Mathematics: What MATH course should I take?

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a number of first year courses. Your choice of course depends on your background, interests, and what subject you may wish to study in upper years.

MATH 11#-Series: Linear Algebra

MATH 110/6.0

MATH 110/6.0 is an advanced course in linear algebra, primarily designed for those students who intend to pursue a Mathematics or Statistics Plan. Even if they are not intending to study Mathematics or Statistics at an upper-year level, students with a strong interest or background in mathematics (particularly those planning to study Physics or Computing) are encouraged to consider this course. Any student intending to pursue a Plan in Mathematics or Statistics should choose this course. It is also a good elective for any Arts or Science student.

MATH 111/6.0

MATH 111/6.0 is a course in linear algebra, primarily designed for students who intend to pursue a science discipline other than Mathematics or Statistics. Students who are planning to pursue a Plan in Physics or Computing in upper-years should take this course, or MATH 110/6.0. Students intending to pursue studies in Chemistry may wish to consider this course in lieu of MATH 112/3.0. It may also be of particular interest to students in Economics who have a strong mathematical background. It is a good elective for any student in Arts or Science.

MATH 112/3.0

MATH 112/3.0 is an introductory course in linear algebra. Students intending to pursue a Plan in Chemistry should take this course, or one of the full-year linear algebra courses noted above. It may also be of particular interest to students in Economics, Geography, Political Studies, Psychology, or Sociology, as it will help prepare students for the second-year courses in statistics required in these Plans. It is a good elective for any student in Arts or Science.

MATH 120/6.0

MATH 120/6.0 is an advanced course in calculus, primarily designed for those students who intend to pursue a Mathematics or Statistics Plan. Even if they are not intending to study Mathematics or Statistics at an upper-year level, students with a strong interest or background in mathematics (particularly those planning to study Physics, Chemistry, Geology or Computing) are encouraged to consider this course. It is also a good elective for any Arts or Science student.

MATH 121/6.0

MATH 121/6.0 is a course in calculus, primarily designed for students who intend to pursue a science discipline other than Mathematics or Statistics. Students who are planning to pursue a Plan in Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Geology or Environmental Science in upper-years should take this course, or MATH 120/6.0. It may also be of particular interest to students in Economics who have a strong mathematical background, instead of MATH 126/6.0. It is a good elective for any student in Arts or Science.

*MATH 122/6.0*

MATH 124/3.0

This course in Calculus is designed primarily for students who hold advanced standing (IB, AP or GCSE-level) in differential calculus. The combination of the TRansfer credit you receive (MATH 123/3.0) and this course (MATH 124/3.0) are equivalent to MATH 121/6.0 for all academic purposes. Students who are eligible will receive transfer credit for MATH 123/3.0 (Differential Calculus, which is only available as a transfer credit) and will register in MATH 124/3.0 (Integral Calculus) for the Winter Term. They will join the MATH 121/6.0 classroom in January and continue their integral calculus training.

MATH 126/6.0

This is an introductory course in calculus, primarily
designed for students in Arts who have not previously taken calculus at the
Grade 12 level. Science students should *not* register in this course. Students who are planning to pursue a Plan in
Economics should take this course, or MATH 121/6.0. It is also a good elective choice for any
Arts student. It may also be of particular
interest to students in Geography, Political Studies, Psychology, or Sociology,
as it will help prepare students for the second-year courses in statistics
required in these Plans.

REGISTRATION: This course is open only to Arts students.

NOTE: All 6.0 unit courses are multi-term courses. These courses are offered across the Fall and Winter Terms. When students enrol in the "A" suffix course in the Fall Term, the "B" suffix will automatically be added to the Winter Term.Both halves of the course will be offered at the same time in the course timetable.

SECTIONED COURSE: If a course is offered in more than one section. When you register in the course, you must choose the section that best suits your timetable.