All students must have the appropriate math placement score in order to enroll. For example, if your major requires Math 221 but you have a placement score of 40 that places you into Math 010, you must take Math 010, Math 115 and then Math 221. Observe that Math 114 and Math 113 are terminal math courses so students who enroll in these courses would not be going on to other math courses.
For most students, this will be their first experience in a university mathematics course. High school and university courses are very different, especially in mathematics. Some of the differences usually include:
- Pacing of the course is considerably faster than most high school courses.
- Classes meet fewer times per week (for instance, three hours per week for a three-credit course) but cover more material then a typical high school class.
- Several out-of-class requirements. For example, some courses require additional time spent weekly in a tutorial center.
- During the fall and spring semesters when many sections are offered, common exams are administered.
- The grading scale is usually fixed – there is no "curving" or extra credit.
- Instructors cover the entire curriculum at a pre-determined pace.
More information about each of the courses can be found at their course web sites listed to the left of this web page.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bettyann Daley at firstname.lastname@example.org .