Mathematics Focus, AS
The Associate of Science degree in Mathematics is for students who like problem solving, puzzles, analogies, analysis, logic, and explanations in mathematical terms. This degree prepares students for a bachelor's or graduate degrees in mathematics, education, actuarial science, statistics, business analysis, economics, logistics, engineering, and science. The AS degree provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics as well as general education courses in the Ohio Transfer Module aimed at developing competence in the exercise of independent intellectual inquiry and stimulating their examination of understanding of personal, social and civic values. Continued study of mathematics at a bachelor's or graduate level prepares students to work in high-demand career areas of education, business, industry, government, research, and science.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, graduates will:
- Collect and organize data, summarize and interpret statistical results, and present findings in a neat and concise format.
- Demonstrate proficiency in solving problems which represent the essence of mathematical science including, but not limited to, optimization, velocity, acceleration, volume, work, series, growth, and decay.
BIOL 1230 - Biology I
This course is an introduction to biology for bioscience majors and students planning to transfer to four year institutions. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including the scientific method, structure and chemical properties of cells. The course will introduce students to biochemical pathways, bioenergetics, and basic concepts of genetics, heredity and homeostasis. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters available: Day - F
GEOL 1010 - Physical Geology
Physical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. These fundamental concepts are grouped in 7 modules: Module I (Geology, Earth Science, and the Scientific Method) is an introduction to the science of Geology and its many branches; this module also discusses the steps in the scientific method, and describes the systems approach to geology. Module II (Origin and Evolution of Earth) discusses the formation of the universe and the solar system, and introduces Earth's neighbors in the solar system. Module III (Plate Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth) discusses Earth's internal structure and introduces the theory of plate tectonics, a unifying idea that explains Earth's surface processes and features. Module IV (Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks) discusses the materials from which Earth is made, as well as their structure and classification. Module V (Structural Geology) describes how Earth's internal and external processes interact to produce earthquakes and mountains. Module VI (Energy Resources) describes the energy resources that the Earth provides us and how they are produced and used. Module VII (Hydrology and Stream Geomorphology) discusses how water shapes the surface of our planet and helps create a multitude of erosional and depositional landforms. TAG# OSC025
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I
This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)
MATH 1150 - Calculus I
A study of analytic geometry, limits, continuity, the derivative, basic differentiation rules, rates of change, the product and quotient rules, higher-order derivatives, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, related rates, extrema on an interval, Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem. Function analysis includes increasing and decreasing functions and the first derivative test, concavity and the second derivative test, limits at infinity and curve sketching. Concluding topics include anti-derivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and integration by substitution. Applications include optimization problems, Newton's method, differentials, and areas of planar regions. This course meets the requirements for OTM Calculus I TMM005. If combined with MATH 1151, it meets the requirements for OTM Calculus I & II sequence TMM017.
MUSC 1010 - Music Appreciation
Develop listening skills used for understanding elements of musical style in a historical perspective and the significance of music as fine art.
THEA 1010 - Introduction to Theatre
Course is an overview of theatre as an art form. Includes historical and production points of view. Students will effectively view and critique plays and musicals. This is NOT a performance based course, but a theory and analysis based class. Semesters Available: Offered based on need.
BIOL 1231 - Biology II
This course is continuation of BIOL 1230 - Biology I . The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including evolution, classification, ecosystems, similarities and differences, among plants, animals and microorganisms in form and function. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters Available Day - Sp
GEOL 1030 - Historical Geology
Historical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. It contains 12 individual lessons grouped in 3 modules. Module I - Fundamental Concepts explains the basic concepts of historical geology including, earth materials and geologic time. Module II - The Evolution of the Earth and Life through Time follows the evolutionary processes of both the solid Earth and biology through time. Module III - A Closer Look into the Major Time Periods is an in depth look into each of the 5 major time periods with the focus on the biologic evolution.
COMM 1010 - Speech
This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II
This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)
MATH 1151 - Calculus II
This course is a continuation of MATH 1150 - Calculus I . Topics include integration and applications, calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, hyperbolic functions, methods of integration, integration by parts, indeterminate forms and L'Hôpitals's Rule, moments and centers of mass, fluid pressure and force, integration techniques, series including Taylor and Maclaurin, calculus of conics, calculus of parametric equations, and polar forms of conic sections including Kepler's Laws. This course meets the requriements for OTM Calculus II TMM006. If combined with MATH 1150, it meets the requirements for OTM Calculus I & II sequence TMM017.
PHIL 1110 - Ethics
This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, ethical issues in genetic engineering, sexual ethics, racism and sexism, capital punishment, ethics and the environment and so on. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and slso TAG# OAH046.
PHIL 1010 - Western Philosophy
This course involves an examination of the great philosophical ideas that have shaped the development of Western Civilization. These ideas include those promoted during the ancient Greek period of Western development, the early Christian era, the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Nineteenth Century, the Modern Age, the Age of Existentialism, the Postmodern era, and the Age of Recovery. The philosophers covered include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Paul, Augustine, Occam, Aquinas, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Emerson, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Bergson, Dewey, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Teilhard, Habermas, Pera, Guardini, Zizek, and Ratzinger. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and also TAG# OAH405.
CHEM 1210 - Chemistry I
This is the first semester of chemistry for science majors or pre-professional students. A quantitative introduction to dimensional analysis with significant figures, atomic structure, the molecule, principles of ionic bonding, stoichiometry, chemical solutions, thermochemistry, classification of elements including periodicity, electron configuration, gases, liquids, and solids. Student will be exposed to applications of chemistry in society. (TAG# OSC008; If combined with CHEM 1220 TAG# OSC023)
MATH 2010 - Calculus III
This is the third of three courses in the basic calculus sequence. Topics include vector functions, functions of two or more variables, gradients, tangent planes and normal lines, LaGrange multipliers, partial derivatives (including applications), arc length and curvature, multiple integration, implicit and parametric calculus, spherical and cylindrical coordinates, Jacobians to change variables, and vector calculus including Green's Theorem, and Stoke's Theorem. This course meets the requirements for OTM Calculus III TMM018 and also TAG# OMT018.
PHYS 1110 - General Physics I
A study of Classical Newtonian Mechanics including measurement systems, dimensional analysis, vectors, scalars, linear, circular and rotational motion, forces in equilibrium, acceleration, work, and energy. A study of material properties including density, and hydraulic principles (both static and kinetic). Also a study of waves, and sound including simple harmonic motion, vibrations, reflection, transmission, interference, and resonance for waves, and intensity, sources, interference, and Doppler Effect for sound. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC014. If combined with PHYS1130, TAG# OSC021 is met.
PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS
SOCY 1010 - Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to the theoretical foundations and methods used to gather, interpret, and evaluate data in sociology. Insight into how society is organized by focusing on the structure and function of social institutions, the impact of culture and socialization on individuals and groups, and systems of stratification among various racial and ethnic, social class, gender and sexuality groups. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS021. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS.
CHEM 1220 - Chemistry II
This is the second semester of chemistry for science majors or pre-professional students. A quantitative introduction to intermolecular forces, phase changes, colligative properties, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamic, electrochemistry, organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry. Student will be exposed to applications of chemistry in society. (TAG# OSC009; If combined with CHEM 1210 TAG# OSC023)
MATH 2000 - Discrete Mathematics
This course presents topics in sets, logic, proofs, functions/sequences/relations, algorithms, counting methods, recurrence relations, graph theory, and trees. Emphasis is placed on proper notation and terminology as well as problem solving and proofs. Prerequisite MATH 1110 (minimum grade of C- required) or COMPASS College Algebra score of 46 or higher or ACT math score of 26 or higher or ACCUPLACER College Level Math Score of 55 or higher.
PHYS 1130 - General Physics II
A study of heat to include calorimetry, expansion, heat capacity, conductivity, phase change, kinetic theory and gas laws. A study of light including its nature, and geometric optics. Also a study of electricity and magnetism including electric charges at rest, potentials, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance, and voltage, alternating circuits theory of frequency, reactance, impedance, power and resonance, magnetic field definition and effects on moving charges and conductors. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC015. If combined with PHYS 1110 , TAG# OSC021 is met.
SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism
Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity . This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.