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LAW 299  Independent Study: Paralegal An individual student project in paralegal studies which is beyond the scope or requirements of the courses offered by the program. Conducted under the direction of a faculty member or attorney, and approved by the program coordinator.
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: LAW 110 Survey of Paralegalism, plus at least 3 credits LAW 200 level or higher
Credits: (13) Course Profile Learning Outcomes for this Course:
 The learning outcomes for this course will vary, depending on the material being covered
 In each case the student will be able to demonstrate successful completion of the learning activities specified in the Independent Study Contract.























































LTR 092  Academic Literacy A content literacy course providing instruction and practice in reading and writing comprehension strategies, with an emphasis on critical thinking.
Credits: 4 Hours 4 Class Hours Course Profile Course Objectives:
 To provide students with reading and writing comprehension strategies using a wide variety of content rich material.
 To broaden students’ understanding of the mutual/ beneficial relationships between reading comprehension and appropriate written response.
 To engage students in the evaluation of multiple literacies, thereby enhancing critical thinking capabilities.
 To heighten students’ metacognitive awareness, promote selfregulation and enhance comprehension strategies.











MAT 093  Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra 4 Credit Version: Arithmetic of real numbers. Percent, ratio and proportion. Basic geometric concepts. Language of algebra and solving equations. Evaluating formulas and algebraic expressions. Perimeter, volume, and area applications. Graphing, solving and applications of linear equations and solving inequalities.
2 Credit Version: Arithmetic of real numbers. Percent, ratio and proportion. Basic geometric concepts. Language of algebra and solving equations. Perimeter, volume, and area applications.
This course is designed to provide the skills necessary for students to successfully complete MAT 096, MAT 113, MAT 115, MAT 117, MAT 119.
Credits: 4 or 2 Hours 4 or 2 Class Hours Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Perform skills in four categories: Arithmetic, Algebra/Basic Geometry, Graphing and Problem Solving/Estimation.
Note: Throughout the course the students are expected to solve applied problems related to the topics of the course.
2 Credit Version:
 Understand signed numbers and absolute value, and be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers.
 Evaluate numerical expression using exponents.
 Perform operations using decimals.
 Understand square roots and evaluate expressions using order of operations correctly.
 Obtain factors and the prime factorization of integers.
 Recognize, use and understand the commutative, associative, and distributive laws of addition and multiplication.
 Write fractions in equivalent forms, and add, subtract, multiply and divide arithmetic fractions.
 Convert among decimals, fractions and percents, and order numbers in various forms.
 Solve fraction and decimal application problems.
 Solve ratio, general percent, and percent increase/decrease applications.
 Solve sales tax, discount and simple interest applications.
 Solve basic linear equations.
 Define square root and evaluate numerical expressions with square roots.
 Perform arithmetic operations with square roots.
 Interpret graphs and charts with appropriate scales.
 Calculate the mean, median and mode of a data set.
 Relate the sides and angles of similar and congruent figures and solve applications involving similar figures.
 Understand and use the Pythagorean Theorem.
 Find the perimeter and area of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and compound shapes.
 Find the circumference and area of a circle.
 Perform unit conversions.
 Classify angles.
 Find the volume of cylinders, spheres and rectangular prisms.
4 Credit Version:
 Understand signed numbers and absolute value, and be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers.
 Evaluate numerical expression using exponents.
 Perform operations using decimals.
 Understand square roots and evaluate expressions using order of operations correctly.
 Obtain factors and the prime factorization of integers.
 Recognize, use and understand the commutative, associative, and distributive laws of addition and multiplication.
 Write fractions in equivalent forms, and add, subtract, multiply and divide arithmetic fractions.
 Convert among decimals, fractions and percents, and order numbers in various forms.
 Solve fraction and decimal application problems.
 Solve ratio, general percent, and percent increase/decrease applications.
 Solve sales tax, discount and simple interest applications.
 Solve linear equations.
 Solve equations with rational numbers, rational equations with monomial denominators that reduce to linear equations, and recognize no solution and identity equations.
 Formulate and solve problems involving linear equations and linear functions.
 Formulate and solve mixture problems.
 Solve linear literal equations.
 Solve and graph solutions of linear inequalities.
 Graph points on the rectangular coordinate system and graph linear equations in two variables.
 Graph lines using the intercepts.
 Find the slope of a line using a graph of a line and find the slope of a line given two points.
 Find equations of lines given a slope and a yintercept and graph the equations using the slope and yintercept.
 Find equations of lines given a point and a slope and find equations of lines given two points.
 Identify parallel and perpendicular lines from their equations.
 Find equations of parallel and perpendicular lines.
 Graph linear inequalities in two variables.
 Define and evaluate functions using function notation.
 Define square root and evaluate numerical expressions with square roots.
 Perform arithmetic operations with square roots.
 Evaluate variable (including rational variable) expressions given values for the variables.
 Define and simplify expressions containing negative exponents.
 Convert between scientific notation and standard notation and use it to solve problems using scientific notation.
 Interpret graphs and charts with appropriate scales.
 Calculate the mean, median and mode of a data set.
 Relate the sides and angles of similar and congruent figures and solve applications involving similar figures.
 Understand and use the Pythagorean and Theorem.
 Find the perimeter and area of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and compound shapes.
 Find the circumference and area of a circle.
 Perform unit conversions.
 Classify angles.
 Find the volume of cylinders, spheres and rectangular prisms.



MAT 095  Metric Conversion and Dosages Common fractions and decimal fractions. Metric computations. Apothecary and household systems. Conversions of metric, apothecaries and household units. Calculations of dosage. Designed to meet the mathematics proficiency required for clinical nursing course.
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: MAT 092 Foundations for College Mathematics II or MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent and Placement by the Nursing Department
Credits: 0 Hours 1 Class Hour Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
 Round decimals to required place value.
 Simplify complex fractions.
 Apply factor/label method to dosage problems.
 Convert in metric system.
 Convert in apothecary system using Roman numeral to 50.
 Convert in household system.
 Convert among all three systems.
 Apply all symbols and abbreviations used in all three systems.
 Apply the “required” equivalents.
 Interpret dosage problems, read labels and accurately perform all clinical calculations.
 Calculate oral medications.
 Calculate Parenteral medications.
 Do all the calculations by hand as well as using a calculator.
In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
 Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
 Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.



MAT 096  Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry Polynomials; factoring; functions; rational expressions; linear, quadratic and rational equations; graphs of basic functions; linear systems; topics in geometry; general angles in degrees and radians; right triangle trigonometry. This is a selfpaced model where each student completes the given objectives working in a computer classroom setting.
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent
Credits: 4 Hours 4 Class Hours Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Perform skills in four categories: Algebra, Geometry/Trigonometry, Graphing and Problem Solving/Estimation.
Note: Throughout the course the students are expected to solve applied problems related to the topics of the course.
 Solve 2 by 2 linear systems by graphing, substitution, and elimination.
 Solve 3 by 3 linear systems by elimination.
 Solve applications problems involving 2 by 2 and 3 by 3 systems of linear equations.
 Define and identify polynomials.
 Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.
 Factor a monomial from a polynomial and factor expressions that are quadratic in form with a leading coefficient of 1.
 Factor expressions that are quadratic in form with a leading coefficient not equal to 1.
 Factor expressions that are the sum and difference of cubes.
 Factor expressions that can be factored by grouping.
 Divide polynomials by monomials.
 Divide polynomials by binomials using long division.
 Solve polynomial equations by factoring.
 Solve applications involving polynomial equations.
 Simplify algebraic monomials inside a square root.
 Simplify nth roots.
 Simplify nth roots of variable expressions.
 Solve quadratic equations by the square root property, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
 Solve application problems with quadratic equations.
 Multiply, divide, add, and subtract algebraic fractions.
 Simplify complex fractions.
 Solve rational equations that reduce to linear or quadratic form.
 Solve and evaluate literal equations.
 Solve application problems with rational equations.
 Define a function, evaluate functions at a given value, and determine the domain and range of a function.
 Apply the vertical line test, compare the graphs of functions and nonfunctions and determine the domain of a rational function.
 Graph a parabola by finding the vertex, intercepts, and axis of symmetry.
 Graph a circle given its equation in standard or general form and state the center and radius of the circle.
 Use completing the square to graph circles and parabolas.
 Find values of the six trigonometric functions using right triangles, and evaluate the six trigonometric functions of general angles measured in degrees.
 Know the exact trigonometric ratios in a 30º60º90º triangle and 45º45º90º triangle.
 Evaluate inverse trigonometric values to degree measure.
 Find reference angles for angles measured in degrees.
 Convert between radians and degrees.
 Evaluate the six trigonometric functions of general angles measured in radians.
 Evaluate inverse trigonometric values to radians.
 Solve applications using right triangle trigonometry.



MAT 097  Intravenous Medications and Pediatric Dosage Calculations of intravenous medications, calculations involving drop factors, flow rate and infusion time. Calculations of pediatric dosage in divided dosages and dosages based on body weight. Calculation of minimum fluid requirements. Designed to meet the mathematics proficiency required for second year nursing program.
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: MAT 092 Foundations for College Mathematics II or MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent and Placement by Nursing department
Credits: 0 Hours 1 Class Hour Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Calculate IV medications and solutions.
 Perform calculations involving drop factors.
 Perform calculations involving flow rate and infusion time.
 Accurately calculate a pediatric dosage according to body weight (in kg.)
 Accurately calculate pediatric dosage in divided dosages.
 Interpret and calculate the minimum fluid requirements for pediatric clients.
 Do all the arithmetic calculations by hand as well as using a calculator.
In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
 Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
 Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.







MAT 119  Mathematics for Elementary Education I An exploration of order of operations, indepth work with fractions  visually, computationally, conceptually; graphing lines, visual display of data using graphs; measures of central tendency, geometry of polygons and circles, perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of solids. Students are expected to explain the material as though to a target audience. Course uses collaborative learning extensively, along with individual projects. Intended only for Elementary education majors. This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.
Credits: 3 Hours 3 Class Hours Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Add, subtract, multiply, divide rational numbers, and explain why the basic arithmetic operations of fractions work.
 Evaluate arithmetic expressions according to the algebraic hierarchy.
 Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials.
 Solve equations of a single variable.
 Define and graph a linear function of a single variable.
 Identify, interpret, and discuss line charts, bar charts, line graphs, and pie charts.
 Construct line charts, line graphs, and bar charts.
 Relate a shape to its place in the geometric hierarchy.
 Identify various quadrilaterals and triangles.
 Use formulas to calculate the perimeter and area of various polygons.
 Use formulas to calculate the circumference and area of a circle.
 Use the Pythagorean Theorem.
 Calculate the perimeter of simple and compound planar regions.
 Use formulas to calculate the surface area and volume of a cone, a cylinder, a prism and a sphere.
 Calculate the volume and surface area of simple and compound solids.
 Solve application problems involving area, perimeter, surface area and volume.
 Calculate the mean, weighted mean, median, and mode and recognize the appropriate use of same to help describe a data set.
 Complete and present projects.
 Participate in cooperative learning activities.
This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement.
In context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically or verbally as appropriate.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.



MAT 120  Mathematics for Elementary Education II Simple probability, odds, geometric transformations including understanding symmetry and tilings; patterns and sequences; function transformations (including quadratic, exponential, sine); right triangle trigonometry. Students are expected to explain the material as though to a target audience. Course uses collaborative learning extensively, along with individual projects. Intended only for Elementary education majors. (Writing Emphasis Course)
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: MAT 119 Mathematics for Elementary Education I and ENG 110 College Writing I
Credits: 3 Hours 3 Class Hours Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
 Calculate simple theoretical and experimental probabilities.
 Calculate compound theoretical and experimental probabilities using trees and multiplication principle.
 Determine odds.
 Calculate expected value.
 Write recursion formulas and explicit formulas for various sequences.
 Recognize and write recursive and explicit formulas for arithmetic, geometric, Fibonacci and, optionally, polygonal umber sequences.
 Tile a plane using various combinations of regular polygons.
 Identify various types of plane tilings.
 Identify symmetry in a pattern.
 Build designs with pattern blocks.
 Evaluate functions of one or several variables.
 Review solving equations of a single variable.
 Recognize and appropriately use degree and radian measure.
 Solve applications using right triangle trigonometry.
 Recognize the graphs of the sine, logarithmic, exponential, and quadratic curves.
 Calculate angles using inverse trigonometric functions.
 Algebraically solve equations in a single variable, including sine and exponential curves.
 Recognize applications of sine, logarithmic, exponential, and quadratic curves.
 Complete writing assignments.
 Conduct research using professional journals and the Internet.
 Complete and present projects.
 Participate in cooperative learning activities.
This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement.
In context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.









MAT 133  College Algebra for Business This course provides the Business, or other nonSTEM student, with basic algebraic concepts necessary to continue in nonSTEM related mathematics courses. Topics include algebraic operations on expressions involving polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions by hand; using technology for transformations of above functions; using technology for linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic regression; theory and applications of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solving polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic equations. The use of graphing calculators is an integral part of the course; their use throughout the course will facilitate understanding of salient concepts.
This course may not be used as a substitute for MAT 136 or any major requiring MAT 136 as a prerequisite. This course requires MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry, or equivalent background knowledge.
Credits: 3 Hours 3 Class Hours Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
































































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