MTH 195 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date: February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Science, Business, Liberal Arts, General Engineering


Course Number and Title:           MTH 195 - Topics in Trigonometry


Credit Hours:   2      Hours/Wk Lecture:             Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.                     Catalog Description:         Presents basic Trigonometry. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 163 and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166.) Lecture 4 hours per week.


II.                   Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:


This course covers mathematical principles essential to the understanding of scientific method and principles, and lays a foundation for more advanced mathematical studies.


III.                  Required background: 


Placement recommendation for MTH 166 or completion of Algebra I, Algebra II,   Geometry or equivalent.


IV.               Course Content:


A.  Trigonometry

B.  Analytic Trigonometry

C.  Additional Topics in Trigonometry


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI.  Evaluation

A.  Be able to evaluate Trigonometric functions

P.  Learn Trigonometric Identities

Q.  Learn to graph Trigonometric functions

R.  Be able to solve Trigonometric equations

S.  Learn Law of Sines and Cosines

T.  Learn vectors in the Plane and Dot Products.

Students will demonstrate competence through some combination of tests, quizzes, graded homework, and a comprehensive final exam as determined by the faculty member.


Faculty are required to have at least one major form of evaluation for each content area of the course.


              VII.      This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Quantitative Reasoning