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    Easy Math Course or Degree Without Math

    I am a math class (2 or more hrs quanitative reasoning) away from getting my Bachelors Degree from Exelsior but I failed the CLEP math with a 45 score. I hate math, also Im not very good at it, I have been trying to find a relitively easy online course or exam that I can take, does anyone know of one, all I need to get credit is a D. I am also considering trying to find a college that offers a general studies or liberal arts degree without math or will acept high school algebra (like Coastline Community College) I know Fort Hays has a degree without math but it has a 30 hour residensy requirement does any one have any ideas. Thanks

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    There is a mathematics course offered at American Military University / American Public University that might suit your needs.

    MA125 Math for Liberal Arts Majors 3 Semester Hours

    Course Description
    This course examines various mathematical concepts and problem solving techniques and provides mathematical functional literacy for those majoring in non-technical subject areas such as intelligence, military history , economics , and management. It covers a variety of mathematical concepts and techniques relevant to non-technical applications and explores contemporary mathematical concepts such as mathematical thinking; logic; number theory and real numbers; the metric system; introduction to equations, inequalities, problem solving, functions, graphs, transformations, geometry, mathematical systems and matrices and sophisticated counting; as well as an introduction to probability and statistics.

    Pre-Requisites/Requirements
    No prerequisites are required

    The course is intended for non-science students. I recently completed the course and found it relatively easy though by no means an easy 'A'.

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    How quickly do you need/want this done? Your best bet might be to take a residential course at a local community college, since I can speak from experience that math-phobics do better in a face-to-face environment.

    An alternate strategy is to get some personal tutoring (which can really help), then either take a DANTES math exam (check with Excelsior to make sure they'll accept it), or wait six months and re-take the CLEP exam.
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    I'm taking the "College Mathematics" course through Excelsior. The term starts in early November and the next one starts in January. The syllabus looks relatively easy and the book that we are using looks like it could be used for a 6th grade class. This, however, is the only math course I need for my BS Liberal Arts at Excelsior. Of course, Excelsior's courses are also $750 a pop, so they aren't really affordable. Hope that helps!

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    I wish I understood math phobia. It is a genuine psychological disability that stands in the way of sooo many educational goals. :(

    Could I suggest that you talk to someone at the local community college about whether there's a course designed especially FOR math phobics?
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    I failed CLEP math the first time. Then studied ONLY Cracking the CLEP and passed 2nd time. Reading anything else confuses you. You might give that a try.

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    Originally posted by nosborne48
    I wish I understood math phobia. It is a genuine psychological disability that stands in the way of sooo many educational goals.
    I don't understand why so many seemingly intelligent people write at the level of a grade-schooler. Those are probably the same people that can't understand why I hate math.

    We all have our Achilles Heel.
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    Coastline CC internet math classes

    Coastline CC in California has several on line classes - check out Math 100 (Quantitive Reasoning)

    http://schedule.ccc.cccd.edu/QueryCatalog_fall.asp

    But check with excelsior prior to signing up for a class to make sure it is acceptable.

    Incidently Coastline does not offer a four year degree.
    Last edited by Ian Anderson; 10-26-2005 at 12:56 PM.
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    Unhappy

    Yes, we do.

    I am no mathematician but I did get to the point where a trace of the beauty and grace of math began to show itself to me.

    Then I took diffyques...

    Sigh.

    We all have our own limitations.
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