Sep 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 120: College Algebra

(1 Unit)
Prerequisites: 2.0 or higher in MATH 100   or equivalent, or appropriate score on the mathematics placement assessment.
A modern, unified approach to algebra and analytical geometry based on the concept of a function. Linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and inequalities, polynomials and rational functions, logarithms and exponential functions are normally covered. Emphasizes the use of graphing calculators and the use of mathematics as a problem-solving tool. Covers applications in natural science, social science and business. Together with MATH 127  , serves as a preparation for calculus. Well-prepared students who already have a strong working knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and logarithms should elect MATH 141   in place of MATH 120. A graphing calculator is required. Not open to students who have completed MATH 125  .  A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in any mathematics course used as a prerequisite for another mathematics course. Staff