Mathematics for Liberal Arts – MATH 115

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 02/03/2020

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.

Prerequisites

Placement Score-Math with a score of 075 or (CLST 103 and Assessment - Mathematics II with a score of 15 and Assessment - Mathematics with a score of 23) or MATH 108 or MATH 110 or MATH 2XX

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).

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the topics listed in the course description by solving problems in written form using proper mathematical notation and terminology.
  2. Communicate math concepts accurately using vocabulary and symbolic language.
  3. Apply math concepts to problems involving real life situations.
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of mathematics and its applications.

General Education Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes: Technological Solutions and Quantitative Reasoning (TSQR)
TSQR 1: Analyze data and inform action through a structured method.
TSQR 2: Predict the output based on an input in practical scenarios using technological solutions and/or quantitative reasoning.
TSQR 3: Apply the skills needed for successful financial stewardship in various contexts.
TSQR 4: Relate technology and quantitative reasoning to participation in God’s redemptive work.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture videos.

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Course Introduction Quiz

The student must complete the Course Introduction Quiz in WebAssign and must receive a score of 100% before he/she can start any of the other assignments in WebAssign. This quiz will be open-book/open-notes and cover information from the Course Syllabus and announcements offered in Modules/Weeks 0 and 1. The student will receive unlimited attempts for this quiz.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 2 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. The student is required to write a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. 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 (MLO: C, D; FSLO: TSQR 3, 4).

Homework Exercises (12)

Using WebAssign, the student will complete 12 Homework Exercises 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 (MLO: A, B, C; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).

Tests/Exam Reviews (4)

The student will complete a review in WebAssign prior to each test and the Final Exam. For each test 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 test or exam will remain inaccessible until this minimum score is reached (MLO: A, B, C; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).

Quizzes (12)

Using WebAssign, the student will complete 12 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 (MLO: A, B, C; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).

Core Competency Quiz

Prior to the Final Exam, the student must complete the Core Competency Quiz in WebAssign. The purpose of this quiz is to demonstrate the student’s degree of mastery in comparison to national mathematical standards and Core Competency Learning Outcomes.

Tests (3)

The student will complete 3 open-book/open-notes tests throughout the course in WebAssign. Tests are based on the Reading & Study material and homework assignments. The tests are timed and are expected to be completed in one sitting (MLO:A, B, C ; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).

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 (MLO:A, B, C ; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).