2018-2019 Catalog

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy


This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment.  Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities, and mathematics for citizenship.  Upon completion, students should be able to utilize quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information found in modern media and encountered in everyday life. This course has been approved for the transfer under the CAA and the ICAA as a general education course in Mathematics (Quantitative).  This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.



DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 and DRE 098 (Amended 10/29/18 and effective Spring 2019: BSP 4003 Tier 3 and BSP 4002 or ENG 111.)