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MATH& 107 - Math in Society

5 CR

Applies mathematics to contemporary issues. Topics include networks, scheduling, data analysis, and may also include voting methods, linear programming, game theory, growth and decay, or fair division problems. Designed for liberal arts students. Note: Fulfills the quantitative or symbolic reasoning course requirement at BC.

Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment or MATH 98  with a C or better, or MATH 78  with a C or better.

Course Outcomes
  • Use proportions and ratios to interpret and compare quantities and use these relationships to analyze problems in context.
  • Apply relevant formulas and perform calculations pertaining to personal finance.
  • Calculate and interpret probabilities in context.
  • Obtain, display, and analyze data to make informed decisions.
  • Analyze scenarios to determine if they describe linear or exponential growth and apply these models in context.
  • Recognize, categorize and apply methods of discrete mathematics for decision making in personal, business, and societal contexts.

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning

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