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Building Contruction Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

Communications Area   Credit Hours
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area    
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area    
 •+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
 +*MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
Natural Sciences Area      
Physical Science •+PHY2053, College Physics I 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area    
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites  
 *ACG2001, Financial Accounting I 3
 +*ACG2011, Financial Accounting II 3
 +*MAC1114, Trigonometry 3
 •+*MAC2311, Calculus I 4
Additional Requirements   
 +PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab 1
 +BCN2405, Statics and Strength of Materials  3
Electives  
Electives 7
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

Mathematics

Our Mission

The Mathematics Division of Gulf Coast State College consists of dedicated educators whose purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to receive the highest quality of mathematics instruction possible. We exist to offer a range of mathematics courses that will prepare students for the next step in their educational, professional, or everyday life.

Mathematics Division Website

Location:
Student Union West Building, RM 286
(above the bookstore)
Phone: 850-747-3229
Fax: 850-767-8252

 Questions, comments? Contact Scott Spencer. 850-747-3229

Mathematics Courses

FOR - Forestry

2949
FOR

COOP/Work Experience/Forestry

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

MAS - Math/Algebraic Struct

2103
MAS

Linear Algebra

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in MAC1140. Linear Algebra is an introductory course which includes vectors, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, transformations, geometric, and other applications.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

MAC - Math/Calc & Pre-Calc

1105
MAC

College Algebra

Prerequisite: Math placement test or minimum grade of "C" in MAT1033. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are functions and functional notation, domains and ranges of functions, graphs of functions and relations, operations on functions. Several types of functions and their applications are studied such as quadratic functions, rational functions, absolute value functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Systems of equations and systems of inequalities are presented.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1105H
MAC

Honors College Algebra

Topics included are functions and functional notation, domains and ranges of functions, graphs of functions and relations, operations on functions. Several types of functions and their applications are studied such as quadratic functions, rational functions, absolute value functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Systems of equations and systems of inequalities are presented.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1114
MAC

Plane Trigonometry

Prerequisite: Math placement test or minimum grade of "C" in MAC1105. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are properties and graphs of trigonometric functions, properties and graphs of inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, conditional trigonometric equations, solutions of triangles, vector algebra, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and applications.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1114H
MAC

Honors Plane Trigonometry

Credit hours: 3

1140
MAC

Precalculus Algebra

Prerequisite: Math placement test or minimum grade of "C" in MAC1105. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are properties and graphs of polynomial and rational functions, polynomial and rational inequalities, properties and graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions, piecewise defined functions, conic sections, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, mathematical induction, binomial theorem, and applications.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1140H
MAC

Honors Precalculus Algebra

Credit hours: 3

1930
MAC

Special Topics in Mathematics

Prerequisite: Math placement test or minimum grade of "C" in MAT1033. This course focuses on certain topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors. Topics or focus may vary from semester to semester. This course does not satisfy the mathematics requirement for the A.A. degree. Transfer credit is the prerogative of the receiving institution.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2233
MAC

Calculus for Business and Social Science I

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in MAC1105. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are a review of algebraic preliminaries, rates of change and optimization methods, integration, and applications to business and social sciences.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2311
MAC

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

Prerequisite: Math placement test or minimum grade of "C" in MAC1140 and MAC1114. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are families of functions, parametric equations; limits and inuity; differentiation of logarithmic; exponential, trigonometric, and rational functions; related rates; Simpson¿s rule; hyperbolic functions, analysis of functions and their graphs; applications of the derivative; Newton's method; Rolle's Theorem; Mean-Value Theorem; and integration.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2311H
MAC

Honors Calculus With Analytic Geometry I

Credit hours: 4

2312
MAC

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in MAC2311. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are applications of integrals, principles of integral evaluation, L¿Hospital¿s rule, parametric equations, improper integrals, mathematical modeling with differential equations, infinite series, and topics in analytical geometry.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2312H
MAC

Honors Calculus With Analytic Geometry II

Credit hours: 4

2313
MAC

Calculus with Analytic Geometry III

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in MAC2312. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are three dimensional space, vectors, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2313H
MAC

Honors Calculus with Analytic Geometry III

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in MAC2312. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics included are three dimensional space, vectors, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals.

Credit hours: 4

2949
MAC

COOP/Work Experience/Mathematics

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

MGF - Math/General & Finite

1106
MGF

Mathematics for Liberal Arts

Prerequisite: Successful completion of developmental courses, appropriate placement test scores or meet state exemption requirement. This course requires the student to be skilled in Intermediate Algebra, and so it is recommended that transfer students demonstrate an algebra placement score greater than or equal to 88 or a minimum grade of "C" in MAT 1033. Topics covered include sets, logic, geometry, combinatories, probability, and elementary statistics.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1107
MGF

Survey of Mathematics

Prerequisite: Successful completion of developmental courses, appropriate placement test scores or meet state exemption requirement. This course requires the student to be skilled in Intermediate Algebra, and so it is recommended that transfer students demonstrate an algebra placement score greater than or equal to 88. Topics covered include the history of numbers, number theory, graph theory, mathematical modeling, and transformation geometry.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

MTB - Math/Tech & Business

1371
MTB

Math for Health-Related Professions

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic arithmetic. Math for health-related professions is designed for students completing a degree or certificate in a health-related field. The course is not intended to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics. Topics covered include: 1) arithmetic, 2) the metric system, 3) apothecary measurements, 4) techniques of health-data analysis, and 5) applications to various fields in the health-care system.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

MAT - Mathematics

0012
MAT

Developmental Arithmetic with Algebra

Developmental Arithmetic with Algebra (3.0 Credit) is a course designed for students who need to strengthen their mathematical background. The course must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" and is not intended to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics or to count toward required hours for graduation. Calculators are allowed in the course. Topics included operations with integers, fractions, decimals, geometric figures and their measures, pre-algebra topics, including prob\perties of rational numbers, operations of frational numbers, simplification of polynomials, and equations–solving techniques.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0018
MAT

Beginning Algebra

Pre-algebra is a course designed for students who need to strengthen their mathematical background. The course must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" and is not intended to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics or to count toward required hours for graduation. Calculators are not allowed in the course. Topics included are basic operations of fractions, mixed numerals, decimals, integers, percent notation and applications, solving equations, exponential notation, order of operations, areas, volumes, ratio, and proportion.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0028
MAT

Elementary Algebra

Prerequisite: Math placement test or minimum grade of "C" in MAT0018. Elementary Algebra is designed for students with no algebraic background. The course must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" and is not intended to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics or to count toward required hours for graduation. Topics included are mathematical symbols and expressions, development of number system, order of operations, properties of operations, operations with signed numbers, properties of equality and inequality, functions, first degree equations, absolute value, problem solving with one variable, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear equations in two variables, finding square roots, factoring, fundamental property of rational expressions, and operations with radicals.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

0055
MAT

Developmental Mathematics Module (1)

Prerequisite: Math placement test only. Developmental Mathematics Module (1.0 credit) is a course designed for students who need to strengthen their mathematical background. The course must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" and is not intended to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics or to count toward required hours for graduation. Calculators are allowed in the course. Topics included are applying order of operations, constructing expressions, decimal operations, evaluating exponents, fraction operations, integer operation, number conversions, simplifying algebraic expressions, simplifying fractions, solving linear equations and whole number operations. Students enrolled in this class must only have a deficiency in only one or two of the topics listed.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

0056
MAT

Developmental Mathematics Module (2)

Prerequisite: Math placement test only. Developmental Mathematics Module (2.0 credit) is a course designed for students who need to strengthen their mathematical background. The course must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" and is not intended to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics or to count toward required hours for graduation. Calculators are allowed in the course. Topics included are applying order of operations, constructing expressions, decimal operations, devaluating exponents, fraction operations, integer operation, number conversions, simplifying algebraic expressions, simplifying fractions, solving linear equations and whole number operations. Students enrolled in this class must only have a deficiency in three, four or five of the topics listed. If the student has more than five deficiencies, the student must take MAT0028.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1033
MAT

Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite: Math placement test or minimum grade of “C” in MAT0012 or MAT0055 or MAT0056. Intermediate Algebra receives college credit, but only elective credit, and cannot be used to satisfy the math requirements for the Associate in Arts degree. Topics included are factoring, algebraic fractions, radicals and rational exponents, complex numbers, quadratic equations, rational equations, linear equations and inequalities in two variables and their graphs, systems of linear equations and inequalities, introduction to functions, and applications of the above topics.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

MAP - Mathematics Applied

2302
MAP

Differential Equations

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAC2313 or consent of instructor. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Differential Equations is a study of the classification, solution, and application of ordinary differential equations. Solutions to differential equations are obtained by both the classical and Laplace Transform methods.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2302H
MAP

Honors Differential Equations

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAC2313 or consent of instructor. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Differential Equations is a study of the classification, solution, and application of ordinary differential equations. Solutions to differential equations are obtained by both the classical and Laplace Transform methods.

Credit hours: 3

MAD - Mathematics Discrete

2104
MAD

Discrete Mathematics

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on math placement test or minimum grade of “C” in MAC1140. Topics included in this course are sets, functions and relations, combinatorics, propositional logic, graphs and trees, and applications. The course is designed so that the student can prove results applicable to the topics in computer science and software engineering.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

STA - Statistics

2023
STA

Statistics

Prerequisite: Successful completion of developmental courses, appropriate placement test scores or meet state exemption requirement. A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83/84 are the only allowable calculators for test days. If a student wishes to use any other calculator they must see their instructor in advance for approval. Topics include summarization of data, probability, probability distributions, normal distribution, sample mean and standard deviation, statistical estimation, testing hypotheses, chi-square distributions, linear correlation, and regression, and non-parametric statistics.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2023H
STA

Honors Statistics

Credit hours: 3

2122
STA

Statistical Applications In Social Sciences I

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on math placement test or a minimum grade of "C" in MAT1033. An introductory course which includes probability distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, correlation, analysis of variance, and regression.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

SLS - Student Life Skills

1201
SLS

Personal Development

The course is aimed toward improving self-esteem of the student. Motivation, interpersonal relationships, study skills, basic academic skill level, and future potential of the individual are examined. (A student cannot receive credit for SLS 1300 or SLS 1302 and SLS 1201). This course is highly recommended for students who test into two or more developmental courses.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1225
SLS

Human Potential Seminar

Students will explore the process of goal setting by becoming familiar with common goal theories and motivational theories and applying them to the development of a specific academic plan. This course is highly recommended for students who test into two or more developmental courses.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1300
SLS

Life and Career Planning I

Designed to help students set realistic life goals and determine occupational interests. (A student cannot receive credit for SLS 1300 or SLS 1302 and SLS 1201.)

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1301
SLS

College and Career Management

Emphasis is placed on academic, personal, and interpersonal skills that will equip the student with the skills necessary to succeed in college and the creation of a sense of career importance. This course is highly recommended for students who test into two or more developmental courses.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1302
SLS

Life and Career Planning II

A continuation of SLS 1300 and includes values clarification and career and job planning. (A student cannot receive credit for SLS 1300 or SLS 1302 and SLS 1201.) This course is highly recommended for students who test into two or more developmental courses.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1350
SLS

Employability Skills I

Pre-job training to help students set realistic job goals and to steer them into educational programs appropriate for their aptitudes and interests. Emphasis is on values clarification, setting life goals, determining occupational interests, time structuring, and developing proper work attitudes. This course is highly recommended for students who test into two or more developmental courses.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2264
SLS

Leadership Development Seminar

This course encourages participants to develop their leadership potential by discovering the style that works best with their personal strengths and beliefs. The student will build skills for communication, conflict resolution, positive motivation, team building, and decision making. Community service is a required component to this course to expand the students understanding of citizenship and to provide a platform for expanding their newly acquired leadership skills.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

Mathematics Faculty

Name Title Phone Email
Terri Bedford Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2867 tbedford@gulfcoast.edu
Michael Brinegar Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2857 mbrinegar@gulfcoast.edu
Connie Campbell Assistant Professor ext. ccampbel2@gulfcoast.edu
Joseph Harris Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2867 lharris@gulfcoast.edu
Sharon Hudson Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 3354 shudson@gulfcoast.edu
Leo Lusk Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2854 llusk@gulfcoast.edu
Riccardo Mensitieri Assistant Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5875 rmensitie@gulfcoast.edu
Gene Owens Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5877 kowens@gulfcoast.edu
Hadley Pridgen Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 3345 hpridgen@gulfcoast.edu
Angelia Reynolds Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 3852 areynolds@gulfcoast.edu
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