Students will develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills in the context of personal, professional, digital, and academic environments, with emphasis on analysis. This course will enable students to examine, develop, and employ the writing process while focusing on audience, invention, rhetorical context, language, style, purpose, written communication strategies, and digital demands.
Students will extend and apply concepts introduced in Composition and Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy, through the development of written arguments and oral presentations for a variety of academic and professional audiences.
COM 1010, MTH 1010
COM 1020 This capstone course is designed to synthesize and transfer knowledge gained from the general education coursework. Students will apply learning experiences to professional, real world, complex, and ethical issues.
COM 1020, MTH 1010, PSY 2050, SOC 3050
This course introduces skills in reasoning, critical thinking, and quantitative literacy. Students will develop the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of contexts and real-world situations. Students will develop the analytical skills necessary to ask questions and define problems; develop and apply quantitative models; and interpret data in order to evaluate arguments supported by quantitative evidence.
The course provides a foundation for understanding human relationships and transferring that knowledge to personal/professional applications. Topics include basic dynamics of human relationships; awareness of self; the effect of environment on thoughts and behavior; the importance of intercultural competence; ethics and social responsibility; as well as building skills that will improve individual and team functions.
COM 1010, MTH 1010
Students will develop their civic knowledge and cultural competence by exploring topics that demonstrate the relationship between the local, national, and global dimensions of complex issues. Students will develop their awareness of cultural diversity and sharpen their analytical skills by integrating economic, political science, sociological, and ethical concepts, theories, and perspectives. Requires completion of a service-learning experience.
COM 1020, MTH 1010, PSY 2050
Emphasizes the practical skill of public speaking, and is focused on the source and substance of ideas, evidence, and reasoning that form the foundation of strategic and effective oral communications. Students will develop and present original speeches while applying these ideas along with the principles of organization, clarity, and rigor. The goal of the course is to prepare students for success in interpersonal, professional, collaborative, and public speaking situations.
Prepares students to work effectively in groups. Students will collaborate to complete a group project and multiple presentations. Course content covers key concepts of group dynamics such as diversity, group roles, ethical issues, and conflict resolution. Students will hone group communication skills and effectively use technology to communicate with group members.
Focuses on advanced methods of writing informative and persuasive business correspondence and reports. Students gain expertise in applying effective problem-solving skills, while tailoring information and voice to a variety of workplace situations, and using business research resources. This course will not only help students write effectively in a business environment, but also improve their ability to research and analyze complex ideas, develop effective argumentation and collaboration, and write clear, grammatical, well-structured communications, including various professional documents and a presentation.
Explores classic foundational texts in the major genres (poetry, drama, and fiction). Focuses on understanding literary elements and analyzing texts using close readings and critical literary theory in addition to the skills necessary to write literary essays. Introduces the concepts of literary analysis. Students will understand the influence of these texts in relationship to social and cultural contexts.
Provides an introduction to aggregate economic issues to include inflation, unemployment, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP); economic theories; market system; and the role of government.
Examines the functions of individual business decision making, market structures, market failures, and the role of government within the economy.
Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.
Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points. MTH 1120 - College Algebra II satisfies the MTA College Algebra Pathway.
Examines functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics also addressed are: conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, sequences and series. Limits are introduced. MTH 1310 ? Pre-Calculus satisfies the MTA College Algebra Pathway.
Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results. MTH 2750 - Statistical Methods satisfies the MTA Statistics Pathway
MTH 1050 OR MTH 1110
This capstone course gives students the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills gained during their college career. The culminating project for this course is a proposal. The proposal will explore a topic of interest emerging from a student’s individualized program of study and will incorporate theory, research, and practical experience.
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