We want you to be as successful as possible in your mathematics courses while here at Oxford College. A large part of that success starts with choosing a class that is appropriate for your current level of preparation. The following offers some guidelines and policies to ensure the math class you elect to take is the best fit for you.
A student who wishes to take a "calculus-track" course (with the exception of Math 100C) must take a written placement test before enrolling in the course. All students who think they might take any calculus-track course while at Oxford are strongly urged to begin as soon in their academic career as possible.
These "calculus-track" courses include:
- Math 100C - Introduction to College Mathematics (which may be taken by any student whose preparation for college calculus needs strengthening)
- Math 110A - Calculus with Precalculus
- Math 111 - Calculus I
- Math 119 - Business Calculus
- Math 112 or 112Z - Calculus II
- All "200-Level" Math Courses (Math 207, 211, 212, 221, and 250) which have Math 112 as a prerequisite
The "non-calculus-track" courses offered at Oxford College include:
- Math 107 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- Math 109 - Graph Theory and Math Modeling
- Math 120 - Introduction to Pure Mathematics
- Math 125 - Codes and Connections: An Introduction to Number Theory
- CS 170 - Introduction to Computer Science (the first course in the CS Major and a requirement for mathematics majors and the engineering dual-degree program)
ALL STUDENTS MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
- First, consult the list of mathematics courses by level of preparation needed. This will give you a more in-depth description of each mathematics course Oxford offers and specific details on the level of preparation needed for each course.
- Make sure to take the self-assessed "Test of Preparedness" for the particular courses in which you are interested. (You should find links to these tests as you complete step 1 above. Exceptions: Students wishing to take a Level 1 mathematics course or Math 207 may skip this step -- although students wishing to take Math 207 should read and understand the "Level of Preparation Needed" section for that course. Also, students interested in taking Math 119 should take the "Test of Preparedness for Math 111 and CS 170", since Math 119 and Math 111 cover very similar content.)
- Complete the self-placement form.
- If you intend to take a calculus-track course, be prepared to take the appropriate written placement test administered on-campus, Saturday, Aug. 25th, 2012
If it is relevant to your situation, make sure you are aware of the credit awarded for the various AP test scores in mathematics and computer science.
Pre-medical or pre-business students should also be aware of the math courses suggested for pre-professional students.
When considering whether to take Math 111 or Math 119, please know that students may receive credit for only one of these courses. Math 119 satisfies the calculus prerequisite for the BBA program at the Goizueta Business School. Each course satisfies the prerequisite for Math 112, although students who plan to take Math 112 are encouraged to take Math 111 instead of Math 119.