Bachelor of Arts

LANGUAGE ARTS/MATH COMBINED CONCENTRATION

NOTE: SI131 Intermediate Algebra covers the general education math elective.

LA351 Literature for Adolescents 3 credits

This course is designed to expose students to quality adolescent literature. Particular emphasis is given to examination of current issues, including censorship, multiculturalism, various approaches to reading, the relation of adolescent literature to classic literature, and the integration of adolescent literature into thematic units.

Offered fall, odd years.

PS207 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 credits

This course is an introduction to statistics used in the behavioral sciences and in everyday life. Emphasis will be given to both conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be explored through simple statistical computations to more complex analysis. Students will be guided to be consumers of statistics by critically analyzing statistical findings.

Offered every fall semester.

SI131 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits

This course includes rational expressions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radicals and exponents, quadric functions, conic sections, and exponential functions. Students must have foundational knowledge of linear equations and polynomials.

Prerequisite:
SI122 Beginning Algebra
High School Algebra I

Offered every spring.

SI152 College Algebra 3 credits

This pre-calculus algebra course includes equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series, and probability.

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra
Placement test.

Offered every other fall.

SI226 Calculus I 4 credits

This course explores the concept of limits and the development of the derivative, including basic techniques of differentiation and an introduction to integration, with applications including rates of change, optimization problems, and curve sketching using a variety of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, etc.).

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI313 Foundations of Geometry 3 credits

This course provides a rigorous axiomatic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI314 Discrete Mathematics 3 credits

This course covers topics of discrete (as opposed to continuous) mathematical topics. These topics include modular arithmetic, logic, algorithms, Graph Theory, and other related concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra