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Mathematics Transfer AA

Last updated 3/17/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1033

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Peter Nodzenski, 309-796-5374, nodzenskip@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in and obtain a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics at a four-year institution can follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. Completion of the course of study outlined below will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for a mathematics major, students should consult with a mathematics advisor and/or the Transfer Center at Black Hawk College for additional information. If the student has definite intentions of transferring to a particular college or university after completing his/her study at Black Hawk, it would be wise to consult with an appropriate advisor at that college or university before beginning any college education.

Students who plan to major in mathematics at a four-year school should complete the calculus sequence: MATH 124, 225 and 226 while at Black Hawk College. The student must also complete MATH 230 Linear Algebra. The mathematics electives listed in the suggested program of study should be selected from MATH 161, MATH 228, and MATH 235. The computer science electives should be selected from CS 101, CS 121, CS 251 and CS 225.

Courses for this program include: »

CS 101 Introduction to Structured Programming
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or MATH 086, 090 or 091 “C” or better.
An entry-level course in structured programming that includes branching and loops, functions, arrays, and text files. Not for computer science majors.

CS 121 Introduction to Computer Science
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MATH 086, 090, 091 “C” or better. Recommended co-requisite: MATH 112, MATH 118, MATH 124 or MATH 131.
The first sequence of courses for computer science majors. Provides a disciplined approach to problem solving and algorithm development using a high level language for implementation. Includes sequence, selection and repetition control structures; program design, coding, debugging, testing, and documentation with emphasis on structured programming; arrays, records, and files. IAI: CS 911

CS 225 Advanced Programming
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CS 121 “C” or better.
The second in a sequence of courses for computer science majors. Includes: software engineering; abstract data types; data structures- files, sets, pointers, lists, stacks, queues, trees; program verification and complexity; recursion; dynamic concepts – memory, scope, block structures; text processing; searching and sorting algorithms. Implementation is in a high level language. IAI: CS 912

CS 251 Programming for Science
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 124 “C” or better.
Structured programming with applications in mathematics, engineering, and the physical and biological sciences. Introduction to numerical methods and numerical analysis using a high level language as the language of implementation.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

MATH 118 Precalculus
5 cr. hrs.;
5 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MATH 086 or 090 or 091 “C” or better and MATH 085. NOTE: If a student has not previously completed a course in trigonometry, enrollment in the separate courses MATH 112 and MATH 116 is recommended.
Includes polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and circular functions with graphing, analytic trigonometry, polar coordinates, conics, systems of equations, matrices, complex numbers.

MATH 124 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate initial placement score (within the last 6 months) or MATH 118 or MATH 112 and MATH 116 “C” or better.
First semester calculus including analytic geometry, with emphasis on functions, limits, continuity, derivative and some of its applications, differentials, antiderivatives, and the definite integral. IAI: M1 900-1, MTH 901

MATH 161 Discrete Mathematics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or MATH 112 “C” or better.
Includes the study of sets, functions, relations, logic and proof, mathematical induction, counting techniques, graph theory, trees, networks and recurrence relations. IAI: M1 905; CS 915

MATH 225 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 124 “C” or better.
Second semester calculus. Includes applications of the definite integral, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, sequences and series, polar coordinates and parametric equation. IAI: M1 900-2, MTH 902

MATH 226 Calculus III with Analytic Geometry
5 cr. hrs.;
5 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 225 “C” or better.
Includes vectors and vector-valued functions, surfaces in 3-space differential and integral calculus of multivariate functions, vector fields, line and surface integrals. IAI: M1 900-3, MTH 903

MATH 228 Probability and Statistics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or MATH 112 “C” or better.
This class discusses the descriptive and inferential methods of statistics. It includes measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, distributions of random variables, and the use of computer packages for analysis of data. IAI: M1 902, BUS 901

MATH 230 Linear Algebra
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 225 “C” or better.
Study of vector spaces with an emphasis on mathematical structure via definitions, theorems, and proofs. Topics include matrix representation of linear systems of equations, matrix equations and their solution space, linear transformations, inverses of matrices, dimensions and rank, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and orthogonality. IAI: MTH 911

MATH 235 Differential Equations
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 226 “C” or better.
Study of ordinary differential equations, existence and uniqueness of solutions, and related theorems. Topics include variation of parameters, systems, numerical approximations, and transform methods. IAI: MTH 912

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900

Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
Computer Science Elective (3)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
Humanities (3)
1MATH 124 — Calculus I (4)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)

Second Semester
Computer Science Elective (3)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
Fine Arts (3)
MATH 225 — Calculus II (4)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)

Third Semester
Humanities  or  Fine Arts (3)
Physical Science (3)
MATH 226 — Calculus III (5)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)

Fourth Semester
MATH 230 — Linear Algebra (3)
Mathematics Elective (3)
Life Science (4)
Non-Western Studies (3)
Mathematics  or  Computer Science Elective (2)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

1The initial math course for some students may have to be Precalculus, MATH 118