This course covers the basic mathematical skills that will be utilized in several other courses in the CIA degree programs. Topics include problem solving with fractions and decimals, unit conversion, percentages, ratio and proportion, and introductory algebra concepts. Students will practice using mathematics to solve some of the authentic problems they are likely to encounter in their careers and in their personal lives.
This course is an introduction to selected topics in college-level mathematics. Topics may include, but are not limited to: sets, logic, algebra, graphing and modeling, probability, and statistics. Specialized topics may be included at the discretion of the instructor.
This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to, real and complex numbers, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Students will use these concepts to solve real-world problems in a variety of contexts.
This course will emphasize the development of basic scientific skills in the larger disciplines of biology, biochemistry, and chemistry, and will enhance students' ability to understand the living world. It will serve as a prerequisite for science-related courses as well as provide students with the basis upon which to evaluate and better comprehend written scientific material from a variety of sources. This is one of the courses students can choose to satisfy the math/science component of the required liberal arts distribution.
This introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics places emphasis on the application of theory to real-life situations in a variety of contexts. Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to, measures of central tendency and variance, probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, and regression. Other topics may be included at the discretion of the instructor. Technology--a graphing calculator, Excel, or statistical analysis software--will be used regularly throughout the course.
Calculus is the study of functions, how they change, and how they can be used to describe and predict the behavior of various physical systems. This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and applications of calculus. Topics will include functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals.