Designed for students majoring in scientific or technical fields who need a knowledge of college algebra, or for students preparing to take Calculus I. Topics include integer, rational, real, and complex numbers; solving equations and inequalities; and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. The course is designed to meet the general studies requirement for the baccalaureate degree, but does not apply towards a major or minor in mathematics. Credit will not be allowed for both MATH 121 and MATH 117. Prerequisite: MDEV 003 or satisfactory departmental placement.