Foundation V

Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology (3 hours minimum)

All courses in this area involve mathematical reasoning. This reasoning could either be problem solving and pattern finding at the inductive level, or formal and abstract reasoning at the deductive level, or a combination of both forms of arguments. In all courses, students’ abilities to develop logical arguments are strengthened and improved. The courses may also provide opportunities for the students to explore the role of formal reasoning in history, society, and the modern world, and to reflect upon its use in formulating well-founded, ethical decisions.

Technology Requirement: Courses in the technology group should introduce the technical professional’s methodology, including the evaluation of empirical data, problem recognition and definition, and the application of scientific principles. Although skills are included, the primary emphasis should be on developing an awareness of technology’s impact on society.

Mathematics Requirement: Courses in this group should introduce logical and systemic methodology used by mathematicians to examine and explore concepts, such as quantity, space, probability, structure, and the study of motions and shapes of physical objects. Courses may include theoretical or applied studies of statistics, calculus, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Formal Reasoning Requirement: Courses in this group should provide a formal introduction to logic and methodologies used in deriving conclusions. Students will explore concepts of truth, proof, meaning, and their role in informing and influencing our perceptions, imagination, thought processes, and learned experience. Courses may also include studies of the use of language and reasoning to develop the “what” and “how” of artificial intelligence.

  • ARC 212Principles of Environmental Systems (3)
  • ATH 309/CLS 303/ENG 303/GER 309/SPN 303 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
  • CCA 111 Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking (3) IIA
  • CEC 266 Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music (3) IIIB, Cul
  • CMR 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
  • CSE 151 Computers, Computer Science, and Society (3)
  • CSE 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3)
  • CSE 243 Problem Analysis Using Computer Tools (3)
  • MTH 115 Mathematics for Teachers of Grades P-6 (4)
    MTH 119 Quantitative Reasoning (4)
  • MTH 121 Finite Mathematical Models (3)
  • MTH 151 Calculus I (5)
  • MTH 153 Calculus I (4)
  • MTH 249 Calculus II (5)
  • MUS/IMS 221 Music Technologies (3) IIA
  • PHL 273 Formal Logic (4)
  • STA 261 Statistics (4)
  • THE 257 Stagecraft and Theatre Technologies (3) IIA