MTH 121
Syllabus
Division: Arts
and Sciences Date: February 2014
Curricula
in Which Course is Taught:
Information Systems Technology,
Programming or Networking Tracks
Course
Number and Title: MTH
121, Fundamentals of Mathematics I
Credit
Hours: 3 Hours/Wk Lecture:
3 Hours/Wk Lab: Lec/Lab Comb:
I.
Catalog
Description: Covers concepts of numbers,
fundamental operations with numbers, formulas and equations, graphical
analysis, binary numbers, Boolean and matrix algebra, linear programming, and
elementary concepts of statistics. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation
for MTH 121 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent. (Intended
for occupational/ technical programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
II.
Relationship
of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:
This
course teaches students the relationship between the application of logical and
mathematical structure to circuit design.
Students will understand the structures of computers as a result of
taking this course.
III.
Required
background:
MTE
3
IV.
Course
Content:
A. Basic algebra review
B. Number systems
C. Sets and logic
D. Arithmetic structures
E. Storage schemes/structures
F. Circuit design and gates
G. Elementary matrices
V. Learner Outcomes The
student will: 
VI.
Evaluation 
A. Acquire basic understanding of
computer design and structures B. Understand limitations imposed by
structures C. Be able to solve basic logic
problems D. Be able to formulate logical
structure of applied computer system problems 

VII. This
course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational
Objectives:
Critical
Thinking
Quantitative
Reasoning