Catalogue 2012 - 2013

Mathematical Analysis

Daily life and many professional and intellectual pursuits and success in college require an understanding and appreciation of mathematical reasoning and of mathematical problem-solving.

The ability to establish connections between real world phenomena and mathematical ideas, to analyze quantitative data, and to reason logically allows us to grasp complex issues and better meet the problem solving needs of our technological society.

Thus, it is crucial that students develop the ability to distill what is essential to a problem or situation, to express it using mathematical equations, to use principals of mathematics logically and creatively to solve these equations, and to interpret their solutions in the context of the original problem or situation.

Each student must take the two mathematics foundation courses designated by the College in which they are enrolled. A minimum grade of C is required in one of these mathematics courses for graduation.