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Math Placement Class Sequence & Descriptions

Mathematics Placement Sequence 


DSM 01 - Developmental Skills Mathematics 01
An intensive background course designed for students with little or no mathematics background. Fundamental arithmetic operations to college algebra are taught. Regular workshops supplement classroom lectures and discussions. Departmental final examination. Four classroom hours per week, two one-hour workshops per week. Letter grades and U. This course has an additional fee.
Non-credit. Credits: 0

DSM 09 - Developmental Skills Mathematics 09
An overview of arithmetic and algebraic operations, systems of equations, inequalities and sets. Four classroom hours per week, two one-hour workshops per week. Letter grades and U. This course has an additional fee. Offered every semester.
Pre-requisite: DSM 01 or placement exam.
Non-credit. Credits: 0

MATH 10 - Basic Mathematics
College algebra. Algebraic operations; quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; basic geometric copies; right triangle trigonometry.
Pre-requisite of DSM 09 is required or placement exam.
Credits: 3

MATH 15 - Mathematical Tools and Their Use
Numerical techniques. Mathematical reasoning and organization of thought. Statistical applications. Selected topics in probability. Other applications include straight lines, areas under curves, compound interest and inflation. The nature of programming (students are required to buy a programmable calculator specified by the instructor). Students who have taken MATH 16 or 11y are exempt from MATH 15.
Pre-requisite of DSM 09 is required or the placement exam.
Credits: 4

MATH 16 - Finite Mathematics
Selected topics from matrix algebra, linear programming, consumer mathematics, probability, theory of games, graphs, and trees. Students who have taken MAT 15 or 11Y are exempt from MATH 16.
Pre-requisite of DSM 09 is required or placement exam.
Credits: 3

MATH 30 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Fundamental concepts of sets and the real and complex number systems; algebraic and trigonometric functions and relations; inequalities.
Pre-requisite of MATH 10 is required.
Credits: 4