MATH& 107: Math in Society

Class Program
Degree Code
Math/Science Non-Laboratory,
Symbolic or Quantitative Reasoning
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55

This course will introduce the non-math/science major to mathematical applications in a variety of disciplines.


MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a passing grade equivalent to a 2.0, or 5 credits of MAP 119 with a 2.0 or better, or a higher placement

Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to apply at least three methods of mathematical modeling to real-life situations.
Institutional Outcomes

IO2 Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to reason mathematically.

Course Content Outline

At least three distinct topics will be chosen at the instructor’s discretion:

  1. Problem solving strategies
  2. Basic concepts of set theory
  3. Introduction to logic
  4. Counting methods
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics
  7. Exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications
  8. Mathematics of personal finance
  9. Graph theory
  10. Voting and apportionment
  11. Historic numeration systems
  12. Graphs and functions
  13. Calculus of polynomial and rational functions with min/max applications
  14. Applications in economics and marginal theory
  15. Matrices and applications
  16. Leontief models
  17. Elementary linear programming
  18. Elementary game theory
  19. Markov chains
Department Guidelines

At least 70% of the grade will be based on quantifiable work such as exams, homework, research project and quizzes. Up to 30% of the grade may be based, attendance, projects, journal work, etc. at the instructor’s discretion. Grading procedures must be clearly stated in the class syllabus.

For students who are concurrently enrolled in JIT 070

  • Students who only pass JIT 070 and do not pass MATH& 107 will not earn any placement adjustment.
  • Students who do not pass JIT 070 will automatically not pass MATH& 107 too. It is advised they drop both courses if this happens.
  • Students who pass both JIT 070 and MATH& 107 will earn the SQR credit and receive a placement score allowing them to take any non-math class that lists MATH 098 as a prerequisite.