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COURSE ELIGIBILITY is required of all students prior to enrolling in any Math course.

Course eligibility is obtained by one of the following:

 

  • Satisfactorily complete all prerequisite courses.

  • Math placement.

  • Obtain a Math waiver form from the Counseling Center.

Present to the counseling staff college transcripts showing satisfactory completion of equivalent prerequisite courses. When possible, bring a course description to assist in determining course equivalency.

 

Students with transcripts from foreign colleges should contact the Mathematics Department or the Counseling Center.

 

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MATHEMATICS 120 - QUANTITATIVE REASONING

3 units, 3 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in MATH 103 or 110 or equivalent

 

This course is designed for students in majors that do not require any further mathematics courses in their curricula.  Emphasis will be on the communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving pertinent to daily life. Specific topics for this course may include: Mathematics of Personal Finance and Investments, Statistics, Probability, Voting Strategies, Estimations, and Measurements.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4, IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 125 - STRUCTURE AND CONCEPTS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I

3 units, 3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory

Prerequisite: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in MATH 103 or 110 AND Math 097, or equivalent


Blending the mathematical topics of sets, whole numbers, numeration, number theory, integers, rational and irrational numbers, measurement relations, functions and logic. The course will investigate the interrelation-ships of the above topics using a problem-solving approach. The course will also investigate appropriate use of technology in the classroom.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4, IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 126 - STRUCTURE AND CONCEPTS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II

3 units, 3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory

 

Prerequisite: MATH 125 (a grade of "C" or better is recommended) or equivalent

 

Blending the mathematical topics of the probability, statistics, relations, graphs, measurement, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, solid geometry, logic, and number sense. The course will investigate the interrelationships of the above topics using a problem-solving approach. The course will also investigate the use of technology in the classroom.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4, IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 128 - CHILDREN'S MATHEMATICAL THINKING

1.5 units, 1.5 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in Math 125 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Math 125.

 

An in-depth analysis of children's mathematical thinking and understanding of operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), place value and fractions. Students will observe individual children solving mathematical problems.

 

Transfers to: CSU

MATHEMATICS 160 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 103 or 110 or equivalent

 

Recommended Preparation:

 

Completion of Matriculation Process is highly recommended.
Tabular and graphical presentation, measures of central tendency and variability; standard elementary procedures involving binomial, normal, Student's t, chi-square, nonparametric statistics, and correlation. Applications from the fields of biology, business, economics, education, engineering, and psychology.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 170 - ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY

3 units, 3 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 097 or equivalent and MATH 110 or equivalent. Note: MATH 103 is not equivalent to MATH 110.

 

Recommended Preparation:

Completion of Matriculation Process is highly recommended.


A theoretical approach to the study of the trigonometric functions with emphasis upon circular functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, graphical methods, inverse functions, vectors and applications, complex numbers and solving triangles with applications.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4

Transfers to CSU

MATHEMATICS 175 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 units, 3 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 110 or equivalent. Note: MATH 103 is not equivalent to MATH 110

 

Graphic, numeric, and analytic approaches to the study of precalculus concepts from college algebra. Application of appropriate technology including but not limited to graphic utilities to model, analyze, and interpret world application problems from a wide variety of disciplines. Topics include the real number system; algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions and their inverses;graphing techniques for polynomials, rational, and trigonometric functions; complex numbers; theory of equations; partial fractions; mathematical induction; sequences and series; matrices; and the binomial theorem. A student can receive credit for only MATH 170 and 175, or MATH 176.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 176 - PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

6 units, 6 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 110 or equivalent and MATH 097 or equivalent. Note:MATH 103 is not equivalent to MATH 110.

 

Unification of college algebra and analytical trigonometry based on the function concept. Topics include properties of real number system, inequalities, theory or equations, complex numbers, the study of functions including inverse functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions with emphasis on circular functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, graphical methods and solving triangles with applications, matrices, binomial theorem, mathematical induction, sequences and series. Completion of the Matriculation Process is highly recommended. Completion of college algebra or trigonometry will enhance the student's preparation for this course. A student can earn a maximum of 6 units when taking MATH 170, 175, and 176.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4, IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 178 - CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

4 units, 4 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 110 or equivalent. Note: MATH 103 is not equivalent to MATH 110

 

Recommended Preparation: A "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in Math 175

 

An introduction to matrix algebra, differential and integral calculus with applications specifically designed for business, social and behavioral sciences. Not open to students with credit in MATH 180.


Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 180 - ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS

5 units, 5 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 170 and 175 or MATH 176 or equivalent.

 

MATH 180 includes topics from analytic plane geometry, limits and continuity of function, differential and integral calculus with applications involving algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)

MATHEMATICS 245 - DISCRETE MATH

3 units, 3 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 280 (required by four-year schools)

 

Introduction to discrete mathematics. Topics to include sets, relations, summations, elementary counting techniques, recurrence relations, logic and proofs. This course is appropriate for mathematics and computer science majors.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC

MATHEMATICS 280 - ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALCULUS

4 units, 4 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 180 or equivalent.

 

A second course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable: integration; techniques of integration; infinite sequences and series; polar and parametric equation; conics. Primarily for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC

MATHEMATICS 281 - MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

4 units, 4 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 280

 

Sequel to Mathematics 280. Includes Vectors in two and three dimensions, partial differentiation, iterated integration, line and surface integrals, application of Green's and Stokes' theorems, work and cylindrical and spherical coordinates and an introduction to linear to algebra.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC

MATHEMATICS 284 - LINEAR ALGEBRA

3 units, 3 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 280.

 

The central topics are matrix operations. Gaussian elimination, determinants, vectorspaces, linear transformations, orthogonality, believable and eigenvectors.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC

MATHEMATICS 285 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

3 units, 3 hours lecture

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in MATH 280

 

Includes first order differential equations, initial boundary value problems, the Cauchy-Euler equation, series solutions, and Laplace transformations, Fourier series, and separation of variables for elementary partial differential equations. Applications of these topics will be explored.

 

Satisfies General Education for:  

Grossmont College A3; CSU B4; IGETC 2A

Transfers to: CSU, UC