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Early Start Math (ESM)
ESM 40 Early Start Program in Mathematics (Unit: 1)
Self-paced online Early Start math course. Prepares students for key topics in ELM as well as elementary and intermediate algebra. Does not count toward the baccalaureate degree. (CR/NC/RP grading only) (Note: This course does NOT allow students to "move-up" unless they retake the ELM test. Students who are interested in "moving-up" should enroll in ESM 60
(Algebra I) or ESM 70
(Algebra II) at SF State, or their equivalents at other CSU campuses, whenever possible; neither ESM 60
nor ESM 70
ESM 60 Entry Level Math I (Units: 3)
Equivalent to first-year high school algebra. Fundamental operations on numbers, polynomials, and rational expressions; factoring, linear equations, and inequalities. Units and grades earned do not count toward graduation requirements.
ESM 70 Entry Level Math II (Units: 3)
Equivalent to second-year high school algebra. Exponents, radicals, logarithms, systems of linear equations, complex numbers, quadratic equations. Units and grades earned do not count towards graduation requirements.
Students following earlier "Bulletin" requirements can access the appropriate year using this link: Previous Bulletins.