Course Info

The ULC offers two undergraduate mathematics courses that feature smaller class sizes and more personalized attention than traditional introductory math courses.

 

 

ULC 147: Intermediate Algebra

Lecture

Explores operations on the real numbers, problem solving, operations on polynomial and rational expressions, equations with rational exponents, solving systems of linear equations and inequalities in one or two variables, and factoring. Introduces quadratic equations.

Credits: 4

Grading: Graded (GRD)

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Other Requisites: ULC 147 Requisite: Course is not open to students who have previously taken a higher level math course, i.e., ULC 148, MTH 115, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141 or MTH 142.

ULC 148: Algebra and Trigonometry

Lecture

Reviews precalculus algebra and trigonometry, emphasizing functions (transformations, combinations, and composite functions). Topics include graphing and applications of linear, inverse, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions; limits and the derivatives; exponential and logarithmic functions and applications; and trigonometric functions emphasizing sine and cosine.

*Fulfills the UB Curriculum Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Credits: 4

Grading: Graded (GRD)

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Other Requisites: ULC 148 Requisite: Course is not open to students who have previously taken a higher level math course, i.e., MTH 115, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141 or MTH 142.

Which course is right for you?

Not sure if you should take a ULC course, or can’t decide which course to start in?  There are a number of factors to consider, including:

  • How comfortable are you with math content?
  • How confident are you in your mathematic abilities?
  • How many math courses did you take in high school?
  • How did you perform in those math courses?
  • How long ago did you take your last math course?

You should talk with your academic advisor or someone from the ULC about your math history so we can find the perfect class for you!  You may also take a look at the prerequisite charts below to help you make your decision.  

*Please note, these charts show the prerequisite content that should be understood PRIOR to taking one of these courses – not the content that will be covered in the course.  For that info, you should refer to the course syllabus available at the top of the page.