Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0132- Section: 02
Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
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Instructor Information
Instructor Joshua Barnes
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 117
Hours:By Appointment: T Th 9:20am-12:20pm 4:30pm-5:30pm, W F 11am-1:30pm
Chair:Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Intended for Non STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic, financial mathematics, probability and statistics with appropriate applications. Number sense, proportional reasoning, estimation, technology, and communication should be embedded throughout the course. Additional topics may be covered.
Prerequisites Corequisite(s): MATH 1332
Prerequisits(s): TSI Score 342-349 and/or pass DMTH 0310
Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1.    Apply the language and notation of sets.
2.    Determine the validity of an argument or statement and provide mathematical evidence.
3.    Solve problems in mathematics of finance.
4.    Demonstrate fundamental probability/counting techniques and apply those techniques to solve problems.
5.    Interpret and analyze various representations of data.
6.    Demonstrate the ability to choose and analyze mathematical models to solve problems from real-world
settings, including, but not limited to, personal finance, health literacy, and civic engagement.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
Textbooks As this is a support course, required materials are detailed in the specific MATH 1332 course syllabus in which you are enrolled, which is usually:
Using & Understanding Mathematics, Bennett & Briggs, 7th edition, Pearson Education, 2019. Package includes book and access code ISBN: 9780135329139: The Stand Alone Access Code is: ISBN 9780558926809
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Reference your specific MATH 1332 major assignment schedule in the Pearson MyLabsPlus student management system.
Final Exam Date December 31, 2018 - 12:00 AM
Grading Scale DMTH 0132 is based on Pass (Satisfactory) or Fail (Unsatisfactory)
DMTH 0132 In-class exercises will be graded on the scale of Pass (70-100) or Fail (Below 70)
Determination of
Final Grade
Your DMTH 0132 final grade will consist of:
-Scheduled graded in-class exercises

Reference your specific MATH 1332 course for the determination of your MATH 1332 Final Grade
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Grades will only be discussed in person.
Communication will be via email or voicemail and should include your name, specific math course, and short clear questions.
Attendance Policy Arrival 1 minute late will be considered LATE
Leaving class early will also be considered LATE
3 "LATE"s will equal 1 absence.
Arriving 20 minutes or more late or leaving 20 minutes or more early counts as an ABSENCE
5 ABSENCES may result in immediate course failure.
Attendance is tallied via assigned seating, therefore sitting in the incorrect seating position may cause you to be marked absent, so make sure to be seated in your assigned seat for the duration of class.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.