# Mathematics Courses

**MA 1003 Finite Math
**

This course is designed to give students a wider appreciation of what mathematics is all about . Topics to

be included may range through Set Theory, Logic, Numeration Systems , Number Theory, Probability,

Statistics, Group Theory , and Topology. The course objective is for the student to experience mathema-

tics as an exploratory, challenging, creative, and enjoyable discipline.

Credits: 3 Offered Semester I

Prerequisite: LR 1113

**MA 1223 Algebra and Trigonometry**

This course is a sequel to LR 1123 and concludes our algebra sequence. Students continue their study

of algebra and analytical geometry, and begin their study of trigonometry. Further topics from algebra

including exponential and logarithmic functions , along with introductory topics from trigonometry

including circular functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and solutions to right

and oblique triangles will be studied. The course is designed to develop an understanding of the topics

from algebra and trigonometry essential to the study of calculus.

Credits: 3 Offered Semester I and II

Prerequisite: LR 1123

**MA 2243 Statistics I
**

This course deals with various introductory topics from probability and statistics with emphasis on the

interpretation of experimental data. Students will study descriptive statistics, probability distributions , and

inferential statistics (tests of hypotheses). In addition , students will actually do statistics using technology

tools such as the TI-83 calculator , Microsoft Excel, and the campus wide statistics package JMP.

Credits: 3 Offered Semester I and II

Prerequisite: LR 1123 or MA 1003

**MA 2333 Calculus I**

Calculus is the mathematics of change . Calculus I deals with an introduction and treatment of the major

concepts and techniques of differential calculus . The topics students will study include functions,

limits, and derivatives of polynomial , logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, and composite functions, along

with applications of differentiation.

Credits: 3 Offered Semester I and II

Prerequisite: MA 1223

**MA 3253 Statistics II
**

This course is for students who wish to continue their study of statistics. The topics to be studied fall

under the general heading of inferential statistics or tests of hypotheses. These statistical tests include

t-tests, Z-tests, chi- square tests , analysis of variance, regression and correlation (linear and nonlinear),

along with various nonparametric tests including the sign test , Wilcoxon signed-rank test, Mann Whit-

ney U Test, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient , and the Kruskal-Wallis test. Throughout the course,

students will use technology tools such as the TI-83 calculator, Microsoft Excel, and the campus-wide

statistics package JMP to supplement and enhance the classroom material.

Credits: 3 Offered Semester I and II

Prerequisite: MA 2243

**MA 3263 Biometry
**

Biometry, biological statistics, or quite simply biostatistics , is the application of statistical methods to

the solution of biological problems. Topics to be studied include: the design and analysis of biological

experiments and surveys; the collection, organization, and quantification of biological data; the statisti-

cal principles underlying the management of biological data; and the use of technology tools such as the

TI-83 calculator, the CD entitled Field Guide to Statistics Using Excel by Barry Woods, and the campus

wide statistics package JMP to analyze the data and to present conclusions .

Credits: 3 Offered Semester II

Prerequisite: MA 2243

**MA 3443 Calculus II**

The study of calculus continues with students being introduced to the main topics of integral calculus.

The fundamental theorem of calculus, antidifferentiation, definite and indefinite integrals, techniques

and applications of integration, along with sequences, series, and differential equations are the topics to

be studied. Throughout this course, students will use software packages to supplement and enhance the

classroom material. Calculus is a tool of great importance, and a basic understanding of it is prerequisite

for further study in nearly all branches of higher mathematics.

Credits: 3 Offered by arrangement

Prerequisite: MA 2333

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