This course stresses elementary mathematics and basic quantitative knowledge at the pre-calculus level. Students understand and work effectively with real numbers, algebraic expressions, polynomials, equations, and functions. Students learn how to present a real-life problem in mathematical terms and model social and scientific phenomena. This course provides a broad-based mathematical knowledge to build upon in quantitative reasoning courses as well as in applied and specialized courses in business and the social and natural sciences. The requirement of Introductory Mathematics may also be satisfied upon admission by designated scores on the SAT exam or a placement examination during the first semester at AUBG.