Mathematics

Math for a Buck in Bauer Hall

Math Tutoring Lab


Everyone can be successful in math!
Everyone struggles with mathematics at some point, but with patience, practice and persistence we learn the principles and skills that will help us move to the next level. Advances in science, technology, social science, business, industry and government are all dependent upon precise analysis of data. A basic understanding of math is essential to all people who will be entering the job market.

Benefits
Students gain a better understanding of math concepts and processes, giving them the skills and experience necessary to succeed in college and in careers.

Approximate Costs
Costs to the student can widely vary. General tuition fees and textbook costs apply to every student taking a math course. A graphing calculator is generally recommended for student use. Costs for graphing calculators start at $115.00. Alternatively, students may borrow a graphing calculator form the Mathematics Division for one quarter at no cost.

Math department information for current students (For Mathematics resources and help sessions.)
Overview of math course sequence

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Degree Options

Mathematics
Advances in science, technology, social science, business, industry, and government are dependent upon precise analysis and the extraction of information from large quantities of data. Environmental problems, for example, require careful analysis by persons with skills in mathematics, computer science, biology, geology, physics, and business.

The mathematics program at Clark College prepares students for successful study at four-year colleges and universities. At the university level, the student may prepare for a career in industry, government, or teaching. Students who intend to enter the job market before graduate school should have exposure to the natural, social, and applied sciences.

A variety of resources are available which help students with differing learning styles understand mathematical concepts. At Clark, computers, graphing calculators and other technology are integrated into classroom teaching.

The math department maintains a Web page that provides information about faculty members, course descriptions and online general advising for selecting a math course. Advice to help students succeed in math courses, along with instructional materials for some math classes, can be found on the website.

The math department staffs several help facilities to assist students on a drop-in basis. Assistance is provided by faculty and trained helpers.

Students who need to brush up on basic math skills will find classes in both the math and developmental education departments that prepare them for success before tackling college-level coursework.
General - Mathematics (suggested) (AA)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Mathematics. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH
3 cr.
Oral Communications (5 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
or ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Additional Requirements
 
COLL 101
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS: INTRODUCTION TO CLARK
2 cr.
Elective Requirements
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 205
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
Pre-100 Classes Required
PHYS 094
PHYSICS CALCULATIONS
1 cr.
PHYS 095
PHYSICS CALCULATIONS
1 cr.
PHYS 096
PHYSICS CALCULATIONS
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 106
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills. (GE)