# Course Descriptions

## MATH 161: Calculus I

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 109 and MATH 128 with grades of C or higher OR

-Placement at MATH 161

AND

-Completion of MATH 098 with a P OR

-Placement out of Geometry

AND

-Placement at READ 091 or higher OR

-Concurrent enrollment in READ 090

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: limits and continuity; definition of derivative; rate of change, slope; derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions; the chain rule; implicit differentials; approximation by differentials; higher order derivatives; Rolle?s Theorem; Mean Value Theorem; applications of the derivative; anti-derivative; L?Hopital?s Rule (0/0 and 8/8); the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus; and area under the curve and Riemann Sums. A graphing calculate is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI-89). *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC CODE - M1 900-1

IAI Major Code - MTH 901

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