2013-2014 Catalog

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra


This is the first of two courses designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on equations and inequalities, functions (linear, polynomial, rational), systems of equations and inequalities, and parametric equations. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis and predictions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: MAT 161, 171, or 175.


MAT 080, MAT 161 or DMA 010 and DMA 020 and DMA 030 and DMA 040 and DMA 050 and DMA 060 and DMA 070 and DMA 080, or appropriate placement scores