# Course Descriptions

## Mathematics

**M 065 Prealgebra**

**[formerly M 061 Basic Mathematics]**

**3 cr.** **(3 lec/wk)**

Covers pre-algebra concepts involving terminology, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, measurement, geometry, and statistics. Credits do not apply toward graduation requirements nor fulfill General Education requirements. However, the credits do count towards enrollment status for financial aid. (This course will be offered at City College at MSU Billings to those students lacking fundamental math skills.)

**M 088 Mathematical Literacy**

**4 cr. (4 lec/wk) Prerequisite: M 065 or equivalent placement. (F, Sp)**

Develops mathematical literacy through peer collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, writing, and communicating mathematics. Students represent and solve relevant, real-world problems using various forms of numbers, equations, and graphs. Topics include proportional reasoning, algebra, introductory statistical formulas, geometry, and measurement.

Ñ **M 090 Introductory Algebra**

**[formerly MATH 101 Introductory Algebra]**

**3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: M 065 or equivalent.**

Covers basic algebra concepts including terminology, operations on rational numbers, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, determining equations of lines, and polynomial and function operations. Credits do not apply toward graduation requirements and do not fulfill General Education requirements. However, the credits do count towards enrollment status for financial aid.

Ñ **M 095 ****Intermediate Algebra**

**[formerly MATH 105 Algebra for College Students]**

**4 cr. (4 lec/wk) Prerequisite: ****M 090 or equivalent.**

Reviews basic algebra concepts including terminology, operations on rational numbers, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, determining equations of lines, and polynomial operations. Covers function operations; operations on exponential and radical expressions; factoring; solving rational, absolute value, radical, and systems of equations; and solving and graphing quadratic equations. Credits do not apply toward graduation requirements and do not fulfill General Education requirements. However, the credits do count towards enrollment status for financial aid.

**M 098 Introductory & Intermediate Algebra**

**5 cr. (5 lec/wk) Prerequisites: M 065 or equivalent COMPASS score. (F, Sp, Su)**

Covers basic algebra concepts including terminology; operations on rational numbers; solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables; determining equations of lines; polynomial and function operations; operations on exponential and radical expressions; factoring; solving rational, absolute value, radical, and systems of equations; solving and graphing quadratic equations. This is a modularized course based on mastery learning in which students will earn credit for each module (A, B, C, D, E) by examination.

*** ****M 105 ****Contemporary Mathematics**

**[formerly MATH 141 Contemporary Mathematics]**

**3 cr. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score.**** (F, Sp)** Gives students the skills required to understand and interpret quantitative information
that they encounter in the news and in their studies, and make numerically based decisions
in their lives. Topics include working with units and measurement, set theory, financial
mathematics, and essentials of statistics.

Ñ **M 108 Business Mathematics**

**[formerly MATH 104 Business Mathematics]**

**3cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: Passing ****M 065 or appropriate placement test scores. ****(F, Sp)**

Examines the mathematics of business ownership and exposes the mathematical needs of business decisions. Techniques include marketing, payroll, cash flow, simple and compound interest, credit, promissory notes, insurance financial statements, ratio analysis, depreciation, annuities, and inventory valuation.

**M 111 Technical Mathematics**

**[formerly MATH 103 Essential Mathematics for the Trades]**

**3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: M 065 or appropriate placement scores. ****(F, Sp, Su)**

Applies math to problems drawn from diverse occupational fields. In addition to a review of operations on rational numbers, the topics of measurement, percent, proportion and variation, applications of algebra to the extent of solving quadratic equations, and applications of plane and solid figure geometry are developed for use in a trade or industrial setting. Course may serve as a prerequisite to M 114, but does not satisfy the prerequisite of any other math courses. Credits apply to graduation but do not fulfill General Education requirements.

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instruction.

* These courses may only be available on the MSU Billings University Campus.

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Ñ **M 114 Extended Technical Mathematics**

**[formerly MATH 122 College Mathematics for Technology]**

**3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: ****M 111 or M 095 or appropriate placement score. ****(F, Sp, Su)**

Applies math to problems drawn from diverse occupational fields. Provides college level study of measurement, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as needed to solve mathematical applications in a trade or technical work environment.

**M 120 Mathematics with Health Care Applications**

**3 cr. (3 lec/wk) (F, Sp) Offered ONLY Online.**

Provides students with a solid mathematical foundation necessary to succeed in a health care profession. This course will review algebra, systems of measurement, medication and syringe calculations, ratio and proportions, calculations for intravenous therapy, basic statistics, ionic solutions, and pH calculations.

Ñ **M 121 ****College Algebra**

**[formerly MATH 106 College Algebra]**

**3 cr. Prerequisite: M 095 or appropriate placement score.**** (F, Sp, Su)**** **Covers the concepts of functions, complex numbers, and solving basic system of equations.
Investigates linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

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*** M 122 College Trigonometry**

**3 cr. Prerequisite: M 121 or appropriate placement scores. (F, Sp)** Covers trigonometric functions and their inverses, polar coordinates, graphing,
vectors, and trigonometric identities. Includes sequences and series.

*** M 130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I**

**[formerly MATH 201 ****Fundamentals of Mathematics I]**

**3 cr. Prerequisite: M 088 or equivalent.**** (F, Sp)** Stresses topics in counting and cardinality, operations in base ten, basic operations
with fractions, rational numbers, two-dimensional geometry, and proportional reasoning.
Emphasis is on problem-solving and non-algorithmic thinking within grade K-5 of the
Montana Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Designed for majors in elementary
education and secondary education.

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**M 140 College Math for Healthcare**

**3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: M 088 or appropriate placement score. (F, Sp)**

Provides students with a solid mathematical foundation necessary to succeed in a health care profession. This course will review algebra, systems of measurement, ratio and proportions, basic probability and statistics concepts, and lonic solutions and pH calculations. This course will apply mathematical reasoning and problem solving as it applies to the healthcare field and is a suitable prerequisite for STAT 216.

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*** ****M 143 ****Finite Mathematics**

**[formerly MATH 121 Finite Mathematics]**

**4 cr. Prerequisite: M 095 or equivalent.**** (F, Sp)**** **Studies applications of systems of linear equations to problems of optimization, elementary
functions, logic, and mathematics of finance. Introduces differentiation.

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*** M 161 Survey of Calculus**

**3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: M 121 or appropriate placement test score. (F, Su)** Covers basic calculus concepts including limits, differentiation, and integration
with applications to business, science, and social science problems.

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*** ****M 171 ****Calculus I**

**[formerly MATH 112 Calculus I]**

**4 cr. Prerequisite: ****M 122****.**** (F, Sp)**** **Covers differentiation and presents applications to the approximation of functions,
root finding, and 1-variable optimization. Introduces integration.

**M 294 Seminar/Workshop**

**[formerly CTMA 292 Seminar]**

**V1-2 cr.**

Provides students an opportunity to investigate topics pertinent to the field of technical mathematics or the technology used to study mathematics.

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**M 294 Seminar/Workshop**

**[formerly CTMA 293 Workshop]**

**V1-2 cr.**

Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of technical mathematics of the technology used to study mathematics.