NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

MATH 0700    Basic Mathematics     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course focuses on developing number sense and by-hand operation skills on whole numbers: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Other topics include place-value and order, rounding and estimation, fraction number sense, order of operations, and straightforward one-step application problems. Optional topics may include geometry, simplifying fractions, the four operations with fractions, and number sense regarding decimals. Credit does not apply to a degree. This course is graded on a pass/no credit basis. Students needing work with the four operations on whole numbers should take this course before taking Math 0800.



MATH 0800    Pre-Algebra     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The focus of this course is preparing students for the algebra sequence. Application of topics should be emphasized. Topics covered include: performing operations with integers, fractions, & decimals; solving application problems involving integers, fractions, & decimals; performing basic algebra skills including identifying algebraic components, combining like terms, & using the distributive property; & introduction to percents. Credit does not apply to a degree. Prerequisite: Placement Test



MATH 0901    Introduction to Algebra     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course assumes only that the student have a working knowledge of operations with real numbers and pre-algebra. Topics include solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, integer exponents, polynomial algebra, polynomial factoring, proportional reasoning (rates, ratios, proportions, and percents), units and unit/dimensional analysis (including the metric system), geometry of two and three-dimensional figures. This course emphasizes applications for all topics and the acquisition of by-hand skill. Credit does not apply to a degree. Prerequisite: Placement Test or successful completion of Math 0800.



MATH 0902    Intermediate Algebra     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

Topics include introduction to functions, rational expressions and equations, radicals and rational exponents, quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute value equations, and systems of linear equations. This course emphasizes applications for all topics and the acquisition of by-hand skill. Credit does not apply to a degree. Pre-requisite: Placement test or successful completion of Math 0901 with a "C" or better.



MATH 0980    Pre College Algebra     Credits  5         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

A very accelerated combination of Math 901 and Math 902 in one semester. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed algebra courses in the past. Topics covered include linear equations and inequalities, integer and rational exponents, polynomial algebra, polynomial factoring, rational expression algebra, introduction to functions, quadratic equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations. Additional topics may include exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. This course emphasizes the acquisition of by-hand skill. Credit does not apply to a degree. Prerequisite: Placement Test



MATH 0990    Statway Statistics I     Credits  5         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Students in this course are required to take the following course, Math 1090 in the following semester. Topics for both courses include concepts and methods of statistics with an emphasis on data analysis. Topics include methods for collecting data, graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, correlation, simple linear regression, basic concepts of probability, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions, and chi-square tests. Prerequisite: Math 0800 or Placement Test



MATH 0999    Math Special Topics     Credits  0         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.



MATH 1010    Survey of Mathematics     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

Designed for the liberal arts student, this course explores the diversity of math and is focused on developing quantitative skill and reasoning ability. Topics are chosen by the instructor and may include but are not limited to: logic, problem solving, and data analysis, mathematics of social choice, geometry, financial mathematics, infinity, topology, and probability. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0902 or 0903 or 0980 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1031    Math for Elementary Education I     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This is the first of a two-course sequence designed for prospective elementary education majors. Students will develop a deep understanding of elementary mathematics and the ability to effectively communicate mathematical ideas. The course focuses on heuristics for mathematical problem solving in the contexts of place value and number systems; operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals; and rates, ratios, proportions, and percentages. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0902 or 0980 with grade of "C" or better.



MATH 1032    Math for Elementary Education II     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This is the second of a two-course sequence designed for prospective elementary education majors. Students will develop a deep understanding of elementary mathematics and the ability to effectively communicate mathematical ideas. The course focuses on heuristics for mathematical problem solving and reasoning in the contexts of geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math 1031 with grade of "C" or better.



MATH 1090    Statway Statistics II     Credits  4         Goal Areas  02,04     View Course Outline

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. Students in this course are required to have taken the preceding course, Math 0990 in the previous semester. Topics for both courses include concepts and methods of statistics with an emphasis on data analysis. Topics include methods for collecting data, graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, correlation, simple linear regression, basic concepts of probability, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions, and chi-square tests.



MATH 1130    Elementary Statistics     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This is an introductory course in descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, and inferential statistics. Topics include exploratory data analysis, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, linear regression, basic probability, binomial and normal distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Additional topics may include inferential procedures for two populations, analysis of variance and chi-squared tests. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0902 or 0903 or 0980 with grade of "C" or better.



MATH 1140    Finite Mathematics     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This course is designed primarily for the non-science major. Several business and financial applications are covered. These applications may include systems of equations, linear programming (maximizing profit, minimizing cost), the interdependence of different sectors in an economy, and interest rates as they pertain to credit cards, short-term loans, and mortgages. Although some computer applications may be included, no prior experience is necessary. Additional topics may include: introductory statistics and probability, combinatorics (the number of ways of arranging objects), game theory, coding, and Markov chains (multi-step games/decisions). Prerequisite: Placement into Math 902 or successful completion of Math 0901 or 0980 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1150    College Algebra     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This college-level course continues the study of algebra conducted in the developmental algebra courses. Topics include polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications. Additional topics include systems of non-linear equations, systems of linear equations, and matrices. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0902 or 0903 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1170    Trigonometry     Credits  4         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This is a comprehensive course in trigonometry which also includes extended topics in algebra. Topics include trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, applications of trigonometry, conic sections, and sequences and series. Additional topics may include mathematical induction, combinations and permutations, the binomial theorem and systems of nonlinear equations. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 1150 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1180    Pre-Calculus     Credits  5         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This course is a very accelerated combination of Math 1150 and 1170 in one semester. It is recommended for strong students or can be used also as a refresher course for students who have successfully completed those two courses in the past. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. Additional topics may include polar coordinates, vectors, parametric equations, conic sections, and sequences and series. Prerequisite: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0902 or 0903 or 0980 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1200    Calculus Survey     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This course in differential and integral calculus is designed for those students who require only one semester of calculus. The emphasis is on methods and applications of calculus rather than on theory, with the applications primarily from business. Students who wish to take more than one semester of calculus should enroll in Math 1221. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 1150 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1221    Calculus I     Credits  5         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This course is a thorough treatment of differentiation and an introduction to integration. Topics include the definition of derivative, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of the derivative, definite and indefinite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration, and applications of integration. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 1170 or Math 1180 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1222    Calculus II     Credits  5         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This course continues the study of the definite and indefinite integrals and leads to a study of improper integrals and infinite series. Topics include advanced techniques of anti-differentiation, numerical integration techniques and error bounding, applications of the integral, improper integrals, an introduction to differential equations, infinite series, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math 1221 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 1990    Math Special Topics     Credits  1-4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.



MATH 2000    Discrete Mathematical Structures     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course includes topics of the mathematical methods of computer science: logic, combinatorics, recursion, complexity analysis, graph theory, Boolean algebra, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite: Math 1221



MATH 2010    Probability and Statistics     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This is a calculus-based first course in the study of probability and statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, general probability theory, random variables, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Additional topics may include two-sample inference, linear regression, analysis of categorical data, analysis of variance, and quality and reliability. Prerequisite: Math 1222 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 2220    Calculus III     Credits  5         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

Topics in this course include solid analytic geometry, vectors in space, scalar and vector products, vector functions and derivatives/integrals, multi-variable functions, partial derivatives, alternative coordinate systems, and double and triple integrals. The geometry of space curves, line and surface integrals, cural and gradient divergence, and Stokes' theorem are also included. Emphasis will be on learning relevant mathematical methods. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math 1222 with a grade of "C" or better



MATH 2300    Linear Algebra     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

This course includes vectors and vector spaces, matrices, matrix algebra, linear systems of equations, determinants, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math 1222 with grade of "C" or better



MATH 2400    Differential Equations     Credits  3         Goal Areas  04     View Course Outline

The content of this course covers first and second ordinary differential equations with applications, higher order linear equations, constant coefficients, differential operators, variation of parameters, power series methods and Laplace transforms. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math 1222 with grade of "C" or better