Mathematics:
Course Outlines

Math

Math: Course Outlines

The outlines listed on this page are general descriptions of courses offered by Lourdes. For specific information regarding this semester's courses, including textbooks and schedules, please consult the Course Syllabi page. All outlines are provided in PDF format.

MTH 097: Basic Mathematics
Involves practical arithmetic: decimals, fractions, ratios, percentages; operations on numbers; introduction to Algebra. Designed to develop skills of persons with limited background in mathematics. Prerequisite: placement test. Successful completion is a C* (2.0) or better. Grades are not calculated in the G.P.A.

MTH 098: Basic Algebra
Introduces algebraic concepts, linear equations, solution of variable expressions, the quadratic formula. Prerequisite: placement test. Successful completion is a C* (2.0) or better. Grades are not calculated in the G.P.A. Credit does not apply towards graduation.

MTH 110: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics I
This course surveys mathematical topics with an emphasis on problem solving. Topics include sets, numeration, real numbers, modern algebra, number theory, functions, geometry, mathematics and art. Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent placement score.

MTH 111: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics II
This course surveys mathematical topics with an emphasis on problem solving. topics include sets, functions, probability, statistics and consumer mathematics. Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 112: Mathematical Principles for Educators I
This course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice skills and competencies in basic mathematical vocabulary and algebra. Enrollment limited to students in the Department of Education. Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 114: Mathematical Principles for Educators II
This course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice skills and competencies in basic mathematical vocabulary, algebra, geometry, probability and discrete mathematical topics. Enrollment limited to students in the Department of Education, Prerequisite: An ACT score equal to or above 22 or an SAT score equal to or above 520 for students in the Early Childhood Program or in the Middle Childhood Program.

MTH 116: Math Pedagogy for Middle Childhood and AYA Teachers
The course will provide students with the pedagogical skills needed to teach the mathematical concepts taught in Grades 4-12. Enrollment limited to students in the Department of Education. Prerequisite:  MTH 098 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 122: College Algebra
Presents basics of college algebra. Includes solving polynomial expressions, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, and radicals. Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 125: Finite Math
Is a non-sequenced course in topics of modern mathematics. Introduces and uses fundamental concepts of matrices, linear systems, probability, and decision theory to develop mathematical models for business, physical science, and social sciences. Prerequisite: MTH 122 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 130: Elementary Analysis
A pre-calculus mathematics course, which includes advanced algebra topics, trigonometry, and topics from analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MTH 120; MTH 122 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 132: Calculus for the Managerial Sciences
Deals with functions and the mathematics of finance, and concentrates on calculus techniques used to solve business and managerial related problems. Prerequisite: MTH 122 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 135: Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
Includes concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivatives and differentials, and techniques of integration. Prerequisite: MTH 130 or permission of instructor.

MTH 204: Geometry
This course considers the logic of proofs, foundation of Euclidean geometry with a brief treatment of non-Euclidean geometry, and groups of transformations associated with geometry. Prerequisite: MTH 122. 

MTH 212: Statistics
Considers the basic concepts and methods of statistics including descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis tests, estimation, sampling, regression, analysis of variance and applications. Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 224: Mathematics for Teachers of Young Children I
This course concentrates on concepts recommended by NCTM for preparation of teachers. Topics include reasoning, elementary number theory, number systems and operations on such systems. Enrollment limited to students in the Department of Education. Prerequisite: MTH 110 or equivalent placement test score.

MTH 225: Mathematics for Teachers of Young Children II
This course concentrates on concepts recommended by NCTM for preparation of teachers. Topics include geometry, measurement, probability and statistics. Prerequisite: MTH 110 or equivalent placement test score. Enrollment limited to students in the Department of Education.

MTH 242: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
Prepares students for the study of higher mathematics by exploring the techniques and fundamentals of proving theorems. The course will include elementary logic and set theory, a discussion of the real number system, and an introduction to the basic theorems of number theory. Prerequisite: MTH 136.

MTH 301: Abstract Algebra
Studies groups, rings, integral domains, fields, and the development of various number systems. Prerequisites: MTH 215, MTH 242.

MTH 305: Differential Equations
Studies methods for solving ordinary differential equations of first, second and higher order. Includes applications, series, systems and numerical techniques. Prerequisite: MTH 235.