National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience
College Geometry (MAT-103)
Varies; self-study format.
November 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: solve real life problems using geometry; identify geometric shapes and characteristics of angles, lines and shapes; determine whether a geometric figure is congruent and/or similar to another given figure and explain the reasons for such conclusion; calculate the perimeter, area and volume of a variety of geometric figures; apply the rules of geometry of a circle to circles themselves and properties of lines and angles that run through one or more points on the circle’s circumference; plot points, lines and geometric figures on a graph and use coordinate geometry rules to identify properties of these points, lines and figures.
This course introduces students to the basic principles of geometry necessary for further college level mathematics. These principles include properties of geometric shapes and measurements, calculating the dimensions, including one, two- and three-dimensional properties of geometric figures. Major topics include: similarity and congruency and geometric proofs establishing relationships between figures, characteristics of triangles, quadrilaterals, higher order polygons, circles, three dimensional figures and the properties of the sides and angles appurtenant to these figures, and graphing and coordinate geometry. Evaluation criteria include: practice assignments, class participation, and exams.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Mathematics or Business (3/18).