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.
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: MATH 114A and 114B with Cs or higher, or Math placement level 4.
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 241 with a grade of C or above; MATH 251 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 the M-tag, MATH 101, MATH 114A, or MATH 121; and CS 178, CS 179, or CS 180 with grades of C or higher.
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 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 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.
INTRO TO PROBLEM SOLVING MATH 101 M MATH (3.00 credits)
Besides being a body of knowledge, Mathematics is a way of thinking, a different lens for viewing the world. This course uses games, puzzles, and classic problems to introduce problem solving techniques and some of the big ideas that have fascinated mathematicians over the centuries. With its focus on exploration, discovery, and collaboration, we’ll prioritize mathematics as a process rather than a product.  This course satisfies the M tag General Education Requirement. Prerequisite(s): Math placement level two or higher, or math placement level one 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 or MATH 256 with a grade of B or better.
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 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 three or higher, or math placement level two 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 four or higher, 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 241 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.
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 two or higher, or math placement level one and concurrent enrollment in MATH 099B.
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 or higher, and concurrent enrollment in MATH 114A.
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: Math placement level one or higher, and concurrent enrollment in MATH 101.
SUCCESS IN STATS 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. Must be taken concurrently with MATH 121. Students should register in the section of 99B that supplements the section of MATH 121 taught by their specific instructor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: Math placement level one or higher, and concurrent enrollment in MATH 121.
TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS MATH 372 MATH (3.00 - 4.00 credits)
Study of selected topics in mathematics. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS MATH 472 MATH (3.00 - 4.00 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.