Mathematics for Liberal Arts – MATH 115

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/08/2022

Course Description

A survey course for liberal arts majors including a review of algebra and an introduction to logic, probability and statistics, mathematical structures, problem solving, geometry and consumer applications.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Since Math 115 is the only mathematics course that many students will take, it is designed to dispel the common notion that mathematics is only arithmetic or algebra. The student will obtain a basic working knowledge of several branches of mathematics. It will meet the general education requirement in mathematics for some majors. Math 115 is not the prerequisite for Math 121 (College Algebra), Math 201 (Statistics), or Math 117 (Elements of Mathematics).

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Getting Started With WebAssign

The student must complete the "Getting Started with WebAssign" assignment in WebAssign and must receive a score of 100% before he/she can start any of the other assignments in WebAssign. This assignment covers the basics of how to input answers into the WebAssign software.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 2 Discussions in this course. The student is required to write a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 50 words (CLO: C, D; FSLO: TSQR 3, 4).

Homework Assignments (7)

Using WebAssign, the student will complete 7 Homework Assignments in this course. There will be a set of questions assigned for each of the homework exercises. A score of at least 70% must be earned on the homework in order to open the quiz for that week (CLO: A, B, C; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).

Homework: Exam Reviews (4)

The student will complete a review in WebAssign prior to each Quiz: Exam and the Quiz: Final Exam. For each exam and the final exam, the student must first complete the Review assignment with a score of at least 70% in order to open the test/exam. The exam will remain inaccessible until this minimum score is reached (CLO: A, B, C; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).

Quizzes (4)

Using WebAssign, the student will complete 4 quizzes in this course. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and will contain multiple-choice and short answer questions. Each quiz may be taken up to 3 times.

Quiz: Exam (3)

The student will complete 3 open-book/open-notes exams throughout the course in WebAssign. Exams are based on the Learn material and homework assignments. Tests are timed and are expected to be completed in one sitting.

NOTE: The student must submit written work for all test and final exam questions. Any tests or final exams submitted without written work will not be accepted.

Written work means that the student records the work needed to answer each test/exam question on paper. The student should number the work for each question as he/she works through the test so that his/her instructor can easily tell what work goes with each question. After the student submits your test, either scan or take cell phone photos of the written work and then upload them through the submission link to the Written Work Assignment for the Module: Week in which they are due.

Quiz: Final Exam

The student will complete a comprehensive, open-book/open-notes Final Exam in WebAssign. The Final is timed and is expected to be completed in one sitting.

NOTE: The student must submit written work for all test and final exam questions. Any tests or final exams submitted without written work will not be accepted.

Written work means that the student records the work needed to answer each test/exam question on paper. The student should number the work for each question as he/she works through the test so that his/her instructor can easily tell what work goes with each question. After the student submits your test, either scan or take cell phone photos of the written work and then upload them through the submission link to the Written Work Assignment for the Module: Week in which it is due.