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Master Course Syllabus · Mathematics and Engineering · Mathematics - MATH

Discrete Mathematics

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/01/2019 to 12/31/2019
  • Modified 08/05/2019

Meeting Times

For Face-to-Face

Include only the days and times. Please do not list any other information here. 

For Online

It is strongly recommended that you provide details regarding any synchronous meeting times and/or information regarding proctoring requirements.  You may also indicate “See Course Policies section for Testing Requirements ” or “See [INSERT LOCATION]  in eCampus for testing requirements”

Sample wording:

This is an online class with no synchronous meetings.  All lectures, homework, quizzes, and other class activities will be completed online through MyMathLab or eCampus.

Please see information in [INSERT LOCATION] regarding exam requirements.

Contact Information

Instructor: First Name Last Name

  • Email: Email
  • Office: Office Number
  • Phone: (979) XXX-XXXX

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM


Discrete Mathematics is designed to prepare mathematics, computer science, and engineering majors for a background in abstraction, notation, and critical thinking for the mathematics most directly related to computer science. Topics include: logic, relations, functions, basic set theory, countability and counting arguments, proof techniques, mathematical induction, combinatorics, discrete probability, recursion, sequence and recurrence, elementary number theory, graph theory, and mathematical proof techniques. 

48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.


Prerequisite: MATH 2413 or higher with a grade of C or better or departmental approval.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Construct mathematical arguments using logical connectives and quantifiers.
  2. Verify the correctness of an argument using propositional and predicate logic and truth tables.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems using counting techniques and combinatorics in the context of discrete probability. 
  4. Solve problems involving recurrence relations and generating functions.
  5. Use graphs and trees as tolls to visualize and simplify situations. 
  6. Perform operations on discrete structures such as sets, functions, relations, and sequences.
  7. Construct proofs using direct proof, proof by contraposition, proof by contradiction, proof by cases, and mathematical induction.
  8. Apply algorithms and use definitions to solve problems to prove statements in elementary number theory.



Rosen, K. (2018). Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill. 

Calculator Policy

A calculator is required for this class and a TI 83/84 or TI-Nspire is highly recommended. The type of calculator allowed and the use of a calculator on any assignment in this class may be restricted. This includes both in class and out of class assignments, such as, but not limited to homework, projects, quizzes, and exams. Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation, such as TI-89, TI-92, HP-48 models, and TI-Nspire CAS models, are not allowed. Additionally, cell phones, computers, and PDA’s cannot be used as calculators. Students are responsible for learning how to operate their calculators.

Computer and Internet Access

Daily assignments may require computer internet access. 

Students may use their own computer and internet provider or they may complete assignments on campus in one of the Blinn College computer labs.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has appropriate and reliable computer equipment and high-speed internet access.  Furthermore, computer trouble or internet trouble in no way excuses the student from completing assignments by assignment due date.  Blinn College computer labs and Learning Centers have appropriately configured computers and internet access for this course.

eCampus (For online only, face-to-face delete)

Please see below for suggested wording regarding eCampus. You may personalize this to fit the needs of your students and your course. 

Please log into on the FIRST DAY OF CLASS to complete the orientation module and become familiar with the layout of the course.

Students must create their MyMathLab account by clicking the Pearson widget and disabling the pop-up blocker. This is the ONLY way to enter the MyMathLab portion of the course. No course ID is needed for MyMathLab.

Additional Materials and Supplies

Suggested Materials:
Spiral Notebook/Paper
Course Packet Information
Accuscan Scantrons #28980

Course Requirements

The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all coursework using multiple methods and applications in mathematics, computer science, and engineering.



Course evaluation instruments shall consist of at least four major grades including the final examination. Competency will be measured by a 70% minimum performance level over the entire course. Class participation will be at least 10% of the final grade and is defined by the individual instructor.   A comprehensive final exam will be 20% of the final grade.

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Online Homework System

What is counted in this category? What is the website address?

Written Component

What is counted in this category? Is class participation included in this category? How is this graded?

Proctored Exams

What is counted in this category?

Final Exam 20% or XXX pts

The final exam is comprehensive and will be given on the date designated by the College. Students will need an Accuscan scantron #28980 for the final exam. 


Resulting grade and related performance levels
Grade Range Notes
A [100, 90]

Exceptional knowledge of the material covered

B (90, 80]

Above average knowledge of the material covered

C (80, 70]

Average knowledge of the material covered

D (70, 60]

Less than average knowledge of the material covered

F (60, 0]

Very little knowledge of the material covered

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Attendance Details

Should a student accumulate the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, s/he will be administratively dropped from class. The following chart indicates two weeks’ worth of absences:

Fall & Spring


6 absences







8-week Fall & Spring



12-week Fall & Spring



Winter/May Minimester



Summer 1 & 2




Example:  In a TR class, students will receive a warning notification via Blinn College student email after 2 days of unexcused absences and will be dropped after 4 days of unexcused absences. 

If a student is dropped from a class prior to the “Q” date, they will receive a “Q” in the class.  You are able to access your student email account in myBLINN.  (New students myBLINN email address is of the form, where ## is the last 2 digits of your Blinn ID.)

This semester’s “Q” drop date is [INSERT DATE].

Students Rights and Responsibilities

All Blinn College students should know and understand their rights and responsibilities.  Please visit the Student Rights and Responsibilities page at

Makeup Policy

Provide your make up policy details.  It should cover all make up work including online homework, in class work, quizzes, take home work, exams, projects, etc.

Electronic Devices in the Classroom

If you have a cellphone or other devices policy, please insert here.  Otherwise, delete this box.

Section Policies

This section is for you to enter your specific policies that are not included above.  Please do not repeat any information that is listed above.