MATH-MATHEMATICS (MATH)

A student may not receive credit for a lower-division mathematics course if it serves as a prerequisite to a lower-division math course that the student had previously passed with a grade of C- or better.
 
Students without adequate placement to enroll in MATH 1134, MATH 1215 or MATH 1130G can gain admission to the course by earning a C- or better in CCDM 114 N at an NMSU Community College campus, or in A S 103.
 
Students wishing to enroll in MATH 1220G, MATH 1430G, MATH 1511GMATH 1521G, or MATH 1350G must satisfy one of the following:
  1. have passed the stated prerequisite course or an equivalent transfer course with a C- or better
  2. have placed into the course with an adequate ACT Math score or through the Mathematics Placement Examination (MPE), the results of which will be made available to the student’s advisor. The MPE is given daily in Walden Hall when school is in session and during new student orientation programs. 

MATH 1130G. Survey of Mathematics

3 Credits (3)

This course will develop students’ ability to work with and interpret numerical data, to apply logical and symbolic analysis to a variety of problems, and/or to model phenomena with mathematical or logical reasoning. Topics include financial mathematics used in everyday life situations, statistics, and optional topics from a wide array of authentic contexts. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in CCDM 113 N or CCDM 114 N or A S 103 or higher

MATH 1134. Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I

3 Credits (3)

Numbers and the four operations of arithmetic. Understanding and comparing multiple representations of numbers and operations, in particular how these representations build from whole numbers to integers to fractions and decimals. Applying properties of numbers and operations in contextual situations. Reasoning, communicating, and problem solving with numbers and operations. Applications to ratio, and connections with algebra. Taught primarily through student activities and investigations. Restricted to: EDUC,EPAR,E ED,ECED majors. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in MATH 1215 or higher

MATH 1215. Intermediate Algebra

3 Credits (3)

A study of linear and quadratic functions, and an introduction to polynomial, absolute value, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions. A development of strategies for solving single-variable equations and contextual problems. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in CCDM 113 N or CCDM 114 N or A S 103 or higher

MATH 1217. General Supplemental Instruction I

1 Credit (2P)

Collaborative workshop for students enrolled in Intermediate Algebra. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit). Corequisite(s): MATH 1215

MATH 1220G. College Algebra

3 Credits (3)

The study of equations, functions and graphs, reviewing linear and quadratic functions, and concentrating on polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Emphasizes algebraic problem solving skills and graphical representation of functions. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in MATH 1215 or higher

MATH 1221. General Supplemental Instruction II

1 Credit (1+2P)

Collaborative workshop for students enrolled in College Algebra. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Corequisite(s): MATH 1220G.

MATH 1250G. Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus

4 Credits (3+2P)

Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus includes the study of functions in general with emphasis on the elementary functions: algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. Topics include rates of change, limits, systems of equations, conic sections, sequences and series, trigonometric equations and identities, complex number, vectors, and applications.Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in MATH 1220G or higher

MATH 1350G. Introduction to Statistics

3 Credits (3)

This course discusses the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will gain introductions to topics such as descriptive statistics, probability and basic probability models used in statistics, sampling and statistical inference, and techniques for the visual presentation of numerical data. These concepts will be illustrated by examples from a variety of fields. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in MATH 1215 or higher

MATH 1430G. Applications of Calculus I

3 Credits (2+2P)

An algebraic and graphical study of derivatives and integrals, with an emphasis on applications to business, social science, economics and the sciences. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in MATH 1220G or higher

MATH 1435. Applications of Calculus I

3 Credits (3)

Intuitive differential calculus with applications to engineering.

Prerequisite(s): C- or better in MATH 1250G.

MATH 1440. Applications of Calculus II

3 Credits (3)

Topics in this second course of Applications of Calculus include functions of several variables, techniques of integration, an introduction to basic differential equations, and other applications.

Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 1430G or in MATH 1521G, or in MATH 1521H.

MATH 1511G. Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 Credits (4)

Limits and continuity, theory and computation of derivatives, applications of derivatives, extreme values, critical points, derivative tests, L'Hopital's Rule. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in MATH 1250G or higher

MATH 1521G. Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

4 Credits (4)

Riemann sums, the definite integral, antiderivatives, fundamental theorems, techniques of integration, applications of integrals, improper integrals, Taylor polynomials, sequences and series, power series and Taylor series.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in MATH 1511G.

MATH 1521H. Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors

4 Credits (3+1P)

A more advanced treatment of the material of MATH 1521G with additional topics. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only. Consent of Department.

MATH 1531. Introduction to Higher Mathematics

3 Credits (3)

Logic; sets, relations, and functions; introduction to mathematical proofs.

Prerequisite(s): C- or better in MATH 1521G or MATH 1521H.

MATH 1996. Topics in Mathematics

1-3 Credits

Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 credits per semester. Total credit not to exceed 6 credits. Community Colleges only.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MATH 2134G. Fundamentals of Elementary Math II

3 Credits (3)

Geometry and measurement. Multiple approaches to solving problems and understanding concepts in geometry. Analyzing and constructing two- and three-dimensional shapes. Measurable attributes, including angle, length, area, and volume. Understanding and applying units and unit conversions. Transformations, congruence, and symmetry. Scale factor and similarity. Coordinate geometry and connections with algebra. Reasoning and communicating about geometric concepts. Taught primarily through student activities and investigations.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in MATH 1134.

MATH 2234. Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III

3 Credits (3)

Probability, statistics, ratios, and proportional relationships. Experimental and theoretical probability. Collecting, analyzing, and displaying data, including measurement data. Multiple approaches to solving problems involving proportional relationships, with connections to number and operation, geometry and measurement, and algebra. Understanding data in professional contexts of teaching. Taught primarily through student activities and investigations.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in MATH 2134G.

MATH 2350G. Statistical Methods

3 Credits (3)

Exploratory data analysis. Introduction to probability, random variables and probability distributions. Concepts of Central Limit Theorem and Sampling Distributions such as sample mean and sample proportion. Estimation and hypothesis testing single population parameter for means and proportions and difference of two population parameters for means and proportions. Analysis categorical data for goodness of fit. Fitting simple linear regression model and inference for regression parameters. Analysis of variance for several population means. Techniques in data analysis using statistical packages. Prerequsisite(s): adequate scoring on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or any ACT/SAT and GPA combination that is considered equivalent, or a C- or better in MATH 1215 or higher

MATH 2415. Introduction to Linear Algebra

3 Credits (3)

Systems of equations, matrices, vector spaces and linear transformations. Applications to computer science.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in MATH 1521G or MATH 1521H.

MATH 2530G. Calculus III

3 Credits (3)

The purpose of this course, which is a continuation of Calculcus II, is to study the methods of calculus in more detail. The course will cover the material in the textbook from Chapters 10-14.Vectors in the plane and 3-space, vector calculus in two-dimensions, partial differentiation, multiple integration, topics in vector calculus, and complex numbers and functions.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in MATH 1521G or MATH 1521H.

MATH 2992. Directed Study

1-3 Credits

May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.