New Math Requirement for General Education
Effective with the Fall semester 2011, as approved by the faculty on February 17, 2011, the new course Math 121 will replace Math 125 as a General Education requirement for all MacMurray degrees. This is the course description:
MATH 121. Mathematics for Liberal Arts. (3) The course covers topics in set theory, number systems, basic algebra, problem solving, graphs, functions, inequalities, and measurement. No prerequisite.
Satisfying the requirement
Either the old course or the new one will satisfy the General Education requirement in mathematics, so students who have passed Math 125 do not need to take Math 121.
Exemption: As before, an ACT score in mathematics of 27 or better exempts students from this requirement (but does not earn credit hours toward graduation).
New students, and current students who have not yet taken Math 125, will satisfy the requirement with the new course Math 121. (Or they may take Math 125 this summer, the last time it will be offered. See below.)
Current students who have taken Math 125 but failed the course will need to take Math 121 to satisfy the requirement. However, the F grade in Math 125 will remain on the transcript and figure in the grade point average, since the new course is not a repeat of the old.
Last opportunity to take Math 125: Summer 2011
A student who wishes to replace a low or failing grade in Math 125 will have one last opportunity to repeat that course during the summer. Math 125 will be offered in MacMurray’s May Term, June Term, and July Term by Kent Shepard, if there is sufficient enrollment. After July Term, 2011, Math 125 will not be offered again, so this will be the last chance.