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Mathematics 2020-2021

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Mathematics and related subjects play important dual roles in our culture. On the one hand, mathematics is a study in its own right; on the other hand it is an indispensable tool for expressing and understanding ideas in the sciences, engineering, and an increasing number of other fields.

Program Learning Outcomes:

-The student will be able to clearly communicate mathematical ideas through graphs, tables of data, equations and verbal descriptions.
-The student will be able to construct appropriate mathematical models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques and interpret results of those models.

Career Opportunities:

Employment opportunities for persons with training in mathematics have been expanding in recent years. The courses offered are designed to develop the skills and competencies that not only support the skill areas needed in engineering, physical and biological sciences, but also satisfy the necessary course requirements for the first two years of a bachelor degree program.

Units Required

  • Major: 44-49

Degree Requirements:

-English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
-Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 180, or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
-Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
-Core courses (44-49 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core courses used for the degree.

AS = Associate in Science Degree.

Additional Information:

Optional Recommended Courses:
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics (5 units)

Core Courses (44-49 units)

MATH 1A Calculus (5 units)
or MATH 1AH Honors Calculus I (5 units) and MATH 1AHP Honors Calculus I Seminar (1 unit)
MATH 1B Calculus (5 units)
or MATH 1BH Honors Calculus II (5 units) and MATH 1BHP Honors Calculus II Seminar (1 unit)
MATH 1C Calculus (5 units)
MATH 1D Calculus (5 units)
MATH 2A Differential Equations (5 units)
MATH 2B Linear Algebra (5 units)
MATH 22 Discrete Mathematics (5 units)
or C S 18 Discrete Mathematics (5 units)

And TWO courses from ONE of the four following options:
Option 1:
PHYS 2A General Physics (5 units)
PHYS 2B General Physics (5 units)
PHYS 2C General Physics (5 units)

Option 2:
PHYS 4A General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)
PHYS 4B General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)
PHYS 4C General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)

Option 3:
CHEM 1A General Chemistry (5 units)
or CHEM 1AH Honors General Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 1B General Chemistry (5 units)
or CHEM 1BH Honors General Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 1C General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis (5 units)

Option 4:
C S 1A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java (4.5 units)
or C S 1AH Honors Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java (4.5 units)
C S 1B Intermediate Software Design in Java (4.5 units)
C S 1C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Java (4.5 units)
C S 2A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in C++ (4.5 units)
C S 2B Intermediate Software Design in C++ (4.5 units)
C S 2C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in C++ (4.5 units)
C S 3A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Python (4.5 units)
C S 3B Intermediate Software Design in Python (4.5 units)
C S 3C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Python (4.5 units)

Control Information:
2020-2021 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2020-04-27 14:03:12 | Dept Code: MATH