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MTH 103 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF MODERN MATHEMATICS I

MTH 103 – Fundamental Concepts of Modern Mathematics I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MTH 103 Fundamental Concepts of Modern Mathematics I

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  4.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in MTH 092 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This survey course covers fundamental concepts in Mathematics.  An emphasis is placed on illustrating the impact of mathematics as a historical cultural force. Topics are chosen from logic, set theory, mathematical systems, number theory, algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics.  Diverse applications are emphasized throughout the course.

General Education Goals: MTH 103 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Quantitative Knowledge and Skills.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from logic, set theory,   mathematical systems, number theory, algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics;
  2. utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve application problems taken from a variety of disciplines;
  3. communicate accurate mathematical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form in order to explain strategies to solve problems as well as to interpret found solutions; and
  4. use calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.