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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

matrices, determinants, vectors, real vector spaces,

eigenvalues, eigenvectors and linear transformations.

Prerequisite: MA122.

MA240 Critical Thinking & Quantitative

Analysis (3)

An interdisciplinary course designed to provide

the student with the analytical tools and concepts

for dealing with practical “everyday” problems.

Emphasis is placed on developing critical, analytical

thinking and reasoning skills in the context of

quantitative and logical applications. Topics covered

may include logic, fallacies, abuse of numbers and

percentages, problem-solving techniques, financial

calculations, statistics, correlation, the normal

distribution, probability, and mathematics in the arts

and politics.

MA253 Discrete Mathematics (3)

This course is a study of discrete structures commonly

used in computer science and mathematics, including

topics from sets and relations, permutations and

combinations, graphs and trees, induction, recursion,

and Boolean Algebras.

Prerequisite: MA121.

MA262 Elementary Statistics (3)

This is a general course in elementary statistics

dealing with the collection, organization, display and

inferential techniques of modern data analysis. Topics

covered may include descriptive statistics, bivariate

data, probability distributions, sampling distributions

and common hypothesis tests.

Prerequisite: MA101

or equivalent.

MA282 Ordinary Differential Equations (3)

This course covers the forms and solutions of many

different types of ordinary differential equations and

their applications in the sciences.

Prerequisites: MA221

and MA231.

MA302 Introduction to Mathematical Proof (3)

A practical introduction to formal mathematical

proof emphasizing preparation for advanced study

in mathematics. Special attention is paid to reading

and building proofs using standard forms and models

within the context of specific examples.

Prerequisite:

MA221.

MA344 Modern Geometry (3)

This course covers finite geometries, modern

MA122 Calculus II (4)

The second semester of a unified course, this class

covers differentiation and integration of exponential,

logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, additional

integration techniques, numerical methods,

indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite

sequences, and series.

Prerequisite: MA121.

MA201 Mathematics for Elementary School

Teachers I (3)

The first semester of a unified course that provides

basic mathematical competency for teachers at the

elementary school level. Emphasis is placed upon

problem solving and understanding the principles

underlying mathematical concepts. This course is

strictly intended for liberal studies majors seeking to

meet breadth requirements in mathematics. Topics to

be covered include sets, whole numbers, functions,

whole-number computation, integers, basic number

theory, rational numbers, decimals, percents and real

numbers.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Teacher Education

Department.

MA202 Mathematics for Elementary School

Teachers II (3)

The second semester of a unified course that

provides basic mathematical competency for teachers

at the elementary school level. Topics to be covered

include probability, statistics, introductory geometry,

constructions, congruence, similarity, measurement,

motion geometry and tessellations.

Prerequisite:

Permission of the Teacher Education Department.

MA221 Calculus III (4)

The third semester of a unified course, this class

covers such topics as vectors, calculus on vector-

valued functions, functions of several variables,

partial differentiation and multiple integration.

Prerequisite: MA122.

(Lab fee $20.)

MA222 Calculus IV (1)

The fourth semester of a unified course, this class

covers topics in advanced vector analysis including

vector fields, line integrals, Green’s Theorem, surface

integrals, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’

Theorem.

Prerequisite: MA221

(Lab fee $20.)

MA231 Linear Algebra (3)

A course on the theory of linear equations and vector

spaces. Topics to be covered include linear equations,