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Mathematics - MATH

0901 - Percents & Proportions - 1 credit hour
Builds an understanding of the definition of percents and the use of proportion in problem solving. Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  All Semesters.

0903 - 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. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 0941 and MATH 0913. Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  All Semesters

0911 - Variables & Equations - 1 credit hour
Builds an understanding of equations as conditions and the use of variables to generalize.  We will work extensively with identifying conditions that may be represented numerically and with solving linear equations. Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  All Semesters.

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. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 0971 and MATH 0923. Prerequisite: MATH 0903 or placement.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.

0921 - Charts - 1 credit hour
Builds an understanding of reading and presenting graphical information. Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  All Semesters.

0923 - Intermediate Algebra - 3 credit hours
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. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 1013 and MATH 1113. Prerequisite: MATH 0961 or MATH 0913 or placement.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.                          

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. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 0951. Prerequisite: MATH 0903 or placement.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.

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.  This course is a prerequisite for MATH 0961. Prerequisite: MATH 0941.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.

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 .  Note: This course is a prerequisite for MATH 0971 and MATH 0923. Prerequisite: MATH 0951.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.

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.  Note: This course is a prerequisite for MATH 0981. Prerequisite: MATH 0961 or MATH 0913 or placement.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.                                             

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.  Note: This course is a prerequisite for MATH 0991. Prerequisite: MATH 0971.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.

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.  Note: This course is a prerequisite for MATH 1013 and MATH 1113. Prerequisite: MATH 0981.  Grading: Credit/No Credit.  Course Rotation:  As needed.

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. Notes: This course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement.  This course is a prerequisite for MATH 1013. Prerequisite:  placement.  Course Rotation:  All Semesters.

1013 - Functions and Algebra - 3 credit hours
Content familiarizes students with standard mathematics functions.  These include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.  The course uses a data modeling approach to introduce and to utilize the functions.  There is a larger emphasis on incorporating technology and a smaller emphasis on algebraic manipulation of expressions.  This course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement.  Notes: This course is a prerequisite for MATH 1124 Precalculus, MATH 2303 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences and CIS/MATH/PHYS 2713. Credit will not be given for both MATH 1013 and MATH 1113.  Prerequisite:  MATH 1003 or placement.  Course Rotation:  All Semesters.

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. Notes: This course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 1124 Precalculus and MATH 2303 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences. Credit will not be given for both MATH 1013 and MATH 1113. Prerequisite: MATH 0991 or MATH 0923 or placement. Course rotation: As needed.    

1124 - Precalculus - 4 credit hours
Explores algebraic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; and their inverses, graphs, matrices, vectors, conics, and applications. A graphics calculator is used. Note: This course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement.  This course is a prerequisite for MATH 2315 Calculus I and MATH 2503 Discrete Math. Prerequisite: MATH 1013 or placement.  Course Rotation: All semesters.

2003 - Intersections - 3 credit hours
Introduction to topics with varying content.  It will normally be team taught with a faculty member from a discipline other than mathematics.  The course contains a large writing component.  It may be repeated for credit as long as the topic is different from any for which the student has previously obtained credit.  Note: This course may satisfy a portion of the electives in depth for general education.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of General Education Mathematics requirement. Course Rotation: As needed.

 2011 - Graphing Calculators - 1 credit hour
Investigates how to use the many features of a graphing calculator to solve problems of a quantitative nature.  This course may satisfy a portion of the electives in depth for general education.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of General Education Mathematics requirement. Course Rotation: As needed.

2021 - Standardized Tests - 1 credit hour
Provides a review for the quantitative portions of the various standardized tests used for entrance into graduate and professional schools. This course may satisfy a portion of the electives in depth for general education.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of General Education Mathematics requirement. Course Rotation: As needed.

2031 - Trigonometry Review  - 1 credit hour
This course is particularly aimed at helping students taking Calculus who may need some review of Trigonometry.  This course may satisfy a portion of the electives in depth for general education.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of General Education Mathematics requirement. Course Rotation: As needed.

2153 - Finite Mathematics - 3 credit hours
Selected topics in probability, matrices and matrix algebra, and linear programming. This course may satisfy a portion of the electives in depth for general education.  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: Fall.

 

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). Manipulatives, cooperative learning, reflective writing, and available technology will be utilized. Prerequisite: MATH 2213.  Course Rotation: Spring.

 

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. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 2315. Course Rotation: Fall.

 

2303 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences - 3 credit hours
Covers selected topics in elementary calculus and analytic geometry for students in business and social sciences.  Note: This course may satisfy a portion of the electives in depth for general education. Credit will be allowed for only one course of MATH 2315 or MATH 2303. Prerequisite: MATH 1013 or equivalent. Course Rotation:  Spring in even 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. Note: This course may satisfy a portion of the electives in depth for general education.  Prerequisites:  MATH 1124 or equivalent. Course Rotation: All semesters.

2325 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II - 5 credit hours
Presents topics including: 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 Rotations: 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 1013 or equivalent. 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 Grade 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 2123.  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 2123. 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. Prerequisite or 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
Introduces 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
(Also listed as PHYS 4303.) 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. Prerequisite: MATH 3323. Course Rotation: Varies.

 4403 - Mathematical Modeling - 3 credit hours
Introduces 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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