Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » GEGC111 – Special Topics in Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
Suggested Year of Study:1 to 2theme-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:CTLE

Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

The content of the course will vary dependent upon the special topics offering. The course will address the intended Area 4 learning outcomes by focusing on the prevalence, relevance and practicalities of mathematics and its applications in today’s world. The course will use real-world examples to engage students in mathematical thinking, problem solving and applications of math in everyday life. Mathematical concepts, techniques and thinking are taught by hands-on minds-on applications. The course fulfills the General Education Area 4 requirement.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Articulate and provide examples of the use of contemporary mathematical thinking in daily life;
  2. Apply mathematical approaches to solve problems;
  3. Described how mathematics impacts and influences everyday existence.