MATH 300 - Introduction to Mathematical Ideas

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

November 2010
MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Ideas 3 Units Prerequisite: MATH 120 or 125 with a grade of “C” or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process. General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area B4 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 54 hours LEC Introduction to Mathematical Ideas allows liberal arts students to meet general education mathematics requirements while exploring concepts and objects of mathematics in a meaningful way. This course is designed to show some of the essence and quality of mathematics, and to enhance precision in the evaluation and expression of ideas, thereby developing a student’s quantitative reasoning skills. It is recommended primarily for students who do not plan to major in a math-related field, but may be of interest to others as well. Course content may include topics from numeration systems, logic, geometry, probability, statistics, algebraic modeling, number theory, consumer mathematics, graph theory, voting and apportionment, and perhaps others; concepts of contemporary mathematics may be covered. Emphasis is placed on the deductive process.