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MAT 118 - The Mathematics of Sustainability


The Mathematics of Sustainability is a liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the SUNY General Education Requirement.  Using the concept of sustainability as it relates to social, economic and environmental capitol, students will investigate relevant issues that involve applications of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics.  The students will learn different ways to present and interpret numerical and statistical data.  In addition, they will investigate mathematical models and simulations in a variety of applications.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
General Education Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
3.  Employ quantitative methods such as, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.

Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and use mathematical models as they apply to current topics in sustainability.
  2. Generate and interpret displays of data in the form of tables, graphs and charts.
  3. Complete calculations using mathematical formulas and mathematical equations with and without the use scientific calculators.




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