Mathematics

Mathematics Course Descriptions

MATH 100 Transitional Algebra

Develops algebraic concepts and skills needed to graph and solve linear equations and inequalities. Evaluating algebraic expressions and formulas according to the rules of operations is also developed. Not open to students with credit for a higher level math course. Prerequisite: ACT Math 17 or below or SAT Math 470 or below.

MATH 140 Practical Statistics

Is an introduction to statistical ideas, reasoning, and methods with the goal of equipping students with the ability to carry out common statistical calculations and procedures in order to be able to understand how statistical concepts are applied in other fields of study and by future employers. Prerequisite: MATH 100 or ACT Math 18 or higher or SAT Math 471 or higher.

MATH 150 Quantitative Reasoning for the Liberal Arts

Studies various quantitative concepts in mathematics, such as sets, counting methods, probability, statistics, functions, matrices, graphs, and trees; and applies these concepts either to a variety of different disciplines or to a single subject centered on a theme. Not open to students with credit for 225. Prerequisite: MATH 100 or ACT Math 18 or higher or SAT Math 471 or higher.

MATH 170 Applied College Algebra

Develops algebraic concepts and skills concerning linear, quadratic, rational, and radical functions along with their equations and graphs. Algebraic concepts are applied to construct mathematical models. Not open to students with credit for a higher level math course. Prerequisite: MATH 100 or ACT Math 18 or higher or SAT Math 471 or higher.

MATH 180 Precalculus

Concentrates on preparing students with the concepts and skills that apply to the study of Calculus. Topics include polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions along with their equations and graphs. Concepts of analytic geometry are also developed. Not open to students with credit for a higher level math course. Prerequisite: MATH 170 or ACT Math 21 or higher or SAT Math 546 or higher.

MATH 190 Calculus I

Introduces the concepts of limit, continuity, derivative, integral, and applications. It assumes some knowledge of trigonometric functions and equations for lines and conic sections. Prerequisite: MATH 180 or ACT Math 24 or higher or SAT Math 576 or higher.

MATH 200 Calculus II

Continues the study of calculus and includes such topics as applications of integrals, methods of integration, logarithms, exponential, indeterminate forms, polar and parametric equations, and infinite series. Prerequisite: MATH 190.

MATH 225 Discrete Mathematics

Introduces set theory and probability and deals with relations, digraphs, trees, lattices, and Boolean algebras and their computer application, as well as studying languages and grammar. Prerequisite MATH 180 or ACT Math 24 or higher or SAT Math 576 or higher and CPSC 100.

MATH 230 Linear Algebra and Vectors

Includes the study of vectors, matrix algebra, vector spaces, linear transformations, and determinants. Prerequisite: MATH 190.

MATH 310 Calculus III

Includes the study of the basic concepts of calculus applied to functions of more than one variable such as 3-dimensional coordinate systems and graphs, vector products, partial and directional derivatives, multiple and path integrals. Related applications such as velocity, acceleration, curvature, mass, and work are also studied. Prerequisite: MATH 200.

MATH 320 Differential Equations

Includes the study of first and higher order differential equations, methods for obtaining solutions, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 200, 230.

MATH 330 Algebraic Structures

Includes the study of groups, rings, fields, vector spaces, and other related topics. Prerequisite: MATH 225, 230.

MATH 340 Mathematical Statistics

Includes the basic theory and applications of probability and statistics. Co-requisite: MATH 310.

MATH 350 Numerical Analysis

Presents the concepts and methods of numerical solutions for mathematical problems and includes applications using the computer. Prerequisites: MATH 200, 230, CPSC 100.

MATH 360 Geometry

Presents the study of several geometries, including synthetic and metric Euclidean, non-Euclidean, projective, and finite geometries. Prerequisite: MATH 225.

MATH 370 History of Mathematics

Surveys the history and development of mathematics from ancient times through to the present day. It shows the contributions made to the field by mathematicians from diverse ethnic, racial, and gender groups. Prerequisite: MATH 190, 225, 230.

MATH 410 Analysis

Presents a rigorous development of the calculus and an introduction to real analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 225, 310.

MATH 420 Complex Analysis

Is an introductory study of the theory of functions of complex variables. Prerequisite: MATH 310, 320.

MATH 490 Topics in Mathematics

Studies in greater depth topics in the other listed courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MATH 495 Mathematics Seminar

Provides a setting for the study and mastery of selected expository papers. Students lecture on the subject of the chosen paper and take an oral examination. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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