General Education Course Approval Request
Foundations of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

Name:

Email:

Department Name:

College:

Course #:

Course Title:

Course offered in:
Total Number of students in all sections:
Total Number of students in all sections:
Total Number of students in all sections:

Is this course WAC-certified?

Are multiple sections offered?:   If yes, is there a common syllabus?

If there is no common syllabus, how will the department/program maintain consistency of content and objectives?

Foundations of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning description: Mathematics is a peculiarly human endeavor that attempts to organize our experience in a quantitative fashion.  It aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior.

The Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement is intended to give students an appreciation of mathematics and to prepare them to think precisely and critically about quantitative problems.

Learning objectives are associated with each category of the General Education Curriculum.  For each learning objective listed below, please:

1. Describe how the course will meet the learning objectives; and
2. State where each learning objective will be evidenced (e.g., examples of paper topics, questions on exams, syllabus).  Please be as concrete as possible.

Learning objective #1:  Students will
demonstrate an understanding of mathematical theories and their applications.

How will the course meet this objective?

Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

Learning objective #2:
Students will be able to identify and apply mathematical concepts most appropriate to solving quantitative problems.

How will the course meet this objective?

Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

In addition to the learning objectives associated with each category, the General Education Curriculum has specific overall objectives:

[The] FAU general education curriculum is a carefully devised program that draws on many subject areas to provide and reinforce essential skills and values from different points of view.  It equips students with the academic tools they will need to succeed, not only as undergraduates in their degree programs but also as responsible citizens in a complex world.  The courses that comprise the FAU general education curriculum combine to develop:

1. Knowledge in several different disciplines;
2. The ability to think critically;
3. The ability to communicate effectively;
4. An appreciation for how knowledge is discovered, challenged, and transformed as it advances; and
5. An understanding of ethics and ethical behavior.

We do not expect every course to meet all of these objectives, but we hope that you will consider ways to more fully address them when the new curriculum is introduced in fall 2009.

Please describe below how the course will meet these objectives.

General Education objective #1: Knowledge in several different disciplines.

The course approaches the subject from the standpoint of the following discipline, disciplines, or sub-disciplines:

General Education objective #2:  The ability to think critically.

How will the course meet this objective?

Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

General Education objective #3:  The ability to communicate effectively.

How will the course meet this objective?

Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

General Education objective #4:  An appreciation for how knowledge is discovered, challenged, and transformed as it advances.

How will the course meet this objective?

Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

General Education objective #5:  An understanding of ethics and ethical behavior.

How will the course meet this objective?

Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

After clicking the "Submit" button below, please send a copy of your course syllabus using the attach function to Diane Aragon at daragon@fau.edu.

An Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution