# Course Descriptions

## MATH 131: Explorations in Mathematics

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 093 or 094 OR

-Placement at college level math

AND

-Placement at ENGL 099/101 OR

-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 098

This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. An in-depth study of several mathematical topics will be covered, including the study of elementary counting techniques and probability, basic statistics, and one or two other topics chosen from the following list: Graph Theory, Linear Programming, Geometry, Logic/Set Theory, Mathematical Modeling, or Finance. A scientific calculator is required for this course (a graphing calculator is also acceptable). *3 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 904

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.