# 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:

- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from logic, set theory, mathematical systems, number theory, algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics;
- utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve application problems taken from a variety of disciplines;
- 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
- use calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.