Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1332- Section: 71
Contemporary Mathematics I (Math for Liberal Arts Majors I)
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Instructor Information
Instructor Paul Hay
Phone(409) 984-6549
Location:Student Center - Room: 418
Hours:In-office or via Zoom M/W/F: 11am - 12:30pm and T/Th: 11am - 2pm or by appointment.
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.
Course Information
Description Topics may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics. Appropriate applications are included.
Prerequisites Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in DMTH 0132; or SAT math score of 500 or higher, or ACT math score of 19 or higher, or TSI math score of 350 or higher, or any other applicable exemption that qualifies the student for the class.
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
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.

MATHEMATICAL IDEAS, 14th edition, Miller, Hereen, and Hornsby, Addison Wesley.

*Your textbook is included with electronic access to the MyMathLab site, and the cost was included in your tuition and fees. You do not need to make any additional purchases, though you are free to buy a physical copy of the text at the bookstore or anywhere else if you like.

Lecture Topics
Unit 1: Reasoning and Logical Arguments

1.1 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
1.2 Number Patterns
3.1 Logic Statements
3.2 Conjunctions and Disjunctions
3.3 Conditional Statements
3.4 Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive
3.5 Euler Diagrams
3.6 Truth Tables

Unit 2: Set Theory and Counting Methods

2.1 Sets
2.2 Subsets and Venn Diagrams
2.3 Set Operations
2.4 Cardinal Numbers
10.1 Counting by Listing
10.2 Fundamental Counting Principle
10.3 Permutations and Combinations
10.4 More Counting Problems

Unit 3: Probability and Financial Math

11.1 Probability
11.2 Events Involving "Not" and "Or"
11.3 Conditional Probability
11.5 Expected Value
13.1 Interest
13.2 Credit and Loans
Major Assignments

Final Exam Date May 10, 2021 - 12:0 PM   Through  May 11, 2021 - 12:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Unit 1 Exam 15%
Unit 2 Exam 15%
Unit 3 Exam 15%
Final Exam 15%
Homework Average 20%
Quiz Average 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. Please refer to Blackboard (or the syllabus) before emailing me with any non-math related questions, as most of the answers to such queries are usually located therein.

All homework will be done online using MyMathLab, accessed through Blackboard. Please log in to Blackboard for instructions on how to set up your account. You do need to log in and get started as soon as possible. Homework assignments for each unit of material will be due the week of their respective unit exams. Your homework average will count as 20% of your final grade.

Unit Exams:
There will be a total of 3 unit exams, occurring at regular intervals throughout the semester. Exams will be administered on MyMathLab, 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 15% of your final grade.

There will be weekly quizzes available to accompany each unit of material. The purpose of these quizzes is to encourage you to stay on pace and to help you focus for the exams. Each quiz will be due by the end of the day on Sundays, and solutions will be posted the following week. Your quiz score average will count as 20% 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.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other The syllabus may be changed at any time as the semester progresses, but I will update you about any such changes if and when they occur.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

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.