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2016-2017 Catalog Year
MATH-120: Fundamentals of College Mathematics

General Information

  • Name: Fundamentals of College Mathematics
  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: MATH 96 or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above with a grade of C- or better or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test. MATH 095 with a grade of B- or better in lieu of MATH 096 requirement

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

A survey of the uses of basic mathematics in a variety of real world applications.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:

  • Identify and define key terms and concepts related to foundations and basic applications of probability, statistics, finance, geometry, and dimensional analysis. [GE1]
  • Demonstrate, through accurate calculations and symbolic operations, a basic working knowledge of probability, statistics, finance, geometry, and dimensional analysis in natural or social science applications. [GE1, 3]
  • Present reasonable interpretations and conclusions of quantitative analyses used to address contemporary or enduring problems in natural or social science. [GE3, 6]
  • Use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply recognized methods suitable for solving problems related to natural or social science. [GE6]
  • Produce a substantially error free written explanations of solving processes and conclusions. [GE2]

III. Topics

Probability and statistics, personal finance, geometry and dimensional analysis, trigonometry, applications in social science, logic.

Scheduled MATH-120 classes:

Fall 2016