# MATH Duplication, Regression and Second-Grade-Only Option

The Department of Mathematics offers many introductory course sequences. Since students' interests change, students may take courses within different course sequences. This raises questions of duplication and regression, and we need to be clear about when one course can be used as a second-grade-only (SGO) for another course.

If you have any questions about the policies on duplication, regression or second-grade-only outlined on this page, please contact Prof. Oguz Durumeric or Cynthia Farthing.

#### What is duplication?

Duplication typically occurs when a student takes a course more than once, and the course is not repeatable for credit (listed in the ISIS course description as “Repeatable: No”). **Students do not earn credit toward graduation for hours of duplication**, but any hours of duplication are used to compute grade point averages. (NOTE: A student who repeats a course with the second-grade-only option will not be charged with duplication for the course. However, only the hours from the second course count as hours toward graduation and only the second grade will be used in GPA calculations.)

A student may also be charged with duplication if the student takes two or more mathematics courses that have substantial content overlap. Depending on the situation, a student may not earn any credit for the additional courses, or the student may have the total credits of all courses reduced. Please see the Special Considerations below for different mathematics courses that may result in duplication.

#### What is regression?

Mathematics courses build on one another, and many math courses have prerequisites that must be satisfied. Regression occurs when a student takes a course that is at a lower level than a course the student has previously passed.** Students do not earn credit for hours of regression.**

#### When is duplication or regression assessed?

Regression is identified only at the time of final graduation analysis, and duplication may not be identified until final graduation analysis. **A student who has hours of duplication or regression may have the total credit hours reduced during the final graduation analysis, and this could delay graduation.** Therefore, it is important that students understand when duplication or regression will be charged.

For more information about duplication and regression, see the CLAS Credit Hour Policies.

#### Does the course number determine duplication or regression?

The Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses for different majors that cover the same material. Therefore, a student may be charged regression even if the course number is higher than the course number of a previously completed course; duplication may be charged even if the course number is different than a previously completed course. Students should consult the table below to determine when duplication or regression will be charged.

#### Does the Mathematics Department check for duplication and regression?

In general, it is the student's responsibility to understand the duplication and regression policy and be aware of the effects this may have on the student's expected graduation date. However, the Mathematics Department reserves the right to check for instances of duplication and regression in its courses. The Mathematics Department may remove students from a course because of duplication or regression. Any students who are removed from a course because of duplication or regression will be informed by email before being removed.

#### MATH (22M) Duplication and Regression Table

This table lists instances of duplication or regression for mathematics courses numbered MATH:3550 and below. Duplication and regression can still occur in courses numbered MATH:3600 or higher. Please see your advisor if you have questions about courses at or above MATH:3600.

If you wish, you may download a copy of this table and policy.

**NOTE: **A student will not be charged with regression because of a previous enrollment in MATH:2995/22M:095 Introduction to Research Opportunities, so a student may take any mathematics course before or after MATH:2995/22M:095.

4-digit course number | 3-digit course number | Course Title | Regression charged if student previously completed | Duplication charged if student previously completed | Notes |
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MATH:0100 | 22M:001 | Basic Algebra I | MATH:1005 or higher | MATH:0100 | See Special Consideration 0. |

MATH:0300 | 22M:003 | Basic Geometry | MATH:1005 or higher | MATH:0300 | See Special Consideration 0. |

MATH:1000 | 22M:014 | First Year Seminar | MATH:1000 may be repeated 2 times for credit | ||

MATH:1005 | 22M:008 | College Algebra |
MATH:1010 |
MATH:1005 | |

MATH:1010 | 22M:005 | Trigonometry | MATH:1020 MATH:1440 or higher |
MATH:1010 | |

MATH:1020 | 22M:009 | Elementary Functions | MATH:1380 MATH:1460 or higher |
MATH:1020 MATH:1340 MATH:1440 |
See Special Consideration 2. |

MATH:1120 | 22M:006 | Logic of Arithmetic | MATH:1130 | MATH:1120 | See Special Consideration 1. |

MATH:1130 | 22M:012 | Theory of Arithmetic | MATH:1130 | See Special Consideration 1. | |

MATH:1140 | 22M:081 | Geometry for Elementary Teachers | MATH:1140 | ||

MATH:1240 | 22M:010 | Finite Mathematics | MATH:1240 | ||

MATH:1340 | 22M:013 | Mathematics for Business | MATH:1380 MATH:1460 or higher |
MATH:1020 MATH:1340 MATH:1440 |
See Special Consideration 2. |

MATH:1380 | 22M:017 | Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business | MATH:1550 or higher | MATH:1380 MATH:1460 |
See Special Consideration 3. |

MATH:1440 | 22M:015 | Mathematics for the Biological Sciences | MATH:1380 MATH:1460 or higher |
MATH:1020 MATH:1340 MATH:1440 |
See Special Consideration 2. |

MATH:1460 | 22M:016 | Calculus for the Biological Sciences | MATH:1550 or higher | MATH:1380 MATH:1460 |
See Special Consideration 3. |

MATH:1550 | 22M:031 | Engineering Math I | MATH:1560 MATH:1860 MATH:2560 MATH:2850 or higher |
MATH:1550 |
See Special Consideration 4. |

MATH:1560 | 22M:032 | Engineering Math II | MATH:2560 MATH:3550 or higher |
MATH:1560 MATH:1860 MATH:2850 |
See Special Considerations 5, 6, 7, 8. |

MATH:1850 | 22M:025 | Calculus |
MATH:1560 |
MATH:1550 MATH:1850 |
See Special Consideration 4. |

MATH:1860 | 22M:026 | Calculus II | MATH:2560 MATH:2850 MATH:3550 |
MATH:1560 MATH:1860 |
See Special Considerations 5, 7 . |

.MATH:2150 | 22M:070 | Foundations of Geometry | See your advisor if you have taken MATH:3600 or above. | MATH:2150 | |

MATH:2550 | 22M:033 | Engineering Math III | MATH:2700 | MATH:2550 | See Special Consideration 10. |

MATH:2560 | 22M:034 | Engineering Math IV | See your advisor if you have taken MATH:3600 or above. | MATH:2560 | |

MATH:2700 | 22M:027 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | See your advisor if you have taken MATH:3600 or above. | MATH:2550 MATH:2700 |
See Special Consideration 10. |

MATH:2850 | 22M:028 | Calculus III | See your advisor if you have taken MATH:3600 or above. | MATH:1560 MATH:2850 MATH:3550 |
See Special Considerations 6, 7, 8, 9. |

MATH:2995 | 22M:095 | Introduction to Research Opportunities | MATH:2995 | ||

MATH:3550 | 22M:037 | Engineering Math V | See your advisor if you have taken MATH:3600 or above. | MATH:2850 MATH:3550 |
See Special Considerations 8, 9. |

- MATH:0100/22M:001 and MATH:0300/22M:003 do not earn credit toward graduation. Students should talk with their advisors before enrolling in these classes.
- A student can earn credit for at most one of MATH:1120/22M:006 or MATH:1130/22M:012.
- A student will be charged with duplication for taking one of MATH:1020/22M:009, MATH:1340/22M:013 or MATH:1440/22M:015 after any other course in that list. However, each course in the list could be used as a second-grade-only option for another course on the list.
- A student will be charged with duplication for taking one of MATH:1380/22M:017 or MATH:1460/22M:016 after the other. However, each course could be used as a second-grade-only option for the other course.
- A student will be charged with duplication for taking one of MATH:1550/22M:031 or MATH:1850/22M:025 after the other. However, each course could be used as a second-grade-only option for the other course.
- A student taking MATH:1560/22M:032 and MATH:1860/22M:026 will only receive a total of 6 semester hours (instead of 8).
- A student taking MATH:1560/22M:032 and MATH:2850/MATH:028 will only receive a total of 6 semester hours (instead of 8).
- A student taking MATH:1560/22M:032, MATH:1860/22M:026, and MATH:2850/22M:028 will only receive a total of 8 semester hours (instead of 12) because the material in MATH:1860 and MATH:2850 includes all of the material in MATH:1560.
- A student taking MATH:1560/22M:032, MATH:2850/22M:028 and MATH:3550/22M:037 will only earn a total of 7 semester hours (instead of 11) because most of the material in MATH:3550 is included in MATH:2850.
- A student taking MATH:2850/22M:028 and MATH:3550/22M:037 will only earn a total of 5 semester hours (instead of 7) because most of the material in MATH:3550 is included in MATH:2850.
- A student taking MATH:2700/22M:027 and MATH:2550/22M:033 will only earn a total of 4 semester hours. (If the student takes MATH:2550 first, then taking MATH:2700 will earn 2 additional hours. If the student takes MATH:2700 first, then taking MATH:2550 is considered regression, and the student earns no additional hours.)

#### Policy on Second-Grade-Only (SGO) Option

All SGOs for Math courses are governed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Please read the CLAS rules: https://clas.uiowa.edu/students/handbook/grading-system#second-grade

Math Department Policy on Second-Grade-Only options may be found HERE.