This course is designed specifically to provide students in all degree programs at the Ford School with the fundamental mathematical tools necessary for their subsequent coursework. The course covers the algebra of functions (polynomial, exponential, logarithmic), differentiation, optimization, and indefinite and definite integrals. Additional topics include implicit function, partial and total differentiation, and constrained optimization. Applications to policy analysis are emphasized. During the week before fall classes start, the Ford School coordinates a mini-course on algebra to prepare students for PUBPOL 513.