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Core Courses

Pre-Core and Core Math/Stat Courses

Notes:

  • Students need to meet only one of the prerequisites for a course.
  • Accuplacer EA = Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Test

Accuplacer CLM = Accuplacer College Level Math Test

When students take Accuplacer at UNR they are given the Elementary Algebra test first; if they do well enough (score 80 or higher), Accuplacer will automatically lead them into the College Level Math test.

Math 095 Elementary Algebra

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT: less than 19
  • SAT: less than 470
  • Accuplacer: less than EA 76

Preparation for Intermediate Algebra. Topics include the fundamental operations on real numbers, inequalities in one variable, polynomials, integer exponents, and solving quadratic equations by factoring.

An S, or C or better, in MATH 095, taken anywhere in NSHE, will allow a student to enroll in MATH 096.

Students do not receive college credit for MATH 095 toward their degree, nor does it satisfy the core mathematics requirement. However, the three credits do count towards scholarship eligibility and enrollment.

Math 096 Intermediate Algebra

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 19
  • SAT 470
  • Accuplacer: EA 76
  • Math 095 Course Grade C/S

This is a non-college-credit developmental algebra course which covers topics from Algebra 1 (Algebra 1-2 in WCSD) available at middle school and high school levels. These topics include: exponents, factoring, fraction, radicals, linear and quadratic equations and graphs.

An S, or C or better, in MATH 096, taken anywhere in NSHE, will allow a student to enroll in MATH 120 or MATH 126.

Students do not receive college credit for MATH 096 toward their degree, nor does it satisfy the core mathematics requirement. However, the three credits do count towards scholarship eligibility and enrollment.

Math 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics(3cr)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 22
  • SAT 500
  • Math 096 Course Grade C/S
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 55

This is a Core mathematics course intended for students who wish to major in a non-quantitative discipline. MATH 120 is not a preparatory course for MATH 126 or for any other mathematics or statistics course on UNR campus.

Students will see a brief overview of basic set operations, probability, statistics, consumer mathematics, variation, geometry and trigonometry for measurement, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions with emphasis on problem solving and applications. (MATH 019-119 is a one year alternative to 120 for students with disabilities.)

Any UNR course that lists MATH 120 as a prerequisite accepts a higher level Mathematics or Statistics course in its place.

Credit may not be received for MATH 120 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 127 or above.

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"Stretch" Math 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics (4cr*)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 19
  • SAT 470
  • Math 095 Course Grade C/S
  • Accuplacer: EA at least 76

This version of MATH 120 covers all of the material from MATH 120 as well as material from the first part of MATH 096. This course requires students to "co-enroll" in the 1 credit course MATH 096a.

*Students will receive 3 credits of core mathematics; the 1 credit from MATH 096a only counts toward enrollment.

Math 126 Pre-calculus I (3cr)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 22
  • SAT 500
  • Math 096 Course Grade C/S
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 55

As of Spring 2012, Math 126 satisfies UNR's core mathematics requirement. Fundamentals of algebra; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, their graphs, and applications; complex numbers; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; systems of equations, matrices, determinants. Credit may not be received for MATH 126 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 128 or above.

A course grade of C- or better in MATH 126 will allow a student to enroll in MATH 127, 176 OR STAT 152.

MATH 126-127 is a two-semester, six-credit alternative to the five-credit one-semester course MATH 128. Credit cannot be received for both MATH 126 and MATH 128.

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"Stretch" Math 126 Pre-calculus I (5cr*)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 20
  • SAT 480
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 30

This version of MATH 126 covers all of the material from MATH 126 as well as material from the last part of MATH 096. This course requires students to "co-enroll" in the 2 credit course MATH 096d.

*Students will receive 3 credits of core mathematics; the 2 credits from MATH 096d only count toward enrollment.

Math 127 Pre-calculus II (3cr)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 27
  • SAT 610
  • Math126 Course Grade C-
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 84

This Core math course includes the study of trigonometric functions, identities and equations; conic sections; complex numbers, and vectors.

A course grade of C- or better in MATH 127 will allow a student to enroll in MATH181, CALCULUS I.

In order to receive Core mathematics credit for MATH 127 students must demonstrate algebra proficiency by meeting the prerequisites listed above.

MATH 126-127 is a two-semester, six-credit alternative to the one-semester five-credit MATH 128. Credit cannot be received for both MATH 127 and MATH 128.


Math 128 Pre-calculus and Trigonometry (5cr)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 27
  • SAT 610
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 70

This is a Core math course which includes study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions with graphs and applications, complex numbers, coordinate geometry in the plane, trigonometric identities, matrices, determinants, and the binomial theorem.

A course grade of C- or better in MATH 128 will allow a student to enroll in MATH 181, Calculus I.

Credit may not be received for both MATH 126 and 128, or for both MATH 127 and 128.

Credit may not be received for MATH 128 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 181 or above.


Stat 152 Introduction to Statistics (3cr)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 27
  • SAT 610
  • Math126 Course Grade C-
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 84

This Core math course is taken by many Biology majors and by students who desire a statistics course without a calculus prerequisite. It covers descriptive statistics, probability models, normal and binomial distributions, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, and linear regression.

In order to receive Core Mathematics credit for STAT 152, students must demonstrate algebra proficiency by one of the following:

1. Earning a C- or better in Math 126 (or an equivalent course).

2. Meeting the ACT/SAT/Accuplacer prerequisite scores for Stat 152.


Math 176 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (3cr)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 27
  • SAT 610
  • Math126 Course Grade C-
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 84

This is a Core math course primarily intended for business majors. It is an algebra-based differential and integral calculus course including functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, rates of change and extrema with applications to Business.

Credit may not be received for MATH 176 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 181 or above.

Math 181 Calculus I (4cr)

PREREQUISITE:

  • ACT 28
  • SAT 630
  • Math127 / Math 128 Course Grade C-
  • Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 101

This is a Core math course intended for science and engineering majors. It is primarily a differential calculus course. Topics include limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and trigonometric functions, the fundamental theorem of calculus, and applications to Science and Engineering. It may include techniques of integration such as integration by substitution.

This is the first course in the 12-credit Calculus sequence 181-182-283, which is the foundation for all upper division MATH/STAT courses.

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