Mathematics and Computer Science

MAT 1050 Introduction to College Mathematics

Instructor: Raymond E. Lee, Ph.D.Semester: Spring 2015
Class Location: On-line 
Section: 800 

This course involves the study of the real number system and its applications for decision making in society.
Reintroduction to many of the mathematical concepts necessary for solving real world problems.

This course awards three (3) credit hours for completion and recommends at least six (6) hours of preparation and/or review out side of class each week since this is an on-line course.

To provide students with an appreciation for and a better understanding of basic mathematical principles.
Emphasis will be on the application of critical thinking skills in order to identify and solve problems of society.

General Education Objectives
This course will address the following areas of student learning:

I Basic Skills of Communication, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving.
II General Knowledge of Mathematics.
III Lifelong Appreciation.

Course Materials
Since this is an on-line course, you have textbook options.

#1 You can purchase access and the e-book at

#2 You can purchase the custom textbook at the UNCP Bookstore. Titled: Pearson Custom Mathematics (from Excursions in Modern Mathematics), eighth edition,
Tannenbaum, 2014, Pearson, ISBN # 1269685694

#3 You can purchase the hardbound edition, ISBN # 032182573 or the Looseleaf edition, # 0321782224 on line.

Course Outline:

We will cover the first four chapters in the text (section one).
All the homework, quizzes and tests are on-line through the course access (code needed).

Grading Policy
The grading for this course is outlined on-line through the on-line course materials (code needed).

Final Grades
 A: 90-100  B+: 88  C+: 78  D+: 68  
 A-: 89  B: 80-87  C: 70-77  D: 60-67      
     B-: 79  C-: 69  D-: 55-59      

Student Conduct & Honor Code
UNCP Academic Honor Code

Religious Holiday Policy
Even though this is an on-line course, I am providing the following information: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has a legal and moral obligation to accommodate all students who must be absent from classes or miss scheduled exams in order to observe religious holidays; we must be careful not to inhibit or penalize these students for exercising their rights to religious observance. To accommodate studentsí religious holidays, each student will be allowed two excused absences each semester with the following conditions:

1. Students, who submit written notification to their instructors within two weeks of the beginning of the semester, shall be excused from class or other scheduled academic activity to observe a religious holy day of their faith. Excused absences are limited to two class sessions (days) per semester.
2. Students shall be permitted a reasonable amount of time to make up tests or other work missed due to an excused absence for a religious observance.
3. Students should not be penalized due to absence from class or other scheduled academic activity because of religious observances.

A student who is to be excused from class for a religious observance is not required to provide a second-party certification of the reason for the absence. Furthermore, a student who believes that he or she has been unreasonably denied an education benefit due to religious beliefs or practices may seek redress through the student grievance procedure.

On-line Contact Information
Since we do not meet in class, you may need to contact me.
I try to check my e-mail daily, but I do not have my e-mail open continuously.
I am on campus on MWF and I do leave my e-mail open from 8 am. to 3:30 pm. on those three days. If you need to talk to me by phone, I will be in my office between classes on those days. I will be there from 8 to 9 am., 11 to 12 noon, and 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

Other Information
Office: SCI 1229 Phone: 521-6309
Office Hours: MWF 11:00 am to 12:15 pm and 2:15 to 2:45 pm.

Federal laws require UNCP to accommodate students with documented learning, physical, chronic health, psychological, visual or hearing disabilities.

In post-secondary school settings, academic accommodations are not automatic; to receive accommodations, students must make a formal request and must supply documentation from a qualified professional to support that request. Students who believe they qualify must contact Disability Support Services (DSS) in DF Lowry Building, Room 107 or call 910-521-6695 to begin the accommodation process. All discussions remain confidential. Accommodations cannot be provided retroactively. More information for students about the services provided by DSS and the accommodation process may be found at the following links:

This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services, DF Lowry Building, Room 107 or call 910-521-6695.

I reserve the right to amend, change and/or alter anything on this document if the need arises.

Additional Links of Interest
Course and My Math Lab

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