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Mathematics

Students new to the Santa Monica College mathematics program who wish to enroll in a course must take the Math Assessment test before enrolling. A student who has successfully completed college level math courses (earned a grade of C or better) at another institution may be able to verify having met prerequisites by submitting an official transcript. Continuing students must complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si .

MATH 2, Precalculus    5 units

Transfer: *UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 20 and Math 32. • Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

*Maximum UC credit for Math 2, 22 and 26 is one course.

An intensive preparation for calculus. This course is intended for computer science, engineering, mathematics, and natural science majors. Topics include algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their inverses and identities, conic sections, sequences, series, the binomial theorem and mathematical induction.

1491   7:15a-10:05a MTWThF   MC 71   Murray D B

1492   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   LS 201   Cho M

1493   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   BUNDY 221   Atique N

Above section 1493 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1494   12:30p-3:20p MTWThF   LA 231   Saakian L

1495   3:30p-6:20p MTWThF   MC 71   Ramsey E D

4047   6:30p-9:15p MTWTh   MC 66   Karkafi R H

Above section 4047 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14.

MATH 7, Calculus 1   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 2.

This course is intended for computer science, engineering, mathematics and natural science majors. Topics in this course include limits, continuity, and derivatives and integrals of algebraic and trigonometric functions, with mathematical and physical applications.

Maximum UC credits allowed for only one series, either Math 7, 8 or 23, 24 or 28, 29.

1497   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   MC 10   Lee P H

1498   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   MC 73   Gharamanians J

Above section 1498 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1499   1:15p-4:05p MTWThF   LS 201   Graves L P

1500   3:30p-6:20p MTWThF   MC 66   Fry G P

4048   6:30p-9:15p MTWTh   MC 67   Smith S P

Above section 4048 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14. Above section 4048 requires that students have internet access.

MATH 8, Calculus 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 7.

A second course in calculus. Topics include derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions with mathematical and physical applications, indeterminate forms and improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, and curves, including conic sections, described by parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Maximum UC credit is allowed for only one series, either Math 7, 8 or 23, 24 or 28, 29.

1501   7:15a-10:05a MTWThF   LS 103   Herichi H

1502   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   MC 71   Jahangard E

1503   1:15p-4:05p MTWThF   MC 70   Soleymani S

Above section 1503 requires that students have internet access.

4049   6:30p-9:15p MTWTh   LS 203   Askarian S N

Above section 4049 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14.

MATH 11, Multivariable Calculus   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 8.

Topics include vectors and analytic geometry in two and three dimensions, vector functions with applications, partial derivatives, extrema, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals with applications, vector fields, Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem.

1504   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   MC 70   Rodas B G

4050   6:30p-9:15p MTWTh   LS 201   Zakeri G A

Above section 4050 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14.

MATH 15, Ordinary Differential Equations   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 8.

This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations. Topics include first order equations, linear equations, reduction of order, variation of parameters, spring motion and other applications, Cauchy-Euler equations, power series solutions, Laplace transform, and systems of linear differential equations.

1505   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 205   Hong A M

MATH 18, Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Finite Mathematics    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 31.

Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; sequences and series. The emphasis is on setting up and solving applications of the algebraic material.

Math 18 is designed for students who are required to complete Math 54 only or Math 21 only. If you are unsure which transfer level math course you need, it is recommended you take Math 20. Maximum allowable units for Math 18 and Math 20 is 5 units.

1506   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUNDY 221   Kim J J

Above section 1506 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1507   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 255   Nguyen D T

Above section 1507 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1508   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUNDY 217   Ward J E

Above section 1508 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1509   1:15p-3:20p MTWTh   MC 66   Xie M C

Above section 1509 requires that students have internet access.

MATH 20, Intermediate Algebra    5 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 31.

Topics include rational, irrational and complex numbers; fundamental operations on algebraic expressions and functions; introduction to polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, equations and graphs; circles and parabolas; matrix row reduction. Emphasis is on advanced algebraic factoring and simplification.

Math 20 serves as a prerequisite to all college level math classes. Students whose terminal math course is Math 54 or Math 21 may want to consider taking Math 18 instead.

1510   7:15a-10:05a MTWThF   MC 70   Wong B L

Above section 1510 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

NEW 1742   7:15a-10:05a MTWThF   LS 152   Quevedo J M

1511   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   BUNDY 156   Gizaw A

Above section 1511 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1512   12:30p-3:20p MTWThF   LS 203   Jiang J

1513   1:15p-4:05p MTWThF   HSS 206   Wong J D

1514   1:15p-4:05p MTWThF   BUNDY 151   Gromova I M

Above section 1514 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4051   6:30p-9:15p MTWTh   MC 70   Aka D O

Above section 4051 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14. Above section 4051 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

MATH 21, Finite Mathematics   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 18 or 20.

This is a terminal mathematics course for liberal arts and social science majors. Topics include sets and counting, probability, linear systems, linear programming, statistics, and mathematics of finance, with emphasis on applications.

1516   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 203   Jimenez B S

1517   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 203   Jimenez B S

4052   6:00p-9:00p TWTh   MC 73   Mozafari R R

MATH 26, Functions and Modeling for Business and Social Science    3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Mathematics 20.

This course is a preparatory course for students anticipating enrollment in Math 28 (Calculus 1 for Business and Social Science). Topics include algebraic, exponential and logartihmic functions and their graphical representations, and using these functions to model applications in business and social science.

Math 26 is not recommended as a terminal course to satisfy transfer requirements. *Maximum UC credit for Math 2, 22 and 26 is one course.

1518   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUNDY 213   Harandian R

Above section 1518 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

MATH 28, Calculus 1 for Business and Social Science    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 26.

This class was formerly Math 23.

This course is intended for students majoring in business or social sciences. It is a survey of differential and integral calculus with business and social science applications. Topics include limits, differential calculus of one variable, including exponential and logarithmic functions, introduction to integral calculus, and mathematics of finance.

1520   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   MC 66   Kamin G

MATH 31, Elementary Algebra    5 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 84 or Math 85.

Topics include: Arithmetic operations with real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, and radicals; factoring polynomials; linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables; systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables; application problems; equations with rational expressions; equations with radicals; introduction to quadratic equations in one variable.

This course is equivalent to one year high school algebra. Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate Degree requirements. Students enrolled in this course are required to spend 16 documented supplemental learning hours outside of class during the semester. This can be accomplished in the Math Lab on the main campus, BUNDY 116, or electronically (purchase of an access code required).

1521   7:15a-10:05a MTWThF   LS 201   Chen C

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

Above section 1521 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1522   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   LS 103   London J S

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

Above section 1522 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1523   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   BUNDY 153   Meknuni M

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

Above section 1523 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1524   12:30p-3:20p MTWThF   LS 205   King W S

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

1525   1:15p-4:05p MTWThF   LS 103   Bronie B L

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

1526   3:30p-6:20p MTWThF   LA 231   Rahnavard M H

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

Above section 1526 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

4053   6:30p-9:15p MTWTh   LS 205   Owaka E A

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Above section 4053 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14.

MATH 32, Plane Geometry   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 31. • Advisory: Math 20.

This is an introductory course in geometry whose goal is to increase student’s mathematical maturity and reasoning skills. Topics include elementary logical reasoning, properties of geometric figures, congruence, similarity, and right triangle relationships using trigonometric properties. Formal proof is introduced and used within the course.

1527   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 82   Man S

1528   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 82   Lai I

Above section 1528 requires that students have internet access.

1529   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUNDY 213   Huang C Y

Above section 1529 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 1529 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1530   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   MC 82   Lai I

Above section 1530 requires that students have internet access.

1531   1:15p-3:20p MTWTh   MC 71   Huang C Y

Above section 1531 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1532   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   HSS 204   Miao W

Above section 1532 requires that students have internet access.

1533   4:15p-6:20p MTWTh   MC 70   Karasik P A

MATH 54, Elementary Statistics    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 20 or Math 18 with a grade of C or better.

It is recommended that students who were planning to take Math 52 to fulfill requirements should take Math 54.

This course covers concepts and procedures of descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory and inferential statistics. Course material includes: summarizing data in tables and graphs; computation of descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency; variation; percentiles; sample spaces; classical probability theory; rules of probability; probability distributions; binomial, normal, T, Chi-square and F distributions; making inferences; decisions and predictions. This course develops confidence intervals for population parameters, hypothesis testing for both one and two populations, correlation and regression, ANOVA, test for independence and non-parametric method. This course develops statistical thinking through the study of applications in a variety of disciplines. The use of a statistical/graphing calculator or statistical analysis software is integrated into the course.

1534   7:00a-10:00a MTWTh   MC 67   Nguyen D T

Above section 1534 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1535   7:00a-10:00a MTWTh   MC 10   Carty B

1536   8:00a-11:00a MTWTh   BUNDY 321   Fanelli D

Above section 1536 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1537   10:15a-1:15p MTWTh   MC 67   Martinez M G

Above section 1537 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information. Above section 1537 requires that students have internet access.

1538   10:15a-1:15p MTWTh   BUNDY 155   Saso M

Above section 1538 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 1538 requires that students have internet access.

1539   12:30p-3:30p MTWTh   MC 83   Baskauskas V A

1540   1:30p-4:30p MTWTh   MC 67   Lee L S

Above section 1540 requires that students have internet access.

1541   1:30p-4:30p MTWTh   HSS 103   Malakar S R

Above section 1541 requires that students have internet access.

4054   6:30p-9:30p MTWTh   MC 71   Petikyan G

Above section 4054 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

4055   6:30p-9:30p MTWTh   BUNDY 221   Bayssa B T

Above section 4055 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

MATH 81, Basic Arithmetic   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

The aim of this course is to develop number and operation sense with regard to whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents; as well as measurement and problem solving skills. Course content also includes ratios, proportions, and practical applications of the arithmetic material.

*Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements. Students enrolled in this course are required to spend 16 documented supplemental learning hours outside of class during the session. This can be accomplished in the Math Lab on the main campus, in Bundy 116, or electronically (purchase of an access code required).

1543   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 74   He F Y

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

1544   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 74   He F Y

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

Above section 1544 requires that students have internet access.

1546   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   MC 73   Ulrich J W

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

Above section 1546 requires that students have internet access.

MATH 84, Pre-Algebra   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 81.

This course prepares the student for Elementary Algebra. It assumes a thorough knowledge of arithmetic. Course content includes integers, signed fractions, signed decimals, grouping symbols, the order of operations, exponents, and algebraic expressions and formulas. The emphasis is on concepts essential for success in algebra.

*Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate In Arts Degree requirements. Students enrolled in this course are required to spend 16 documented supplemental learning hours outside of class during the session. This can be accomplished in the Math Lab on the main campus, in Bundy 116, or electronically (purchase of an access code required).

1547   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 73   Esmaeili F A

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

1548   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 2   Lopez MA

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

1549   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   MC 74   Lopez MA

   Arrange-2.5 Hours        

Above section 1549 requires that students have internet access.

1550   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   MC 74   Halaka E F

   Arrange-2.5 Hours               

MATH 85, Arithmetic and Prealgebra    5 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course offers an accelerated option for preparation for Elementary Algebra. The material covered is equivalent to that covered separately in Math 81 (Basic Arithmetic) and Math 84 (Prealgebra). This course develops number and operation sense with regard to whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, mixed numbers, and decimals. Grouping symbols, order of operations, estimation and approximation, scientific notation, ratios, percents, proportions, geometric figures, and units of measurement with conversions are included. An introduction to algebraic topics, including simple linear equations, algebraic expressions and formulas, and practical applications of the material also are covered. All topics will be covered without the use of a calculating device.

This course is fast-paced and intensive. Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate degree requirements.

1552   7:15a-10:05a MTWThF   MC 83   Evinyan Z

Above section 1552 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1553   1:15p-4:05p MTWThF   BUNDY 153   Harjuno T

Above section 1553 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4056   6:30p-9:15p MTWTh   MC 83   Chan H J

Above section 4056 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14. Above section 4056 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.