NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Mathematics

The courses offered by the Mathematics Department enable students to fulfill mathematics requirements in the liberal arts core and degree requirements for human services, health science sequence, business and education programs. Baccalaureate students must pass GSM 130 prior to graduation.

FACULTY

S. Boylan, Divisional Officer; S. Fuhrer, Chair (Lander Colleges of Arts and Sciences); L. Gleiberman, Deputy Chair (Flatbush Campus, Lander Colleges of Arts and Sciences); W. Kunz, Deputy Chair (NYSCAS); S. Boyko, Deputy Chair (NYSCAS); H. Bullard, E. Forde, M. Garcia, A. Grund, X. W. Huang, S. Lieberman, A. Kohler, S. Kohn, N. Levy, B. Rabinowitz, L. Schonbrun, S. Siegel-Kofsky, S. Silman, J. Silver, D. Wohl.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Note: A one-credit "topics" or workshop course may be offered with certain three-credit Mathematics courses.

GSM 001 Developmental Math (as needed)
Review of basic arithmetical and algebraic skills. Topics include whole numbers, factoring, fractions, decimals, linear equations, word problems and signed numbers. Required of all students who do not pass the placement test or have appropriate transfer credit for mathematics.
May be repeated. 4 hours. 0 credits. Placement by examination.

GSM 001.1 Developmental Math Level I (Fall, Spring)
Review of basic arithmetic skills. Topics include whole numbers, order of operations, rounding and factoring, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals. Required of all students who do not pass the placement test or have appropriate transfer credit for mathematics.
May be repeated. 4 hours. 0 credits. Placement by examination.

GSM 001.2 Developmental Math Level II (Fall, Spring)
Review of basic algebraic skills. Topics include substitution and evaluation, linear equations, ratios and proportions, percents, word problems and signed numbers. Required of all students who do not pass the placement test or have appropriate transfer credit for mathematics.
Prerequisite: GSM 001.1 or placement by examination.

May be repeated. 4 hours. No credits

GSM 130 College Mathematics (Fall, Spring)
Algebraic topics including linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, quadratic equations, all including word problems. Exponents and radicals, operations with polynomials, factoring, and graphing.
Prerequisite: GSM 001, GSM 001.2, or placement by examination or appropriate transfer credit in mathematics. 3 credits

GSM 131 College Algebra and Trigonometry (Fall, Spring)
Study of algebraic functions, solutions of quadratic word problems using two variables, equations, trigonometric functions and their graphs, logarithms, and exponential functions.
Prerequisite: GSM 130 or departmental approval. 3 credits

GSM 132 College Math Workshop (Fall, Spring)
Co-requisite: GSM 130. 1 credit

GSM 133 College Algebra and Trigonometry Workshop (upon request)
Co-requisite: GSM 131. 1 credit

GSM 134 Pre-Calculus (Fall, Spring)
Functions, solution of equations and systems of equations, the trigonometric functions and their graphs, addition theorems and identities, logarithmic and exponential functions, and elementary analytic geometry.
Prerequisite: GSM 130 or placement by examination. 3 credits

GSM 135 Pre-Calculus Workshop (Fall, Spring)
Co-requisite: GSM 134. 1 credit

GSM 136 Mathematical Foundations (upon request)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with various fields within mathematics including the binary system, plane and solid geometry, set theory, scientific notation, basic probability and statistics, math of finance and other areas.
Prerequisite: GSM 001.2 or placement by examination. 3 credits

GSM 137 Mathematical Foundations Workshop
Co-requisite: GSM 136. 1 credit

GSM 140 Statistics: Theory & Application (Fall, Spring)
This course surveys the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics, the standard normal probability distribution, sampling, estimation and hypothesis testing, probability theory, correlation and regression.
Prerequisite: GSM 130 or departmental approval. 3 credits

GSM 141 Statistics Workshop (Fall, Spring)
Co-requisite: GSM 140. 1 credit


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