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# IAI General Education Math Course Descriptions

**M1900: College-level Calculus (3-5 semester credits) **

Retired [effective Fall 2004]

Notice:The panel has decided to retire M1 900. Each course under M1 900 will now be identified separately with the following IAI Codes:

M1 900-1: Calculus I

M1 900-2: Calculus II

M1 900-3: Calculus III

M1 900-B: Business CalculusA college-level calculus course. Policies on acceptance of AP credit vary among academic programs and from institution to institution, so AP credit toward the GECC or major requirements is not guaranteed. In general, a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus exam may be considered as equivalent to successful completion of courses approved for M1 900. Prerequisite: C or better in college algebra.

**M1900-1: College-level Calculus I (4-5 semester credits)
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**M1900-2: College-level Calculus II **
**(3-5 semester credits)
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**M1900-3: College-level Calculus III (3-5 semester credits)
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**M1900-B: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (4-5 semester credits)
**This calculus course is designed specifically for students in business and the social sciences and does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. It emphasizes applications of the basic concepts of calculus rather than proofs. Topics must include limits; techniques of differentiation applied to polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; partial derivatives and applications; maxima and minima of functions; and elementary techniques of integration including substitution and integration by parts. Business and social science applications are stressed throughout the course. Prerequisite: College Algebra with a grade of C or better.

**IMPORTANT SPECIAL NOTE:**
* This course's credit hours increased to 4-5 semester credit hours from 3-5 semester credits on Jan. 1, 2017.*

**M1900-O: Calculus (other) (3-5 semester credits)
**Courses in this category meet the basic description of a college-level calculus course and includes the concepts of differentiation and integration as appropriate. Courses such as a Short Course in Calculus, Non-Technical Calculus, and others are assigned here. Such courses do not fulfill the description of any course in the standard calculus sequence or the description of a calculus course for business and social science. Prerequisite: college algebra or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.

**M1901: Quantitative Literacy (3-4 semester credits)**

Develops conceptual understanding, problem-solving, decision-making and analytic skills dealing with quantities and their magnitudes and interrelationships, using calculators and personal computers as tools. Includes: representing and analyzing data through such statistical measures as central tendency, dispersion, normal and chi-square distributions, and correlation and regression to test hypotheses (maximum of one-third of course); using logical statements and arguments in a real-world context; estimating, approximating and judging the reasonableness of answers; graphing and using polynomial functions and systems of equations and inequalities in the interpretation and solutions of problems; and selecting and using appropriate approaches and tools in formulating and solving real-world problems. **Prerequisite:** A student in this course should be college-ready in mathematics as assessed by local institutions (for example: Intermediate Algebra with a C or better, placement, co-requisite course, multiple measures, transitional mathematics competencies, PMGE, or professional organization recommendations, etc.).

Prerequisite Revised – Fall 2017/10-27-2017 – Effective Spring 2018

Tweaked Fall 2016 - Effective Spring 2017

**M1902: General Education Statistics (3-4 semester credits)
**Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Descriptive methods (frequency distributions, graphing and measures of location and variation), basic probability theory (sample spaces, counting, factorials, combinations, permutations, and probability laws), probability distributions (normal distributions and normal curve, binomial distribution, and random samples and sampling techniques), statistical inference (estimation, hypothesis testing, t-test, and chi-square test, and errors), correlation and regression, and f-test and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite Revised – Fall 2017/10-27-2017 – Effective Spring 2018

Tweaked Fall 2016 - Effective Spring 2017

**M1903: Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I and II (3-4 semester credits)
**Focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving, by using calculators and microcomputers in problem-solving. Topics are selected from: sets, functions and logic, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers and the real number system (e.g., number theory, probability, statistics, measurement and non-metric geometry). The two-course sequence meets the requirements for state certification in elementary teaching. Fulfills the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) requirement only for students seeking state certification as elementary teachers or special education teachers. Prerequisite: C or better in intermediate algebra and geometry.

**M1904: General Education Mathematics **
**(3-4 semester credits)
**Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems and appreciation, rather than on routine skills. Three or four topics are studied in depth, with at least three chosen from the following list:

· geometry

· counting techniques and probability

· graph theory

· logic and set theory

· mathematical modeling

· mathematics of finance

· game theory

· linear programming

· statistics

The use of calculators and computers are strongly encouraged. Prerequisite: A student in this course should be college-ready in mathematics as assessed by local institutions (for example: Intermediate Algebra with a C or better, placement, co-requisite course, multiple measures, transitional mathematics competencies, PMGE, or professional organization recommendations, etc.).

Prerequisite Revised – Fall 2017/10-27-2017 – Effective Spring 2018

Tweaked Spring 2018 – 03/09/2018 – effective Fall 2018

**M1905: Discrete Mathematics (3-4 semester credits)
**Introduction to analysis of finite collections and mathematical foundations of sequential machines, computer system design, data structures and algorithms. Includes: sets, counting, recursion, graph theory, trees, nets, Boolean algebra, automata, and formal grammars and languages. Prerequisite: C or better in college algebra.

**Credit hours revised 04/15/2016**

**M1906: Finite Mathematics (3-4 semester credits)
**Emphasis on concepts and applications, rather than mathematical structures. Form A (designed especially for students in business, economics, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, with applications drawn from these fields) must include the following topics: systems of linear equations and matrices; linear programming; counting and probability theory. Other possible additional topics include: vectors; determinants; systems of inequalities; simplex method; set theory; logic and Boolean algebra; stochastic processes; game theory; Markov chain methods; mathematical modeling; and the mathematics of finance. Form B: matrix algebra; systems of linear equations and matrices; determinants; vectors in 2-space and 3-space; vector spaces; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: C or better in college algebra.

Reviewed and revised Fall 2016 - 10/21/2016

**M1907: Elementary Mathematical Modeling (3-4 semester credits)
**Focuses on mathematical reasoning through the active participations of students in building a knowledge base of numeric, geometric, and algebraic models. Integrates the use of graphing calculators and personal computers. Includes inductive and deductive reasoning, mathematical proof, mathematical modeling in problem-solving, and limitations therein. Topics may include: sequences and series in modeling, variables and functions, graphical, tabular, and formulaic representation of algebraic functions, algebraic functions in modeling logarithmic scales, logarithmic functions and exponential functions in modeling.

Prerequisite Revised – Fall 2017/10-27-2017 – Effective Spring 2018

Tweaked Fall 2016 - Effective Spring 2017

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