Topics in College Mathematics

2nd Edition
Digital Text ISBN: 978-1-931997-75-1
Print ISBN: 978-1-931997-61-4

This course is designed for students who plan to major in fields that do not require an in-depth study of mathematics. The major topics introduced in this course are set theory, symbolic logic, geometry and measurement, introductory combinatorics, probability and descriptive statistics, and the history of mathematics. Three credit hours.

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Development Team
  • Jerry Shawver


    Lead Developer

    Jerry Shawver received a BA in mathematics and education from the University of North Florida and a master's degree in integrated learning technologies from Jacksonville University. He currently teaches classes at Florida State College at Jacksonville ranging from college mathematics to statistics and algebra, as well as education and educational technology. Shawver was the tournament director for the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch Tournament for 2007 and 2008. He is certified to teach this course.

  • William N. Meisel


    William Meisel received a BS and a BA from Florida State University and an MS in mathematics from the University of North Florida. He currently teaches mathematics, statistics, and calculus classes at Florida State College at Jacksonville, where he also cochaired the College Prep Council for two years. He is certified to teach this course.

  • Ben Wehrung

    Lead Developer

    Ben Wehrung, PhD, has nearly of 20 years experience in teaching statistics to undergraduate and graduate students. He currently teaches at Jacksonville University and is a reader for the Advanced Placement Statistics Exam. Wehrung’s degrees include a BA in religion and mathematics from Samford University, a master's degree in Probability and Statistics from Auburn University, and a PhD in mathematics from Auburn University. He is certified to teach this course.

  • Jack A. Chambers

    Instructional Designer

    Jack A. Chambers holds a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University. He has over 20 years of experience directing university and college computing centers at such institutions as California State University, Fresno, Duquesne University, and Loyola College in Maryland. His research fields include the psychology of creativity and higher education learning involving technology; he has published and spoken widely in these areas. He currently serves on the editorial board of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) and is the Chair of the Jacksonville Higher Education Consortium for Mathematics and Science.

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