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Spring 2010   BUS 50 Mathematical Applications in Business (3 units)

Section 0853  Class Begins January 25, 2010

Course Description

The application of basic mathematical and algebraic skills to the business environment.  Business applications include pricing, payroll, accounting, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, investments, statistics, and the Metric System.
Prerequisite: Recommended completion of Math 11.

    • Instructor: Tammy Rease
    • Email:
    • Textbook Information: Contemporary Business Mathematics for Colleges by Deitz & Southam. 2009 edition, South-Western 2009. ISBN: 0-324-66316-1
    • Estimated Time Per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes.
    • Special Requirements: E-mail the instructor after you sign up for class. Log into ETUDES-NG the first day of class.
    • Assignments & Tests: Students will complete weekly chapter assignments and will be given an exam after every fourth chapter that is completed.
    • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online via the ETUDES-NG program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active  e-mail account; the ability to use word processing, conduct internet searches, attach files, send e-mails, and work independently.
    • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
    • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

    Login ID


    First 2 letters of first name +
    First 2 letters of last name +
    Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
    (Type using all lower case letters)
    Jose A. Garcia
    Student ID: 1021945
    Username = joga21945

    Month Day of birth in school records
    (Type using all lower case letters)
    Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
    Password = 0411

    Etudes link