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Math 100 - Liberal Arts Mathematics - Siranush Grigoryan

Course:Liberal Arts Mathematics
Professor:Siranush Grigoryan
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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. 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 must log into the Math 100 Canvas shell. If you do not log in to Canvas and do the required assignments due in the first week classes of the semester or contact the instructor via email to share that you’re having issues with accessing Canvas by the required date and time, you may be dropped from the course. If you are not active during the semester for longer than one week, you may be dropped from the course. However, it is your responsibility to officially drop the course.

You will be expected to keep up with the course by watching lecture videos (while taking notes), completing an online worksheet for each lesson (up to three attempts), doing regular assignments/exercises, and submitting all required homework, projects, exams, and other work as assigned. I will provide weekly updates in brief videos.

Every student is expected to make serious time commitment for this course every week, including about 3 hours for watching lecture videos, 2 hours for completing online lesson worksheets, and many additional hours for learning the material and doing homework (individually or in online study groups). A homework set is due for every chapter. More time may be needed for course projects as well as exam preparation.

A typical weekly schedule: watch lecture videos while taking lesson notes, complete an online worksheet for each lesson, do book exercises from the sections covered. During a week when you have an exam, you watch review videos, try a practice test, review your homework, and then take the real exam online. You will have to scan and upload your paper to “show your work” (SYW) on each exam.

[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 or 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.

Types of Assessments

Regular assignments (exercises from the book), online worksheets, course project, discussion boards, three exams, and a comprehensive final.  Each exam will be taken online with a requirement to submit your work as a PDF file immediately after the online component.

Textbook Information

Liberal Arts Mathematics (a free OER textbook), available through the ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) Textbooks website of COC: The book will be linked to your Math 100 Canvas shell as well.

Other Relevant Course Information

Contact me at if you want to add the class after the semester has begun or if you have any other questions/concerns.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • 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

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 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 or phone (661) 362-3469.


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: 02/05/2023 Sub#: 1548