Course Description : Welcome to Math 161 this
course is an extension of basic algebraic principles as they apply to the areas
of Business and Economics. Prerequisites: DEVM 105 or 106; or two years of
high school algebra and MATH 161X placement or higher. This course will
expect students to have a solid foundation in Algebra BEFORE the course begins.
We will review many of the concepts in Algebra but it will be an accelerated
review, as we will be focusing on the applications of mathematics in the area of
Business and Economics.
Course Materials: Materials for this course include
Course Text: Introductory Math Analysis for Business, Economics, and the
Life Sciences. By Ernest F. Haeussler, Jr., Richard S. Paul, Richard Wood
Eleventh Edition, a Scientific Calculator (Preferably a TI-83 or higher),
and internet access. Please note: Some of the lessons involve Flash
interactions, these work best with either Windows XP, Mac OS X, and a good
internet connection. Basic computer skills such as e-mailing, utilizing web
browsers, are very helpful to this course.
Class Homework/ Quizzes 300 points
Tests 600 points
Final 100 points
Total Points 1,000 points
Final grade assignment will be broken down in the
100%-90% A, 89%-80% B, 79% - 70% C, 69% - 60% D, 59% or
Students will combine teacher lessons, homework, and
quizzes with standard written resources, Homework.
Each lesson will have homework assigned with it. Questions
on homework will be answered via email.
Examinations / Term Papers / Projects: There will be 7 tests one for each section and a comprehensive final, all of
which must be completed at CDE. Students will have the opportunity to retake
each test once, except for the final. There will also be the opportunity
for an extra credit project if the student so desires.
Extra Credit :
Students will have the option of earning up to 10% extra credit, by completing
various assigned projects for each section. Please e-mail the instructor at the
end of each section for the assignment. Each extra credit assignment must
completed and returned within 2 weeks from the time it is assigned.
Course Policies: Each student will be responsible
for their own work. The Board of Regents has established a comprehensive policy
for student conduct.
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