MATH 095 OPTIONS
The Elementary Algebra, MAT 095, course credits do not count toward graduation. The Connecticut legislature passed Public Act 12-40 in 2012 which required institutions to proactively assist students with intensive summer options so that students do not have to take non-credit classes during the traditional semester. Southern Connecticut State University has several options this summer for students to place out of MAT 095 or complete it over the summer.
MAT 095 Options:
- Take the free math placement and place higher than MAT 095 by registering here.
- Enroll in the Elementary Algebra Emporium, MAT 001, this summer.
- Take the MAT 095 course this summer.
MAT 001 Elementary Algebra Emporium Option:
- It is an opportunity to go through MAT 095 material through a computer program quickly in order to test out of the course.
- This will be a small group setting with faculty members and tutors readily available for assistance.
- The computer environment will allow the course to be individualized, self-paced, and self-motivated, where students will be in control of their own learning.
- At the end, students will retake the ACCUPLACER placement exam and could potentially place into a higher mathematics course, MAT 100, Intermediate Algebra (second developmental course) or straight into the Quantitative Reasoning course that is required for the Liberal Education Program.
- Three week long summer workshop meeting 5 days a week for 3 hours a day.
- Section 02: June 30th through July 18th on MTWRF at 2:30PM-5:30PM
- Section 03: July 7th through July 25th on MTWRF at 11:15AM-2:15PM
- Section 05: July 21st through August 8th on MTWRF at 8:00AM-11:00AM
*More times may be added as sections fill.
WHY DO THE MATH EMPORIUM, MAT 001 AND NOT THE MAT 095 COURSE?
The course MAT 001, Elementary Algebra Emporium is a mathematics workshop which will cover MAT 095, Elementary Algebra in a different learning format. A traditional MAT 095 course is available to take during summer session B--it meets for 5 weeks, 4 days per week and is a graded course.
IS MAT 001 A TRADITIONAL LECTURE COURSE?
No, the workshop will be an emporium learning environment where students will work through modules on computers for three hours each class day to refresh their skills. A diagnostic pretest will be administered on the first day to determine what concepts have been mastered and concepts that need more attention.
HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE IN THE EMPORIUM?
MAT 001 emporium gives students an opportunity to be in a mathematics course with an approximate 15:1 student to teacher/tutor ratio. Faculty members and tutors will be present in the lab to tutor and to keep students accountable.
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY DAY?
Yes, attendance will be mandatory. This is a non-graded workshop and will have no effect on a student’s grade point average or credits. The point of the workshop is to spend quality time on material so that it can be mastered on the placement exam at the end of the course.
HOW MUCH IS MAT 001 GOING TO COST?
This workshop is really about how much you could SAVE. The tuition of MAT 001, Elementary AlgebraEmporium is $400 with additional fees of $55 and $25 for registration and software respectively.
The cost of taking MAT 095 during a traditional semester for a part-time student is $1426.
CAN I TAKE A TRADITIONAL MAT 095 CLASS?
Yes, we are offering one traditionally taught section of MAT 095 in the Summer B session, which will also cost $400 in tuition with a registration fee of $55 (plus additional cost for the textbook).
WHERE CAN I SIGN UP FOR MAT 001 OR MAT 095?
Seats in the sections are expected to fill up quickly so please sign up on Banner web as soon by following instructions on the Registrar's website.
WHY SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT TAKING THIS COURSE SOON?
MAT 095 credits will not count towards graduation so placing into a higher mathematics course will be integral to a timely graduation. If you choose to not participate in MAT 001 summer workshop, then you will be registered for MAT 095 in the fall semester, and it is possible that you may not be able to take your required quantitative reasoning course until the Fall semester of your sophomore year. PA 12-40 could prevent MAT 095 from being offered at SCSU for future semesters.
DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MAT 001 and MAT 095?
Please contact Catie Carrigan, MAT 001 Elementary Algebra Coordinator, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.