# Math Course Descriptions

## Mathematics & Statistics (MATH, STAT)

**Please note the following guidelines in regards pre-
and co-requisites:**

For courses requiring a grade of C or higher in a
prerequisite

course, a grade of C- is not sufficient to satisfy the prerequisites

for mathematics and statistics courses.

A co-requisite course must be taken either before or with
the

course requiring it.

**MATH 098: Developing Numeracy.** (3) This course is
designed

to prepare students for MATH 099. Students will review adding,

subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, decimals

and fractions in a problem solving context. **Grade option: **RA,

RB, RC, RCR/RNC. **Prerequisites: **None.

**MATH 099: Pre-Algebra**. (4) A pre-college
mathematics course.

Emphasis is placed on basic operations, fractions, decimals,

percents, ratios, and introductory algebra and includes a skills

laboratory. **Grade option:** RA, RB, RC, RCR/RNC.**
Prerequisites/placement: **

Successful completion of MATH 098 (RA, RB,

RC, RCR) or minimum pre-algebra COMPASS score of 21, or

math ACT score of 5.

**MATH 100: Introduction to Algebra**. (4) Topics
covered include

linear equations, polynomials, factoring, formulas, graphing,

and applications problems, and include a skills laboratory.

Grade option: RA, RB, RC, RCR/RNC. Prerequisites/placement:

Successful completion of MATH 099 (RA, RB, RC, RCR)

or minimum pre-algebra COMPASS score of 36, or math ACT

score of 9.

**MATH 106: Problems in Intermediate Algebra.** (1) A
study

session for MATH 120 students with an emphasis on problem

solving.** Suggested co-requisite:** MATH 120. **Grade option:**

CR/NC.

**MATH 107: Problems in College Algebra.** (1) A study
session

for MATH 121 students with an emphasis on problem solving.

**Suggested co-requisite:** MATH 121. Grade option: CR/NC.

**MATH 110: Problems in Elements of Calculus I.** (1)
Study

session for Math 180 with an emphasis on problem solving. S**uggested
co-requisite:** MATH 180.

**Grade option:**CR/NC.

**MATH 111: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School
Teachers I.** (3) The intuitive and logical background of arithmetic;

properties of sets; algorithms of arithmetic in base ten and

other bases; properties of the integers, mathematical terminology;

elements of number theory; problem solving.

**Prerequisites/**

placement:Successful completion of MATH 100 (C or higher)

placement:

or minimum pre-algebra COMPASS score of 57, or math ACT

score of 19.

**MATH 112: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School
Teachers II**. (3) The properties of the rational number system;

extension to the irrationals; decimal and fractional representation

of real numbers; intuitive geometry.

**Prerequisite:**Successful

completion of MATH 111 (C or higher).

**MATH 116: Topics in Pre-calculus Mathematics.** (3)
Selected

topics from algebra, geometry and trigonometry. **Prerequisite:**

Permission of the department. **Grade option:** CR/NC.

**MATH 120: Intermediate Algebra**. (3) Preparation for
MATH

121, 129 and STAT 145. Covers linear equations and inequalities,

polynomials, factoring, exponents, radicals, fractional expressions

and equations, quadratic equations, perimeters and areas

of simple geometric shapes. Emphasis on problem solving skills.

Acceptable as credit toward graduation in some programs but

not acceptable to satisfy the **UNM Core Curriculum **or **New Mexico
Lower-Division Common Core** requirement in Mathematics. Grade

option: A, B, C, D, CR/NC.

**Prerequisites/placement:**Successful

completion of MATH 100 (C or CR) or minimum pre-algebra

COMPASS score of 57, or math ACT score of 19, or math SAT

score of 450

**MATH 121: College Algebra.** (3) Preparation for MATH
150

and 180. The study of equations, functions and graphs, especially

linear and quadratic functions. Introduction to polynomial,

rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Applications

involving simple geometric objects. Emphasizes algebraic problem

solving skills. **Prerequisites/placement:** Successful completion

of MATH 120 (C, CR, or higher) or minimum COMPASS

algebra score of 55, or college algebra score of 33, or math ACT

score of 22, or math SAT score of 510. **UNM Core Curriculum**

– 2: Mathematics; **New Mexico Lower-Division Common Core** – Area

II: Mathematics (NMCCN 1113).

**MATH 123: Trigonometry.** (3) Definition of the
trigonometric

functions, radian and degree measure, graphs, basic trigonometric

identities, inverse trigonometric functions, complex numbers,

polar coordinates and graphs, vectors in 2 dimensions. May be

taken concurrently with MATH 150. **Prerequisites/placement:**

Successful completion of MATH 121 (C or higher) or minimum

college algebra COMPASS score of 55, or math ACT score of

25, or math SAT score of 570.

**MATH 129: A Survey of Mathematics.** (3) An
introduction to

some of the great ideas of mathematics, including logic, systems

of numbers, sequences and series, geometry and probability.

Emphasizes general problem-solving skills. **Prerequisites/placement:**

Successful completion of MATH 120 (C, CR, or higher) or

higher math course, or minimum algebra COMPASS score of 55,

or math ACT score of 22, or math SAT score of 510. **UNM Core
Curriculum **– 21: Mathematics;

**New Mexico Lower-Division Common**

Core – Area II:Mathematics.

Core – Area II:

**STAT 145: An Introduction to Statistics. **(3)
Techniques for

the visual presentation of numerical data, descriptive statistics,

introduction to probability and basic probability models used in

statistics, introduction to sampling and statistical inference, illustrated

by examples from a variety of fields.** Prerequisites/placement:**

Successful completion of MATH 120 (C, CR or higher) or

higher math course, or minimum algebra COMPASS score of 55,

or math ACT score of 22, or math SAT score of 510. **UNM Core
Curriculum – 2:** Mathematics.

**MATH 150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics.** (3) In-depth
study of

polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions

and their graphs. Includes the fundamental theorem of algebra,

systems of equations, conic sections, parametric equations, and

applications in geometry. Exploration of the graphing calculator.

My be taken concurrently with MATH 123. **Prerequisites/placement:**

Successful completion of MATH 121 (C or higher) or

minimum college algebra COMPASS score of 55, or math ACT

score of 25, or math SAT score of 570. **UNM Core Curriculum**

– 2: Mathematics; **New Mexico Lower-Division Common Core** – Area

II: Mathematics.

**MATH 162: Calculus I.** (4) Derivative as rate of
change; intuitive,

numerical, and theoretical concepts; applications to graphing,

trigonometric, and exponential functions; integral as a sum,

relation between integral and derivative, applications, mean value

theorem. **Prerequisites/placement:** Successful completion of

MATH 123 and MATH 150 (C or higher) or minimum college

algebra COMPASS score of 67 and MATH 123 or COMPASS

trigonomtery score of 54, or math ACT score of 28, or math

SAT score of 640. Credit not allowed for both MATH 162 and

MATH 180. **UNM Core Curriculum** – 2: Mathematics; **New Mexico
Lower-Division Common Core** – Area II: Mathematics (NMCCN

1614)

MATH 163: Calculus II. (4) Transcendental functions,
techniques

of integration, numerical integration, improper integrals, sequences

and series with applications, complex variables and

parmetrization of curves. **Prerequisite:** Successful completion of

MATH 162 (C or higher). Credit not allowed for both MATH

163 and MATH 181. **UNM Core Curriculum** – 2: Mathematics.

**MATH 180: Elements of Calculus I.** (3) Limits of
functions

and continuity, intuitive concepts and basic properties; derivative

as rate of change, basic differentiation techniques; application

of differential calculus to graphing and minima-maxima problems;

exponential and logarithmic functions with applications.

**Prerequisites/placement:** Successful completion of MATH 121

or MATH 150 (C or higher) or minimum college algebra COMPASS

score of 67, or math ACT score of 26, or math SAT score

of 600. Credit not allowed for both MATH 162 and MATH 180.

**UNM Core Curriculum **– 2: Mathematics; **New Mexico Lower-Division
Common Core** – Area II: Mathematics (NMCCN 1613).

**MATH 181: Elements of Calculus II. **(3) Includes the
definite

integral, multivariate calculus, simple differential equations, basic

review of trigonometry and its relation to calculus. **Prerequisite:**

Successful completion of MATH 180 (C or higher). Credit not

allowed for both MATH 163 and MATH 181. **UNM Core Curriculum**

– 2: Mathematics

**MATH 193: Topics in Mathematics.** (1-3) Various
topics in

mathematics including, but not limited to, tools and techniques

designed to improve attitudes and performance in math class,

and calculator usage

**MATH 215: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School
Teachers III**. (3) Topics from probability and statistics, coordinate

geometry and measurement, and algebra; some applications

of mathematics; elements of logic; enrichment topics for the

classroom.

**Prerequisite:**Successful completion of MATH 112

(C or higher).

**UNM Core Curriculum**– 2: Mathematics.

**MATH 264: Calculus III**. (4) Vector operations,
vector representation

of planes and curves, functions of several variables, partial

derivatives, gradient, tangent planes, optimization, multiple integrals

in Cartesian cylindrical and spherical coordinates, vector

fields, line integrals and Greens theorem. **Prerequisite:** Successful

completion of MATH 163 (C or higher, not C-).