Precalculus Trigonometry

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite(s) 3 2 0 4
Prerequisites: MAT 171
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Fall 2014
This course is designed to develop an understanding of topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of trigonometric functions in multiple representations, right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, conic sections, and parametric equations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to trigonometry-related problems with and without technology. This course has been approved for transfer under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement as a general education course in Mathematics.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
·1. Use the unit circle and right triangle definitions to evaluate and graph trigonometric functions and their inverses, to derive trigonometric identities, and to simplify trigonometric expressions.
·2. Use multiple methods to solve problems involving trigonometric equations, right triangles, and oblique triangles.
·3. Demonstrate knowledge of vector definitions and perform vector operations.
·4. Convert equations and graphs between rectangular and polar coordinate systems, and apply to complex numbers.
·5. Use multiple representations to define, construct and analyze conic sections.
·6. Create, graph, and analyze parametric equations.

2014FA - New Course Version (S23935)

2014FA - Identified Course as UGETC

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  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)