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. Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI. Evaluation

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