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MATH 145 Liberal Arts Mathematics

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(Also see Business 115)

Math Course Sequence Chart

The Transfer Math Sequence you choose will depend on your major and your transfer destination. See a counselor for more information.

Multiple measures, including high school transcripts, are now being used to help determine proper placement of students into Mathematics courses. The Math Placement Test is recommended but not required of all entering freshmen to assist with placement. Students transferring to College of San Mateo with credit in college Mathematics can use their transcripts to assist with placement, bypassing the need for placement testing.

Prerequisites are listed in the descriptions of Mathematics courses in the catalog and the web schedule.  Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites may be met by showing proof of satisfactory completion of an equivalent course at a post-secondary institution.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

An examination of important concepts of mathematics and of mathematics as a tool for decision making. Topics and applications may include aspects of the history of mathematics, problem solving, counting methods, elementary number theory, sets, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, Platonic solids, topology and logic.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 123 or appropriate score on the College Placement Test.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1, C3; Area E2c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B4), UC (IGETC Area 2A)