SRJC Course Outlines

5/24/2024 9:50:33 AMBMG 54 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BMG 54Title:  QUANT SKILLS - MATH  
Full Title:  Quantitative Skills/Math
Last Reviewed:4/19/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Quantitative methods and their uses for solving organizational problems. Development of skills in mathematics, quantitative analytical tools, financial calculations and analysis, statistics and presentation of data in a managerial context.


Recommended Preparation:
Successful completion of standard 1st year high school algebra course.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Enjoy learning how to translate math concepts into everyday working tools. A practical approach to numbers & how they work in personal & professional decision making.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Successful completion of standard 1st year high school algebra course.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2009
Math Competency
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2016
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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A successful student in BMG 54 will be able to:
1. calculate fundamental math operations in a variety of common modes
2. design, manipulate, and solve basic equations
3. formulate and solve quantitative operations in the areas of purchasing,
  pricing, depreciation, and inventory management
4. analyze data, including financial statements
5. calculate and compare loans and investments,
6. assemble, arrange, and calculate statistical data

Topics and Scope
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A.  Basic mathematics operations
   1.  numerical operations
   2.  solving equations
B.  Mathematics for business
   1.  purchasing
   2.  pricing
   3.  inventory and overhead
   4.  depreciation
   5.  financial statement analysis and distribution of profits
C.  Financial mathematics
   1.  simple interest and simple discount
   2.  compound interest
   3.  amortizing a debt
   4.  comparing investments
D.  Mathematics for presentation and analysis of information
   1.  elementary statistics
   2.  graphs

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Problem solving exercises in all of the content areas.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
80 - 90%
Homework problems, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers by Robert A. Brechner
Copyright 2000 by Dryden Press/Harcourt Brace College Publishers

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