Math Course Descriptions

 

*Please note that the order of non-credit math courses is:
Math 0310, Pre-Algebra
Math 0315, Beginning Algebra
Math 0320, Intermediate Algebra

 

Quad Zero College Mathematics
Vocational Nursing Math Statistical Methods
Pre-Algebra Analytic Geometry
Fundamentals of Arithmetic for Nurses Teacher Math I
Beginning Algebra Teacher Math II
Intermediate Algebra Business Statistics
College Algebra Calculus III
Plane Trigonometry Linear Algebra
Mathematical Analysis I Differential Equations
Mathematical Analysis II Pre-Calculus
College Mathematics Calculus I
Statistical Methods Calculus II

 

MATH 0000 - QUAD ZERO
Purpose of Course:  
A lab course for students who must be in developmental mathematics in order to remain in compliance with TSI requirements.  This class does not satisfy graduation requirements and carries no credit.
Textbook:
Contact your instructor for details.
Attendance:
Contact your instructor for details.  If you are in this course to fulfill TSI requirements, then dropping or being dropped from this course will cause your removal from all courses at SPC. Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 0120 - Vocational Nursing Math
Purpose of Course:  
This 10-week/30 clock hour introductory course is designed to identify deficiencies and provide review of fundamental operations in mathematics, based on the individual student's identified need for compensatory work in arithmetic.  Programmed, self-paced instructional materials may be utilized to allow students to progress at their own rate.  This course if for Vocational Nursing students only and is required if testing indicates a need.
Textbook:
Pharmacological Calculations for Nurses: A Worktext, 3rd Edition, by Batastini & Davidson.
Workbook.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  If you are in this course to fulfill TSI requirements, then dropping or being dropped from this course will cause your removal from all courses at SPC. Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 0310 - Pre Algebra
Purpose of Course:  
This course is designed for those students who need an introduction to basic math concepts.  It includes the understanding and use of whole numbers, common and decimal fractions, percentages, measurements, and geometry.
Note:  
MATH 0310 is for students whose score on the mathematics section of the THEA is below 180 (or whose score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer is below 41).
Textbook:
Basic College Mathematics with Early Int. by Martin-Gay.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  If you are in this course to fulfill TSI requirements, then dropping or being dropped from this course will cause your removal from all courses at SPC. Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 0311-Fundamentals of Arithmetic for Nurses
Purpose of Course:  
This course is designed for those students who need an introduction to basic math concepts.  It includes the understanding and use of whole numbers, common and decimal fractions, percentages, measurements, and short methods for calculations.  This course is for Associate Degree Nursing and Diploma Program Nursing students and is required if testing indicates a need.
Textbook:
Fundamentals of Arithmetic for Nurses by SPC.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  If you are in this course to fulfill TSI requirements, then dropping or being dropped from this course will cause your removal from all courses at SPC. Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 0315 - Beginning Algebra
Purpose of Course:  
This course is designed for those students who need MATH 0320 and have not had one year of high school algebra.  It includes properties of signed numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations in one unknown and factoring.
Note:  
MATH 0315 is for students whose score on the mathematics section of the THEA is between 180 and 205 (or whose score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer is between 42 and 61) or who have not had any high school algebra.
Textbook:
Elementary & Intermediate Algebra by Sullivan, Struve, and Mazzarella.
Lab:
Two thirty-minute lab sessions have been scheduled each week for your class.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  If you are in this course to fulfill TSI requirements, then dropping or being dropped from this course will cause your removal from all courses at SPC. Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 0320
Prerequisites:
One unit of high school algebra or successful completion of MATH 0315.
Note:  
MATH 0320 is for students whose score on the mathematics section of the THEA is between 206 and 229 (or whose score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer is between 62 and 74) or who have not had any high school algebra.
Purpose of Course:
This course is designed to furnish the algebraic background necessary for enrollment in MATH 1314 or MATH 1324.  Algebraic topics included are: factoring; fractions; linear equations and inequalities with one variable; graphing; systems of linear equations and inequalities; exponents; radicals; quadratic equations; equations with fractions; equations with radicals; and applications.
Textbook:
Elementary & Intermediate Algebra by Sullivan, Struve, and Mazzarella.
Lab: 
Two thirty-minute lab sessions have been scheduled each week for your class.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  If you are in this course to fulfill TSI requirements, then dropping or being dropped from this course will cause your removal from all courses at SPC. Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or at building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1314
Prerequisites:
Two units of high school algebra and a score on the mathematics section of the THEA of 230 or above (or a score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer of 75 or above) or successful completion of MATH 0320.
Purpose of Course:
This is a standard course in college algebra. Topics included are: algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, relations and functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, and inequalities.
Textbook:
College Algebra, 4th Edition, by Blitzer.
Lab
Two thirty-minute lab sessions have been scheduled each week for your class.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.

MATH 1324
Prerequisites:
Two units of high school algebra and a score on the mathematics section of the THEA of 230 or above (or a score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer of 75 or above) or successful completion of MATH 0320.
Purpose of Course:
Topics include linear functions and models, systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, and financial math.  The student will review basic algebra operations including topics such as factoring and manipulating rational expressions and any other topic deemed appropriate for success in Math 1325.
Textbook:
Finite Mathematics with additional material by Jo Beth Horney, Custom Edition for SPC, by Lial, Hungerford, & Holcomb.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1316
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1314 or two units of high school algebra.
Purpose of Course:
Topics will include trigonometric functions, radian measure, oblique triangles, functions of composite angles, trigonometric identities and equations, and inverse trigonometric functions.
Textbook:
Plane Trigonometry, 7th Edition, by Heineman & Tarwater.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1325
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1324.
Purpose of Course:
This course covers basic algebra operations, elementary differential and integral calculus, and business applications.
Textbook:
Calculus & Its Applications, Custom Edition for SPC, by Goldstein, Lay, Schneider, & Asmar.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1332
Prerequisites:
Two units of high school algebra and a score on the mathematics section of the THEA of 230 or above (or a score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer of 75 or above) or successful completion of MATH 0320.
Purpose of Course:
This course is designed specifically for those students who will terminate their mathematical training with one or two courses in mathematics.  It includes the fundamentals and principles of algebra; introduction to geometry and trigonometry; use of graphs, proportions, percentages, and logarithms; and heavy emphasis on applications.
Textbook:
Elementary Technical Mathematics, 9th Edition, by Ewens & Nelson.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1342
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1314 or MATH 1324.
Purpose of Course:
This course is a study of the methods of analyzing data, statistical concepts and models, estimation, tests of significance, introduction to analysis of variance, linear regression, and correlation.
Textbook:
Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, 3rd edition, by Bluman.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1348
Prerequisites:
Two units of high school algebra and a score on the mathematics section of the THEA of 230 or above (or a score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer of 75 or above) or successful completion of MATH 1314.
Purpose of Course:
This course includes rectangular coordinates, equations and sets of points, lines, circles and conic sections, polar coordinates, and solid analytic geometry.
Textbook:
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1350
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1314 or special consent.
Purpose of Course:
Topics include concepts of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory, and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational, and real number systems with an emphasis in problem solving and critical thinking.
Textbook:
A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, 9th Edition, by Billstein, Libeskind, & Lott.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  IWhenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.


MATH 1351
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1314 and MATH 1350 or special consent.
Purpose of Course:
Topics include concepts of geometry, probability, and statistics, as well as applications of the algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
Textbook:
A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, 9th Edition, by Billstein, Libeskind, & Lott.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 1442
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1314 or MATH 1324 or consent of the instructor.
Purpose of Course:
This course is an introduction to the techniques of collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data.  Application of correlation methods, analysis of variance, dispersion, sampling, quality control, reliability and mathematical models.
Textbook:
Elementary Statistics - Using Excel, 3rd Edition, by Triola.
Lab: 
This course will require lab time on the computer.
Attendance:
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:
Video tapes for many topics in this course are available in the Math Department AVT Lab, Room M-116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.  You may check out the tapes for use at home or you may duplicate them with the equipment available in M-116.  You must furnish the blank tape.

MATH 2315
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 2414.
Purpose of Course:         
Topics include vectors and curvilinear motion, moments, centroids, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals and Stokes Theorem.
Textbook & Calculator:      
Thomas' Calculus, alternate 9th Edition, by Thomas & Finney, and TI-85 or higher calculator.
Attendance:           
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:                     
Video Tapes for several topics in this course are available in the Math Department Video Lab, in Room 116.
You are encouraged to view theses tapes, check them out, and/or duplicate them.

MATH 2318
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 2413.
Purpose of Course:         
This course is a survey of finite dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.
Textbook & Calculator:      
Elementary Linear Algebra, 5th Edition, by Larson, Edwards, & Farvo.
Attendance:           
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.
Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.


MATH 2320
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 2414.
Purpose of Course:         
Topics covered in this course include linear equations and applications, solutions using Laplace transforms, systems of differential equations, power series solution, Fourier series and nonlinear equations.
Textbook & Calculator:      
No text used.
Attendance:           
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.
Records of your attendance will be maintained. If  you miss two consecutive weeks of class or if 5 accumulated days of class are missed, you may be
dropped with a grade of X or F.
Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.

MATH 2412
Prerequisites:
Two units of high school algebra and a score on the mathematics section of the THEA of 230 or above (or a score on the mathematics section of the Accuplacer of 75 or above) or successful completion of MATH 1314.
Purpose of Course:         
This course covers the study of algebraic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.  Topics in analytic geometry are covered.
Textbook:      
Precalculus: A Graphing Approach, 4th Edition, by Larson, Hostetler, & Edwards.
Attendance:           
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:                     
Video Tapes for several topics in this course are available in the Math Department Video Lab, in Room 116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.
You are encouraged to view theses tapes, check them out, and/or duplicate them.

MATH 2413
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1314 or consent of the instructor.
Purpose of Course:         
Topics include functions, limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic functions, applications of the derivative, differentials, indefinite integrals, definite integrals, and applications of definite integrals.
Textbook & Calculator:      
Thomas/Finney Media Upgrade 11th Edition, by Thomas & Finney, and TI-85 or higher calculator.
Attendance:           
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:                     
Video Tapes for many of the topics in this course are available in the Math Department Video Lab, in Room 116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.
You are encouraged to view theses tapes, check them out, and/or duplicate them.

MATH 2414
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 1316 and MATH 2413.
Purpose of Course:         
Topics covered include differentiation of transcendental functions, methods of integration, parametric equations, volumes, areas, arc lengths, surface areas, indeterminate forms, infinite series, and hyperbolic functions.
Textbook & Calculator:      
Thomas' Calculus, Upgrade Media 11th Edition, by Thomas & Finney, and TI-85 or higher calculator.
Attendance:           
Attendance and effort are the most important activities for success in this course.  Records of your attendance will be maintained.  Whenever absences become excessive and, in the instructor’s opinion, minimum course objectives cannot be met, the instructor may administratively withdraw you from the course with a grade of X or F.  Refer to the General Catalog under Class Attendance and Drops & Withdrawals.
Video Tapes:                     
Video Tapes for several topics in this course are available in the Math Department Video Lab, in Room 116, or in building 2 at the Reese campus.
You are encouraged to view theses tapes, check them out, and/or duplicate them.

 


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