GQ Courses

GQ Courses

Spring 2017

Below, please find very specific GQ course content together with specific learning outcomes regarding some of the campus’ popular general education courses offered next semester. For a complete list of general education course list, please contact your adviser or visit the LionPATH site.

MATH

MATH 35 (GQ)
General View of Mathematics
This course covers a variety of topics and applications not generally covered in traditional high school mathematics courses. For example: In how many different ways can three people be chosen from a group to help move furniture? What are the odds you will get an “A” on the next test? Or what is the easiest approach to answering questions concerning survey data? To deal with these types of questions and others, the course content includes a study of problem solving, set theory, logic, counting methods, probability, and geometry in an integrated fashion designed to broaden the students understanding and application of the mathematical ideas.

MATH 200 (GQ)
Problem Solving in Mathematics
This course is designed to help students planning to be elementary school teachers organize and develop their understanding of teaching mathematics at that level. This course is also a very good alternative to the more algebra-based pre-calculus technical mathematics courses, which are designed to prepare students for courses like calculus. Students will be introduced to material that will help them organize their thinking in mathematical ways, become better problem solvers, and maybe fill in some holes in their understanding of the structure of mathematics. Multiple strategies for problem solving are emphasized and practiced throughout the courses in practical ways.

PHIL 12 (GQ)
Symbolic Logic
This course provides an introduction to the study of symbolic logic. Logic develops one’s ability to evaluate arguments, an important task in many professions and areas of life. Symbolic logic is a useful tool in analyzing complex forms of reasoning because it represents claims, conclusions, and inferences with symbols, thereby greatly reducing the possibility of error and cutting down on time-consuming evaluations of everyday language. If you enjoy thinking clearly, this course is a good one for you. If you would like to think more clearly, this course is also a good one for you.