MATHEMATICS

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Mathematics Courses

ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I MATH 441 MATH (4.00 credits)
This introductory course in abstract algebra focuses mainly on number theory, with an introduction to groups and fields. Number-theoretic concepts include divisibility, primes and their distribution, congruence arithmetic, linear Diophantine equations and systems, number-theoretic functions, Euler's Theorem, primitive roots, and selected special topics. Prerequisites: Math 256 or MATH 301 with a grade of C or higher.
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II MATH 442 MATH (4.00 credits)
This course continues the study of abstract algebra and is focused mainly on groups, with some exploration of rings and fields as time allows. Group-theoretic topics include subgroups, normal subgroups and quotient groups, and some counting principles. A wide variety of examples will be explored. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S, even years Prerequisite: MATH 441 with a grade of C or above.
ARITHMETIC STRUCTURES MATH 102 MATH (3.00 credits)
This course focuses on the arithmetic and algebraic content of Pre-K-8 mathematics and appropriate teaching methods and is designed specifically to address requirements for MC-EA licensure. Instruction will be guided by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Emphasis is on problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. This course does NOT satisfy the college general education requirement in math. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: MATH 101 with a grade of "C" or above.
BASIC COLLEGE MATH MATH 096 MATH (3.00 credits)
This lab style, self-paced course supports students in developing skills, strategies, and reasoning needed to succeed in mathematics at Edgewood College. With the support of faculty, students will practice basic math skills in online modules and assess their knowledge throughout the semester. Credit does not count towards graduation requirements.  Prerequisites: ACT Math score of 15 or below; or ALEKS test score of 0 - 30.
CALCULUS I MATH 231 M MATH (4.00 credits)
An introduction to differential and integral calculus. Derivatives are developed for: algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. The Riemann integral and the first form of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus are introduced. Definite integrals and anti-derivatives are developed for basic algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Applications of key concepts are integrated throughout the course. This course satisfies the general education mathematics requirement. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: Placement - or - MATH 114B with a grade of C or above - or - high school calculus.
CALCULUS II MATH 241 MATH (4.00 credits)
This course is a continuation of differential and integral calculus. Topics include integration techniques, improper integrals, applications, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, and infinite series. This course emphasizes the mastery of key concepts and their applications. Prerequisites: MATH 231  with a grade of C or above.
CALCULUS III MATH 251 MATH (4.00 credits)
An introduction to multivariable calculus; topics include vectors, curves, partial derivatives, gradients, multiple and iterated integrals, and Green's and Stokes' theorems.  Prerequisites: MATH 241 with a grade of C or above OR Math 232 with a grade of C or above.
COLLEGE GEOMETRY MATH 461 MATH (4.00 credits)
This course investigates geometry from an advanced perspective. Building on students' knowledge of Euclidean geometry from high school coursework, topics include axiomatic systems, neutral, Euclidean, and non-Euclidean geometries; introduction of geometries such as projective, finite, vector, and transformational; historical development of geometry; and use of technology to model and explore geometric relationships. Prerequisites: Math 256 or MATH 301 with a grade of C or higher.
COMPLEX ANALYSIS MATH 432 MATH (4.00 credits)
This course continues the study of analysis shifting from the real numbers to complex numbers. Topics include functions of a complex variable, Cauchy's theorem, residue theory, power series, and other topics as time allows. Prerequisites: Math 233 or Math 251 with a grade of C or higher - AND - Math 256 or Math 301 with a grade of C or higher. Math 431 recommended.
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS MATH 331 MATH (3.00 credits)
Theory of ordinary differential equations with an emphasis on problems of the physical world which are modeled well by differential equations. Topics include first order equations, second order and higher linear equations, series solutions, and a brief introduction to numerical methods and partial differential equations as time permits. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S, odd years Prerequisite: MATH 232 with a grade of C or above; MATH 233 highly recommended.
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS MATH 256 MATH (3.00 credits)
This course introduces students interested in math or computer science to a level of abstraction and argumentation appropriate to those fields as well as providing some of the foundational mathematics – and more importantly, ways of thinking – needed for success in either field. In addition, the course provides students the opportunity to see connections between the two fields such as those between symbolic logic and digital logic circuits or between recurrence and induction. Topics include: logic, methods of proof, sequences, induction, recursion, set theory, functions, relations, counting, probability, graphs, trees, analysis of algorithm efficiency.   Prerequisites: Math 231 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of an M tag course and either CS 178 or CS 180 with grades of C or higher.
EXPLORATIONS IN MID/SEC SCHOOL MATH MATH 451 MATH (4.00 credits)
This course focuses on mathematics knowledge for teaching at the middle/secondary level and is designed specifically to address requirements for MC-EA licensure with content minor in mathematics and EA-A licensure with content major in mathematics. Instruction will be guided by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Topics include: problem solving, critical thinking, communication, issues of technology, number and operations, algebraic and geometric reasoning, measurement, and data analysis and probability. Prerequisites: MATH 231 with a grade of C or above.
FINITE MATHEMATICS MATH 122 MATH (3.00 credits)
An introduction to finite mathematics, including linear systems, linear programming, mathematics of finance, probability, and other related topics. This course is designed primarily for business majors.  This course does NOT satisfy the general education mathematics requirement. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: Placement or MATH 114A with a grade of C or above.
GEOMETRIC STRUCTURES MATH 103 MATH (3.00 credits)
This course focuses on the geometric and measurement content of Pre-K-8 mathematics and appropriate teaching methods and is designed specifically to address requirements for MC-EA licensure. Instruction will be guided by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Emphasis is on problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. This course does NOT satisfy the college General Education mathematics requirement. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: MATH 102 with a grade of "C" or above.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MATHEMATICS MATH 279 MATH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Independent study of selected topics in mathematics developed by the student with the approval and direction of the instructor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MATHEMATICS MATH 379 MATH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Independent study of selected topics in mathematics developed by the student with the approval and direction of the instructor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MATHEMATICS MATH 479 MATH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Independent reading and research of selected topics in mathematics developed by the student with the approval and direction of the instructor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA MATH 097 MATH (3.00 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in algebra, graphing, and problem-solving skills. Successful completion of this course should give students the necessary prerequisite skills to be successful in MATH 114A M - Precalculus A: College Algebra. (ALEKS or ACT Placement) Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Placement Level One.
INTRO TO PROBLEM SOLVING MATH 101 M MATH (3.00 credits)
An introduction to problem solving and mathematical thinking; the focus of this course is on the process of mathematics rather than specific techniques or content. Students will engage in mathematical problem solving in a variety of contexts and learn a number of broadly applicable problem solving strategies. This course satisfies the M tag General Education requirement. Prerequisites: Math placement level 2 or higher, or math placement level 1 and concurrent enrollment in Math 099A.
LINEAR ALGEBRA MATH 341 MATH (3.00 credits)
An introduction to linear algebra including vector spaces, matrices, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; emphasis on gaining theoretical insights through computation, developing facility with elementary proof, and applying the concepts and computational methods to solve real world problems. Prerequisites: MATH 231 with a grade of C or above, Math 256 or MATH 301 highly recommended.
MATHEMATICAL THINKING ELEM TCHRS 1 MATH 127 MATH (2.00 credits)
Introduction to mathematics content and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching mathematics at the elementary level. This course will focus on teaching and learning via problem-solving, examined through the lens of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. It will include an exploration of early algebraic thinking, the development of relational thinking and the core algebraic thinking practices of generalizing, representing, justifying, and reasoning with mathematical structure and relationships.  Prerequisites: Math Placement level 2 or higher OR Math Placement level 1 and concurrent enrollment in Math 099x
MATHEMATICS SEMINAR MATH 485 3KX MATH (3.00 credits)
Selected topics in mathematics, mathematics education, and applications. With individualized mentoring, students will investigate significant mathematics independently and present findings in oral and written form at a variety of levels and to varying audiences. Integrated throughout the course students will 1) consider how topics are situated in the history and development of mathematics as a liberal art, and in the world; 2) reflect, as future mathematics educators and practitioners, upon: Who am I and who can I become? What are the needs and opportunities of the world? What is my role in building a more just and compassionate world? Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: COR 2, junior/senior standing, and a declared major in Mathematics or Mathematics Teaching; or consent of the instructor.
PRECALCULUS A: COLLEGE ALGEBRA MATH 114A M MATH (3.00 credits)
Algebra preparation necessary for success in calculus. Topics include: algebraic properties of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Combined with Math 114B: Precalculus B: Trigonometry, the two courses comprise a complete overview of algebra and trigonometry required for calculus. This course satisfies the general education mathematics requirement. Prerequisites: Math placement level 3 or higher - OR - math placement level 2 and concurrent enrollment in Math 099C.
PRECALCULUS B: TRIGONOMETRY MATH 114B MATH (2.00 credits)
Trigonometry preparation necessary for success in calculus. Topics include: trigonometric functions and their inverses, including identities, graphs, and applications. Combined with MATH 114A the two courses comprise a complete overview of algebra and trigonometry required for calculus. Prerequisites: Math placement level 4 - OR - Math 114A with a grade of C or higher - OR - concurrent enrollment in Math 114A and consent of instructor.
PROBABILITY MATH 351 MATH (4.00 credits)
A calculus-based introduction to probability. Topics include combinatorics, discrete and continuous probability distributions and joint probability, binomial, Poisson, exponential, and normal distributions, expected value, variance, and moment generating functions. This course will provide a solid introduction to probability and prepare interested students for the first actuarial exam. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S, even years Prerequisite: MATH 232 with a grade of C or above.
REAL ANALYSIS MATH 431 MATH (4.00 credits)
The course introduces analysis as a tool for a deeper understanding of calculus. With the least upper bound axiom of the real numbers as its starting point, the course develops the foundations necessary to work with limits and prove results from calculus. Topics include sequences, series, power series, derivatives, and integrals. Time permitting, the course will explore how the same tools are used in more advanced settings. Prerequisites: MATH 251 with a grade of C or higher - AND - Math 256 or MATH 301 with a grade of C or higher.
RESEARCH AND PRACTICE - ARITHMETIC MATH 602 MATH (3.00 credits)
This course explores arithmetic, algebra, and data analysis at the Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence level as defined in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics; best practices and methodologies for teaching this content; and relevant research in teaching and learning mathematics.  A fifteen-hour practicum is required. Cross-listed: None. Offered: SS Prerequisite: MATH 101 with a grade of C or above and successful completion of Praxis CORE. For students in the ACE program only.
RESEARCH AND PRACTICE - GEOMETRY MATH 603 MATH (3.00 credits)
This course explores geometry, measurement, and probability at the Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence level as defined in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics; best practices and methodologies for teaching this content; and relevant research in teaching and learning mathematics. A fifteen-hour practicum is required. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: MATH 602 with a grade of C or better. For students in the ACE program only.
STATISTICS MATH 121 M MATH (3.00 credits)
Course includes descriptive and inferential statistics with the emphasis on drawing meaningful conclusions from data. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal distribution, z-tests, t-tests, linear regression, analysis of variance, Chi-Square tests, and other topics as time permits. This course satisfies the general education mathematics requirement. Prerequisites: Math placement level 2 or higher - OR - math placement level 1 and concurrent enrollment in Math 099B
SUCCESS IN MATH STATISTICS MATH 099B MATH (2.00 credits)
This course is intended for students who may need additional instruction on the material covered in Statistics. Topics covered will include strengthening quantitative literacy and improving math study skills. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: ACT Math score of 16 or above; or ALEKS test score of 31 or above.
SUCCESS IN MATHEMATICAL THINKING MATH 099D MATH (2.00 credits)
This course is intended for students who may need additional instruction on the material covered in Mathematical Thinking for Elementary Teachers . Topics covered will include strengthening quantitative literacy and improving math study skills. Must be taken concurrently with MATH 127. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S. Prerequisite: ACT Math score of 16 or above; or ALEKS test score of 31 or above.
SUCCESS IN PRE-CALCULUS MATH 099C MATH (2.00 credits)
This course is intended for students who may need additional instruction on the material covered in Pre-Calculus. Topics covered will include strengthening quantitative literacy and improving math study skills. Must be taken concurrently with MATH 114A. Prerequisites: Math placement level two.
SUCCESS IN PROBLEM SOLVING MATH 099A MATH (2.00 credits)
This course is intended for students who may need additional instruction on the material covered in Introduction to Problem Solving. Topics covered will include strengthening quantitative literacy and improving math study skills. Must be taken concurrently with MATH 101. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: ACT Math score of 16 or above; or ALEKS test score of 31 or above.
TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS MATH 372 MATH (3.00 credits)
Study of selected topics in mathematics. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS MATH 472 MATH (3.00 credits)
Study of selected topics in mathematics. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
TOPOLOGY MATH 462 MATH (4.00 credits)
This course focuses on properties of spaces invariant under homeomorphisms. Topics include continuity, homeomorphisms, connectedness, compactness, manifolds, the classification of closed, compact surfaces, the Euler characteristic, the fundamental group, and knot theory. Prerequisites: Math 256 or MATH 301 with a grade of C or higher; MATH 461 recommended.