MWF 11 - 11:50
A survey of the use of mathematics in the modern world. Topics include theory of elections and apportionment, graphs and networks, probability and statistics.
All students will need a MyMathLab code and access to a computer. A calculator is required for some material. Cell phone calculators are not acceptable. A long Scantron form is needed for all exams.
3 hour exams - 75%
Homework - 10%
Quizzes - 15%
Homework will be online using MyMathLab. Some quizzes will be online and some will be given in class. All exams will be given in class.
Late assignments will not be accepted.
Attendance at all classes is expected. Excused absences (eg. doctor's appointment, university activity) must be documented on official letterhead. A student with four or more unexcused absences will lose five points from the course total for every absence in excess of four. If a student needs to leave class prior to the dismissal of class, he/she must have the permission of the instructor. If the student has not received permission prior to leaving class early, the student will be counted absent for that class period and any work done during class or handed in will not be graded. If a student leaves class early a second time, he/she will be required to conference with the instructor. A third offence will result in a referral to the dean of students and the student may be dropped from the course.
All cell phones must be turned off or set to silent. If a student is caught text-messaging during class, it will be assumed that he/she is cheating and he/she will receive an “F” on the day’s assignment/quiz/exam.
Excessive cell phone use may result in confiscation of the phone. A student may retrieve the phone after conferencing with the instructor or the department chair.
MP3 players may not be used during class.