Michael Costa

Part Time Lecturer

Mathematics

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Liberal Arts 396A


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Examination of the basic theories of learning and teaching and the application of theory to educational environments. Students will learn about cognitive and effective theories related to learning as well as develop understandings of the social, cultural, and political factors that influence learning. Units of study include the principles of motivation, classroom management, and contemporary issues in education.

A study of modern mathematics (excluding calculus) employed in business. Topics include: functions and linear models, systems of linear equations, linear programming, mathematics of finance, sets and counting, and basic probability and statistics. This course is the required math course for Business majors. This course fulfills the general education requirements for Business majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

A study of modern mathematics (excluding calculus) employed in business. Topics include: functions and linear models, systems of linear equations, linear programming, mathematics of finance, sets and counting, and basic probability and statistics. This course is the required math course for Business majors. This course fulfills the general education requirements for Business majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An introduction to the main concepts and techniques of college algebra. Topics include: linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, as well as modeling of data using functions. This is the first semester of the college math sequence designed for students interested in Biology and Life Sciences. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Biology and Life Sciences majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An introduction to the main concepts and techniques of college algebra. Topics include: linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, as well as modeling of data using functions. This is the first semester of the college math sequence designed for students interested in Biology and Life Sciences. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Biology and Life Sciences majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An introduction to the main concepts and techniques of college algebra. Topics include: linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, as well as modeling of data using functions. This is the first semester of the college math sequence designed for students interested in Biology and Life Sciences. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Biology and Life Sciences majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

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Examination of the basic theories of learning and teaching and the application of theory to educational environments. Students will learn about cognitive and effective theories related to learning as well as develop understandings of the social, cultural, and political factors that influence learning. Units of study include the principles of motivation, classroom management, and contemporary issues in education.
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