Mathematics

Curriculum MAT.MAT.AS (U230A27)

The study of mathematical sciences involves ideas and techniques that are essential for the natural and social sciences and increasingly important in all areas of society.

Triton College Mathematics department offers a variety of classes, including those described below.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

The following courses all are articulated and intended to transfer under the Illinois Articulation Initiative. They may be used to fulfill General Education Core requirements:

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MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy

3

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MAT 102

Liberal Arts Math

3

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MAT 117

Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3

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MAT 124

Finite Mathematics

3

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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MAT 134

Introduction to Calculus for Business & Social Science

5

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MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4

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MAT 224

Linear Algebra

(usually offered as independent study)

3

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MAT 235

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

5

Students who select a major in Mathematics or a related field should plan their selections with the transfer college requirements in mind. In all cases, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence be completed at Triton College, as many transfer schools will not accept single courses as evidence of meeting requirements.

Some students will be required to take courses, which transfer as electives and are not applied to the General Education Core, but do constitute a prerequisite toward the calculus sequence and Finite Math. They are:

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MAT 110

College Algebra

5

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MAT 111

Pre-Calculus

5

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MAT 114

Plane Trigonometry

3

Anyone intending to pursue calculus can qualify by completing both MAT 110◊ and MAT 114◊ OR only MAT 111◊. Credit for MAT 110◊ or MAT 114◊ will not be given if credit for MAT 111◊ previously has been earned.

Occupational fields open to students who complete college Mathematics curricula include analysis in industry or government, teaching, actuarial work, computer programming, data analysis and other statistical work, and mathematical aspects of business and finance.

Suggested Program:

Semester One

Credit Hours

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CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I1

3

 

 

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

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CIS 195

Programming for Engineers

3

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II1

3

 

 

General education/Life Sciences

3-4

 

 

 

14-15

Semester Three

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MAT 235

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

5

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PHY 106

General Physics (Mechanics)

4

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SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Four

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MAT 224

Linear Algebra

3

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MAT 341

Differential Equations

3

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PHY 107

General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics)

4

 

 

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

16

(Select courses that meet the BS in Mathematics requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AS degree

37-41

Mathematics courses or other electives for AS degree

19-23

See MAT course descriptions.

1Grade of 'C' or better is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Two courses (six semester credits) with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester credits) with at least one course selected from Humanities and one course selected from Fine Arts. Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

Physical and Life Sciences: Three courses (10-15 semester credits) with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course selected from Physical Sciences.

Recommended Life Science Courses:

 

BIS 100

General Biology

4

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

 

BIS 108

Biology of Humans

3

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