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Kyle L. Golenbiewski
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Date Created: 09/21/16
  COURSE SYLLABUS MA 110, FINITE MATHEMATICS I. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION A. Name: Dr. Kyle Golenbiewski B. O▯ce: Mathematics Building 124 C. O▯ce Phone Number: (256) 765-4217 D. E-mail Address: E. O▯ce Hours: MW 1:00-3:00, T 10:00-12:00, F 1:00-2:00, or by appointment II. COURSE INFORMATION A. Finite Mathematics, MA 110, 3 Semester Hours B. Fall 2016, Section 8 C. MWF 12:00-12:50, Mathematics Building 4 W 1:00-1:50, Mathematics Building 4 D. Prerequisites : A minimum mathematics ACT score of 22 and credit in high school Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry; or grade of C or better in Intermediate Algebra (MA 100); or Mathematics for Liberal Arts (MA 105). E. Course Description: This course is intended to give an overview of topics in ▯nite math- ematics together with their applications and is taken primarily by students who are not majoring in science, engineering, commerce, or mathematics (i.e., students who are not required to take calculus). The course includes sets, counting, permutation, combinations, basic probability (including Bayes Theorem), an introduction to statistics (including work with Normal Distribution), matrices and their applications to Markov chains and deci- sion theory. Additional topics may include Binomial Distribution, symbolic logic, linear models, linear programming, the simplex method and applications. F. Course Objectives: The student shall demonstrate knowledge of counting techniques (in- cluding permutations and combinations), basic probability, (including Bayes Theorem), basic statistics, matrices and their applications to Markov chains and decision theory. G. Course Content a. Set Theory i. Introduction to sets ii. Subsets iii. Complement, union and intersection of sets iv. Venn Diagrams v. Applications 1 b. Probability i. Basic Concepts ii. Conditional probability iii. Bayes Theorem c. Counting Principles i. Permutation and combinations ii. Applications of Counting iii. Binomial Probability iv. Probability distribution and expected value d. Statistics i. Measures of central tendency ii. Measures of variation iii. Normal distribution iv. Binomial distribution (optional) e. Matrices i. Addition and scalar multiplication ii. Matrix multiplication f. Application i. Markov chains and applications ii. Decision making (game theory) III. TEXTBOOK AND SOFTWARE th A. Textbook: Finite Mathematics by Lial, Greenwell and Ritchey (10 edition). ISBN 0- 321-74899-9 Note: Homework will be done on the computer, using the MyMathLab (MML) software. The MML software is REQUIRED for this class. The text is included as an e-textbook version in the MyMathLab subscription. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A BOOK SEPARATELY unless you would like a copy of the print version. B. Software: MyMathLab Student Access Kit C. Calculator Policy: Each student is required to have a non-graphing calculator. You are not allowed to use your cell phone for a calculator. IV. ATTENDANCE POLICY Regular, punctual attendance is expected. Three late arrivals count as one absence. If you must be absent, please notify me, in advance when possible. You are responsible for making 2 up the covered material prior to the next class. Whenever a student’s cumulative absences for any reason exceed the equivalent of three weeks of scheduled classes, no credit may be earned for the course. The student will either withdraw from the course or receive an F for the course grade. Any exceptions to this policy will be in accordance with the university policy. V. FINAL EXAM A The ▯nal examination is on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00-9:45. B The ▯nal examination is comprehensive and multiple choice. C The ▯nal examination is worth 25% of the total and it is departmental. VI. GRADING SCALE Grades will be assigned according to the following scale: A 90% - 100% B 80% - 89% C 70% - 79% D 60% - 69% F Below 60% VII. GRADING PLAN A. HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned and submitted regularly through MyMathLab. An assignment will be due two-class days after it is assigned at 11:59pm. Some in-class activities may be collected as well. All assignments of the above nature will combine to be worth 15% of your ▯nal grade. B. LABS: Lab will be every Wednesday. Most of the time in lab will be spent working in groups to complete worksheets, which will be collected at the beginning of class on Friday. Labs will be worth 10% of your ▯nal grade. C. EXAMS: There will be 4 in-class exams, each worth 12.5% of your ▯nal grade. The exam dates will be announced at least one week in advance. D. FINAL EXAM: Details about the ▯nal exam can be found above. It is cumulative and worth 25% of your ▯nal grade. E. MAKEUP POLICY: Should you have a legitimate con ict with an exam or lab due to a school-sponsored event, you must inform me at least one week prior to the exam or lab and we will arrange for a make-up to be taken. If extenuating circumstances arise, you must notify me as soon as possible and provide documentation before a make-up is given. No make-ups or late work will be accepted for homework and in-class activities. VIII. GENERAL COMMENTS BY INSTRUCTOR This section of MA 110 has been assigned Mathematics Fellow Meridith Ginn through the Mathematics Learning Center. Meridith will work as an instructional assistant during each class session and also provide one additional hour each week of supplemental guidance and 3 instruction. This extra help session is on Wednesdays at 1:00-1:50 in Mathematics Building 4. This session will include an assignment which will be 10% of your ▯nal grade (see LABS in the grading plan above). The setup of these sessions is as follows: Each week you will be working in groups on problems. During this time, Meridith will be walking around to help you, and you should also ask your fellow classmates for assistance. Remember, there is just one of her (so please share!). You will turn this assignment in at the beginning of class on Friday. IX. ACADEMIC HONESTY Students of the university academic community are expected to adhere to commonly accepted standards of academic honesty. Allegations of academic dishonesty can re ect poorly on the scholarly reputation of the University including students, faculty and graduates. Individuals who elect to commit acts of academic dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism, or misrep- resentation will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with university policy. Incidents of possible student academic dishonesty will be addressed in accordance with the following guidelines: (a) The instructor is responsible for investigating and documenting any incident of alleged academic dishonesty that occurs under the instructor’s purview. (b) If the instructor ▯nds the allegation of academic dishonesty to have merit, then the instructor, after a documented conference with the student, will develop a plan for disci- plinary action. If the student agrees to this plan, then both instructor and student will sign the agreement. The faculty member will forward a copy of the signed agreement to the O▯ce of Student Conduct for record-keeping purposes. (c) If the student disagrees with the instructor’s proposed plan for disciplinary action and wishes to take further action, he/she is responsible for scheduling a meeting with the chair of the department where the course is housed to appeal the proposed disciplinary plan. The department chair shall mediate the matter and seek a satisfactory judgment acceptable to the faculty member based on meetings with all parties. If a resolution is reached, the disposition of the case will be forwarded to the O▯ce of Student Conduct. If a resolution at the departmental level is not reached and the student wishes to take further action, he/she is responsible for scheduling a meeting with the dean of the college where the course is housed to appeal the proposed disciplinary plan. The college dean shall mediate the matter and seek a satisfactory judgment acceptable to the faculty member based on meetings with all parties. If a resolution is reached, the disposition of the case will be forwarded to the O▯ce of Student Conduct. If a resolution at the college level is not reached and the student wishes to take further action, he/she is responsible for scheduling a meeting with the Vice President for Academic A▯airs and Provost (VPAA/P) to appeal the proposed disciplinary plan. The VPAA/P shall mediate the matter and seek a satisfactory judgment acceptable to the faculty member based on meetings with all parties. After reviewing all documentation, the VPAA/P may, at his/her discretion, choose either to a▯rm the proposed action, to refer the case to the O▯ce of Student Conduct for further review, or to dismiss the matter depending on the merits of the case. The ▯nal disposition of the case will be disseminated to appropriate 4 parties, including the O▯ce of Student Conduct. (d) If a student is allowed academic progression but demonstrates a repeated pattern of academic dishonesty, the VPAA/P may, after consultation with the O▯ce of Student Conduct, assign additional penalties to the student, including removal from the Univer- sity. X. COMMUNICATION The o▯cial method of communication at UNA is UNA portal, with emphasis placed on Uni- versity email. XI. DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Re- habilitation Act of 1973, the University o▯ers reasonable accommodations to students with eligible documented learning, physical and/or psychological disabilities. Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008, a disability is de▯ned as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities as compared to an average person in the population. It is the responsibility of the student to contact Disability Support Services to initiate the process to develop an accommodation plan. This accommodation plan will not be applied retroactively. Appropriate, reasonable accommodations will be made to allow each student to meet course requirements, but no fundamental or substantial alteration of academic standards will be made. Students needing assistance should contact Disability Support Services (256-765-4214). XII. TITLE IX: The University of North Alabama has an expectation of mutual respect. Students, sta▯, ad- ministrators, and faculty are entitled to a working environment and educational environment free of discriminatory harassment. Both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the State of Alabama regard sexual harassment as a form of sex/gender discrimination and, therefore, as an unlawful discriminatory practice. This includes sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic and intimate partner violence, stalking, gender-based discrimination, discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, and gender-based bullying and haz- ing. Faculty and sta▯ are required by federal law to report any observations of harassment (in- cluding online harassment) as well as any notice given by students or colleagues of any of the behaviors noted above. Retaliation against any person who reports discrimination or harassment is also prohibited. UNAs policies and regulations covering discrimination and harassment may be accessed at If you have experienced or observed discrimination or harassment, below are some resources to contact. Con▯dential Reporting: If a reporting party would like the details of an incident to be kept con▯dential, the reporting party may speak with: 5 Student Counseling Services 256-765-5215 University Health Services 256-765-4328 Womens Center 256-765-4380 Rape Response 256-767-1100 (hotline)/256-765-0025 (o▯ce) Safe Place (domestic violence) 256-767-6210 (hotline)/256-767-3076 (o▯ce) Formal Reporting: If a reporting party would like the University to investigate an incident, the reporting party may speak with: UNA Police 256-765-4357 Title IX Coordinator 256-765-4223 6


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