The Math courses were developed to ensure that students are equipped with the mathematical understanding and skills necessary to meet the cognitive and practical requirements of degree programs in a variety of disciplines.
Mathematics Courses for the Foundation Program:
- FPMT 0101, FPMT 0103, FPMT 0105 are offered in English language.
- FPMT0102, FPMT 0104 are offered in Arabic language .
1. Basic Mathematics ( FPMT 0101, FPMT 0102 )
This is the first course in mathematics offered to the students in the Foundation Program (FP). It deals with algebric expressions, equations and inequalities, basic functions, transformations of functions, trigonometric functions of real numbers and angles, and the laws of sines and cosines.
The main objective of the course is to study elementary functions (polynomials and trigonometric functions) in preparation for an Advanced Mathematics course in FP-Mathematics for Sciences or Mathematics for Social Sciences. It also aims to focus on study skills and problem solving abilities, expose students to various applications of basic mathematics in real world problems and to promote self-learning.
2. Mathematics for Social Sciences (FPMT 0103/FPMT 0104)
This course is offered to students from the Colleges of Arts & Social Sciences, Economics and Political Sciences, Law, Education & Islamic Sciences (except Mathematics and Science stream). This course covers systems of linear and non-linear equations with applications, properties and graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions, simple and compound interests along with present value, matrix algebra, Cramer’s rule, inverses of matrices, solutions of linear systems of equations, linear inequalities in two variables and basic concepts on Statistics and Probability.
This course gives a background in basic mathematical techniques, which students will need to apply in solving real life problems.
3. Mathematics for Sciences ( FPMT 0105 )
This course is designed for secondary school graduates with Pure Mathematics background. At SQU, students taking this course belong to the colleges of Agricultural & Marine Sciences, Engineering, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science, and Nursing.
The main objective of the course is to study elementary functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric) in preparation for calculus and higher mathematics. It also aims to focus on study skills and problem solving abilities, expose students to various applications of basic Mathematics in real world problems and to promote self-learning.
The goal is to develop the student ability to read, write, think, and do mathematics at the level required for success in calculus. The apparent content (algebra and trigonometry) may be vaguely familiar, but this course asks students to learn it, and understand it in a new way that will raise students to a far higher level of mathematical ability.