Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog :: Normal Campus

Mathematics

MAT 091: Fundamentals of Algebra (Does not count toward associate’s or bachelor’s degree)

Credits: 3
This course is a one-semester course combining pre-algebra and beginning algebra skills.  Pre-algebra topics will include order of operations, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, basic equation solving, and basic geometry, with emphasis on applications.   Beginning algebra topics will include the properties of real numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, polynomials, exponents, factoring, and geometry with emphasis on applications.  This course may also include point plotting and rational expressions.  Scientific calculator required.

MAT 095: Intermediate Algebra (Does not count toward associate’s or bachelor’s degree)

Credits: 4
The student who has had some algebra is offered the opportunity to review and extend knowledge of the algebraic structure of the real numbers.  This course begins with elementary algebra and carries through quadratic equations, systems of equations, and inequalities both linear and quadratic, complete numbers and exponents.  Scientific calculator required.
Prereq. C or better in MAT 091 or placement exam

MAT 104: College Algebra (G7)

Credits: 4
This course is designed for the student who needs an advanced math course to serve as a prerequisite for (a) a finite math course, (b) a business calculus course or standard calculus course, or (c) to satisfy a liberal arts requirement. Topics include the algebra of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic), graphing, conic sections, solving equations, including systems. Graphing calculator required.
Prereq. C or better MAT 095 or placement exam

MAT 105: General Education Math (G7)

Credits: 3
This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. A maximum of four of the following topics studied in depth: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic, game theory, linear programming, and statistics. The use of calculators and computers is strong encouraged.  Scientific calculator required.
Prereq. MAT 095
IAI – Ml.904

MAT 110: Elementary Statistics (G7)

Credits: 3
This is an introductory course in elementary statistics designed for the liberal arts student. Topics covered include distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression.  Scientific calculator required.
Prereq. MAT 095 or placement exam
IAI – MI.902

MAT 130: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (G7)

Credits: 4
This is a first course in a three-course sequence that includes material from analytic geometry, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Topics covered include introduction to analytic geometry, functions, limits, differentiation, and integration. Graphing calculator required.
Prereq. C or better in MAT 125 or placement exam
IAI – Ml.900-1

MAT 131: Applied Calculus (G7)

Credits: 4
This course is designed specifically for students in business and social science. Topics covered include algebra review, nonlinear functions, differentiation, anti-differentiation, definite integral and multivariate calculus. Graphing calculator required.
Prereq. C or better in MAT 104 or placement exam
IAI – Ml.900-B

MAT 135: Finite Mathematics (G7)

Credits: 4
This course is designed for the business and social sciences student. Topics to be covered include matrix theory and applications, linear programming, math finance, probability, and statistics. Graphing calculator required.
Prereq. C or better MAT 104/103 or placement exam
IAI – Ml.906