Mathematics - General Emphasis
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Mathematics - General Emphasis

Associate in Science

Minimum of 61 credit hours
Students who study mathematics have opportunities in many career fields. This is because mathematics plays such a central role in areas such as the physical and social sciences, engineering, computer science and business. At Oklahoma City Community College, mathematics students concentrate on the calculus sequence and appropriate science courses, but have the option to take foundational mathematics classes such as Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry and/or to extend the mathematics classes with options that support their degree and career plans. Mathematicians should have a high degree of reasoning ability and logic and be able to present facts and ideas clearly. When completing the Mathematics Program, students earn associate degrees and become prepared to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Career opportunities may be found in science, education, engineering, research, finance, economics, computers, government and construction.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    MATH 2104 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 Major
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War  OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1114 General Biology (Non Majors)  OR Gen Ed  
    BIO Biological Science 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    MATH 2214 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 Major
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    PHYS 2014 Engineering Physics I 4 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    MATH 2314 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 4 Major
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    SUPP Guided Support Elective 5 Support  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    SUPP ELEC Support Elective Support  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (8 credit hours) Mathematics: (C) MATH 2214; (C) MATH 2314

    General Education Courses: (41 credit hours) Mathematics: (C) MATH 2104; English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Sciences: PHYS 2014, and BIO 1114 or any 2000 level general education BIO course; Humanities: Six credit hours (PHIL 1603 recommended); Electives: General Education Electives 12 credit hours.

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (11 credit hours) Selected from the following approved support courses with at least one course at the 2000 level: MATH 1503; MATH 1533; MATH 1613; MATH 2000; MATH 2013; MATH 2023; MATH 2213; MATH 2413; CS 1143; CS 2123; CS 2163; CS 2363; any 2000 level BIO; CHEM 1115; CHEM 1215; any 2000 level CHEM; ECON 2113; ECON 2123; any ENGR; GEOL 1114; PHYS 1504 or PHYS 1514 (but not both); any 2000 level PHYS.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See the front general section for information and requirements about University Parallel/Transfer Programs.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    BIO 1114 - General Biology (Non Majors)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score.
    4CREDITS

    An introductory lab-based course that is designed to provide non-biological science major with the necessary background needed to effectively understand scientific information. Students investigate the properties of life to include: organization, energy use, evolution, maintenance of homeostasis, reproduction, growth, and development. Ecological concepts are discussed which enables students to have a better understanding regarding the impact that humans have on the natural world. Laboratory work is an integral and required part of this course.

    Electives

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    SUPP - Guided Support Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Guided Support elective

    SUPP ELEC - Support Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Support elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 2104 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
    Prerequisites: MATH 1533 and MATH 1613 or adequate math placement test score.
    4CREDITS

    The student will compute, interpret, and apply the basic concepts of limits, differentiation, and integration to algebraic and transcendental functions and will solve applied problems that include rates of change, optimization, area, and total change in a function. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 2214 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
    Prerequisites: MATH 2104 within the last year.
    4CREDITS

    The student will use integration techniques to find antiderivatives, use integrals to solve problems from geometry and physics, use vectors to solve problems in higher dimensions, test infinite series for convergence, approximate functions by using series, solve elementary first-order differential equations, and analyze functions of three variables and their contour plots.

    MATH 2314 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
    Prerequisites: MATH 2214 within the last year.
    4CREDITS

    The student will compute partial derivatives, gradients, differentials, double and triple integrals in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems, curl and divergence of a vector field, and path and surface integrals of vector fields directly and by applying Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and the Divergence Theorem; write parameterizations for lines, curves and surfaces; and solve application problems that include optimization, work and flows of vector fields This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Physics

    PHYS 2014 - Engineering Physics I
    Prerequisites: MATH 2104 (or at least 4 hours of calculus) within the last year or by evaluation. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 2214
    4CREDITS

    This is a physics course designed primarily for pre-engineering, chemistry and physics majors. Students will demonstrate their understanding of concepts in mechanics, heat and sound by (1) developing qualitative and quantitative descriptions of physical phenomena, and (2) predicting the results of physical occurrences based on physics theory and laboratory experiments. Quantitative descriptions and predictions will incorporate methods of calculus where appropriate.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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