MTH 103 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF MODERN MATHEMATICS I
MTH 103 – Fundamental Concepts of Modern Mathematics I
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.