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Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (MATH 1170)

Total Credits: 4
Lecture Credits: 4

Description: This is a one-semester calculus course for prebusiness and social science students. Topics covered are: functions, limits, differentiation, and integration of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and two-variable functions, with applications in social science and business. Students who need more than one semester should register for the first two semesters of the calculus sequence (MATH 1180 and MATH 1190). This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits.

Topical Outline:
1. Precalculus review
2. Limits and continuity
3. Theory and applications of Differentiation
4. Exponential and logarithmic functions
5. Theory and applications of Integration
6. Functions of two variables

Learning Outcomes:
1. Translate word problems into problems which can be solved using methods of calculus
2. Differentiate polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and two variable functions
3. Apply differentiation to solve problems in business and social science
4. Integrate a variety of functions
5. Apply integration to solve problems in business and social science
6. Find extrema, concavity, inflection points, and monotonicity for a given function and relate these concepts to business and social science applications

Prerequisites:  MATH 1110 or MATH 1116 or MATH 1119 or MATH 1125

MnTC: Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning