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 Course Title:   Special Topics in Math

 Title Abbreviation:   SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATH

 Department:    MATH

 Course #:    87

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    330101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Foundational and specialized aspects of math being studied under the MATH 87 umbrella will receive a PASS grade for acceptable progress. A letter grade for MATH 87 is only given when a student has completed the MATH 96 material with a passing grade (C or better), and is ready for MATH 97 or MATH 100.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform computations and applications according to individualized plan.
  2. Strengthen self-image through improved understanding of aspects of foundational math studied in individualized plan.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

Course Contents

  1. Determined in conference between instructor and student.