MATH 160 - Precalculus Mathematics

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs) for MATH 160. A Student Learning Outcome is a measurable outcome statement about what a student will think, know, or be able to do as a result of an educational experience. Course Measurable Objectives focus more on course content, and can be considered to be smaller pieces that build up to the SLOs.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Students will be able to analyze a variety of functions.
  2. Students will be able to solve different types of trigonometric equations.

Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs)

  1. Graph functions using translations and reflections.
  2. Determine the domains of functions.
  3. Operate with functions.
  4. Find the inverse of functions.
  5. Use linear and quadratic functions to solve application problems. 
  6. Solve for the complex roots of polynomial functions.
  7. Analyze polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations.
  8. Solve polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations.
  9. Operate with vectors, including the dot product; use vectors to solve application problems.
  10. Find the partial fraction decomposition of rational expressions. 
  11. Graph conic sections; recognize or derive their properties, and write their equations.
  12. Solve and graph systems of nonlinear equations.
  13. Analyze arithmetic and geometric sequences. 
  14. Use the binomial theorem.