MATH& 148: Business Calculus

Class Program
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Meets Degree Requirements For
Natural Science,
Quantitative Skills

Differential and integral calculus designed for students majoring in business administration, social sciences and other programs requiring a short course in calculus. Work with graphing calculators will be integrated into the course.

Grading Basis

MATH 140 or MATH&141 with C (2.0) or better, B or higher in a high school precalculus or calculus class within the past 3 years, a grade of 4 on the Smarter Balanced exam, or appropriate placement score

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics

  1. Functions and their graphs
  2. Introduction to the concept of limits
  3. The definition of the derivative
  4. Differentiation techniques for polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and composite functions
  5. Derivatives applied to business and social science applications
  6. Optimization in one and two variables
  7. Antiderivatives and integrals as applied to business and social science applications