MA-301: Mathematics for The Liberal Arts
Course, prefix, number, & title: MA-301 Mathematics for The Liberal Arts
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours
Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in Mathematics (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course or enroll in MA-301 ALP while taking this course
Course Description in college catalog:
Designed to provide students with an understanding of how mathematics relates to the humanities, social and natural sciences. Students will obtain experience in solving realistic questions and applications using mathematical methods.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Understand the important concepts of statistics used in society today; apply discrete mathematics and probability to solve everyday situations; apply exponential modeling; use and learn how to use graphing calculators to explore the above course material.
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
The general guidelines for assessing grades are as follows:
- Examinations 60%
- Assignments 15%
- Final Examination 25%
The distribution may be changed at the discretion of the individual instructor.
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.