional course taken concurrently with MTH111. It is for those students who want more help with the material of MTH111. MTH111R covers a review of MTH95 material, using the graphing calculator, and topics and concepts of particular difficulty presented in the MTH111 class. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.
    Prerequisites: MTH95 or designated placement test score and concurrent enrollment in MTH111.

  • MTH112 4 credits
    Elementary Functions - Register

    Covers basic and advanced trigonometry. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisites: MTH95 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. A graphing calculator is required (instructor will be using the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator in class). There is a significant online component in this class.

  • MTH112R 1 credit
    Elementary Functions Recitation - Register

    This is an optional course taken concurrently with MTH112. It is for those students who want more help with the material of MTH112. Covers a review of MTH95 material, using the graphing calculator, and topics and concepts of particular difficulty presented in the Elementary Functions class. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.
    Prerequisites: MTH95 or designated placement test score and concurrent enrollment in MTH112.

  • MTH199 1-4 credits
    Special Studies in Mathematics - Register

    Presents special topics of study in mathematics through workshop, seminar, research, and/or independent study formats. Content varies according to department needs and student demand.

  • MTH211 5 credits
    Fundamentals of Elementary Math I w/Lab - Register

    The first of a three-term sequence designed to prepare pre-service elementary and middle school teachers for entrance into the Oregon teacher’s certification program. The course will study the topics of problem solving, sets, whole number concepts and operations, elementary number theory, integers, and elementary logic. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisite: MTH95 or designated placement test score. A scientific calculator is required. There is a significant online component in this class. Offered fall term.

  • MTH212 5 credits
    Fundamentals of Elementary Math II w/Lab - Register

    The second term of a three term sequence designed to prepare pre-service elementary and middle school teachers for entrance into the Oregon teacher certification program. The course will study the topics from basic math, algebra, counting theory, probability, and statistics. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisites: MTH95 or designated placement test score and MTH211. A scientific calculator is required. There is a significant online component in this class. Offered winter term.

  • MTH213 5 credits
    Fundamentals of Elementary Math III w/Lab - Register

    The third term of a three term sequence designed to prepare pre-service elementary and middle school teachers for entrance into the Oregon teacher certification program. The course will study the topics of geometric shapes, measurement, triangle congruence and similarity, coordinate geometry, and transformational geometry. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisite: MTH95 or designated placement test score. A scientific calculator is required. There is a significant online component in this class. Offered spring term.

  • MTH243 4 credits
    Probability and Statistics w/Lab - Register

    Covers the nature and presentation of data, measures of central tendency, probability and probability distributions, normal and binomial distributions, estimates, sample sizes, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisites: MTH95 or MTH96 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores; a graphing calculator is required (instructor will be using the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator in class). There is a significant online component in this class.

  • MTH244 4 credits
    Inferential Statistics - Register

    Builds on the basic knowledge and skills learned in MTH243 and utilizes spreadsheet skills gained in CS125ss. Students will use Excel extensively to solve statistical problem. Emphasis is on the understanding and application of hypothesis testing, analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation and regression, and Chi-square techniques. Designed to provide students with analytical skills they will need in upper-division business courses including accounting, finance, operations management and applied research. Course is graded A through F. Course is Dual numbered as BA282.
    Prerequisites: BA131, MTH243, RD30 or RD90, and BA285 or CS125SS. Offered winter, spring and summer terms.

  • MTH251 5 credits
    Calculus I (Differential) w/Lab - Register

    First course in the calculus sequence for science, mathematics, and engineering students. Topics include limits, differentiation, extrema, related rates, optimization problems, and other basic applications of differentiation. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisites: MTH111 and MTH112 or designated placement test scores. A computer lab is required. A graphing calculator is also required (the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended) There is a significant online component in this class. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • MTH252 5 credits
    Calculus II (Integral) w/Lab - Register

    The second course in the traditional calculus sequence for science, mathematics, and engineering students. Topics include integration, integration techniques, applications of integration, and improper integrals. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisite: MTH251 or consent of instructor. A computer lab is required. A graphing calculator is also required (the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended). There is a significant online component in this class. Offered winter and spring terms.

  • MTH253 5 credits
    Calculus III w/Lab - Register

    The third course in the calculus sequence for science, mathematics, and engineering students. Includes infinite series, conic sections, plane curves, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors, and vector-valued functions. There is a significant online component in this class. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisite: MTH252 or consent of instructor. A computer lab is required. A graphing calculator is also required (the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended). There is a significant online component in this class. Offered spring term.

  • MTH254 5 credits
    Vector Calculus w/Lab - Register

    The fourth course in the calculus sequence for science, mathematics, and engineering majors. Includes vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and vector analysis. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisite: MTH253 or consent of instructor. A computer lab is required. A graphing calculator is also required (the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended). There is a significant online component in this class. Offered summer term.

  • MTH256 5 credits
    Differential Equations w/Lab - Register

    First course in ordinary differential equations for science, mathematics, and engineering students. Includes first-order differential equations, linear second- order differential equations, and higher-order linear differential equations with applications. Additional topics include Laplace transforms, series solutions of linear differential equations, and systems of differential equations with applications. A computer lab is required.
    Prerequisite: MTH253 or instructor approval. A graphing calculator is also required (the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended). Offered summer term.

  • MTH261 5 credits
    Linear Algebra w/Lab - Register

    First course in linear algebra for science, mathematics, and engineering students. Includes both the theoretical and practical realms of systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, inner product spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Course is graded A through F.
    Prerequisite: MTH252. A computer lab is required. A graphing calculator is also required (the TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended). Offered spring term.

  • MTH280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Mathematics - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.