Department of Mathematics Course Descriptions 

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Graduate Programs Catalog Descriptions 
MAT
098 Elementary Algebra 3 SH
First order linear equations, algebraic techniques including
manipulation of algebraic expressions, solution of linear equations
and inequalities, graphing of linear equations and applications.
This course, which carries 3 load credits, carries no academic
credit. The course does not satisfy the general education
requirement in mathematics/computer science.
MAT
100 Intermediate Mathematics 3 SH Manipulating
and simplifying polynomials and rational expressions; algebraic
techniques including solution of first and second degree algebraic
equations and inequalities; solution of systems of equations and
inequalities; graphing of linear equations and applications;
exponential functions and logarithms. Three free elective credits
will be earned; the course does not satisfy the General Education
requirement in mathematics/computer science. Admission by successful completion of MAT 098 or
official placement. MAT
105, 106 Foundations of Mathematics I &
II 4 SH Each Sem. A
twosemester mathematics course designed for and required of
students preparing to teach in the elementary schools. Topics to
include number systems and their properties, problemsolving,
geometry and measurement, probability and statistics, and
applications. Assumes a background in mathematics that includes
algebra and geometry. Prerequisite:
MAT 100 or appropriate test score. MAT
110 Great Ideas in Mathematics 3 SH This
is a survey course designed to acquaint the student with
mathematical ideas not normally encountered at the precollege level.
The course conveys something about the nature of mathematics  its
methods, uses and roles in society  through an elementary treatment
of topics such as rubbersheet geometry, number theory, astronomy,
modular arithmetic or art. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or appropriate test score. MAT
115 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 SH Primary
focus is on statistical comprehension of the research aspects of
current nursing, medical and other healthrelated literature through
an understanding of statistics utilizing the computer. (Not open to
students who have passed MAT 120.) Prerequisite:
MAT 100 or appropriate test score. MAT
118 Elementary Applied Mathematics 3 SH Fundamental
mathematical tools useful in the study of business and the social
sciences, including matrices and polynomial calculus. Not open to
students who have completed MAT 181 or MAT 135. Prerequisite:
MAT 100 or appropriate test score. MAT
120 Elementary Statistics 3 SH An
introduction to the practice of statistics that emphasizes
elementary data analysis and inference. Topics include correlation,
regression, probability models, estimations, hypothesis testing of
various parameters and analysis of variance. Examples will be
selected from many fields, such as anthropology, business, medicine,
psychology, the natural sciences, sociology and education. Students
will be expected to use appropriate computer software. (Not open to
students who have passed MAT 115.) Prerequisite: MAT 100 or appropriate test score. MAT
133 Precalculus 3 SH The
functions needed for the study of calculus are presented from a
numerical, graphical and algebraic point of view. Polynomial,
exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions are included.
Graphics calculators are used throughout the course. Not open to
students who have passed any calculus course. Prerequisite:
MAT
100 or appropriate test score. MAT
135 Concepts of Calculus 3 SH A
survey of fundamental concepts of calculus: limits, derivatives,
integrals and applications pertaining to the study of business and
the social sciences. Emphasis will be on concepts, not on
theoretical treatment. Not open to students who have passed MAT 181.
Prerequisite: MAT 100 or appropriate test score. MAT 141 Foundational Discrete Mathematics 3 SH An indepth introduction to discrete structures and processes such as counting techniques, sequences, indexed summations, introductory propositional and predicate logic, introductory induction and recursion, sets, relations, functions, graph theory and connections among these topics. This course is prerequisite to MAT 207: Proofs. Prerequisite: B or better in MAT 100 or general education placement.
MAT
150, 151
Mathematics Seminar I and II 0.5 SH During the first semester, faculty members will present a variety of accessible topics that demonstrate their individual interests and/or the broadness and diversity of the field of mathematics. In the second semester, students will not only hear lectures from mathematics faculty, but will also be responsible for preparing and presenting material. The seminar is required of first year math majors. Students may take each semester of the seminar a maximum of one time for credit. MAT 150, fall semester, MAT 151, spring semester. Prerequisite: For MAT 150: declared major in mathematics or MAT 100 or general education mathematics placement. Prerequisite: For MAT 151: MAT 150; Grading: MAT 150, P/F; MAT 151, AF. May not be used toward general education mathematics requirement. May not be used toward mathematics elective credit.
MAT
165 Introductory Discrete Mathematics 4 SH An
introduction to discrete structures and processes such as counting,
algorithms, proof, induction and recursion through the study of
logic, sets, relations and functions. Sufficient theory is
introduced for applications to graph theory and elementary computer
science. Prerequisite: MAT 133 or equivalent. MAT
181 Calculus I 4 SH An
introduction to the two fundamental tools of calculus —
derivatives and integrals—from algebraic, graphical and databased
points of view. Calculus is presented as a problemsolving tool with
applications to the physical and social sciences. Graphing and
symbolicmanipulating calculator and computer tools are used
throughout the course. Prerequisite: MAT 133 or equivalent. MAT
182 Calculus II 4 SH An
extension of the study begun in Calculus I with greater emphasis on
differentiation and integration skills and techniques. Topics
include methods of integration, approximating methods and an
introduction to differential equations. Graphing and
symbolicmanipulating calculator and computer tools are used
throughout the course. Prerequisite: MAT 181. MAT 207 Proofs 3 SH An introduction to the theory and practice of reading and writing mathematical proofs, using theorems and problems in number theory as a source of examples. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT 141: Foundational Discrete Mathematics
MAT
211 The Mathematical Laboratory 3 SH Topics
will be selected from the background material for elementary and
middleschool mathematics, including functions, measurement,
geometry and problemsolving. Manipulative materials will be used
throughout this course. Recent topics pulled from mathematical
journals may also be included. Prerequisite:
MAT 105 or 106. MAT
220 Intermediate Statistics 3 SH A
second course in statistical methods that stresses analysis of
multivariate data applications from social and natural sciences,
business, health and medical sciences or education. Some familiarity
with computers is assumed, since statistical software will be used
throughout. Prerequisite:
A first course in statistical methods, e.g., MAT 115, MAT 120, MIS
121, PSY 204. Odd spring semester. MAT 222 Introductory Statistics A rigorous introduction to the concepts and practice of statistics for math and science majors, with emphasis on developing statistical literacy through data analysis. This datadriven course will cover the following topics: descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation and analysis of variance. Statistical software will be used throughout the class. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT 181 or Mat 171 (either can be taken concurrently)
MAT
242 Foundations of Geometry 3 SH Elementary
geometry, primarily from the point of view of transformations:
postulates, isometries, congruence, similarity, triangles and
circles, area and perimeter, informal threespace geometry. This
course is designed for elementary education majors majoring in
mathematics and for secondary education majors. Prerequisite:
Junior standing in an education program or permission of instructor.
Fall semester. MAT
250 Mathematical Modeling 3 SH This
courses addresses the ways in which mathematics and mathematical
thinking serve as a model for understanding real world phenomena.
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to apply upper
level mathematics to other problems outside the realm of
mathematics. Students also learn how to incorporate mathematics in
technical reports. Prerequisite: MAT 182. MAT
251 Posing and Solving Problems in Mathematics 3 SH Posing
and solving problems is a course in heuristics, the art of inventing
or discovering solutions to problems in the absence of routines that
make those solutions readily attainable. General methods for
discovering solutions to such problems will be presented. Prerequisite: MAT 182. MAT
272 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 SH Topics
will be selected from: systems of linear equations, vector spaces,
basic operations for matrices, determinants, bilinear and quadratic
functions and forms, linear transformations on a vector space, and
others. Prerequisite:
MAT 182. MAT
281 Calculus III 4 SH The
study of multivariable and vector calculus, including partial
derivatives, multiple integrals and applications. Emphasis on the
graphical, numerical and algebraic points of view as developed in
Calculus I and Calculus II will be continued. Prerequisite:
MAT 182. MAT
282 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 SH The
classification and techniques of solving differential
equations–from algebraic, graphical, and databased points of
view. Modeling of problems that lead to differential equations from
biological and physical sciences. Graphing and symbolicmanipulating
computer tools are used throughout the course. Prerequisite:
MAT 182. MAT
298 Faculty Developed Study 14 SH MAT
299 Student Developed Study 16 SH MAT 332 Introduction to Applied Mathematics 3 SH This course is an introduction to selected topics in areas of applied mathematics. The students will be exposed to models used to understand real world phenomena. Technology and written communication will be emphasized. Prerequisites: C or better in MAT 222 Introductory Statistics and MAT 272 Linear Algebra
MAT
342 Topics in Geometry 3 SH The
central theme of the course is the study of many different
geometries, rather than a single geometry. The focus will be on
those geometries that have been developed since 1800 with references
back to the geometry of Euclid. Prerequisite:
MAT 242 or permission of instructor. Spring semester. MAT
351 Independent Study 3 SH Designed
for students who show above average ability and interest in
mathematics. It allows the student to study advanced topics not
included in the standard course offerings. Approval of Mathematics
Department is required. MAT
358 Introduction to Theory of Computation 3 SH Basic
theoretical principles embodied in formal languages, automata and
computability. Prerequisites:
MAT 181, MAT 163 or MAT 165, and either CS 143 or CS 170. Even
spring semester. MAT
363 History of Mathematics 3 SH A
survey of the historical development of mathematics designed to help
students develop their own philosophy of mathematics as well as
their answer to the question, “What is mathematics?” Prerequisite: MAT 182. Even spring semester. MAT 375 Algebraic Structures 3 SH In order to have a proper foundational understanding of the numbers and algorithms we use every day one must have knowledge of groups, rings, and fields. This course will introduce the basic ideas in groups, rings, and fields. There will be particular emphasis on field extensions, factorization, and transformations. Students will learn about the fundamental algebraic structures behind the algorithms for arithmetic and polynomials. They will also understand how one number system is developed from another. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT 272: Linear Algebra
MAT
382 Complex Variables 3 SH Continuity,
differentiability, analyticity, line integration and power series
within the context of the complex number system. Residues and poles,
conformal mapping, analytic continuation and most of the wellknown
classical theorems associated with the theory of complex variables. Prerequisite: MAT 381. Odd spring semester. MAT 383 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis 3 SH This course is a first course in advanced calculus. Students are introduced to the theory of calculus of real valued functions. The course will focus on formal definitions and proof in analysis. Topics covered include limits, continuity, convergence, differentiation and integration. Prerequisites: MAT 207: Proofs and MAT 182: Calculus II.
MAT
410 Mathematical Statistics I 3 SH A course that introduces the major distributions used in classical statistics, e.g., binomial, normal and chi square, and develops the mathematical theory basic to an understanding of them. Estimation theory, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and analysis of variance will be presented, and applications will be given. Prerequisites: MAT 120; MAT 281. MAT 431 Numerical Analysis I 3 SH The
study of numerical methods associated with systems of linear
equations, eigenvalues, polynomial and transcendental equations, and
solutions of differential equations; the theory of interpolation and
functional approximation; techniques of numerical differentiation
and integration. Also included are the topics of least squares and
nonlinear functional optimization, the analysis of types of errors,
and computational speed. Compute implementation of numerical methods
will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite:
MAT 272 for MAT 431. MAT 449 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools 3 SH This course will emphasize the methods and materials needed to become an effective teacher of Mathematics at the secondary school level. A brief review of basic areas of instruction will accompany practice lessons and units. Teacher candidates will study methods and modes of instruction as well as technological aids and common assessment methods. The course will also include an examination of the current curricular reform movements and their impact on mathematics education in the secondary school, the implications of State, National, and International Tests and State and National Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to Secondary Teacher Education Program. MAT 467 Topics in Mathematics 3 SH This course is an opportunity for students to pursue in greater depth topics introduced in other courses or topics not included in other courses. The topic would vary from semester to semester. Typical topics might be mathematical models, combinatorics, field theory, algebraic topology, decision theory, harmonic analysis, wavelets, etc. Prerequisite C or better in MAT 375, 383 or 332 as appropriate to the topic. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

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