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MATH 116 - The Development of Mathematical Thought

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
A chronological survey of mathematics presented in historical perspective as a major cultural force in the rise of civilization. Emphasis is on problem studies with classical solutions, student projects, classroom demonstrations, and selected historical readings. The course is designed primarily for non- technical students. Notes: Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 10113
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MATH 117 - College Quantitative Reasoning

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
A course in quantitative literacy designed for students in Liberal Arts, Social Science, and Humanities. Emphasis will be on the practical aspects of mathematics. Topics include: non-traditional problem solving techniques, personal finance utilizing a graphing calculator organizing and analyzing data, the Normal Curve, methods of counting, applications of elementary probability, and mathematical research on the Internet. Written projects are required in one or more of the following areas: analysis of a stock market portfolio, a statistical case study, and historical topics related to mathematics. Notes: Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 10118
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MATH 180 - Calculus for Business

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions from a non-theoretical point of view. Business and economic applications are emphasized and include: break-even points; cost-benefit models; supply and demand curves; marginal cost and profit functions; growth and decay models; optimization techniques; average cost; elementary differential equations; and Lagrange multipliers. Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 10478
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MATH 120 - Nature of Mathematics

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
The purpose of this course is to improve problem- solving skills and extend students’ understanding of the nature of mathematics beyond algebra. The topics include: problem solving, number theory, secret codes, the golden rectangle, symmetry, the concept of infinity, topology, chaos, fractals, the uses and abuses of statistics, uncertainty and decision making. This course is appropriate for liberal arts students entering fields of study that are not mathematically-oriented.
Section: 12852
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MATH 181 - Calculus 1

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
Concept of Limit; understanding and applying the definition of a derivative; analyzing curves of functions; related rates; optimization applications; Rolle's Theorem; Mean Value Theorem; differentiation of algebraic; trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential and other transcendental functions; antiderivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions; integration using u-substitutions. Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 10126
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MATH 191 - Calculus 2

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
Riemann Sums, the definite integral and the definition of area; Fundamental Theorems of Calculus and the area under a curve; integration of logarithmic, exponential and other transcendental functions; theory and application of the definite integral; techniques of integration; L'Hopital's Rule; improper integration; infinite series, including power series and Taylor's formula. Notes: Specific graphics calculator required; wait until after first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 10131
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MATH 230 - Calculus 3

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
Vectors and vector functions in two and three dimensions; partial differentiation; analytic geometry and calculus of functions of several variables; Lagrange multipliers; multiple integration with application; vector analysis; line integrals; Green's and Stokes' Theorems; divergence. Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 12864
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MUSIC 150 - Music Appreciation 1

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
Introduction to music literature of the Baroque and Classic periods with emphasis on listening, correlated with textbook material and supplementary reading.
Section: 10988
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ANTHR 210 - Religions of the World

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
An introductory course in religion designed to study the histories, basic beliefs and characteristic practices of the world’s major religions. An explanation of Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are included. Tribal religions, as well as contemporary sects and cults, are also studied.
Section: 10711
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PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
This course explores moral philosophy through the classic writings of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Mill, and Sartre. Through these, and many other contemporary readings, students are introduced to the major ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, natural law theory, social contract theory, egoism, and relativism. Students also learn to what extent these theories may be compatible and in what areas they are in opposition. The theories studied in the first half of the semester are then applied to a variety of contemporary moral conflicts including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, environmental issues, stem cell research, cloning, genetics, terrorism, and a variety of global issues.
Section: 10713