Academic Catalogs

Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Mathematics, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner Code: 2_AA_LAMA

Control Number: 19437

Financial Aid Eligible

This program is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “Area of Emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC Counselor.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Solve linear and non-linear equations in the real and complex number system.
  2. Calculate probabilities of independent and mutually exclusive events and conditional probability using appropriate formulas and theorems.
  3. Compute derivatives of basic functions and the derivatives of their sums, differences, products, quotients, and compositions.
  4. Solve right-angle and oblique triangles and use appropriate laws to solve applied problems.
  5. Perform matrix operations, evaluate determinants, and solve systems of linear equations using appropriate computational techniques.
  6. Solve first-order differential equations.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education.

Course Title Units
Select at least 18 units of the following: 118
MATH G100Liberal Arts Mathematics3
MATH G103Statistics For Elementary Teachers3
MATH G104Mathematics For Elementary Teachers3
MATH G115College Algebra4
MATH G120Trigonometry3
MATH G140Business Calculus4
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
MATH G170Precalculus4
MATH G180Calculus 14
MATH G185Calculus 24
MATH G235Applied Linear Algebra4
MATH G280Calculus 34
MATH G285Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations5
One science class from the list identified for the Science Area of Emphasis
Major Total18
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60

Selections must include one math course at the level of MATH G180 or above. Students should check with a counselor to see which courses will transfer to their target university.