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MATH 1314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC College Algebra This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics algebra-based level. Course Description: This course is an in-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included. This course is cross-listed as MATH 1414. The student may register for either MATH 1314 or MATH 1414 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015419 * Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016. (Original) | (Changes) |
MATH 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Plane Trigonometry This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: MATH 1314 or equivalent. Course Description: In depth study and applications of trigonometry including definitions, identities, inverse functions, solutions of equations, graphing, and solving triangles. Additional topics such as vectors, polar coordinates, and parametric equations may be included. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015319 |
MATH 1324 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics algebra-based level. Course Description: The application of common algebraic functions, including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational, to problems in business, economics, and the social sciences are addressed. The applications include mathematics of finance, including simple and compound interest and annuities; systems of linear equations; matrices; linear programming; and probability, including expected value. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2703015219 |
MATH 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Calculus for Business and Social Sciences This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: MATH 1324, MATH 1314 or MATH 1414. Course Description: This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2413, Calculus I. This course is cross-listed as MATH 1425. The student may register for either MATH 1325 or MATH 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2703015319 |
MATH 1332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics at the non-algebra or algebra levels. Course Description: Topics may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics. Appropriate applications are included. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015119 |
MATH 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Elementary Statistical Methods This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics at the non-algebra or algebra levels. Course Description: This course is a study of collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended. (3 Lec.) |
MATH 1350 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: MATH 1314 or the equivalent. Course Description: Concepts of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory, and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational, and real number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed specifically for students who seek elementary and/or middle grade teacher certification. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015619 |
MATH 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: MATH 1350. Course Description: Concepts of geometry, probability, and statistics, as well as applications of the algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed specifically for students who seek middle grade (4 through 8) teacher certification. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015719 |
MATH 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC Business Calculus and Applications II Prerequisite Required: MATH 1325 or MATH 1425. Course Description: Course topics include review of limits, differentiation, logarithmic and exponential functions, integration, applications of integration, calculus of several variables, differential equations, sequences and series. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701017319 |
MATH 1414 is a 4 credit hour lecture course. MATH 1314 is a 3 credit hour lecture course. Either course will meet degree requirements. A student may receive credit for MATH 1414 or MATH 1314 but not for both. MATH 1414 (4 Credit Hours) Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD. College Algebra This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics algebra-based level. Course Description: This course is an in-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included. This course is cross-listed as MATH 1314. The student may register for either MATH 1314 or MATH 1414 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015419 |
MATH 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC, CVC Calculus for Business and Social Sciences This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: MATH 1314 or MATH 1324. Course Description: This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2413. This course is cross-listed as MATH 1325. The student may register for either MATH 1325 or MATH 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2703015319 |
MATH 1442 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC Elementary Statistical Methods This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics at the non-algebra level and completion of DMAT 0407. Course Description: Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2705015119 |
MATH 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC Discrete Mathematics This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: MATH 2413. Course Description: A course designed to prepare math, computer science, and engineering majors for a background in abstraction, notation, and critical thinking for the mathematics most directly related to computer science. Topics include: logic, relations, functions, basic set theory, countability and counting arguments, proof techniques, mathematical induction, combinatorics, discrete probability, recursion, sequence and recurrence, elementary number theory, graph theory, and mathematical proof techniques. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016619 |
MATH 2318 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC Linear Algebra This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: MATH 2414. Course Description: Introduces and provides models for application of the concepts of vector algebra. Topics include finite dimensional vector spaces and their geometric significance; representing and solving systems of linear equations using multiple methods, including Gaussian elimination and matrix inversion; matrices; determinants; linear transformations; quadratic forms; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; and applications in science and engineering. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2418. The student may register for either MATH 2318 or MATH 2418 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016319 |
MATH 2320 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at ECC, NLC Differential Equations This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: MATH 2414. Course Description: This course is a study of ordinary differential equations, including linear equations, systems of equations, equations with variable coefficients, existence and uniqueness of solutions, series solutions, singular points, transform methods, boundary value problems, and applications. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2420. The student may register for either MATH 2320 or MATH 2420 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016419 |
MATH 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Elementary Statistical Methods This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics at the non-algebra or algebra levels. Course Description: Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2705015119 |
MATH 2412 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Pre-Calculus Math This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: MATH 1316. Course Description: This course consists of the study of algebraic and trigonometric topics including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Conic sections, polar coordinates, and other topics of analytic geometry will be included. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015819 |
MATH 2413 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Calculus I This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: MATH 1348, MATH 2412 or equivalent. Course Description: This course is a study of limits and continuity; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule, mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, with an application to calculation of areas. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015919 |
MATH 2414 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Calculus II This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: MATH 2413 or equivalent. Course Description: This course is a study of differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; parametric equations and polar coordinates; techniques of integration; sequences and series; improper integrals. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016019 |
MATH 2415 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Calculus III This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: MATH 2414 or equivalent. Course Description: This course is a study of advanced topics in calculus, including vectors and vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, and Jacobians; application of the line integral including Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes' Theorem. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016119 |
MATH 2418 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC Linear Algebra This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: MATH 2414 or equivalent. Course Description: Introduces and provides models for application of the concepts of vector algebra. Topics include finite dimensional vector spaces and their geometric significance; representing and solving systems of linear equations using multiple methods, including Gaussian elimination and matrix inversion; matrices; determinants; linear transformations; quadratic forms; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; and applications in science and engineering. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2318. The student may register for either MATH 2318 or MATH 2418 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016319 |
MATH 2420 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC Differential Equations This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite Required: MATH 2414. Course Description: This course is a study of ordinary differential equations, including linear equations, systems of equations, equations with variable coefficients, existence and uniqueness of solutions, series solutions, singular points, transform methods, boundary value problems, and applications. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2320. The student may register for either MATH 2320 or MATH 2420 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016419 |
MATH 2442 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College. Offered at BHC, CVC Elementary Statistical Methods This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Mathematics at the non-algebra or algebra levels. Course Description: Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2342.The student may register for either M ATH 2342 or MATH 2442 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2705015119 |
Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.
WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.
WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.