FIG #9: Patterns and Configurations

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Cluster Description:
Explore how anthropology, linguistics, and mathematics provide us with tools to discover and describe patterns in the real world. NOTE: Final registration for this FIG will not be complete until the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) has been passed with a score of 35.


Anthropology 247
Judy Pine
10:00-11:20 am
Math 112
Amber Hixson
9:00-9:50 am
Seminar 101
Teresa Downard
1:00-1:50 pm

Total Credits:


Course Descriptions for Patterns and Configurations

  • Anthropology 247, Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, (Judy Pine) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 42488
    The study of language from an anthropological perspective. Includes an introduction to the structure and patterning of language, the study of language as it is used in daily life, and the role of language in human evolution.
  • Math 112, Functions and Algebraic Methods, (Amber Hixson) 5cr, QSR, CRN: 44112
    Pattern recognition and generalization, building mathematical models and problem solving are emphasized. Supporting topics include polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphs, rational expressions, radicals and functions. Graphing calculator required. Cannot be counted toward majors or minors in mathematics or computer science.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Teresa Downard) 2cr, CRN: 41061
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions about the structure of patterns. How can patterns be discovered, described symbolically, and put to use? Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes with an academic presentation.

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