MTH-110 (Finite Mathematics): This is a stand-alone MR course in mathematics, especially appropriate for students who do not need or want a calculus or statistics experience. It has no prerequisites, and does not serve as a prerequisite for any other courses at Furman. It should not be taken to “get ready” for either MTH-150 or MTH-145.
MTH-120 (Introduction to Statistics): This is an introductory course in statistics. It carries MR credit. A student may not receive credit for both this course and ECN-225, so Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics majors should take ECN-225 instead of MTH-120. This is an especially appropriate MR choice for students who are considering careers where statistics play a role. Increasingly, this includes a large, diverse set of careers. For certain majors leading to a B.S. degree, this course (together with MTH-145) satisfies the mathematics requirement. See “Additional Noteworthy Items” below for more details.
MTH-145 (Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences): This is an introductory calculus course for students majoring in business or the life or social sciences. It is a good MR choice for any student who needs a calculus course, but does not need a course on the level of MTH-150. It has no prerequisites. For certain majors leading to a B.S. degree, this course (together with MTH-120) satisfies the mathematics requirement. See “Additional Noteworthy Items” below for more details.
MTH 150 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry I): This is the traditional first course in calculus, designed for those majoring in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Physics, Pre-engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, or other fields that might require more advanced mathematics courses. A student with a strong mathematical background who is considering majoring in Biology, Economics, Environmental Science, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Psychology, or Sustainability Science might also consider this course. While there are technically no prerequisites for this course, students should be advised that historically, students who are successful in this course have had a strong precalculus course or some previous experience with calculus. In particular, students should be familiar with precalculus concepts such as functions, algebra, and trigonometry. Students familiar with AP Calculus should think of MTH-150 as being very similar to AP Calculus AB, but at twice the pace, as it is taught over one semester as opposed to the year-long experience that is typical of AP Calculus.