MAT 1440 Excursions in Mathematics

A mathematics appreciation course designed as a terminal college-level mathematics course for Liberal Arts majors. The course will explore various applications of mathematics in the behavioral, computational, managerial, and social sciences. Topics from probability and statistics, finance, graph theory, voting, and other areas of mathematics will be covered. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all on-line sections.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: MAT 1270 OR MAT 1340 

Outcomes

  • Determine the outcome of an election using various voting methods: Plurality Method, Borda Count Method, Plurality-with-Elimination Method, and Method of Pairwise Comparisons; and then evaluate the fairness of each voting method using the Fairness Criteria as stated by Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
  • Construct scatterplots, histograms and bar graphs to organize and present data; Compute measures of central tendency and variability; Compute simple probabilities; Compute z-scores for the normal distribution.
  • Model relationships with graphs; find Euler paths/circuits and Hamiltonian paths/circuits.
  • Compute simple interest, compound interest and mortgage payments.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3