MTH
152 Syllabus

**Division**: Arts and Sciences Date: February 2014

**Curricula
in Which Course is Taught**: Liberal Arts
– Humanities, Liberal Arts – Social Sciences

**Course
Number and Title**: MTH
152, Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II

**Credit
Hours**: 3 **Hours/Wk
Lecture**: 3 **Hours/Wk
Lab**: **Lec/Lab Comb**:

I.
**Catalog Description: **Presents topics in
functions, combinations, probability, statistics and algebraic systems.
Prerequisites: A placement recommendation for MTH 152 and Algebra I, Algebra
II, and Geometry or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.

II.
**Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in
which it is taught**:

This course explores topics in Functions,
Combinatorics, Probability,
Statistics and Algebraic Systems. The course thus contributes to developing
critically reflective students through exploration of foundational topics in
mathematics.

III.
**Required background**:

Completion of MTE 5

IV.
**Course Content**:

1.
Functions
( Linear, Quadratic, Exponential and Logarithmic)

2.
Counting
methods ( Permutation and Combinations)

3.
Probability

4.
Statistics

V. The student will: |
VI. |

A.
Learn concepts related to Linear, Quadratic,
Exponential and Logarithmic functions B.
Systems of equations and their applications C.
Linear inequalities D.
Learn to use the Fundamental Counting Principle,
Permutations, and Combinations E.
Learn
Probability concepts ( Addition and Multiplication rules, odds, and expected value) F.
Learn Statistics concepts (Frequency
Distributions, measures of central
tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of position, and properties of
normal distribution) |
Students
will be given pencil and paper examinations on course topics. Further, students may be required to
complete a research project on a topic related to course content. |

VII. **This course supports the following objectives**:

**DCC
Educational Objectives:
**Critical
Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning