**Course Syllabus MATH 1001**

**Course
Title:** Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

**Hours
Credit:** 3 hours

**Prerequisites:**
None

**Instructor:**
Varies (multiple sections)

**Instructor
Office Hours:** Varies (at least 10hrs/week)

**Course Description:** This course is a general overview of
mathematical concepts used in quantitative reasoning and is not intended to
supply sufficient algebraic background for students who intend to take
Precalculus or the calculus sequences for mathematics and science majors. This
course places quantitative skills and reasoning in the context of experiences
that students will be likely to encounter. It emphasizes processing information
in context from a variety of representations, understanding of both the
information and the processing, and understanding which conclusions can be
reasonably determined.

**Text:**
Tannenbaum, Peter, Excursions in Modern Mathematics with
Mini-excursions, by Peter Tannenbaum, 6^{th} edition

**Learning
Outcomes:** Students should be able to demonstrate:

1.
Interpret
a wide variety of quantitative information.

2.
Use
mathematical reasoning to analyze quantitative information, and use it to reach
conclusions in real-world contexts.

3.
Understand
how mathematics and quantitative reasoning are an integral part of society.

4.
Process
information and develop procedures for solving problems.

5.
Use
different units and formats of numbers including metric system and percentages.

6.
Understand
and deal with uncertainty in mathematics.

7.
Be
able to interpret and calculate financial information including interest and
loans.

8.
Understand
and interpret statistical results found in the media and society.

9.
Understand
how mathematics can be found in music, art and other humanities subjects.

**Grading
Methods:** Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam, Homework; Percentages decided by
instructor

**Grading
Scale:**

- A= 90-100%
- B= 80-90%
- C= 70-80%
- D= 60-70%
- F= below 60%