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2014-15 Catalog

MATH - MATHEMATICS

MATH A054: Prealgebra (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Special Fees.
Special Note: MATH A050A, A050B, A050C combined are equivalent to MATH A054.
Basic concepts of prealgebra mathematics.  Includes arithmetic operations and applications, whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percent, geometry and measures, exponents, algebraic expressions, polynomials, solution of simple equations, and introduction to graphing and statistics. 

MATH A055: Elementary Algebra (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A054 with minimum grade of C.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate SAT score or approved UAA Placement Test required.
Special Fees.
Beginning algebra course.  Includes operations with signed numbers and polynomials, factoring, exponents, radicals, algebraic fractions, solution of linear equations, systems of equations, linear inequalities, and quadratic equations.  Basic graphing. 

MATH A058A: Elementary Algebra A (1 CR) 

Contact Hours: 1 + 0
Prerequisites:  MATH A054 with minimum grade of C.
First of three sections of an Elementary Algebra course.  Includes operations with signed numbers, properties of real numbers, solutions of linear equations in one-variable, graphing, and introduction to functions.

MATH A058B: Elementary Algebra B (1 CR) 

Contact Hours: 1 + 0
Prerequisites:  MATH A058A with minimum grade of C.
Registration Restrictions:  If prerequisite is not satisfied, approved UAA Placement Test required. Special Note: MATH A058A, MATH A058B, and MATH A058C combined are equivalent to MATH A055. Second of three modules of an Elementary Algebra course.  Includes solving systems of equations, exponents, radicals, and operations with polynomial functions.

MATH A058C: Elementary Algebra C (1 CR) 

Contact Hours: 1 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A058B with minimum grade of C.
Registration Restrictions:  If prerequisite is not satisfied, approved UAA Placement Test required.  Special Note: MATH A058A, MATH A058B and MATH A058C combined are equivalent to MATH A055. Third of three modules of an Elementary Algebra course.  Includes factoring, solving quadratic functions, algebraic fractions, solving radical equations, and variation.

MATH A105: Intermediate Algebra (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A055 with minimum grade of C or MATH A060 with minimum grade of C.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate SAT or ACT scores or approved UAA Placement Test required.
Special Fees.
Covers radicals, solutions of quadratic equations, graphing of quadratic and other functions and their inverses, and introduction to logarithmic and exponential functions. Also covers applications, systems of equations, and rational expressions.

MATH A107: College Algebra (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  4 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A105 with minimum grade of C.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate SAT or ACT scores or approved UAA Placement Test required.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Quantitative Skill Requirement.
Special Fees.
Special Note: A student may apply no more than 7 credits from any combination of MATH A107, A108, and A109 toward the graduation requirements for any baccalaureate degree.
Covers equations and inequalities, function theory, solution of equations greater than first degree, determinants and matrices, systems of equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic function, graphs and equations of conic sections, binomial theorem, and sequences and series including applications of all these topics. 

MATH A108: Trigonometry (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A107 with minimum grade of C.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate SAT or ACT scores or approved UAA Placement Test required.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Quantitative Skill Requirement.
Special Fees.
Special Note: A student may apply no more than 7 credits from any combination of MATH A107, A108 and A109 toward the graduation requirements for any baccalaureate degree.
Covers angular measure and trigonometric functions, fundamental trigonometric identities, composite angle identities, and graphs of trigonometric functions. Also includes complex numbers, DeMoivre’s theorem, solution of right and oblique triangles, solution of trigonometric equations, inverse trigonometric functions and vectors.  Provides calculation practice helpful for physics, engineering and survey technology courses.

MATH A200: Calculus I (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  4 + 0
Prerequisites: [MATH A107 with minimum grade of C and MATH A108 with minimum grade of C] or [MATH A109 with minimum grade of C]. Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate SAT, ACT, or AP scores or approved UAA Placement Test required.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Quantitative Skill Requirement.
Special Fees.
A first course in calculus covering limits, including those with indeterminate form; and derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions. Applications of derivatives including curve sketching, rates of change, and Newton’s Method. Definite and indefinite integrals, including integration by substitution. 

MATH A201: Calculus II (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  4 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A200 with minimum grade of C.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Quantitative Skill Requirement.
Special Fees.
Covers integration techniques and applications; sequences and series, including convergence tests; curves in the plane and polar coordinates. 

MATH A202: Calculus III (4 CR)

Contact Hours:  4 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A201 with minimum grade of C.
Special Fees.
Vectors, partial differentiation and multiple integration.  Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. 

MATH A205: Communicating Mathematical Ideas (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: EDSE A212 with minimum grade of C or PSY A245 with minimum grade of C. 
Registration Restrictions: Department Approval.  Minimum grade of C in GER Quantitative Skills course.
Special Fees.
Special Note: MATH A205 with a minimum grade of C is required to meet State of Alaska Teacher Certification standards.  MATH A205 does not satisfy the General Education Quantitative Skills requirement.  Elementary set theory, numeration systems, basic number theory and divisibility, problem-solving strategies, topics from geometry, including the properties of two-and three-dimensional geometric objects.  Field experience in the classroom may be required.  

 
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