MATH 203: Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences (3 credits)

Course Description

Basic mathematical concepts, topics in differentiation and introductory integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Related applications to management, finance, economics and social science will be considered. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Grade of "B" or better in MATH 103, “C” or better in MATH 135 or equivalent, satisfactory math placement test score, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand and use the intuitive definition of limits and apply them in limit calculations and in determining continuity.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in determining derivatives and apply different interpretations of the derivative.
  • Utilize precise mathematical language and symbols to effectively communicate mathematics in written and/or oral form.
  • Use calculus techniques to analyze and solve applied problems.
  • Use derivatives to analyze graphs and sketch graphs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in determining antiderivatives and integrals.
  • Utilize integration in applied problems.
  • Utilize techniques of differentiation with functions of several variables.

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