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Mathematics

If you took Advanced Placement in High School...

First year

Fall:
MATH 202 and MATH 200L

Spring:
MATH 112W and/or MATH 207

sophomore year

Fall:
MATH 253
MATH 207 (if not taken in the freshman year)

Spring:
MATH 304
MATH 112W (if not taken in freshman year)

If your math placement score is...

Level 3 Math Placement

First year

Fall:
MATH 201

Spring:
MATH 202

Sophomore year

Fall:
MATH 207
MATH 253

Spring:
MATH 112W
MATH 304

Level 2 Math Placement

First year

Fall:
MATH 120

Spring:
MATH 201

Students considering a major in mathematics must take MATH 120 during their freshman year.

Sophomore year

Fall:
MATH 202
MATH 207

Spring:
MATH 112W
MATH 304

Level 1 Math Placement

A major in mathematics may be difficult for you. Consult the department.

Majors are also encouraged to take PHIL 207, Logic, and courses in computer science.

Contact person: Dr. Betty Mayfield, Hodson Room 313, at 301-696-3736, mayfield@hood.edu.

INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS COURSES

Placement: Placement is determined by the Mathematics Basic Skills Inventory (BSI). All entering first-year students are required to take the BSI. Transfer students who have not taken any 100-level or above mathematics courses are also required to take the BSI. Transfer students who have taken mathematics courses and who plan to take more should take the BSI to assess their current level of preparation if several years have elapsed since their last mathematics course. The courses appropriate to each placement level are listed on the placement report sent to the student by Academic Services and are also identified below.

Developmental Courses: MATH 098 & MATH 099: Include a review of basic concepts of arithmetic and algebra. Prerequisite: BSI level I placement.

Students who place in MATH 098 or MATH 099 should take this course as soon as possible to ensure that they have the prerequisite for later courses.

100-level Courses: Generally, the prerequisite for 100-level courses is MATH 099 or level II placement. MATH 111 and MATH 112 satisfy the computation section of the Core Curriculum.

200-level Courses: All have MATH 120 or level 3 placement as a prerequisite. Students may elect to take the Department’s Challenge exam for MATH 120. Students who have received credit for Calculus I either through transfer or credit by exam, and who wish to take a mathematics course at Hood for which MATH 201 is a prerequisite, must enroll in MATH 200L Calculus Workshop either prior to or concurrent with that course.

Scheduling:
Offered every fall & spring semester: MATH 099, 120, 111, 112, 201, 202, 207
Offered every fall semester only: MATH 098 and MATH 253