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Mathematics Course Descriptions

Find below the list of Mathematics (MATH) Courses at Baton Rouge Community College.

Please note that all general education courses are marked with a +. 

MATH 0097 (MATH 092)               
Foundations of College Mathematics 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3 

Provides a strong mathematical foundation for further study in math and emphasizes basic numerical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Also focuses on percentages, ratios and proportions, signed numbers, and introductory algebraic concepts.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score
Co-requisite: None

 

MATH 0098 (MATH 093)               
Algebra Foundations I 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Provides a foundation in algebraic concepts for students with limited algebraic background, but who possess a foundation in arithmetic.  Major topics include algebraic expressions, solving equations, solving inequalities, exponents, polynomials, graphs and equations of lines, functions, and systems of linear equations.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score or MATH 092 with a grade of “C” or better or MATH 0097 with a grade of “C” or better.
Co-requisite: None

 

MATH 0099 (MATH 094)              
Algebra Foundations II
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Provides a foundation in additional algebraic skills for students before taking an entry level college math course.  Major topics include polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and solving and graphing quadratics.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score or MATH 093 with a grade of “C” or better or MATH 0098 with a grade of “C” or better.
Co-requisite: None

 

MATH 1203 (MATH 100)               
Survey of Algebra 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3  

Designed for students who have successfully completed developmental mathematics and wish to continue to build prerequisite skills before attempting college algebra.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score, MATH 094 with a grade of “C” or better or MATH 0099 with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 1113 (MATH 101)                 
College Algebra (5-Hour Format)+, (LCCN: CMAT 1113) 
Lecture 2, Lab 3, Credit 3

Provides a five-hour class equivalent to MATH 110 which meets the needs of students requiring additional class time to succeed. Particularly recommended for students who have not used algebra for some time or whose placement scores indicate that he/she would benefit from this format. Includes quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, inequalities, functions, graphs, exponential functions, complex numbers, and theory of equations.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test scores or MATH 094 with a grade of “C” or better or MATH 0099 with a grade of “C” or better.

Note: Credit is not given for both this course and MATH 1213.

 

MATH 1213 (MATH 110)               
College Algebra+, (LCCN: CMAT 1213)
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Introduces quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, inequalities, functions, graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, and theory of equations.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test scores or MATH 094 with a grade of “C” or better or MATH 0099 with a grade of “B” or better. 

Note: Credit is not given for both this course and MATH 1113.

 

MATH 1223 (MATH 111)               
Plane Trigonometry+, (LCCN: CMAT 1223) 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Introduces the study of trigonometric functions and identities, inverse trigonometric functions, graphs, solving triangles and equations, vectors and polar coordinates.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test scores, or MATH 1113/1213 with a grade of “C” or better or MATH 101/110 with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 1235 (MATH 120)               
College Algebra and Trigonometry, (LCCN: CMAT 1235) 
Lecture 5, Lab 0, Credit 5

Serves as a replacement for MATH 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) and MATH 1223 (MATH 111) as preparation for calculus.  Offered to students who demonstrate a high proficiency on the appropriate math placement test.  A combined course on:  function properties and graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; systems of equations; trigonometric functions and graphs; inverse trigonometric functions; fundamental identities and angle formulas; solving equations; triangles with applications; polar coordinate system.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score

 

MATH 1103 (MATH 130)               
Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics+, (LCCN: CMAT1103)
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Covers contemporary mathematic problems such as problems of growth, size, measurement, handling of qualified data, and optimization, using basic concepts from algebra, geometry, and discrete mathematics.  This course is for students majoring in liberal arts and social sciences.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score or MATH 094 with a grade of “C” or better, or MATH 0099 with grade “C” or better.

 

MATH 1013 (MATH 131)               
Technical Mathematics 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

This is an integrated course in statistics, algebra, and trigonometry. Topics include, but are not limited to, elements of trigonometry, vectors, oblique triangles, exponential and logarithmic functions, elementary statistics, and elements of statistical process control. This course is designed for students seeking a second level mathematics course to meet the needs of PTEC, Liberal Arts, and Health Sciences (Nursing) majors.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score, or MATH 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) with a grade “C” or better.

 

MATH 1673 (MATH 167)               
Elementary Number Structure 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Designed to prepare students to teach the number theory (arithmetic) for a K-8 curriculum. Covers the basic concepts of fractions, decimals, percentage, geometry, computational facility, number theory, and problem-solving.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement score, or MATH 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 1683 (MATH 168)           
Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Designed to prepare students to teach geometry for a K-8 curriculum. Topics include basic concepts and properties of two- and three-dimensional space, perimeter, area, volume, parallelism, perpendicularity, congruence, similarity, transformations, and constructions.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement score, or MATH 1113/1213 (Math 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 1313 (MATH 200)               
Finite Mathematics 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Designed for Liberal Arts majors who need a second math course to complete General Education math requirements or who need additional preparation in math prior to taking Math 2103 (MATH 201). Includes systems of linear equations, vectors, matrices, and matrix algebra; linear inequalities and linear programming; counting techniques; permutations and combinations; probability; and basic concepts in introduction to statistics.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score, or MATH 1113/1213 (Math 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 2103 (MATH 201)               
Calculus for Non-Science Majors+, (LCCN: CMAT 2103)
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Focuses on limits, continuity, and differential and integral calculus for algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Introduces applications in business and economics, such as optimization, marginal analysis, and exponential growth models.

Prerequisites: Appropriate mathematics placement test score, or MATH 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better, or MATH 1235 (MATH 120) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 2303 (MATH 202)               
Basic Statistics I+, (LCCN: CBUS 2303) 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Includes descriptive statistics, graphical, tabular, and computer data summary; measures of location and dispersion and their application; basic probability, rules, and relationships; Bayes theorem; discrete and continuous probability distributions (especially the binomial and normal); sampling and sampling distribution; inferential statistics; single population; estimation, and hypothesis testing for the mean, proportion, and associated errors; sample side determination; and p-values.

Prerequisites: Appropriate mathematics placement score, or MATH 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better, or MATH 1235 (MATH 120) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 2313 (MATH 203)              
Basic Statistics II+, (LCCN: CBUS 2313) 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Provides a brief review of MATH 2303 (MATH 202) and covers data analysis (including computer applications) and interpretation using correlation and simple regression, multiple regression analysis of variance, analytical approaches to decision-making using linear programming, and decision analysis.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement score, or MATH 2303 (MATH 202) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 1303 (MATH 204)            
Elementary Statistics+, (LCCN: CMAT 1303) 
Lecture 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

Introduces students majoring in nursing, social science, and other non-mathematics disciplines to probability and statistics. The course will cover both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include measures of central tendency and variation, probability, counting techniques, probability distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression.

Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, or Math 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better, or Math 1235 (MATH 120) with a grade of “C” or better.

Note: Credit will not be given for both this course and Math 2303 and 2313 (MATH 202 and 203).

 

MATH 2084 (MATH 208)               
Introduction to Statistical Analysis+, (LCCN: CMAT 2084)
Lecture 3, Lab 2, Credit 4

Includes: descriptive statistics; inferential statistical methods including confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing for one and two population means and proportions; one-way analysis of variance; simple linear regression and correlation; analysis of categorical data.

Prerequisites: Appropriate mathematics placement score, or MATH 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better, or CSCI 1013 (CSCI 101), CSCI 2203 (CSCI 190), with a grade of “C” or better.

Note: Credit is not given for both this course and Math 2303 (MATH 202) and Math 2313 (MATH 203).

 

MATH 2115 (MATH 210)                 
Calculus I+, (LCCN: CMAT 2115) 
Lecture 4, Lab 2, Credit 5

Covers limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative, integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications of the integral.  This is the first calculus course of a three-course sequence.

Prerequisites: 1) Either an appropriate mathematics placement test score or MATH 1113/1213 (MATH 101/110) with a grade of “C” or better, and  2) MATH 1223 (MATH 111) or MATH 1235 (MATH 120) with a grade of “C” or better. Both conditions (1) and (2) must be met to satisfy this course’s prerequisite requirement.

 

MATH 2125 (MATH 211)               
Calculus II+, (LCCN: CMAT 2125) 
Lecture 4, Lab 2, Credit 5

This is the second course of a three-course sequence. The course continues with additional applications of the integral relating to volume, work, arc length, and surface area. Additional techniques of integration for a wide variety of functions are also developed. Other topics include: parametric equations, polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, and Taylor Polynomials.  Covers additional techniques of integration, series and sequences, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors, vector-valued functions, and an introduction to partial derivatives.

Prerequisite: Appropriate mathematics placement test score, or MATH 2115 (MATH 210) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 2134 (MATH 212)               
Multidimensional Calculus III+ 
Lecture 3, Lab 2, Credit 4

This is the third course of a three-course sequence. This course explores three-dimensional analytic geometry, vector calculus, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals.

Prerequisites: Appropriate mathematics placement test score, or MATH 2115 (MATH 210) with a grade of “C” or better, or MATH 2125 (MATH 211) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

MATH 2904 (MATH 290)               
Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Lecture 4, Lab 0, Credit 4

Introduces the student to first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, and systems of differential equations, along with vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, linear dependence, bases, systems of equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, Laplace transforms, and Fourier series.

Prerequisites: Appropriate mathematics placement test score, or MATH 2125 (MATH 211) with a grade of “C” or better.

 

 
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