District Syllabus
Mathematics For Liberal Arts I

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Consists of the following topics: set theory, symbolic logic, 
introductory combinatorics, probability, descriptive statistics, 
number theory, linear programming and geometries with applications, 
history of mathematics, and algebra applications. Meets A.A. general 
education Category III.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Charles Miller, Vern E. Heeren, and John Hornsby. Mathematical Ideas, 12th ed., Addison-Wesley, 2010. ISBN: 0321693817
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Distance Learning/Hybrid Course statement: There is a $24.99 Lab Fee for Distance Learning courses and NO Lab Fee for Hybrid courses. Distance Learning and Hybrid Sections require a MyMathLab access code. Use of MyMathLab in face-to-face sections is at the discretion of the instructor. Contact your instructor to determine if MyMathLab is required. For sections NOT requiring MyMathLab the textbook listed is required.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Performance Indicator: 

The student applies an understanding of natural, mathematical and 
behavioral scientific principles and methods to solve abstract and 
relevant problems, using appropriate technology with inclusion of 
necessary scientific and mathematical 

Student’s Level of Achievement Based upon Student’s Performance:

The student uses relevant techniques, demonstrates excellent 
observations skills for trends and patterns, collects reliable data, 
reaches valid conclusions from it, performs accurate computations, 
uses results to predict outcomes of similar phenomena.

The student uses some relevant techniques, demonstrates good 
observation skills, collects appropriate volume of data, reaches 
acceptable conclusions with a few exceptions, performs computations 
with good accuracy. 

The student uses questionable techniques, demonstrates fair 
observation skills, collects insufficient data, reaches marginal or 
invalid conclusion, performs some inaccurate computations.

The student uses faulty techniques, demonstrates poor observation 
skills, exhibits unreliable data collection skills, reaches 
inappropriate conclusions, and performs inaccurate and improper 
Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. perform set operations, construct venn diagrams, determine
set relations,
2. determine validity of given arguments, construct truth tables,
use Euler diagrams,
3. solve problems using fundamental counting principle,
permutations and combinations,
4. calculate basic probabilities, odds and expectation,
5. calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion, and
interpret statistical graphs,
6. work problems with different number bases, use modular
7. solve linear programming problems,
8. use geometry and topology to solve problems,
9. Recognize and appreciate historical developments of
mathematical concepts,
10.use algebra to solve problems.
Methods of Evaluation:
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.