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0903 - Prealgebra/Basic Mathematics - 3 credit hours
A basic arithmetic course, it is a prerequisite to Elementary Algebra (MA 0913) for students who have not mastered middle school mathematics. Course content includes: whole numbers and their operations; fractions and decimals; ratio and proportion; percentages; signed numbers; basic geometry; and data interpretation. A minimum grade of B- is required prior to enrolling in Elementary Algebra. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0913 - Elementary Algebra - 3 credit hours
A competency-based course, for students who have not had high school Algebra I or whose algebraic skills are weak. Course content includes: a review of signed numbers; a comprehensive study of real numbers; solving linear equations and inequalities; introduction to exponents; introduction to polynomials; factoring; and rational expressions. Prerequisites: MATH 0903 or a minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 13 or an Accuplacer arithmetic score of 63-120 or equivalent. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0923 - Intermediate Algebra - 1 credit hour
An algebra course whose content parallels content commonly found in a second-year high school algebra course, namely high school Algebra II. For students who have had high school Algebra I, but haven't had high school Algebra II or whose algebraic skills at that level are weak. Course content includes: an introduction to graphing; graphing linear equations and inequalities; solving linear systems; rational expressions; rational exponents and radicals; quadratic equations, and an introduction to functions and their graphs. Prerequisites: MATH 0961 or MATH 0913 or a minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 16 or an Accuplacer algebra score of 33-120 or equivalent. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0941 - Elementary Algebra A - 1 credit hour
A competency-based course for students who have not had a high school Algebra I course or whose algebraic skills are weak. The course is designed to strengthen skills in working with integers, the real numbers, simplifying algebraic expressions, and translating English phrases into algebraic expressions. Prerequisites: MATH 0903 or a minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 13 or an Accuplacer arithmetic score of 63-120 or equivalent. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0951 - Elementary Algebra B - 1 credit hour
A competency-based course which is a continuation of MATH 0941. The course is designed to strengthen skills in working with linear equations and inequalities, common formulas, and translating problems stated in English into algebraic relationships and to give an introduction to linear equations in two variables. Prerequisite: MATH 0941. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0961 - Elementary Algebra C - 1 credit hour
A competency-based course which is a continuation of MATH 0951.  The course is designed to strengthen skills in working with integer exponents and translating English phrases into algebraic expressions, to introduce polynomials, operations on polynomials and factoring of polynomials. Prerequisite: MATH 0951. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0971 - Intermediate Algebra A - 1 credit hour
A competency-based course for students who have not had a high school Algebra II  course or whose algebraic skills are weak. The course is designed to strengthen skills in working with integer exponents, graphical and algebraic solutions to linear equations and inequalities, and function notation. Prerequisites: MATH 0961 or MATH 0913 or a minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 16 or an Accuplacer algebra score of 33-120 or equivalent. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0981 - Intermediate Algebra B - 1 credit hour
A competency-based course which is a continuation of MATH 0971. The course is designed to strengthen skills in working with systems of linear equations, operations on and factoring of polynomials, and solution of polynomial equations by factoring, completing the square and the quadratic formula.  Prerequisite: MATH 0971. Grading: Pass/Fail.

0991 - Intermediate Algebra C - 1 credit hour
A competency-based course which is a continuation of MATH 0981. The course is designed to strengthen skills in working with rational expressions and expressions involving rational exponents and radicals.  Prerequisite: MATH 0981. Grading: Pass/Fail.

1003 - Data Models - 3 credit hours
Mathematical models are developed and utilized for data analysis and decision making. Data sets and problems are taken from a wide array of disciplines. The integration of  Mathematics and Technology is emphasized. Mathematical topics include: the need for rigor; Cartesian coordinate systems and their use in geographical information systems, density plots, discriminant analysis and contour plots; time series data; dynamical systems; and modeling with straight lines. Prerequisites: MATH 0961 or MATH 0913 or a minimum ACT mathematics sub score of 16 or an Accuplacer algebra score of 33-120 or an Accuplacer college-level mathematics score of 0-43.

1113 - College Algebra - 3 credit hours
Content is an extension of content commonly found in second-year high school algebra courses. It is a prerequisite for most other college-level mathematics courses. Course content includes: functions and their graphs, nonlinear equations and inequalities, conic sections, matrices and determinants. Prerequisites: MATH 0991 or MATH 0923 or a minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 20 or an Accuplacer college-level mathematics score of 44-85 or equivalent. Course rotation: All semesters.

1124 - Precalculus - 4 credit hours
Course explores algebraic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; and their inverses, graphs, matrices, vectors, conics, and applications. A graphics calculator is used. Prerequisite: MATH 1113 or a minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 23 or equivalent. Course Rotation: All semesters.

2153 - Finite Mathematics - 3 credit hours
Selected topics in probability, matrices and matrix algebra, and linear programming. Prerequisite: MATH 1113 or equivalent. Course Rotation: Fall.

2203 - Introduction to Statistics - 3 credit hours
Content includes: descriptive statistics for one and two variables; elementary probability theory; random variables; discrete probability distributions; and continuous probability distributions with emphasis on the normal distribution. Prerequisite: Successful completion of General Education Mathematics requirement or instructor's permission. Course Rotation: All semesters.

2213 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I - 3 credit hours
For future teachers of grades P-9. Course emphasizes mathematical concepts and processes through solving problems. Content includes: concepts of decimals and fractions, number theory, real number system, and numeration systems and bases. Manipulatives, cooperative learning, reflective writing, and available technology will be utilized. Prerequisite: Successful completion of General Education Mathematics requirements. Course Rotation: Every Fall and also Spring in odd years.

2223 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II - 3 credit hours
For future teachers of grades P-9. Course emphasizes mathematical concepts and processes through solving problems. Content includes: probability, statistics, measurement (including metric and English), geometry (properties of shape, two and three dimensions, similarities, and transformations). Manipulates, cooperative learning, reflective writing, and available technology will be utilized. Prerequisite: MATH 2223. Course Rotation: Spring and also Fall in odd years.

2301 - Mathematics & Technology - 1 credit hour
An array of current technologies is utilized to solve mathematical problems at the level of calculus and below. Exposure to the appropriate use and limits of technology is the main objective. The course is conducted in a laboratory format and is intended for prospective math majors. Grading: Credit/No Credit. Corequisite: MATH 2315. Course Rotation: Fall.

2303 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences - 3 credit hours
Course covers selected topics in elementary calculus and analytic geometry for students in business and social sciences. Credit will be allowed for only one course of MATH 2315 or MATH 2303. Prerequisite: MATH 1113 or equivalent. Course Rotation: Spring in odd years.

2315 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I - 5 credit hours
An introduction to analytic geometry; functions, limits, and continuity; the derivative and applications; the differential; integration and applications. Prerequisites:  MATH 1124 or equivalent. Course Rotation: All semesters.

2325 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II - 5 credit hours
Course covers topics that include: techniques of integration; indeterminate forms and improper integrals; infinite series; analytic geometry; plane curves and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MATH 2315. Course Rotation: Spring.

2503 - Discrete Mathematics - 3 credit hours
An introduction of the applications of mathematics to problem situations with an emphasis on the development of problem-solving skills (using Pólya's four-step process). Current technology (graphics calculators and computer software) will be used whenever possible. Conjectures will be posed and informal/formal proofs will be discussed with content including set theory, mappings, mathematical induction, and equivalence relations. Prerequisite: MATH 1124 or equivalent. Course Rotation: Fall.

2713 - Introduction to Computational Science - 3 credit hours
Presents an introduction to the theory and application of computer programming. Basic control structures and object-oriented constructs are explored. Also listed as CIS 2713 and PHYS 2713. Prerequisite: MATH 1113. Course Rotations: Spring.

3003 - Linear Algebra - 3 credit hours
Concepts and topics in course include systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, and determinants. Prerequisite:  MATH 2315. Course Rotation: Spring.

3103 - Geometry for Middle Grades Teachers - 3 credit hours
For future teachers of grades 5-9. Exploration of geometrical ideas using constructions, manipulatives, technology, and a variety of other investigative techniques. This emphasis on investigation, designed to set the stage for the discovery of key geometrical relationships, is central. Course content includes: a panoramic view of geometry, basic ideas of geometry (Euclidean and non-Euclidean), discovering polygon relationships, tessellations, and motion geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 2223 or instructor's permission.  Course Rotation: Varies.

3113 - Geometry - 3 credit hours
Concepts and topics explored in this class include constructions, the axiomatic method, Euclidean geometry, finite geometries, transformational geometry, and other non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH 2315.  Course Rotation: Spring.

3121 - History's Great Problems - 1 credit hour
A study of selected topics from the history and nature of mathematics from ancient to modern times, with an emphasis on important mathematical concepts and problems. Prerequisite: MATH 2503. Course Rotation: Spring odd years.

3131 - History's Great Mathematicians - 1 credit hour
A study of selected topics from the history and nature of mathematics from ancient to modern times, with an emphasis on the biographies and mathematical interests of prominent mathematicians. Prerequisite: MATH 2503. Course Rotation: Spring even years.

3151 - Mathematics Education I - 1 credit hour
Historical and current perspectives of mathematics education; an introduction to mathematics education organizations and their resources; and exposure to technologies used in mathematics. Prerequisites: MATH 2315 and EDUC 1103.  Course Rotation: Fall even years.

3161 - Mathematics Education II - 1 credit hour
An introduction to place-based mathematics, ethnomathematics, and the integration of mathematics and social justice issues; and an emphasis on demonstrative mathematics in the school mathematics curriculum. Prerequisites: MATH 2315 and EDUC 1103. Course Rotation: Fall odd years.

3203 - Probability and Statistics - 3 credit hours
Concepts and topics explored in this class include: a review of elementary properties of probabilities events, statistical densities and distributions; properties of random variables; expected values; law of large numbers; and sampling. Emphasis is on use of integrated statistical packages (or graphics calculator) to complement the statistical methodology. Corequisite:  MATH 3314. Course Rotation: Fall.

3314 - Calculus III - 4 credit hours
Concepts and topics explored in this class include multi-variable functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector analysis, and differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH 2325. Course Rotation: Fall.

3323 - Differential Equations - 3 credit hours
Concepts and topics explored in this class include first and second order ordinary differential equations, the Laplace transform, and matrix systems of ordinary differential equations.  Prerequisite:  MATH 2325. Course Rotation: Spring.

4003 - History of Mathematics - 3 credit hours
This course is a study of selected topics from the history and nature of mathematics from ancient to modern times, with an emphasis on the historical development of mathematics through a study of biographies of prominent mathematicians and the evolution of important mathematical concepts. The fundamental role of mathematics in the rise, maintenance, and extension of modern civilization will also be considered. Prerequisites: MATH 2325 and MATH 3113. Course Rotation: Varies.

4113 - Abstract Algebra - 3 credit hours
Introduction to an axiomatic approach to the number systems and algebraic systems, such as groups, rings, fields, and Boolean algebra. Prerequisite: MATH 3003. Course Rotation: Varies.

4123 - Topology - 3 credit hours
Introduction to the basic concepts of topology, including sets, topological spaces, connectedness, compactness, and separation axioms. Prerequisite: MATH 3314. Course Rotation: Varies.

4203 - Number Theory - 3 credit hours
Concepts and topics explored in this class include first order axioms, factorization properties, theory of remainders, perfect numbers, diophantine problems, and quadratic residues. Prerequisite: MATH 3003. Course Rotation: Varies.

4303 - Engineering Mathematics - 3 credit hours
Provides a rigorous treatment of some applied mathematics topics that appear in the study of the physical sciences and in engineering. Specific topics to be discussed are vector analysis, complex analysis (including complex integration), differential equations, partial differential equations, Fourier analysis, and Sturm-Liouville theory. Also listed as PHYS 4303. Prerequisite: MATH 3323. Course Rotation: Varies.

4403 - Mathematical Modeling - 3 credit hours
An introduction to the application and modeling processes of mathematics. This course emphasizes continuous models to include deterministic and stochastic models. The use of computer packages and algorithms will be incorporated into the solution process. An individual project is required. Prerequisite: MATH 3314 or MATH 3323.  Course Rotation: Varies.

4413 - Foundations of Analysis - 3 credit hours
Concepts and topics explored in this class include metric spaces, limits, continuity, sequences and series, connectedness, compactness, uniform convergence, and the theorem of Stone-Weierstrass. Prerequisite: MATH 3314.  Course Rotation: Varies.

4513 - Advanced Calculus - 3 credit hours
Concepts and topics explored in this course include the real and complex number systems, basic set theory and topology, sequences and series, continuity, differentiation, and Taylor's theorem. Emphasis is on careful mathematical reasoning. Prerequisite: MATH 3314. Course Rotation: Varies.

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