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MAT 115 - Mathematics for General Education

This course is designed to satisfy the SUNY General Education Requirements at the baccalaureate level.  Its purpose is to enhance a student's quantitative literacy and critical thinking.  The course topics illustrate the relevance of mathematics in society.  Prescribed topics include introductory statistics, modeling with functions, and financial mathematics.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  MAT 091 Mathematical Literacy I or MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, 4-credit or equivalent

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

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

  1. Investigate and solve problems using financial mathematics.
  2. Create and use graphs of functions to model real-world applications.
  3. Organize and draw conclusions from data sets.

This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement. 
In the context of the course learning outcomes listed above, 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.

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