Mathematics for Business, Economics and Sciences

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mathematics for Business, Economics and Sciences

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Business, Economics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Basic Algebraic Operations. Equations and Inequalities. Functions and Graphs. Polynomial Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Sequences and Series. Limits.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course is intended for incoming students. It does not overlap with or duplicate any other course. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to preliminary mathematical aspects necessary for the areas of Business, Economics, Natural/Physical Sciences and Information Technology.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    1. Show ability to perform basic algebraic operations, and solve linear, and quadratic equations.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of a function, the composition of functions and the inverse of a function.
    3. Illustrate ability to work with linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions and sketch their graphs.
    4. Illustrate ability to work with the exponential and the logarithmic functions apply their properties and sketch their graphs.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of sequences and series and find finite sums of the arithmetic and geometric sequences.
    6. Evaluate limits of functions and discuss continuity of functions.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Class lectures, interactive learning (class discussion, group work), online presentations, and practical problems solved in class.
    - Exercises and primary source documents are assigned as homework, the solutions of which are reviewed in class.
    - Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions, see their exam paper, and/or go over lecture material.
    - Use of the blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.