MATH& 141: Precalculus I

Class Program
Weekly Contact Hours
Course ID
Meets Degree Requirements For
Natural Science,
Quantitative Skills

Functions and their graphs (including elementary, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the conic sections) and their inverses in the context in which they are used in calculus. Work with graphing calculators will be integrated into the course.

Grading Basis

MATH 99 with a B (3.0) or better, MATH 140, or appropriate placement score

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Applying the Algebra of functions
  2. Graphing functions: Linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic
  3. Solving equations: Linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic
  4. Using linear and quadratic functions in an applied setting
  5. Computing with Complex numbers
  6. Solving systems of equations, including calculator or software techniques for large systems
  7. Analyzing and modeling with rational functions and their graphs
  8. Analyzing and modeling with exponential and logarithmic functions
  9. Graphing with calculators where appropriate
  10. Analyzing and graphing the conic sections equations
  11. Optional: Partial fractions