Mathematics Course Descriptions – Community College of Rhode Island

Mathematics Course Descriptions

MATH (MATHEMATICS)

Math Placement Test

Math placement tests are required of all students who wish to enroll in their first math course at CCRI. Students are required to take the placement test either before or at the beginning of the semester in which they wish to take their first math course. Students who are not enrolled in a math course but want to plan for the future are encouraged to take the placement test during the semester prior to enrolling in a math course.

Placement test preparation assistance is available here.

Note: Developmental math courses are designed to build/refresh basic mathematical skills which provide the necessary background for college-level mathematics courses. All students must demonstrate mental calculation skills and mastery of course content to complete the courses successfully.

College-level math courses require the use of mental calculation skills since each course builds upon the material learned in the prerequisite courses.

Students with a documented disability should meet with a representative from the Office of Disability Services for Students. CCRI will make modifications to academic requirements where appropriate and provide the necessary accommodations to ensure accessibility. The institution cannot, however, make modifications that would substantially change the essential elements of the curriculum. While striving to meet the individual needs of all students, CCRI reserves the right to set and maintain academic standards for performance and personal conduct.

SEQUENCES OF CCRI MATH COURSES

Math Pathways

Here are links to grids of our math courses for Fall 2018:

Math Course Flow Chart

Math Course Flow Chart for STEM

Picking the right math courses to start your academic career at CCRI can help you move more quickly towards graduating, transferring, or moving into a career.

If you’re interested in a career or transfer program use this page to help choose your path.

In-house Credit

In-house credits are counted for full- and part-time status and for reasons of financial aid and academic progress. They are not counted in overall GPA, do not count toward any degree or certificate and will appear on student transcripts as “exclude credit.”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Preparation

Prerequisites for each course are fulfilled only by a grade of C or better or by a sufficient placement test score. The Math Department strongly recommends courses and their prerequisites be taken sequentially in consecutive sessions.


MATH (Mathematics)

MATH 0200C - Support for College Algebra (2 Credits)

This course provides active support for students taking Math 1200 through the use of a just in time remediation approach. Students in this class will also be taking Math 1200 with the same instructor concurrently. The additional two hours per week allows for time to practice what has been learned in Math 1200 and it allows for more question and answer sessions. Instructors may use class time for supplementary instruction, group work or one on one support. Corequisite: MATH 1200C.

MATH 0239C - Support for Liberal Arts Math (2 Credits)

This course provides active support for students taking Math 1139 through the use of a just in time remediation approach. Students in this class will also be taking Math 1139 with the same instructor concurrently. The additional two hours per week is used to review and develop key mathematical skill necessary to fully succeed in Math 1139. Corequisite: MATH 1139C

MATH 0275C - Support for Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences (2 Credits)

This course provides active support for students taking Math 1175 through the use of a just in time remediation approach. Students in this class will also be taking Math 1175 with the same instructor concurrently. The additional two hours per week is used to review and develop key mathematical skill necessary to fully succeed in Math 1175.Corequisite: MATH 1175C

MATH 1139C - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students (3 Credits)

This course deals with the fundamentals of logic, set theory, probability and statistics. Prerequisite: Math 0099 with a grade of C or better or placement into Grid 2. Corequisite: MATH 0239.

MATH 1175C - Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Statistical procedures required for the analysis of data are explored using data acquired from such fields as medicine, social work, biology, education and business and employing statistical packages as a tool. Prerequisite: Placement in ACCUPLACER Grid 2 or MATH 0099 with a grade of C. Corequisite: MATH 0275.

MATH 1200C - College Algebra (3 Credits)

Designed for students who eventually plan to study quantitative business analysis or calculus, this course covers functions and graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, polynomial and rational expressions, radical, exponential and logarithmic forms. Prerequisite: Placement in ACCUPLACER Grid 3 or MATH 0100. with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: MATH 0200. Lecture: 4 hours.

MATH 0095 - Developmental Math Emporium (4 Credits)

Math 0095 is the course students enroll in if they wish to complete their developmental mathematics requirements in the emporium. Students will progress through course modules under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will be awarded credit for MATH 0099, MATH 0100 or MATH 0101 depending on how much progress the students makes in the emporium. Prerequisites: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 0850 earning a C or better; or, placement into ENGL 0890 or higher.

MATH 0099 - Early Foundations of College Mathematics (4 Credits)

Early Foundations of College Mathematics (4 In-house Credits). This course provides a thorough foundation in the topics of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percentages, and measurement. This course also introduces the real number system, and the properties for solving linear equations and inequalities. Emporium students who complete the modules for Math 0099 may complete additional modules to earn credit for MATH 0100 or MATH 0101. Students who complete MATH 0099 are eligible to take Math 0100, Math 1005, 1025, 1139/0239 and 1175/0275. (Prerequisite: Placement in ACCUPLACER Grid 0 and Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 0850 earning a C or better; or, placement into ENGL 0890 or higher). Lecture or Emporium: 4 hours.

MATH 0100 - Foundations of College Math (4 Credits)

This course provides a thorough foundation in the topics of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percentages, and measurement. This course also introduces the real number system, the properties for solving linear equations and inequalities, the rearrangement of formulas, the rectangular coordinate system, and the graphs of linear equations in two variables as well as an introduction to basic probability and statistics. Non-STEM students who master this course are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1139 or MATH 1175. STEM students who master this course are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1200 / 0200. (Prerequisite: Placement in ACCUPLACER Grid 1 or MATH 0099 with a grade of C or better and Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 0850 earning a C or better; or, placement into ENGL 0890 or higher). Lecture or Emporium: 4 hours.

MATH 0101 - Foundations of College Algebra (4 Credits)

This modular emporium course contains additional modules beyond those required for Math 0099 and Math 0100. This course serves as a remedial prerequisite to Math 1200 and Math 1179. Topics include the properties of exponents, and an introduction to polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, rational expressions, rational equations, and application problems.

MATH 0200 - Support for College Algebra (2 Credits)

This course provides active support for students taking Math 1200 through the use of a just in time remediation approach. Students in this class will also be taking Math 1200 with the same instructor concurrently. The additional two hours per week allows for time to practice what has been learned in Math 1200 and it allows for more question and answer sessions. Instructors may use class time for supplementary instruction, group work or one on one support.

MATH 0239 - Support for Liberal Arts Math (2 Credits)

This course provides active support for students taking Math 1139 through the use of a just in time remediation approach. Students in this class will also be taking Math 1139 with the same instructor concurrently. The additional two hours per week is used to review and develop key mathematical skill necessary to fully succeed in Math 1139.

MATH 0275 - Support for Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences (2 Credits)

This course provides active support for students taking Math 1175 through the use of a just in time remediation approach. Students in this class will also be taking Math 1175 with the same instructor concurrently. The additional two hours per week is used to review and develop key mathematical skill necessary to fully succeed in Math 1175.

MATH 1005 - Business Mathematics (3 Credits)

The application of elementary mathematics to business and retail situations is discussed. Topics include bank services, taxes, simple interest, commercial discounts, markup and markdown. Lecture: 3 hours,

MATH 1015 - Mathematics of Finance (3 Credits)

This course studies in depth the topics of simple interest, bank discount, compound interest and annuities, including amortization and sinking funds

MATH 1025 - Introduction to College Mathematics (3 Credits)

Covering the development of the real number system and the fundamental concepts of algebra and geometry, this course is suitable for prospective elementary school teachers or anyone desiring an introduction to college mathematics.

MATH 1138 - Topics in Mathematics (3 Credits)

This course is designed primarily for the liberal arts student who does not plan to pursue any continuing mathematics program. Each semester, different sections focus on different topics and are announced in the online course listing published each semester. The depth of the material is similar to that of MATH 1450.

MATH 1139 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students (3 Credits)

This course deals with the fundamentals of logic, set theory, probability and statistics. Prerequisite: Math 0100 with a grade of C or better or placement into Grid 3

MATH 1145 - Development of the Number System (3 Credits)

Topics covered in this course include ancient numeration systems; bases; modulo arithmetic; set theoretical and historical development of our number system including natural numbers; integers; rational, irrational, imaginary and complex numbers (with operations and computation within each system); groups and fields; and elementary number theory (basic proofs, divisibility rules, Pythagorean studies, Fermat and Mersenne numbers)

MATH 1155 - History of Mathematics (3 Credits)

This course traces the development of mathematical thought through history. Topics include mathematicians, primitive number systems and algorithms, early formulas for area and volume, roofs of theorems, pi, the golden ratio, the development of advanced mathematics, the computer, calculus, network theory and non-Euclidean geometries.

MATH 1175 - Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Statistical procedures required for the analysis of data are explored using data acquired from such fields as medicine, social work, biology, education and business and employing statistical packages as a tool. Prerequisite: Placement in ACCUPLACER Grid 3 or MATH 0100 with a grade of C or better or MATH 1025 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 1179 - Applied Technical Mathematics I (3 Credits)

This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence covering the essentials of applied technical mathematics. Topics include the basics of working with numerical data, plane and solid geometric shapes, an introduction to functions and their graphs, factoring, operations with algebraic fractions, quadratic equations with real roots, an introduction to the trigonometric functions of acute angles, solving problems involving right triangles, expressions involving rational exponents and base ten logarithms.

MATH 1181 - Applied Technical Mathematics II (3 Credits)

This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence covering the essentials of applied technical mathematics. Topics include graphing linear equations, solving systems of linear equations, using trigonometry to solve problems involving vectors, graphical analysis of waveforms, working with radical expressions, the complex numbers and their application to AC circuits, an introduction to statistics and some miscellaneous topics involving nonlinear equations.

MATH 1200 - College Algebra (3 Credits)

Designed for students who eventually plan to study quantitative business analysis or calculus, this course covers functions and graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, polynomial and rational expressions, radical, exponential and logarithmic forms. (Prerequisite: Placement in ACCUPLACER Grid 4 or MATH 0101 with a grade of C or better). Lecture: 4 hours.

MATH 1220 - Scientific Programming (3 Credits)

This course offers instruction in scientific programming using a current programming language. problems, both numerical and non-numerical, are programmed and solved by use of a mainframe and/or personal computers

MATH 1240 - Statistical Analysis I (3 Credits)

An introduction to elementary statistics, this course covers methods used in the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion and sampling, with emphasis on estimation and hypothesis testing.

MATH 1241 - Statistical Analysis II (3 Credits)

This course includes a study of simple and multiple linear regression, curvilinear regression, correlation analysis, basic designs of experiments, analysis of variance and an introduction to the concepts of time series and index numbers. A statistical package is used in the development and application of topics

MATH 2077 - Quantitative Business Analysis I (3 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to develop the quantitative methods needed to solve various problems in business and economics. Topics include functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, linear programming, matrices and determinants, logarithmic and exponential functions and the mathematics of finance.

MATH 2103 - Applied Precalculus (3 Credits)

Math 2103 is intended for students in the life and social sciences, and any other areas where the application of mathematics is important. Students in this course will develop an understanding of functions and how they are used to model real world phenomena, including but not limited change, motion and growth. The linear, quadratic, power, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and period functions are studied in this course. Students will become familiar with algebraic, numerical and graphical properties of these functions. This course is not intended for students planning to study mathematics, statists, computer science, physical sciences, engineering or any other discipline requiring the complete calculus sequence. Math 2103 is not an alternative to Math 2111 (Precalculus) and does not satisfy the requirement for Math 2141 (Calculus I). (Prerequisite: Math 1200, Math 1201 or placement test) Lecture: 4 hours

MATH 2110 - College Trigonometry (3 Credits)

Designed for students who plan to study calculus eventually, this course deals with trigonometry from an analytical approach. Topics include relations and functions in general, the trigonometric functions and their inverses, graphs, solutions of triangles, vectors, trigonometric identities and equations and applied problems.

MATH 2111 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4 Credits)

Functions and their graphs are discussed with particular attention paid to polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Determinants, matrices, complex numbers and analytic geometry are also studied.

MATH 2131 - Applied Calculus (3 Credits)

This course is intended for students in the life and social sciences who have taken Math 2013. The differential and integral calculus are developed with an emphasis on solving real world problems in the science. Limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions are studied. Applications will include analyzing graphs, finding maximum and minimum values of functions, calculating rates of change and computing area and cumulative change. This course is not intended for students planning to study mathematics, statists, computer science, physical sciences, engineering or any other discipline requiring the complete calculus sequence. Math 2131 is not an alternative to Math 2141 (Calculus I) and does not satisfy the requirement for Math 2142 (Calculus II). (Prerequisite: Math 2103, Math 2111 or placement test) Lecture: 4 hours

MATH 2138 - Quantitative Business Analysis II (3 Credits)

Differential and integral calculus are developed with special emphasis on practical applications to business and economics

MATH 2141 - Calculus I (4 Credits)

Topics considered in this first course of differential and integral calculus include limits and continuity, first and higher-order derivatives with applications (including curve sketching), the differential and definite and indefinite integrals with applications (including areas and volume).

MATH 2142 - Calculus II (4 Credits)

This course covers the calculus of logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. Some methods of integration are covered, including integration by parts and numerical methods. L'Hospital's rule, improper integrals, infinite series and the calculus in polar coordinates also are introduced.

MATH 2243 - Calculus III (4 Credits)

This course covers the calculus of three-dimensional space, including partial derivatives, multiple integrals and the calculus of vector-valued functions.

MATH 2362 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics (4 Credits)

This course covers first-order ordinary differential equations, second-order linear differential equations, Laplace transforms and power series solutions. A unit on applied linear algebra is also included

MATH 2500 - Applications in Science & Math (1 Credits)

This capstone course is intended for students in their final semester of the Science program. It allows students an opportunity to demonstrate and integration of knowledge and abilities acquired in previous science and mathematics courses with added intent of developing new insights. Students read selected articles, such as those that come from scientific journals, in a variety of fields and then have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers honing writing, synthesis and presentation skills (Pre-requisites: Successful completion of a minimum of 21 general education credits and a minimum of 18 Science credits or permission of the instructor). - Lab Fee: $20

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