Advising Students: Entry Level Mathematics Course

Department of Mathematics

Georgia College

Last updated 1 February 2012

Each student must complete 3 hours in Area A2.  The following courses will satisfy this requirement:

Please follow the guidelines below with regard to the choice of one of these courses.  These guidelines represent general guidance from the Department of Mathematics with regard to placing students into Area A math courses.  A few departments might have some guidelines which differ from these recommendations.  In such cases, we recommend contacting your POUNCE advisor for clarification.

 

I. Students Whose Major Requires MATH 1261 Calculus I or MATH 1113 Precalculus

Recommended Area A course: MATH 1261 Calculus I, MATH 1113 Precalculus, or MATH 1111 College Algebra*.  See the bullet points below to determine which of these courses is appropriate:

S    *According to USG policy, the following majors: [Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science] require MATH 1113 Precalculus or higher in Area A, and so for these majors, MATH 1111 College Algebra will not satisfy the Area A requirement.  Therefore, MATH 1111 College Algebra should  be taken only if the student is not ready for MATH 1113 Precalculus.

 

II. Students Whose Major Does Not Require MATH 1261 Calculus I or MATH 1113 Precalculus, but which does require MATH 2600 Probability and Statistics

 Recommended Area A course: Any Area A course.  If you think that, at some point, you might switch to a major which falls into category I above, then you might wish to consider the guidelines discussed in that category.

 

III. Students Whose Major Does Not Require Any Additional Math Beyond the Core

 Recommended Area A course: Any Area A course

 Recommended Area D course: MATH 2400 Introduction to Mathematical Thought

 If you think that, at some point, you might switch to a major which falls into either category I or II above, then you might wish to consider the guidelines discussed in those categories.