Fall 2022 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1332 (Section: 71, CRN: 92290)
Quantitative Reasoning
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Instructor Information
Instructor Paul Hay
Email haypa@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6549
Office Student Center - Room: 418
Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 AM - 2 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 11:30 AM - 12 PM
Other times by appointment.
Additional Contact Information All emails must be sent with an official lamarpa.edu email address. Emails from personal accounts may be ignored.
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.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts, by Lumen Learning.

The text for this course is provided by Lumen Learning, using open source materials, but you will need an access code to use the online LumenOHM system.

Students participating in the Seahawk Book Bundle should already have been provided an access code for course materials. Only students who opted out will be required to purchase an access code separately. This can be done by clicking any of the homework links in the course content and following the instructions. Total out-of-pocket cost of the access code for this course is $25.
Additional Materials/Resources none
TSIA2 complete in Mathematics.
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/or 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.

Lecture Topics Outline Module 1: General Problem Solving
Module 2: Set Theory and Logic
Module 3: Growth Models
Module 4: Finance
Module 5: Statistics - Collecting Data
Module 6: Statistics - Describing Data
Module 7: Probability
Major Assignments Schedule None
Final Exam Date December 6, 2022 - 8:0 AM   Through  December 7, 2022 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
HW Avg 20%
Quiz Avg 15%
Exam 1 15%
Exam 2 15%
Exam 3 15%
Final Exam 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Blackboard:
All relevant information about this course will be communicated to you using your LSCPA email and via Blackboard. You should check your email daily, and regularly log in to Blackboard to check for any announcements you may have missed. Students should only use their LSCPA email for this course; any communications from personal email accounts (gmail,yahoo,etc.) may be ignored.

All homework will be done online using Lumen Learning's OHM system, accessed through Blackboard. Lumen OHM is fully integrated into Blackboard, so you do not need to create any new account, but you should log in and get started as soon as possible. All homework assignments will be due the last week of the semester. Your homework average will count as 20% of your final grade.

Mid-term Exams:
There will be a total of 3 mid-term exams, occurring at regular intervals throughout the semester. Exams will be administered on Lumen OHM, accessed through Blackboard. The dates for the exams are given on the course schedule located on Blackboard. There will be no extensions or make-up exams, for any reason whatsoever. If you are unable to take an exam on the date shown on the schedule, you must let me know beforehand so that we can make other arrangements. Each exam grade will count as 15% of your final grade.

Final Exam:
There will be a comprehensive final exam at the end of the semester. It will cover material from the entire course and will count as 20% of your final grade.

There will be a quiz available to accompany each module of material. The purpose of these quizzes is to encourage you to stay on pace and to help you focus for the exams. Please make sure you are aware of the due dates, which are posted on the schedule on Blackboard. Your quiz score average will count as 15% of your final grade.
Attendance Policy

Since this is an online course and we will not be meeting in person, the rate and pace of attendance is left somewhat up to the student. It is the sole responsibility of the student to make sure that they are current and up to date in the material and to participate in all posted assignments and activities, and they are expected to do so out of their own desire to learn and succeed. The student's online participation will be observed to an extent, and for any borderline cases of assigning final grades, this record will be taken into consideration.

Additional Information The syllabus may be updated, as needs arise, throughout the semester. Any major changes will be accompanied by an announcement on Blackboard.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341