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Contemporary Mathematics

Credit(s): 3

In MATH-123, mathematical methods and concepts are applied to modern day situations. Intended primarily for liberal arts majors, this course offers many useful techniques and insights for our increasingly technical world. It is assumed that students coming into the course have a working knowledge of algebra at an intermediate level. Topics may vary as textbooks change, but typically include a variety from the following: voting theory, apportionment, probability, statistics, consumer finance, paths and networks, scheduling, fair division, right-angle trigonometry, similarity and scaling, exponential and logistic growth, renewable resources, linear programming, and game theory. MATH-123 satisfies the math requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 45, ACT Math > 19, SAT Math > 460 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-108.