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MATH 120 Calculus I [GEQR]

Calculus of functions of a single variable; differential calculus, including limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, the mean value theorem and applications of differentiation to graphing, optimization and rates. Integral calculus, including indefinite integrals, the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of integral calculus, and applications of integration to area and volume.

Credit 4 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer

Prerequisites - Level 6 Math Placement , (MATH 105  and MATH 107 , with a “C” or higher), (MATH 112 with a “C” or higher ), or (MATH 210  and MATH 107 , with a “C” or higher)
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Additional Information - For more information about this course, review the course outline .

Rationale for Quantitative Reasoning - This course is an introductory four-credit course in calculus. Students in this course will develop the mathematical skills associated with the core topics of limits, derivatives, and integration, and learn the wider context for these skills within the mathematical sciences. In a unified fashion, the course makes the case for using functions to model physical phenomena and simultaneously teaches methods to analyze these functions in a meaningful way. Applications of calculus abound in the physical and life sciences and, increasingly, in social sciences like economics as well. It is the theoretical engine that is used in these client disciplines when it comes time to reason in a quantitative way. For these reasons, the course will count for the Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the General Education program Education for Participation in the Global Community.

Keywords: mathematics Quantitative Reasoning (GEQR)  
Updates: Course Rotation added 1/2015; Course outline added 6/2014; Approved for GEQR 3/2007, effective Spring 2007

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