# Mathematics Courses

Credit cannot be earned in mathematics courses that are
prerequisites for courses already

completed.

**150 Introductory Algebra (4)**

A study of the basic concepts of algebra such as first-degree equations,
factoring, rational

expressions , graphing, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. May not be
used to satisfy

general curriculum distribution requirements of the Baccalaureate Experience.
(*fall and spring

semesters)

**153 College Geometry (2)**

A study of geometric problem- solving and formal synthetic Euclidean geometry.
Students

study properties of basic geometric figures, learn to verify them using formal
proofs, and

use results to solve applied problems. Students also are exposed to the
axiomatic method of

synthetic Euclidean geometry, learning how to verify results and then apply them
to other

proofs and applied problems. Required for education majors; may be taken as an
elective by

other majors. May not be used to satisfy general curriculum requirements.

**155 Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 150 or equivalent. Appropriate as a general curriculum
distribution

requirement for liberal arts students. Topics include graph theory , planning and
scheduling,

data collection, descriptive statistics, social choices and voting, the problem
of fair division ,

and the study of size and shape. (*fall and spring semesters)

**160 College Algebra (4)**

Prerequisites: MAT 150 or equivalent. Topics include rational exponents,
equations and

inequalities, functions and their operations, polynomials , rational functions,
and systems of

equations, inequalities and matrices. (*fall and spring semesters)

**170 Precalculus (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 160 or equivalent. Covers exponential and logarithmic
functions , applications

to growth and decay problems, trigonometry and analytic geometry with emphasis

on the use of graphing calculators . (*fall and spring semesters)

**201 Introduction to Statistics (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 155 or equivalent (or higher). An introduction to descriptive
and inferential

statistics, with applications in various disciplines using statistical computer
software.

(*fall and spring semesters)

**225 Calculus for Business (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 160 or equivalent. This course is designed to provide students
with the

fundamental components of differential and integral calculus, with a particular
emphasis on

those aspects of calculus that have applications to business. The course covers
exponential

and logarithmic functions, limits, differentiation and differentiation
techniques, applications

of the derivative (e.g. marginal coast, marginal revenue, rate of growth),
anti-derivatives, the

integral as an area, functions of several variables , and partial derivatives.

**260 Calculus I (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 170 with a grade of “C” or higher, or equivalent. Covers
limits, continuity,

differentiation and its applications, integration, and the calculus of
logarithmic, exponential,

and trigonometric functions with emphasis on the use of graphing calculators.
(*fall

and spring semesters)

**261 Calculus II (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 260 with a grade of “C” or higher. Covers integration
techniques and

applications, polar coordinates, parametric equations and infinite series.
(*fall and spring

semesters)

**262 Calculus III (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 261 with a grade of “C” or higher. Covers partial
differentiation, multiple

integration and vector analysis in three dimensions. (*fall semester)

**299 Introduction to Higher Mathematics (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 261 with a grade of “C” or higher. Covers proof techniques and
their

applications to various branches of mathematics, basic set theory, properties of
number systems ,

and basic history of mathematics. (*spring semester)

**300 Differential Equations (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 262 with a grade of “C” or higher. An introductory course in
ordinary

differential equations with applications. (*once every two years )

**301 Discrete Mathematics (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 261 with a grade of “C” or higher. Covers sets, induction,
algorithms,

recursion, matrices, relations, functions, digraphs, partially ordered sets,
lattices, Boolean

algebra, switching circuits, trees and combinatorial analysis. (*once every two
years)

**308 Linear Algebra (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 299 with a grade of “C” or higher. Covers vectors and vector
spaces,

matrices, and linear transformations on a vector space. (*once every two years)

**310 Probability and Mathematical Statistics (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 261 with a grade of “C” or higher. Covers probability,
descriptive statistics

and inferential statistics. (*once every two years)

**401 Real Analysis (4)**

Prerequisites: MAT 262 and 299 both with a with a grade of “C” or higher. Covers
theories

of limits, continuity, differentiation and integration. (*once every two years)

**410 Complex Analysis (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 262 and 299 both with a with a grade of “C” or higher.
Coverage includes

complex numbers, analytic functions, elementary functions, integrals, series,
residues

and poles. (*once every two years)

**420 Modern Abstract Algebra (4)**

Prerequisite: MAT 299 with a grade of “C” or higher. An introduction to the
theory of

groups , rings and fields. (*once every two years)

**490 Senior Seminar (1)**

Prerequisite: senior standing in mathematics or mathematical programming. An
in-depth

study of a topic in mathematics or mathematical programming. Requires
consultation with a

faculty member, personal research, library research and an oral presentation .
(*fall and spring

semesters)

**499 Selected Topics (1-4)**

Subject may be chosen from point-set topology, partial differential equations,
combinatorics,

graph theory or other topics. (*fall and spring semesters)

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