MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Math for the Modern World
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
4 (for 15-week classes)
(MATH-010 OR MATH-031 with a grade of S, MATH-100 or MATH-101 with a B- grade or better, MATH-103 with a C grade or better, a satisfactory score on the Math placement test, OR eligible to take gateway MATH courses at HFC) AND Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC
Course Description

For students pursuing a liberal arts curriculum or a program without a specified mathematics requirement. Topics include linear and exponential growth; statistics; personal finance; and geometry, including scale and symmetry. Emphasizes techniques of problem-solving and application of modern mathematics to understanding quantitative information in the everyday world.

MTA Categories
  • Category 3: Mathematics (Quantitative Literacy Track)
General Education Categories
  • Mathematics

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Exam
Other Exam Details

50, CLEP College Mathematics exam, taken at any certified Testing Center, such as HFC’s Workforce & Professional Development’s Testing Center (313) 317-6600.

Other Details

A student may receive credit for Math-131 by earning a minimum score of 50 on the CLEP College Mathematics exam.

Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Summer 2024 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.