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MATH 1030 - Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed for liberal arts and humanities majors whose program does not require statistics, college algebra, or precalculus. Topics include problem-solving strategies, logical systems, mathematics in culture and society, mathematical modeling and applications, and finite mathematics. Not intended as a prerequisite for other mathematics courses. Use of a scientific or graphing calculator is required (see instructor for acceptable models). MnTC Goal 4
MnTC Goals
4 Mathematics/Logical Reasoning

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in MATH 1030 or higher, or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher, or MATH 0070  with a grade of C or higher, or MATH 1025  or above with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Consumer and Financial Mathematics
  2. Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving in Mathematics
  3. Data Analysis
  4. Finite Mathematics
  5. Geometry and Topology
  6. Graph Theory and Networking
  7. Influences of Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus
  8. Mathematical Modeling
  9. Mathematics, Culture and Society
  10. Number Theory
  11. Numeration Systems
  12. Recreational Mathematics
  13. Sets and Logical Systems

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Communicate clearly a problems solution and its explanation for the intended audience in terms of the problem posed.
  2. Demonstrate critical and logical reasoning when solving problems.
  3. Analyze the composition of sets.
  4. Study the reasonableness of conjectures and solutions in mathematics.
  5. Solve problems using data, equations, functions, and graphs.
  6. Formalize reasoning by using the basic vocabulary of logic and sets.
  7. Generate original geometric patterns using the basic symmetries.
  8. Graph equations and functions by hand and with technology.
  9. Describe the symmetry of a geometric pattern using the basic symmetries.
  10. Make independent investigations of mathematical ideas.
  11. Apply mathematics to our changing world and everyday situations.
  12. Model and solve applied problems using mathematical functions.
  13. Describe how various mathematical ideas have developed over time.

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