Mathematics for Liberal Arts
The course is intended as an opportunity for students to be exposed to a survey of interesting mathematics. As such, instructors will generally be free to choose the topics they think will most engage students, usually from the following:
- Attitudes about mathematics and why they matter
- Critical thinking and logic
- Problem solving
- Units and measurement
- Accuracy and precision
- Percentage, ratio, and number sense
- Statistical reasoning
- Linear and exponential growth
- Linear and exponential modelling
- Mathematics in art and music
- Mathematics in sport and sport science
- Financial mathematics
- Other topics as determined by the instructor
Lectures, group work, assignments
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
|Term project, portfolio, and/or paper||10-30%|
|Term tests and final exam||30-70%|
Note: Students may be required to pass the final exam to be eligible to pass the course.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore mathematical concepts and thinking, so that they may better understand the role of mathematics in the everyday world. Upon successful completion of MATH 1234, students should be able to:
- Reflect on the role that mathematics has played in their lives, both past and present.
- Explore the potential role of mathematics in their future.
- Discuss the importance of mathematical literacy in modern society and the pitfalls of mathematical illiteracy.
- Identify and discuss common misconceptions about mathematics.
- Apply mathematical knowledge, techniques, and critical thinking skills to solve a variety of mathematical problems.
- Apply technology effectively in the solution of mathematical tasks.
Consult the Douglas College bookstore for the current textbook. Sample textbook:
Bennett and Briggs. Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Pearson, current edition.
Precalculus 11 with a C- or better; or,
Precalculus 12 with a C- or better; or,
Foundations of Math 11 with a C or better; or,
Foundations of Math 12 with a C- or better; or,
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for MATH 1234|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO MATH 1XX (3)|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU MATH 123 (3)|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR MATH 1XX (3)|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU MATH 197 (3)|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU MATH 1XXX (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG MATH 1162 (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU MATH 197 (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU MATH 1XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO MATH 1st (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV MATH 2nd (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC MATH 1XX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV MATH 1XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU MATH 1st (3)|