Liberal Arts > Mathematics

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Note: Appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test may also meet the prerequisite.
Studies probability, statistics, business, finance and consumer mathematics. Course is broad in scope and emphasizes 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 2019