MATH 130 Mathematics for Critical Thinking

This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling. It helps students overcome quantitative illiteracy and to develop mathematical competency. The course is neatly tailored to fit the needs of students who are not mathematics majors, but are taking mathematics for liberal arts purposes. The course seeks to develop and enhance problem-solving capabilities, enable students to apply simple mathematical models as a means of solving real-world problems, and become more competent mathematically through the exercise of logic, the application of mathematical concepts, and problem-solving skills.