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Mathematics Program

2016-2017

Description

Successful completion of this curriculum will develop competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas as well as providing a firm foundation for students planning advanced study.

Award Type Units
Associate of Arts Degree:
Applied Mathematics Option 25-29*
Mathematics 22*
Associate in Science for Transfer Degree:
Mathematics 19-21

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Mathematics Program will be able to:

  • Create a mathematical model for an applied problem.
  • Use a model to solve an applied problem.
  • Communicate in words the solution to an applied problem using correct units.
  • Identify answers that are extraneous or unreasonable within the context of the given problem.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Arts Degree

Mathematics

Courses Required for the Major: Units
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
Select three to four units from:
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
MATH 255 Differential Equations or 3
PHIL 101 Symbolic Logic
3-4
Total Units = 22

Note: Only one Mathematics (MATH) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Recommended Electives: Computer and Information Sciences 150 ; English 101 ; Mathematics 46 , 96 , 104 , 118 , 119 , 141 , 255 , Psychology 101 ; Physics 195 , 196 , 125 , 126 .

 

Applied Mathematics

Courses Required for the Major: Units
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
Choose two courses from the following:
CISC 150 Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences 3
MATH 118 Math for Liberal Arts Students 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 255 Differential Equations or 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 125 General Physics 5
PHYS 126 General Physics II 5
Total Units = 25-29

Note: Only one Mathematics (MATH) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Computer and Information Sciences 150 ; English 101 ; Life Sciences (one course); Mathematics 46 , 96 , (courses supporting the major) 104 , 118 , 119 , 141 , 255 ; Physics 125 , 126 , 195 or 196 ; Psychology 101 .

Other courses offered in Mathematics to support other majors: Mathematics 34A, 38, 116, 121, 122, 210A, 210B, 290.

Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Mathematics for Transfer Program will be able to:

  • Create a mathematical model for an applied problem
  • Use a model to solve an applied problem
  • Communicate in words the solution to an applied problem using correct units
  • Identify answers that are extraneous or unreasonable within the context of the given problem

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree, and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Major: A minimum of 18 units with grade of C or better.

General Education: In addition to the courses required in the major, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 3
Category A: Select one course from the following (3 units):
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
Category B: Select one course from the following or any course not selected in Category A (3 units):
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
CISC 187 Data Structures and Object-Orientation 4
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming 4
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics 3
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PHYS 258 Behavioral Science Statistics or
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics 3
Total Units = 19-21

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.