Placement exams and introductory courses
Course prerequisites ensure that students are placed into courses in which they are likely to succeed. The Department of Mathematics enforces a prerequisite policy for most of its courses, but the mathematics placement exam can be used to place into MAT 0995, 1000 (placement into this course is no longer required as of fall 2018), 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800, 2010, 2210, and STA 1020 (placement into this course is no longer required as of fall 2018). This policy applies to new, continuing, transfer, and graduate students.
The following information is in regard to the abovelisted courses and how to place into them:
 Students who are taking a course for the third or fourth time will need to follow a special process. Please email mathundergrad@wayne.edu for further information
 Students may visit Advising Works to schedule an appointment with a Department of Mathematics academic advisor to discuss their placement situation
 Students intending to take MAT 0993 are not required to take the placement exam, although it is recommended
The mathematics placement examination must be taken prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wants to take the course. Consult the Math Placement and Quantitative Experience guide for the placement exam schedule, registration instructions, and other information.
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MAT 0900: Essentials of Mathematics
MAT 0900 is a 3 credit course which carries no degree credit. It is part of the Rising Scholars Program (RSP). Students must apply to RSP and be accepted in order to register for MAT 0900.
Topics
 Review of arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios
 Algebra: solving equations and inequalities, algebraic expressions, graphing, problemsolving
Prerequisites
MAT 0900 is the first course in the Wayne State Developmental Mathematics program. It is only open to students intending to elect MAT 1000 as their final math course. Students should take the mathematics placement exam to determine their current level of mathematical knowledge. Students may enroll in MAT 0900 without taking the placement exam, but this is not recommended.
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
 Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam in the previous 12 months
 A grade of CNC, or higher, in MAT 0993, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months
 An SAT math score of 530 or higher or an ACT math score of 21 or higher, taken within two years of the first day of the course
For placement at this level, students should have a command of numerical and beginning algebra concepts and techniques corresponding approximately to one year of high school algebra.
Grades
ANC, BNC, CNC, UNC (NC stands for "no credit" since this course carries no degree credit). Successful completion of this course (CNC or higher) qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 1000. This prerequisite is valid for one year (three semesters).

MAT 0993: Beginning Algebra
MAT 0995 is a three credit course which carries no degree credit. There are two options: 1) a computerbased course meeting in the Mathematics Computer Lab (MCL). Each student must complete a minimum of three hours per week in the MCL in addition to attending the twohour regular class meeting or 2) the Rising Scholars Program.
Topics
 Review of arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios
 Algebra: solving equations and inequalities, algebraic expressions, graphing, problemsolving
Prerequisites
MAT 0993 is the first course in the Wayne State Developmental Mathematics program. Students should take the mathematics placement exam to determine their current level of mathematical knowledge. Students may enroll in MAT 0993 without taking the placement exam, but this is not recommended.
Materials fee (computerbased course only)
The fee, which is part of the tuition, covers the cost of access to MyMathLab. This gives the student access to all course materials, including the textbook, videos, homework, quizzes and tests.
Grades
ANC, BNC, CNC, UNC (NC stands for "no credit" since this course carries no degree credit). Successful completion of this course (CNC or higher) qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 0995, MAT 1000, or MAT 1050. This prerequisite is valid for one year (three semesters).

MAT 0995: Intermediate Algebra
MAT 0995 is a three credit course which carries no degree credit. It is a computerbased course located in the Mathematics Computer Lab (MCL). The student must complete a minimum of three hours per week in the MCL in addition to the twohour regular class meeting.
Topics
 Exponents and radicals
 Solving polynomial and other types of equations and inequalities
 Graphs and systems of linear equations
 Introduction to functions
 Elementary geometry
Prerequisites
Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
 Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam in the previous 12 months
 A grade of CNC, or higher, in MAT 0993, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months
 An SAT math score of 530 or higher or an ACT Math score of 21 or higher, taken within two years of the first day of the course
For placement at this level, students should have a command of numerical and beginning algebra concepts and techniques corresponding approximately to one year of high school algebra.
Materials fee
The fee, which is part of the tuition, covers the cost of access to MyMathLab. This gives the student access to all course materials, including the textbook, videos, homework, quizzes and tests.
Grades
ANC, BNC, CNC, UNC (NC stands for "no credit" since this course carries no degree credit). Successful completion of this course (CNC or higher) qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 1110 or MAT 1500. This prerequisite is valid for 12 months.

MAT 1000: Mathematics in Today's World
MAT 1000 is a threecredit course which studies some of the applications of mathematics to topics of general interest in today's society. Attaining a C or better in this course will meet the quantitative experience general education requirement. This course is not a prerequisite for any other math department course.
This course does not require placement in order to be taken. However, if a student is attempting this course for a third or fourth time they will need to follow a particular procedure. Please email mathundergrad@wayne.edu for more information.
Textbook
The required textbook is For All Practical Purposes, Mathematics in Today's World, Tenth Edition, by COMAP.
Topics
An exploration of current applications of mathematics, such as gerrymandering, consumer mathematics, cryptography, identification numbers, art, music, statistical design, optimal decision making, and risk assessment.
Prerequisites
MAT 1000 is changing to reflect the new quantitative experience general education requirement. As a result, this course will no longer have a prerequisite. Any student can enroll, without restriction.

MAT 1050: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry
MAT 1050: Five credits (two credits towards graduation) five hours/week
This is an intermediate algebra course that also includes an introduction to logarithms and trigonometry. Successful completion (C or above) of this course qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 1110, MAT 1500, or MAT 1800 during the following year (three semesters).
MAT 1050: Seven credits (three credits towards graduation) nine hours/week
This option is referred to as PREP. Students who successfully complete PREP will be invited into the Emerging Scholars Program (ESP). This class is the same as MAT 1050 with the addition of a workshop that meets twice each week for two hours. During the workshop, students work in groups solving challenging mathematics problems. Students majoring in engineering, mathematics, mathematics education, or science should enroll in MAT 1050 PREP rather than the fivecredit version.
Topics
 Algebra: Properties of the real number system, equations and inequalities, lines, graphs, introduction to functions, exponents, logarithms
 Geometry and trigonometry: Basic concepts, introduction to the trigonometric functions, solving right triangles
Prerequisites
Students qualify for MAT 1050 by having achieved one of the following:
 Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam in the past 12 months
 A grade of ANC, BNC, or CNC in MAT 0993 taken at Wayne State University in the past 12 months
 A validated ACT math score of 21 or higher
 A validated SAT math score of 500 or higher (before March 2016), or a validated SAT math score of 530 or higher (March 2016 or later)
For placement at this level, students should have a command of numerical and beginning algebra concepts and techniques corresponding approximately to one year of high school algebra.
Ebook and online homework
This course uses an ebook and online homework. You must have an access code, which is available at the campus bookstore.
MAT 1050 students are encouraged to work online homework in the Mathematics Computer Lab, where tutors are readily available to assist.

MAT 1110: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
MAT 1110 is a 3 credit course that meets for four hours each week. The extra hour will be used for students to work in groups using manipulatives. Successful completion of the course (C or better) qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 1120 during the following 12 months.
Topics
 Problemsolving
 Sets, functions
 Reasoning
 Number theory
 Whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals
Prerequisites
Students qualify for MAT 1110 by having achieved one of the following:
 Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam in the past 12 months
 Grade of ANC, BNC or CNC in MAT 0995 taken at Wayne State University in the past 12 months
 Grade of C or better in MAT 1050 taken at Wayne State University in the past 12 months
 Validated SAT math score of 600 or higher, or a validated ACT math score of 26 or higher
 Postbaccalaureate students qualify by any of the above methods or by documenting to a math advisor the satisfactory completion of a college mathematics class at the level of precalculus or above
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry corresponding to approximately three years of college preparatory mathematics.
Textbook
 MATHEMATICS For Elementary Teachers, A Conceptual Approach, Ninth Edition, by Bennett, Burton, and Nelson
 MATHEMATICS For Elementary Teachers, An Activities Approach, Ninth Edition, by Bennett, Burton, and Nelson
 Manipulative Kit
All three items may be purchased together for a discounted price. These will also be used for MAT 1120.

MAT 1120: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II
MAT 1120 is a threecredit course that meets for four hours each week. The extra hour will be used for students to work in groups using manipulatives.
Topics
 Statistics
 Probability
 Geometry
 Measurement
Prerequisites
Students qualify for MAT 1120 by having achieved one of the following:
 Grade of C or higher in MAT 1110 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months
 Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam in the previous 12 months, and transfer of MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher
 Validated SAT math score of 600 or higher, and transfer of MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher
 Validated ACT math score of 26 or higher, and transfer of MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher
 Postbaccalaureate students qualify by any of the above methods, or by satisfactory completion of a college mathematics class at the level of precalculus or above, and transfer of MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry corresponding to approximately three years of college preparatory mathematics.
Textbook
 MATHEMATICS For Elementary Teachers, A Conceptual Approach, Ninth Edition, by Bennett, Burton, and Nelson
 MATHEMATICS For Elementary Teachers, An Activities Approach, Ninth Edition, by Bennett, Burton, and Nelson
 Manipulative Kit
All three items may be purchased together for a discounted price.

MAT 1500: College Algebra for the Social and Management Sciences
MAT 1500 is a threecredit computerbased course located in the Mathematics Computer Lab (MCL). The student must complete a minimum of three hours per week in the MCL in addition to the twohour regular class meeting.
Topics
 Equations and inequalities
 Graphs and functions
 Polynomial and rational functions
 Exponential and logarithmic functions
Prerequisites
Students qualify for MAT 1500 by having achieved one of the following:
 Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam taken in the previous 12 months
 Grade of ANC, BNC or CNC in MAT 0995 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months
 Grade of C or better in MAT 1050 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months
 Validated SAT score of 600 or higher, or a validated ACT math score of 26 or higher
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry corresponding to approximately three years of college preparatory mathematics.
Materials fee
The fee, which is part of the tuition, covers the cost of access to MyMathLab. This gives the student access to all course materials, including the textbook, videos, homework, quizzes and tests.

MAT 1800: Precalculus
MAT 1800 is a fourcredit course on elementary functions with trigonometry. Successful completion (C or above) of this course qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 2010 during the following year (three semesters).
Topics
 Basic definition and concept of a function
 Definitions, properties and graphs of polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions
Prerequisites
Students qualify for MAT 1800 by having achieved one of the following:
 Satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months
 Grade of C or better in MAT 1050 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months
 Validated SAT math score of 600 or higher (before March 2016), or a validated SAT math score of 620 or higher (March 2016 or later) or a validated ACT math score of 26 or higher
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding to approximately three years of collegepreparatory mathematics.
Online homework
This course utilizes the WebAssign online homework system. You must have an access code, which is available at the campus bookstore.
Textbook
Precalculus, Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition, by James Stewart, Lothar Redlin and Saleem Watson. The textbook is available as an eBook that comes with your purchase of a WebAssign access code.

MAT 2010: Calculus I
MAT 2010 is a fourcredit course on Calculus. Successful completion (C or above) of this course qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 2020.
Topics
 Calculus is the study of change
 Definitions, concepts, and interpretations of the derivative and the definite and indefinite integrals
 Differentiation, integration, applications
Prerequisites
Students qualify for MAT 2010 by having achieved one of the following:
 Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam in the previous 12 months
 Grade of C or better in MAT 1800 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months
 Validated SAT math score of 650 or higher (before March 2016), or a validated SAT math score of 670 or higher (March 2016 or later) or a validated ACT math score of 29 or higher
Students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding approximately to four years of collegepreparatory mathematics.
Textbook
Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7th Edition, by James Stewart

STA 1020: Elementary Statistics
This course covers the basic concepts and some elementary methods in statistics with the use of mathematics for calculation and simple analysis. Having learned the materials contained in this course, a student should have some rudimentary knowledge about how data is collected, how to organize and to display data, how to interpret the results and how to draw conclusions from the results.
This course does not require placement in order to be taken. However, if a student is attempting this course for a third or fourth time they will need to follow a particular procedure. Please email mathundergrad@wayne.edu for more information.
Topics
 Descriptive statistics
 Correlation and regression
 Notions in probability
 Binomial and normal distributions
 Testing hypothesis
Textbook
The required textbook is Beginning Statistics by Carolyn Warren, Kimberly Denly, & Emily Atchley, 2nd ed.