Topics in algebra and trigonometry specifically needed for MATH 141, 142, 241. Subsets of the real line, absolute value; polynomial, rational, inverse, logarithmic, exponential functions; circular functions; analytic trigonometry.
Since MATH 111/111i is an acceptable prerequisite for MATH 115, it makes no sense to exclude credit for both. In terms of content there is some overlap, but the level of the algebra covered is higher and the pace is faster in MATH 115, and the trigonometry content is not covered in MATH 111/111i at all. These really are quite distinct courses. Since MATH 112 is no longer offered on the USC Columbia campus and is only rarely presented for transfer credit, any duplication of credit is unlikely. If a transfer student does present the equivalent of MATH 111 and 112 (functioally more less MATH 115 when combined), but for some reason does not place into MATH 141 upin entry by taking the Pre-calculuslus palcement test, then we would want the student to enroll in MATH 115. The current credit restriction would seem to prevent this.
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Update will appear in the 1920 Undergraduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.19.