Mathematics for Liberal Arts – MATH 115

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 05/20/2022

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.


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 videos.

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 for each Discussion. 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 (HW) Assignments (12)

Using WebAssign, the student will complete 12 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 (HW): Review for Exam Assignments (4)

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

Quiz: Exams (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. The exams are timed and are expected to be completed in one sitting (CLO:A, B, C ; FSLO: TSQR 1, 2, 3).

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