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Math for Liberal Arts (MATH 1001)

Total Credits: 4
Lecture Credits: 4

Description: This course focuses on practical applications of mathematics. You will learn about the history of mathematics, math proofs, introductory statistics, financial mathematics, unit analysis, probability, and voting methods. This course is designed for those students who are not planning to take any further mathematics courses.

Topical Outline:
1. History of Mathematics/Ancient and Modern Numeration Systems
2. Why do we need proofs?
3. Introduction to Statistics
4. Financial Mathematics
5. Unit Analysis
6. Probability

Learning Outcomes:
1. Recognize applications of mathematics to social science, natural science and engineering
2. Understand the historical impact of mathematics to the modern world
3. Apply higher-order problem-solving and or modeling strategies via project-based and group-based learning
4. Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing
5. Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems
6. Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument (proof)

Prerequisites:  Placement into MATH 0070 or MATH 0077

MnTC: Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning