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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

MA482 Topics in Mathematics.......................................3

Additional Upper Division Mathematics Course............3

Total units required for emphasis.............................................51

Mathematics Education Emphasis Courses

Mathematics Major Core Courses....................................26

MA253 Discrete Mathematics.........................................3 MA262 Elementary Statistics..........................................3 MA344 Modern Geometry..............................................3 MA355 Number Theory/History of Mathematics.....3 MA425 Mathematical Modeling......................................3 MA453 Abstract Algebra I...............................................3

Additional Upper Division Mathematics Courses...........6

Total units required for emphasis.............................................50

Minor in Mathematics

For those students interested in pursuing a

Mathematics minor, the following courses are

required:

MA111 Introduction to Scientific Computing..............2 MA121 Calculus I..............................................................4 MA122 Calculus II.............................................................4 MA221 Calculus III............................................................4 MA231 Linear Algebra.......................................................3 MA282 Ordinary Differential Equations.......................3

One of the following..................................................................1

MA400 Mathematics Seminar (1) MA412 Integrated Review (1)

Additional Upper Division Mathematics Courses...........3

Total units required for minor..................................................24

Notes

1. All students who are interested in going to IBEX

should consult their advisor as early as possible.

2. All students in the Mathematics Education

Emphasis are strongly urged to take ED400 and

ED410 during their last two years,

in addition to

the courses required for the Bachelor’s degree

as a preparation for the Fifth Year Program.

Contact the Department of Teacher Education

for more information.

3. A maximum of two (non-general education)

upper division courses from another department

may be used to satisfy the “Additional Upper

Division Mathematics Courses” requirement,

subject to the

prior

approval of the student’s

advisor.

Course Offerings in

Mathematics

MA078 Basic Mathematics (1)

This course covers the nature of numbers and

fundamentals of operations, an introduction to

geometry, solving consumer applications, and

algebra. This course does not count toward

a degree and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

MA090 Intermediate Algebra (1)

This course covers further studies in linear equations

and inequalities, rational expressions, roots and

radicals, systems of equations, and functions and

their graphs: polynomial, rational, exponential and

logarithmic. This course is intended for those who

need a refresher course before enrolling in ACC210,

BUS310 and MA101. This course does not count

toward a degree and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

MA101 College Algebra & Trigonometry (3)

A standard course combining algebra and

trigonometry intended as a preparation for MA121

Calculus I.

Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra,

successful completion of MA090, or instructor approval.

MA111 Introduction to Scientific Computing (2)

This course is an introduction to programming using

the Matlab scientific computing environment. This

class does not require any previous programming

experience.The basics of programming will be

introduced and illustrated using the Matlab language.

The techniques seen in class (variables handling,

iteration, visualization, data analysis, simulation)

will be then used to learn how to solve “real-life”

problems. The emphasis is on the interplay between

computation, theory and experiment and is illustrated

by examples coming frommathematics but also from

other scientific or quantitative disciplines like biology

and business.

Prerequisite: MA101 or instructor approval.

(Lab Fee $20.)

MA121 Calculus I (4)

The first semester of a unified course, this class

covers basic analytic geometry, limits, continuity,

differentiation, applications of the derivative,

antiderivatives, and the definite integral and its

applications.

Prerequisite: MA101 or equivalent.

MATHEMATICS