Through College Algebra, Pre-calculus, and Calculus
There are several different programs on campus that require students to take a series of pre-calculus and calculus courses. Sometimes students switch programs midway through the typical course sequence and need to be advised how to finish. Here are some possible tracks to calculus for students who must start in one of the courses that precede calculus. All course descriptions may be found together here. Students must get a C or higher in each course in order to go on to the next course listed.
Routes to Math 1260, Basic Calculus
1300 - 1260 for students who have had trigonometry and place into Math 1300.
1280 - 1260 for students who have had trigonometry and place into Math 1280
1220 - 1260 for students who have not had trigonometry but have fairly good algebra skills
99 - 1220 - 1260 for students who need more time with basic algebra skills
99 - 1220 - 1260 for students with weak algebra backgrounds
Recommended routes to Math 1310 or (1340 and 1350),
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
1280 - 1310 for the well-prepared, motivated, and mature student (these are both five-hour courses)
1280 - 1340 - 1350 for the well-prepared student who needs a less intense calculus course spread over two semesters
1220 - 1300 - 1340 - 1350 for a student who does
extremely well in 1220 and is anxious to make an agressive run through
precalculus (Math 1300).
1220 - 1280 - 1340 - 1350 for the typical student who
places into Math 1220. Math 1280 is a five-hour course, but only
three of those hours count toward graduation because of the overlap
with 1220. For most students in Math 1220, Math 1280 will be a better
choice than Math 1300 because it covers roughly the same topics but
meets two additional times per week. It contributes the same number
of hours toward graduation as 1300.
99 - 1220 - 1280 - 1340 - 1350 for students who place
into Math 1210. This is a long sequence of courses, but our
experience has shown that skipping any course in the sequence works
poorly. Students who want to shorten this sequence of courses may
choose to study independently or with a private tutor and re-take the
placement test to try to skip over a course.
99 - 1220 - 1280 - 1340 - 1350 for students who begin with weak algebra backgrounds.