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(MATH 119) Applied Calculus

Introduction to plane analytic geometry and one-dimensional calculus. One semester terminal course designed for students in business, life sciences, management, social sciences, and related applied disciplines.

Credit Hours 4.0 Lecture
Prerequisite College algebra experience
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Introduction to Mathematics Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course student’s reasoning skills will be increased and you will begin to understand how to approach, analyze, and solve problems (not just math problems). Mathematics also promotes the development of critical thinking, reason, and logic.

  1. Algebra is the foundation of calculus. By the end of this course, students’ algebra skills should be considerably higher.
  2. The primary emphasis in this course is differential and integral calculus.
  3. Definitions and theorems, both abstract and applied, must be understood.
  4. Proofs will be done in class and one proof at most will be given on each test.
  5. Written answers is expected on some tests.
  6. Applying major definitions and theorems is expected.
  7. Calculators will be used a little bit but the vast majority of problems will be done by hand.
  8. Students will see how calculus is applied in “the real world”. Calculus is also a requirement for many graduate schools.