(1) The department offers various sequences in calculus to meet the needs of most students, but in order to be
successful, the student must be willing to study two to three hours of calculus each day.
(2) Students can feel confident in signing up for the strongest class, knowing that a change during the first few weeks is
permitted on a space available basis. However, a textbook change may be necessary.
(3) Students who are unsuccessful in the 161H, or 190H may invoke Freshmen Forgiveness by substituting a
different course. Confer with your academic advisor or the Math Advising Office (MA250).
(4) All courses listed here are taught in lecture/recitation format, except for Honors courses.
CALCULUS FOR ARCHITECTURE: MATH 117
This course is a survey of calculus for architecture majors. The course is taught in a lecture/recitation format. Differential and integral calculus of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions is presented.
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS: MATH 130, 131 This sequence is a survey of calculus for business majors. The courses are taught in a lecture/recitation format. Differential and integral calculus of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions is presented but trigonometric functions are not included. In addition, math 132 also covers basic multivariable calculus. The College of Business highly recommends that strong math students take Math 151.xx and 152.xx or higher.
CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY: MATH 151.01, 152.01, 153.01, 254.01
This sequence is a traditional, single and multivariable calculus sequence, meeting math requirements in all major areas, such as science and engineering. The sequence, containing logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions, is a more thorough coverage of calculus than the 117 or 131 sequence. C- or better is necessary to proceed in the sequence.
REFORMED CALCULUS: MATH 151.02, 152.02, 153.02, 254.01This sequence covers the same material as the regular 151.01 sequence but with more emphasis on understanding the concepts of calculus in a variety of contexts with engineering, physics, economics, and related areas applications. Recitations involve students working in groups. All majors can benefit from this approach.
BIOLOGICAL CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY: MATH 151.03, 152.03
This sequence is the traditional calculus sequence, only with biologically oriented emphasis and applications. Math 151.03 and 152.03 follow the traditional calculus very closely, including being taught in a lecture/recitation format. However, the textbook is different from the one used in the 151.01 sequence.
HONORS ACCELERATED CALCULUS: MATH 161.01H, 162.01H, 263.01H
This sequence (starting Autumn quarter only) is the honors and accelerated version of the 151.01 sequence designed for students with credit for Math 151.xx. These courses are taught daily by faculty members in small classes with considerable student-teacher interaction. Students in this sequence will be exposed to proofs and held to higher standards of mathematical rigor than those in the nonhonors versions. They will be expected to demonstrate mastery of definitions, statements and proofs of theorems. Generally speaking, students who earn a B or better in 161.01H have College Board Advanced Placement AB score of 5, or BC scores of 3, 4 or 5.
HONORS ANALYSIS: MATH 190H, 191H, 264H
This enriched honors calculus sequence (starting Autumn quarter only) is intended to challenge talented, highly motivated students who enter the University already proficient with differential and integral calculus, regardless of their chosen major area of study. This sequence is the most rigorous of the calculus options and is designed to introduce students to the mathematical underpinnings of calculus and stimulate the development of mathematical thinking. This sequence will substitute for Math 151.xx, 152.xx, 153.xx, 254.xx and 551 and also satisfies the upper division analysis requirement (547, 548 and 549) for mathematics majors. The 190H sequence is taught by faculty members in small sections with considerable student-teacher interaction. The texts for these courses and the syllabi are significantly different from those used in the 1251.xx and 1261H sequences. Generally speaking, students who earn a grade of "B" or better in 190H have either:
1) participated in the College Board Advanced Placement Program and have received a 4 or 5 on the BC exam, or
2) studied calculus in high school and have a Math ACT score > 32 or a Math SAT score > 700.