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Undergraduate Course Details
Number MAT 120
Title Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
Credits 3.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites Completion of the Basic College Mathematics Competency Requirement
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1520 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 TR 9:25am - 10:40am SB-305B Laura Romano
02 1521 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 TR 10:50am - 12:05pm SB-305B Reva Kasman
03 1522 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 WF 3:05pm - 4:20pm SB-311 Tom A Carpenito


This course is designed to give the liberal arts student, as well as other interested students, an introduction to some mathematical topics which broadly reflect the nature of the discipline. Topics are selected to highlight mathematical problem solving, the use of mathematical models and/or analysis of quantitative data. Topics may include probability and descriptive statistics, voting theory, graph theory, cryptography, game theory, chaos, and problems relating to the environment. Classroom lectures and discussions cover the basic theories. These are followed by writing assignments which form an essential component of the course. Not open to math majors without the permission of the Department Chairperson. Three lecture hours per week. This course satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning category.