



DEVELOPMENTAL
STUDIES (DS) 


An
introduction to college reading and study skills.
Strategies for adjusting to college will be presented
with assessments of personality as related to
learning styles. 


Designed
to prepare students for college writing classes.
The main focus is on writing drafts and revisions
of several essays, using reading to augment this
instruction in the writing process. 


A
review of prealgebra and basic algebra skills
including operations with whole numbers, fractions,
and decimals; ratio and proportion, percent, and
measurement; introduction to exponents, language
of algebra, signed numbers, absolute value, order
of operations, linear equations and inequalities,
graphs and statistics.
Required labs. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

DS 082 
Introductory
Algebra 
4 cr 

A
continuation of DS 081 including a review of the
algebra of polynomials, factoring polynomials,
fractions of algebra, linear equations in two
variables, square roots and related equations,
and quadratic equations. Required labs. Prerequisites:
Successful completion of DS 081. 

DS 083 
Elementary
Algebra 
4 cr 

A
review of elementary algebra including the language
of algebra and signed numbers, order of operations,
linear equations and inequalities, graphs and
functions, algebra of polynomials, factoring polynomials,
fractions of algebra, linear equations in two
variables, and quadratic equations. Required labs.
Prerequisite: Placement test or successful completion
of DS 081. 

DS 084 
Intermediate
Algebra 
4 cr 

A
review of intermediate algebra including compound
inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities,
solving systems of linear equations; radicals,
rational exponents, operations of radical expressions,
radical equations, complex numbers; solving quadratic
equations, nonlinear inequalities, graphs of quadratic
functions; inverse functions, exponential function,
logarithmic functions, exponential and logarithmic
equations; arithmetic and geometric sequences,
series, partial sums, binomial theorem; graphs
of parabola, circle, ellipse, hyperbola, nonlinear
systems of equations, nonlinear systems of inequalities.
Required labs. Prerequisite: Placement test or
successful completion of DS 082 or 083. 

DS 085 
Trigonometry
and Geometry 
3 cr 

A
trigonometry and geometry course for students
who need this preparation for MA 113 or 115. Topics
include lines and angles, polygons, triangles,
circles, solids, and composite figures, the six
trigonometric functions, right triangle trigonometry,
radian measure, graphing and inverse functions,
identities, equations, complex numbers and polar
coordinators, and logarithms. Required computer
lab. Prerequisite: High School Algebra or successful
completion of DS 082 or 083 and permission of
Developmental Studies Academic Advisor. 

DS 090 
Special
Topics 
13 cr 

Designed to provide
students an opportunity to study selected topics
of particular interest. Prerequisite: Permission
of Department. 

DS 094 
Directed
Studies 
14 cr 

Directed
studies under the supervision of a faculty member.
Directed study in mathematics includes required
labs. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. 









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