Math 105 - Mathematics in Modern Society (3 credits)  UA ALEKS Prep for Calculus score of 30-100% or Prep for College Algebra score of 40-100% required.    


Description: This course will examine how the mathematics learned in high school is applied to real life situations. Topics may include personal finance, statistics, elections, symmetry, and scheduling. Some of the applications may be how the site of the Olympic Games is chosen, why spirals occur in nature, and how statistical data is collected and how it can be used to mislead the public. The course is designed for elementary education majors, fine arts majors, humanities majors, and those social and behavioral science majors whose further courses do not require College Algebra as a prerequisite.The course is designed for elementary education majors, fine arts majors, humanities majors, and those social and behavioral science majors whose further courses do not require College Algebra as a prerequisite.


Comments: Majors within the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities, and some majors within the College of Social & Behavioral Science and the College of Education can use this course to satisfy their math requirement. This course cannot be used as a prerequisite for any other mathematics courses (except Math 302A for Elementary Education.) If you think you might change your major to one that does not allow Math 105, you should consider Math 109C or 112 instead.


Course website: http://math.arizona.edu/~math105/