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Mathematics Courses

MA 111 - Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics (3) - Course Information

An introduction to concepts and applications of mathematics, with examples drawn from such areas as voting methods, apportionment, consumer finance, graph theory, tilings, polyhedra, number theory and game theory. This course is not available for credit to persons who have received credit in any mathematics course of a higher number with the exceptions of MA 112, 123, 162, 201 and 202. This course does not serve as a prerequisite for any calculus course. Credit not available on the basis of special examination.
Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and a Math ACTE score of 19 or above, or MA 108R, or math placement test.

MA 113 - Calculus I (4) - Course Information

A course in one-variable calculus, including topics from analytic geometry. Derivatives and integrals of elementary functions (including the trigonometric functions) with applications. Lecture, three hours; recitation, two hours per week. Students may not receive credit for MA 113 and MA 137.
Prerequisite: Math ACT of 27 or above, or math SAT of 620 or above, or MA 109 and MA 112, or MA 110, or consent of the department. Students who enroll in MA 113 based on their test scores should have completed a year of pre-calculus study in high school that includes the study of the trigonometric function.
Note: Math placement test recommended.

MA 114 - Calculus II (4) - Course Information

A second course in Calculus. Applications of the integral, techniques of integration, convergence of sequence and series, Taylor series, polar coordinates. Lecture, three hours; recitation, two hours per week.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MA 113, MA 137, or MA 132.

MA 162 - Finite Mathematics and Its Applications (3) - Course Information

Finite mathematics with applications to business, biology, and the social sciences. Linear functions and inequalities, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability. Emphasis on setting up mathematical models from stated problems.
Prerequisite: MA 109 or equivalent.

MA 193 - Supplementary Mathematics Workshop I: (Subtitle required) (1-2)  - Course Information

Laboratory offered (only) as an adjunct to certain mathematics lecture courses. Offered only on a pass/fail basis.
Co-requisite: Set by instructor.

MA 194 - Supplementary Mathematics Workshop II: (Subtitle required) (1-2)  - Course Information

Laboratory offered (only) as an adjunct to certain mathematics lecture courses. Offered only on a pass/fail basis.
Co-requisite: Set by instructor.

MA 201 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers(3) - Course Information

Sets, numbers and operations, problem solving and number theory. Recommended only for majors in elementary and middle school education.
Prerequisite: MA 109 or MA 111 or consent of department.

MA 202 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3) - Course Information

Algebraic reasoning, introduction to statistics and probability, geometry, and measurement.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MA 201.
Also recommended: a course in logic (e.g. PHI 120) or a course in calculus (e.g. MA 123).

MA 213 - Calculus III (4) - Course Information

A course in multi-variable calculus. Topics include vectors and geometry of space, three-dimensional vector calculus, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, integration on surfaces, Green's theorem. Optional topics include Stokes' theorem and the Gauss' divergence theorem. Lecture, three hours; recitation, two hours per week.
Prerequisite: MA 114 or MA 138 or equivalent.

MA 214 - Calculus IV (3) - Course Information

A course in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on first and second order equations and applications. The course includes series solutions of second order equations and Laplace transform methods.
Prerequisite: MA 213 or equivalent.

MAT 011 - Transitional Algebra (3) - Course Information

Provides individualized, accelerated, mastery-level progression through entry-level college mathematics prerequisite competencies as defined by KY Council of Postsecondary Education. Note: A passing grade in this course does not necessarily indicate that all prerequisites for all entry-level college mathematics courses have been met.
Prerequisite: KCTCS placement examination.

MAT 055 - Pre-Algebra (3) - Course Information

Includes operations on integers, decimals and fractions. Introduces exponents, square roots, percents, ratios, proportions, prime factorization, basic geometry, algebraic expressions, basic linear equations, and applications.
Prerequisite: KCTCS placement examination.

MAT 065 - Basic Algebra (3) - Course Information

Includes linear equations and inequalities, integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, equations of lines and their graphs, systems of linear equations, and applications.
Prerequisite: MAT 055 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS placement examination.

MAT 075 - Mathematical Literacy (4) - Course Information

Designed to develop the mathematical thinking skills and understanding needed for non-math and non-science majors, this one-semester course integrates numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions. This course provides an alternate path to college-level math courses other than college algebra.
Prerequisite: MAT 055 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS placement examination.

MAT 085 - Intermediate Algebra (3) - Course Information

Includes rational expressions, radical expressions, rational exponents, graphing parabolas, inequalities, equations of lines, functions and applications, with emphasis on solving quadratic, rational, and radical equations.
Prerequisite: MAT 065 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS placement examination.

MAT 105 - Business Mathematics (3) - Course Information

Covers basic mathematical concepts as applied to finance. Includes percentages, simple and compound interest, annuities, sinking funds, depreciation, and consumer debt, including installment buying, credit cards, and mortgages.
Prerequisite: MAT 065 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS placement examination. [AAS degrees only]

MAT 110 Applied Mathematics (3) - Course Information

Includes the concepts of ratio and proportion, units and conversions, linear equations in two variables, inequalities, graphing and writing equation of a line, percents, interest, descriptive statistics, and logical symbolism. Emphasizes applications in the various technologies.
Prerequisite: MAT 065 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS placement examination. [AAS degrees only]

MAT 116 - Technical Mathematics (3) - Course Information

Includes some mathematical concepts from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and applications relevant to these topics. Includes unit conversions, variation, measurement of geometric figures, vectors, and solving right and oblique triangles using trigonometry. Emphasizes applications in the various technologies.
Prerequisite: MAT 065 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS placement examination. [AAS degrees only]

MAT 126 - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry (3) - Course Information

Examines mathematical concepts from algebra and trigonometry. Includes vectors, phasor algebra, variation, trigonometric functions, coordinate systems, system of linear equations, quadratic, rational, exponential and logarithmic equations.
Prerequisite: MAT 065 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS placement examination. [AAS degrees only]

MAT 150 - College Algebra (3) - Course Information

Includes selected topics in algebra and analytic geometry. Develops manipulative skills and concepts required for further study in mathematics. Includes linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and piecewise functions; systems of equations; and an introduction to analytic geometry. (Students may not receive credit for MAT 150 and any other College Algebra or Precalculus course. Credit not available on the basis of special exam.)
Prerequisite: 1. Math ACT score of 22 or above, 2. Math ACT score of 19-21 with concurrent MAT 100 workshop, 3. Successful completion of Intermediate Algebra, MAT 126, or equivalent, or 4. KCTCS placement examination recommendation. 

MAT 155 - Trigonometry (3) - Course Information

Includes the trigonometric functions, identities, multiple analytic formulas, laws of sines and cosines, graphs of trigonometric functions in rectangular and polar coordinates, and solving trigonometric equations. Emphasizes applications in each topic. (Students may not receive credit for both MAT155 and any other trigonometry or precalculus course.)
Prerequisite: 1. Math ACT score of 22 or above, 2. Math ACT score of 19-21 with concurrent MAT150, 3. Successful completion of Intermediate Algebra, MAT 126, or equivalent, or 4. KCTCS placement examination recommendation.

MAT 160 - Precalculus (5) - Course Information

Prepares students to enroll in a calculus sequence. Includes trigonometric functions, exponentials and logarithms, graphs, polar coordinates, conic sections, and systems of nonlinear equations. Students may not receive credit for both MAT 160 and either College Algebra or Trigonometry. Credit is not available by special examination. Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours).
Prerequisite: 1. Math ACT score of 23 or above, 2. Placement examination recommendation, or 3. Consent of instructor.

MAT 170 - Brief Calculus with Applications (3) - Course Information

Provides an introduction to differential and integral calculus with applications in biological sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, or business with an analysis of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. (Students may not receive credit for both MAT 170 and MAT 175.)
Prerequisite: 1. Math ACT score of 27 or above or 2. Successful completion of College Algebra, MAT 150, or equivalent.

MAT 195 - Mathematics Workshop (1-2) - Course Information

Promotes student success in mathematics by providing supplemental instruction in the form of extra class sessions.