MATH 130: Precalculus Mathematics

Self-paced Online or Correspondence

This course covers the basic concepts of trigonometry and analytic geometry, including trigonometric functions and their graphs, relationships, and applications. Basic analytical geometry topics include the conics, translations, rotations, and basic vector geometry.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Required for the correspondence version: Swokowski and Cole, Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, custom edition (2010), ISBN 978-1111402990

  • Required for the online version: Swokowski and Cole, Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, UNC custom 12th edition with WebAssign bundle (2012),

  • Required for the online version: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or higher (download Firefox).

  • A scientific or graphing calculator. (Symbolic manipulators, such as the TI-89, are not allowed.)

Note: Both the versions of this course require a custom edition of the text, available from UNC Student Stores. There is a full text edition (ISBN 978-1111495909) available for students who want the entire text and not just the abridged edition.

The custom editions of the textbook used for this course are available through UNC Student Stores.

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Brenda Shryock, EdD
  • Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Credit Hours: 3. A student may not receive credit for this course after receiving credit for MATH 231.
  • Number of Assignments: online version: 22 quizzes and 4 tests; correspondence version: 16 submissions
  • Prerequisite(s): MATH 110
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.
  • View a sample course syllabus for the correspondence course.