Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation:

1. Description -
A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in mathematics. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MATH 34 or 34H.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner.
  2. discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students.
  3. explain the importance of the topic to the discipline.
  4. use new vocabulary relevant to the topic.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Internet Access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Readings, discussions and critical analysis of the various topics
  2. Use of primary, secondary and other important monographs as appropriate
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of class participation
  2. A written paper
7. Representative Text(s) -
Text and handouts as appropriate to topic. Extensive material will be on reserve in the library.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, group work.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 5 - 20 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
  2. Lecture: Five hours per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
  3. Projects: Student projects covering subject matter from textbook and related materials. Projects will require students to discuss mathematical problems,write solutions in accurate mathematical language and notation and interpret mathematical solutions. Projects may require the use of a computer algebra system such as Mathematica or MATLAB.
  4. Worksheets: Problems and activities covering the subject matter. Such problems and activities will require students to think critically. Such worksheets may be completed both inside and/or outside of class.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree is General Studies Science

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-04 14:56:26

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines