8/17/2017 last update
Welcome to Math 105
Math in Modern Society
Brief Description: This course shows how mathematics, including some of the mathematics learned in high school and some mathematics which is different from what was learned in high school, can be applied to practical situations. Topics covered are chosen on the basis of applicability, accessibility to students with a limited mathematical background, and use of relative new mathematical techniques. The topics include money management, statistics, elections, networks and traveling salesman problems. Among the applications covered one might see how the site of the Olympic Games is chosen, how the voting is done to select a movie to win an Academy Award, how the lending process is done when purchasing a house, and how statistical data can be collected and used to mislead the public. The course is designed for students majoring in disciplines that require little or no additional mathematics or mathematics related classes.
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Students need to have a least a scientific calculator. A graphing calculator is also acceptable.
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Majors that accept Math 105 for their mathematics course requirement upon graduation.
Math 105 satisfies the foundation math requirement for all majors in Fine Arts, the College of Education, the College of Humanities, General Studies, Global Studies, and the following majors in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology (BA) Creative Writing (BA)
English (BA) Environmental Studies (BA) Latin American Studies eSociety Gender and Womens Studies Geography (BA)
History Judaic Studies Journalism Linguistics Philosophy Mexican
American Studies Middle Eastern & North African Studies Philosophy,
Politics, Economics, & Law
Math 105 is a prerequisite to UA Math
302a, but no other math courses.
Students who need to take SBS 200, PSY 230, or any other math course like Math 109C, 112, 111, etc. should NOT take Math 105.
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