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Math 100 - Liberal Arts Mathematics - Eli Barbullushi

Course:Liberal Arts Mathematics
Professor:Eli Barbullushi
Email:ingrid.barbullushi@canyons.edu
Format:
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week

Introduction

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Welcome to Math 100: Liberal Arts Mathematics. This is a 3-unit course in transfer-level mathematics, designed specially for students whose academic program does not require statistics or calculus. This should serve as your terminal (last) mathematics course.

Course Description

This course presents general mathematical ideas and tools used to solve practical problems including logic, sets, numbers, financial calculations, statistics, and mathematics in politics, society, and the arts. 

What to Expect in this Course

You will get a "welcome" announcement via Canvas prior to the start of the course (before 08/22/2022). You must then log into your Math 100 Canvas shell to complete the first assignment before 08/29/2022. Any student inactive through 08/25/2022 will be dropped unless I am notified in advance with a valid reason.

You will be expected to keep up with the course by watching lecture videos (while taking notes - couple of pages per lesson), completing worksheets either individually or in online study groups, doing regular assignments/exercises from the set of problems at the end of each chapter, and submitting all your handwritten/annotated solutions as assigned. Fill in lecture notes and worksheets, as well as, weekly updates through Canvas will be provided in the beginning of the semester. 

Every student is expected to make a serious time commitment for this course every week, including about 2 hours for watching lecture videos, 1 hour for completing two worksheets, and many additional hours for learning the material and doing homework (individually or in online study groups).

A homework set is due on Test days. More time may be needed for course projects as well as exam preparation.

A typical weekly schedule: watch a series of lecture videos for a lesson while taking lesson notes, complete a worksheet for that lesson, do book exercises from the sections covered; watch another set of lecture videos and do the same. During a week when you have an exam you try a practice test (solutions provided), review your homework, and then take the real exam.

I will be available online (via Zoom) at least 1 hour per week for consulation hours where you are strongly encouraged to come in and ask questions about our course. 

Types of Assessments

Regular homework assignments (exercises from the book), worksheets, course project, discussion boards, three exams, and a comprehensive final. The three major homework assignments should be handwritten or typed or annotated. Worksheets and Exams will be provided as PDF files where you should print/annotate and re-upload your solutions. All Exams are timed at 120 minutes (completed in one-sitting). The course project requires students to create a 2-3 min video presentation based on a topic from a provided list of topics.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Liberal Arts Mathematics (a free OER textbook), available through the ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) Textbooks website of COC: https://www.canyons.edu/academics/onlineeducation/ztc/textbooks.php. The book will be linked to your Math 100 Canvas shell as well.

Other Relevant Course Information

Contact me at Ingrid.Barbullushi@canyons.edu if you want to add the class after the semester has begun or if you have any other questions/concerns. If you are wait-listed at the beginning of the semester, I will contact you when/if you can be added to my roster. You will then have to register promptly in order to be enrolled. 

[Technology Requirements] Be sure you have reliable Internet access as you will spend a lot of time in Canvas. In addition, you will need a scientific calculator for some exercises and exams. Your phone and PC may already have one. You will also need either a scanning app (e.g. Genius Scan, PDF Scanner, CamScanner) or a scanner/printer so that you can create multi-page PDF files for Canvas submission. 


Additional Resources

Canvas

This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: username@my.canyons.edu)
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email veterans@canyons.edu or phone (661) 362-3469.

Library

The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 06/08/2022 Sub#: 1400