THE
FACULTY
SENATE
Senate Document Number 4007S
Date of Senate Approval 03/15/07

                                       
              
Statement
of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document 38: Change the
prerequisite for MATH 191
Effective Date: Fall 2007
1. Delete: On page 192, the prerequisite for
MATH 191
Prerequisite: MATH 167; or four years of high school
mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Add : On page
192, in place of deleted entry:
Students should have a thorough background in high
school algebra and trigonometry before they enroll in MATH 191.
Impact:
There will
be no impact on the resources and staffing of the math department due to this
change.
Rationale:
Most of the students who enroll at UNCA have
completed a Precalculus or advanced algebra and trigonometry course in high
school. Most do not need to take MATH
167 at UNCA in order to be ready to take Calculus I. Having MATH 167 listed as a prerequisite is
preventing those students from registering for MATH 191 without having an
override. Adding the statement about students needing a thorough background in
high school algebra and trigonometry will reduce the possibility of students
enrolling in the course if they are not prepared.