UAS Courses & Subjects
This list can be used to select your UAS electives. This page provides information about individual courses. To learn more about specific University Arts & Sciences programs  admission requirements, program requirements and course requirements  please visit General University Studies.
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Course Descriptions
This course is equivalent to Principles of Math 11 or Precalculus 11. It is also useful for those wishing to upgrade mathematics skills for career programs and trades training. The course includes: graphs, linear equations, functions, systems of equations, inequalities, polynomials and factoring, rational equations, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations, and trigonometry.
Prerequisites: Math 49 or sufficient College Readiness Tool (CRT) score.This course is a continuation of Algebra and Trigonometry I and is an equivalent to Principles of Math 12 or Precalculus 12. The course includes a review of basic algebra, functions, transformations, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, identities and equations, application of transcendental function, and arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. The course introduces counting and probability.
Prerequisites: Precalculus 11, Principles of Math 11, MATH 050 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. Foundations 11 with written permission of the instructor or School Chair.MATH 097 is a refresher for MATH 100 and is held one week before fall classes start. This courses takes a quick look at critical skills/topics needed to be successful in calculus:
 a review of graphs of basic functions
 algebra
 solving equations
 trigonometry
 exponential and logarithmic functions
MATH 098 will help prepare you for the math component of the Business Administration program at Selkirk College. Topics include solving and graphing equations and problem solving skills.
This course will help prepare you for the math skills needed to complete the Environment and Geomatics program at Selkirk College. Topics include solving equations, trigonometry, and problem solving skills.
A course designed to provide students with the background in calculus needed for further studies. This course includes: a review of functions and graphs; limits; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; applications of the derivative including related rates, maxima, minima, velocity and acceleration; the definite integral; an introduction to elementary differential equations; and, applications of integration including velocity, acceleration, areas, and growth and decay problems.
Prerequisites: Precalculus 12, Principles of MATH 12 or equivalent with a grade of "C+" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.This course is a sequel to MATH 100 for those students who wish to major in mathematics, sciences or applied sciences. The course includes: antidifferentiation and integration; the definite integral; areas and volumes; transcendental functions; techniques of integration; parametric equations; polar coordinates; indeterminate forms, improper integrals and Taylor's formula; and infinite series.
Prerequisites: MATH 100 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.MATH 125: Business Mathematics is intended for first year students enrolled in the Business Administration program. It stresses the mathematics required in financial processes. The course starts with a review of basic arithmetic and algebra. With these skills the student will solve several practical business problems. Topics include (but are not limited to) ratio and proportion, merchandising, breakeven analysis, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and effective rates, simple and general annuities, annuities due and deferred annuities, amortization of loans and payment schedules, sinking funds and investment decision analysis.
Prerequisites: PreCalculus 11 or equivalent with grade of "C+" or better, or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.MATH 140: Calculus I for Social Sciences and Business is an introductory course in calculus designed to provide students majoring in business, the life sciences or the social sciences with the necessary mathematical background for further study in these areas. The course includes functions, limits, the derivative and its application, antidifferentiation and the indefinite integral and an introduction to differential equations.
Prerequisites: Principles of Math 12 or MATH 110 or equivalent with grade of “C” or better, or permission of instructor.This is a mathematical review course for firstyear students in the School of Environment and Geomatics (SEG) diploma programs. This course will provide a review of mathematical concepts which you will need for your other SEG courses. Materials to be covered include: unit conversions, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, problem solving, slope calculations, distance and direction calculations.
Prerequisites: Acceptance to SEG Diploma programs.Math 180: Mathematics for Teachers, introduces future elementary school teachers and others to the mathematical content and principles of British Columbia elementary school curriculum. In the process of taking a theoretical and historical, indepth look at the curriculum, students will be encouraged to develop comfort and confidence with mathematics as well as the ability to communicate mathematically and solve mathematical problems.
Prerequisites: Precalculus 11, Foundations 11 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better, or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.Math 190 is an introductory applied statistics course for environment and geomatics students. Topics include: types of data, descriptive statistics, probability and random variables, discrete probability distributions, continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals, sample size, and hypothesis testing.
Prerequisites: MATH 160.Math 221: Introductory Linear Algebra, provides an introduction to linear algebra and vector spaces. Topics covered in the course include the solution of systems of linear equations through Gaussian elimination; matrices and matrix algebra; vector spaces and their subspaces; coordinate mappings and other linear transformations; construction of GramSchmidt bases and leastsquare approximations. Although the course devotes a substantial amount of time to computational techniques, it should also lead the student to develop geometrical intuitions, to appreciate and understand mathematical abstraction and to construct some elementary proofs.
Prerequisites: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.This course is a continuation of Math 190  Resource Statistics I. Topics include linear regressions and
correlation, inferential statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, goodness of fit, contingency tables, and
ANOVA.
This course is a continuation of Math 291  Resource Statistics II. Topics include sampling techniques, experimental design and computer based application. Additional topics may include analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics or time series forecasting.
Prerequisites: Math 291Introductory Algebra – Advanced level is for students to upgrade their skills in mathematics. This course covers the following topics: algebraic skills review, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, relations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials and polynomial functions, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations and functions, and an introduction to trigonometric functions.
Upon completion of Math 52/53, students are ready to enter Math 62/63 (Precalculus 12 equivalent) or nonscience or career postsecondary programs. This course qualifies for the BC Adult Graduation Diploma.
This course is the equivalent to Math 050, and each is equivalent to Precalculus 11.
Prerequisites: Math 49 or equivalent skill level *for optimal success a Grade of C+ is recommended
Foundations Math is designed for students interested in gaining entry to some nonscience career programs and/or earning credit for their Adult Dogwood Diploma. Topics include financial math, measurement, algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, logical reasoning, and trigonometry.
This course qualifies for the BC Adult Graduation Diploma.
Equivalent Courses: Math 56/57 is equivalent to Foundations Math 11
Prerequisites: Math 46 or equivalent skill level.
Algebra and Trigonometry is intended to prepare students for academic or technical postsecondary studies in mathematics, engineering or science. This course covers the following topics: review of basic algebra, functions and graphs including transformations, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, identities and equations, and arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
This course prepares students for further studies in math and sciences at the postsecondary level. This course qualifies for the BC Adult Graduation Diploma.
This course is the equivalent to Math 051 and each is equivalent to Precalculus 12.
Prerequisites: MATH 52/53 or equivalent.