MTH 151
Syllabus
Division: Arts
and Sciences Date: January, 2014
Curricula
in Which Course is Taught:
Liberal Arts – Humanities, Liberal Arts –
Social Sciences
Course
Number and Title: MTH
151, Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I
Credit
Hours: 3 Hours/Wk Lecture: 3Hours/Wk
Lab: Lec/Lab Comb:
I.
Catalog
Description: Presents topics in sets, logic,
numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts.
Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 151 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 basic set theoretical principles, fundamental logical concepts,
number systems and axiomatic systems of geometry. 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. Basic set
theory
2. Basic logic theory (truth tables, vena
diagrams)
3. Notational-systems (ancient and
contemporary)
4. Geometry as an axiomatic system
V. Learner Outcomes The
student will: |
VI.
Evaluation |
A. Analyze and form valid arguments B. Understand logical consistency C. Appreciate the historical background
of mathematics D. Be able to research historical
topics in mathematics E. Write and present historical
information on mathematics. |
Students
will be given pencil and paper examinations on course topics. Further, students will be required to
complete a research project on a topic in mathematics on the history of
mathematics evaluation tasks. |
VII. This
course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational
Objectives:
Critical
Thinking
Cultural and Social Understanding
Information Literacy
Quantitative
Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning