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**OBJECTIVES:** The course is an introduction to mathematical topics with
applications to business, social science and other fields. We cover widely used mathematical topics
such as matrix algebra, solutions of linear equations, linear programming, elementary combinatorics
and probability.

**PREREQUISITE:** MATH 110 (with at least a C) or satisfactory performance on the Mathematics Placement Test.

**STUDY:**

- It is important to actively study the material outside of class.
- Expect to invest at least two hours for each credit hour, so six hours each week outside of class.

**CALCULATORS:**

- A scientific or graphing calculator is permitted provided it is not able to communicate with others.
- Give exact, not decimal approximations, to quiz questions unless explicitly requested otherwise.

**GRADES:**

- Grades are based on:
- three 90 point exams
- a 150 point comprehensive final
- best 10 quizzes for a total of 100 points
- best 10 homework scores for a total of 50 points
- 30 attendance points

- Total number of points is 600.
- Your lowest test score will be replaced by your final exam score, percentage-wise, if it is higher.

**GRADING SCALE:**

Grade |
Percentage |
Points out of 600 |

A | 80% | 480 |

A- | 77.5% | 465 |

B+ | 75% | 450 |

B | 70% | 420 |

B- | 67.5% | 405 |

C+ | 65% | 390 |

C | 58% | 348 |

D | 48% | 288 |

**ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT:** Please read the statement on Academic Integrity which appears in the Undergraduate
Catalog, and which includes this passage: ``Students guilty of, or assisting others in, either cheating
or plagiarism, on any assignments, quizzes, or examinations, will receive a grade of F for the course
involved and may be suspended or dismissed from the University.''

- Cell phones must be silent and not used during class or exams.
- Children are not permitted in class.
- You are expected to arrive and depart class on time.

** Failure to abide by the following will result in a zero score!**

- PDA's and cell phones shall be stowed and not be visible during exams.
- Talking or other communication between students is not permitted during exams.

DRC- Statement - Northern Illinois University is committed to providing an accessible educational environment in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Any student requiring an academic accommodation due to a disability should let his or her faculty member know as soon as possible. Students who need academic accommodations based on the impact of a disability will be encouraged to contact the DRC if they have not done so already. The DRC is located on the 4th floor of the Health Services Building, and can be reached at 815-753-1303 (V) or drc@niu.edu.