University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jun 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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MATH 181 - Calculus I

(4 units) CO2
Fundamental concepts of analytic geometry and calculus; functions, graphs, limits, derivatives and integrals. (This course satisfies the University Core Mathematics requirement.)

Prerequisite(s): MATH 127  or MATH 128  with a “C” or better or ACT of 28 or SAT of 650 or ALEKS PPL of 76. Recommended Preparation: Take a math placement test before registering if 10 years have passed since completion of the prerequisite.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Units of Discussion/Recitation: 1
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and terminology of limits through applications and examples.
2. compute the derivative of a function using the definition, rules of differentiation, slopes of tangent lines, and describe it as a rate of change, in a number of natural and physical phenomena.
3. compute basic integrals using Riemann sums as well as the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

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