A student who qualifies for a particular mathematics course is eligible for any course
lower in sequence. If the student has not taken a mathematics course during the previous
two years, it is strongly recommended that the student enroll in a course below the
one for which he or she would normally be eligible. Prerequisites are listed in the
individual course descriptions. A grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
courses. Extra supplies may be required in all Mathematics classes except MATH 811.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
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.
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.
Recommended: READ 400 or an equivalent level of reading proficiency.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1, C3; Area E2c
(CSU GE Area B4), UC (IGETC Area 2A)