Mathematics for Liberal Arts II

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Course Description:
This course is intended for students who will major in areas that do not require further mathematics. It will also enable students to meet part of the general education requirement in mathematics and receive instruction in a broad range of skills beyond algebra. Topics include: systems of numeration, number theory and the real number system, mathematical systems, exponential functions, consumer mathematics, graph theory, modular arithmetic, selected topics from history of mathematics, and voting and apportionment.


Course Details


Successful completion of the equivalent of one year of high school Algebra I and a “C” or higher in MGF1106, or eligible for MAC1105 or a "C" grade or higher in any MAC course.

A “C” grade or higher must be earned in this course to satisfy part of the general education requirements in mathematics.



Donna Huff

Lisa Purvee

Stephanie Ward

Andrew Rohan



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Access Card with E-book: MyMathLab -- Standalone Access Card, 10/E Pearson Education (instant access), ISBN: 8220108232246 or

Text book with Access Card Included: A Survey of Mathematics with Applications a la Carte Edition Plus MyMathLab with Pearson eText and Access Card Package, 10/E, Angel, Abbott & Runde. ISBN: 9780134112237

NOTE: If you purchased an access code for Liberal Arts I (MGF 1106) within the past two years you do not need to purchase a new access code.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 3 -Math:   Demonstrate Basic Mathematical Skills and Knowledge

The purpose of the mathematics component of the core curriculum is to develop quantitative literacy with an ability to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.

M-1 Solve mathematical problems by using arithmetic, algebraic, or geometric skills.

M-2 Translate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, or symbolically. 

M-3 Solve mathematical problems using appropriate technology.

M-4 Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.

M-5 Solve contextual problems using mathematical processes.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Convert between Hindu-Arabic and other numeration systems.

Convert between base 10 other bases, and compute in other bases.

Demonstrate the ability to classify numbers and their properties.

Solve problems using financial tables, formulas, graph theory, technology, arithmetic and geometric patterns, or modular arithmetic.

Identify the properties of a group.

Compare voting methods and apportionment methods.

M1, M3, M4, M5

M1, M3,

M1, M2. M3, M4, M5

M1, M2, M3, M4, M5

M1, M2

M1, M2, M3, M4, M5

Unit Tests, Cumulative Final, Departmental Exams


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Teacher facilitated:  The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text. 

Student-centered:  The students will be solving problems using their own graphing calculators.

Office Hours: The instructor will be available during office hours for individual assistance.  The instructor’s schedule can be found posted on Canvas, their web site, and/or on their office door.

ACE tutors:  Student tutors are available in the Academic Center of Excellence (ACE).  Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.


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