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(A grade of "C" or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.)

MATH 0903: Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

The purpose of this course is to prepare for college level mathematics those students whose mathematics background is inadequate. Content of the course is the language of algebra, fundamental operations, signed numbers, various equations, problem solving, special products and factoring, fractions, functions, graphs, exponents, and systems of linear equations.

Note: The grade in the course will be computed in semester and cumulative grade point averages, but will not be calculated in earned hours. The course may not be used to satisfy general education requirements nor provide credit toward any degree.

Note: The course is repeatable allowing hours for financial aid purposes. All attempts of the course will be included in the semester and cumulative grade point average. Students earning the grade of D*, F*, or FE may repeat the course and petition the Registrar's Office to have the quality hours and quality points removed from the in semester and cumulative grade point averages.

Note: A student must achieve a grade of A*, AQ*, B*, BQ*, C*, or CQ* to satisfy the requirements to enroll in MATH 1003. A student must achieve a grade of A*, B*, or C* to satisfy the requirements to enroll in MATH 1113. A student earning a grade of AN*, BN*, CN*, D*, F*, or FE will be required to reenroll in MATH 0903.

MATH 1003: College Mathematics

ACTS Common Course - MATH1003

Prerequisites: Score of 19 or above on the mathematics sub score of the Enhanced ACT, score of 460 or above on the quantitative portion of SAT, score of 41 or above on the quantitative portion of the COMPASS mathematics section, or make a grade of A*, AQ*, B*, BQ*, C*, or CQ* in MATH 0903.

The course focuses upon the mathematics of contemporary life. Topics include Planning and Scheduling schemes from Management Science, Data Analysis, Probability and Inference from Statistics, Voting Systems and Division Schemes from the science of Social Choice, and various Growth Models.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 1113: College Algebra

ACTS Common Course - MATH1103

Prerequisites: Score of 19 or above on the mathematics portion of the ACTE exam, or score of 460 or above on the quantitative portion of SAT, or score of 41 or above on the COMPASS mathematics section, or grade of A*, B*, or C* in MATH 0903.

Exponents and radicals, introduction to quadratic equations, systems of equations involving quadratics, ratio, proportion, variation, progressions, the binomial theorem, inequalities, logarithms, and partial fractions.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of MATH 2703 or any higher level mathematics course.

MATH 1203: Plane Trigonometry

ACTS Common Course - MATH1203

Prerequisite: Math ACTE score of 22 or higher, MATH 1113, or consent of Mathematics Department.

A study of the properties of the trigonometric functions and their graphs, solution of right and oblique triangles, formulas and identities, inverse functions, and trigonometric equations.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 1914: Precalculus

ACTS Common Course - MATH1305

Prerequisites: Completion of high school algebra I and II with a grade of C or better and a score of 19 or above on the mathematics portion of the ACTE exam, or score of 460 or above on the quantitative portion of the SAT, or score of 41 or above on the COMPASS mathematics section, or a grade of A*, B*, or C* in MATH 0903.

This course is designed to provide additional mathematical background before enrolling in the calculus sequence.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2033: Mathematical Concepts I

Prerequisite: MATH 1113, elementary education major

Elementary set theory, numeration systems, elementary number theory and the real number system.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2043: Mathematical Concepts II

Prerequisites: MATH 2033, elementary education major

A continuation of MATH 2033, including a study of the elementary concepts of probability and statistics, and an informal study of geometry.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2163: Introduction to Statistical Methods

ACTS Common Course - MATH2103

Prerequisites: MATH 1113 or consent of the instructor.

Descriptive statistics, random variables, probability and sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, analysis of variance, non parametric techniques.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of MATH 3153.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2223: Quantitative Business Analysis

Prerequisites: Completion of high school algebra I and II with a grade of "C" or better and a score of 22 or higher on the mathematics portion of the ACTE exam or MATH 1113.

This course is designed to develop the ability to use quantitative methods in accounting, business, and economics; it includes models of cost, revenue, and profit, linear programming, and probability.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2243: Calculus for Business and Economics

ACTS Common Course - MATH2203

Prerequisites: Completion of high school algebra I and II with a grade of C or better and a score of 22 or higher on the mathematics portion of the ACTE exam or MATH 1113.

An introduction to the concepts of differentiation and integration. Emphasis will be placed on applications of calculus in business, economics, accounting, social sciences, and life sciences.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of MATH 2914 or equivalent.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2703: Discrete Mathematics

Prerequisite: MATH 1113

A study of graph theory, trees, combinatorics, logic, and Boolean Algebra.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2914: Calculus I

ACTS Common Course - MATH2405

Prerequisites: Math ACTE score of 24 or higher, or a grade of C or higher in MATH 1914 or MATH 1203 or consent of instructor.

This is the first of two courses covering the calculus of functions of a single variable. The content covers differentiation of all single variable functions and introduces integration of functions.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2924: Calculus II

ACTS Common Course - MATH2505

Prerequisite: MATH 2914 or equivalent

This is the second of two courses covering the calculus of functions of a single variable.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 2934: Calculus III

ACTS Common Course - MATH2603

Prerequisite: MATH 2924 or equivalent

This is the third course in the elementary calculus sequence. It covers the calculus of functions of several variables.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 3003: Foundations of Number Systems

Prerequisite: MATH 2703

A brief review of elementary set theory, followed by the construction of the natural numbers, the integers, the rational numbers, the real numbers and the complex numbers accompanied by a development of the order and field properties.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 3033: Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Prerequisite: MATH 2043 and admission to Stage II.

A course on methods of teaching the mathematics of the elementary school using mathematical concepts and principles taught in these grades.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 3123: College Geometry

Prerequisite: MATH 2924

A formal approach to plane geometry with coordinates; sets, points, lines, planes, distance, and coordinate systems, angles, congruence, parallelism, and similarity.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 3153: Applied Statistics I

Prerequisite: MATH 2924

A balanced approach emphasizing both theory and applications will be taken. Topics include descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, probability and probability models, discrete and continuous random variables, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and control charts. Students will be required to collect data, use a current statistical software package to analyze the data, and make inferences based upon the data analysis as part of an individual and/ or group project.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 3173: Math Methods for Engineers

Offered: Annually

Prerequisite: MATH 3243

This course is designed to give the undergraduate student an introduction to a variety of advanced mathematical techniques used in solving engineering problems. The course will cover linear algebra, complex variables, discrete mathematics, and applied statistics.

MATH 3203: Introduction to Analysis

Prerequisite: MATH 3003

A careful development of the real number system and the theory of calculus on the real line.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 3243: Differential Equations I

Prerequisite: MATH 2924

A study of differential equations of the first order; linear equations of higher order including the methods of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters; linear equations with constant coefficients; special equations of order two and systems of linear first-order differential equations using matrices.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4003: Linear Algebra I

Prerequisite: MATH 2924

Matrices and matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, general vector spaces, linear transformations.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4033: Abstract Algebra I

Prerequisite: MATH 3003

A study of Groups and other algebraic structures. Topics include sub-groups, normal sub- groups, abelian groups, groups of permutations, homomorphisms, kernels, and range.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4103: Linear Algebra II

Prerequisites: MATH 4003 or the consent of the Department of Mathematics.

A continuation of MATH 4003 with emphasis on abstract vector spaces, inner product spaces, linear transformations, kernel and range, and applications of linear algebra.

Note: MATH 5103 may not be taken for credit after completion of MATH 4103 or equivalent.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4113: History of Mathematics

Prerequisite: MATH 2934

A study of selected topics from the history and nature of mathematics from ancient to modern times. Emphasis will be placed on the historical development of mathematics through a study of biographies of prominent mathematicians and the evolution of some important mathematical concepts. The fundamental role of mathematics in the rise, maintenance, and extension modern civilization will be considered.

Note: MATH 5113 may not be taken for credit after completion of this course.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4123: Mathematical Modeling

Prerequisites: MATH 2703 and MATH 3243

This course provides an introduction to the mathematical modeling process and applies this process to problems that may be modeled with pre senior level mathematics. Emphasis will be placed on connections of mathematics to application areas such as business, industry, economics, physical sciences, biological sciences, medicine and social sciences.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4153: Applied Statistics II

Prerequisite: MATH 3153

This course is a continuation of MATH 3153 with emphasis on experimental design, analysis of variance, and multiple regression analysis. Students will be required to design and carry out an experiment, use a current statistical software package to analyze the data, and make inferences based upon the analysis.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4173: Advanced Biostatistics

Prerequisites: An introductory statistics course or permission of instructor.

This course will include analysis of variance, one factor experiments, experimental design with two or more factors, linear and multiple regression analysis, and categorical data analysis.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4243: Differential Equations II

Prerequisites: MATH 3243 and MATH 4003 or consent of the instructor.

A continuation of MATH 3243 with emphasis on higher order and systems of differential equations.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4263: Mathematical Statistics

Prerequisite: MATH 3153

This is an introductory course in mathematical statistics. Topics include distribution functions (both discrete and continuous), multivariate distributions, distributions of functions of random variables, and statistical inference.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4273: Complex Variables

Prerequisite: MATH 2934

An introduction to complex variables. This course will emphasize the subject matter and skills needed for applications of complex variables in science, engineering, and mathematics. Topics will include complex numbers, analytic functions, elementary functions of a complex variable, mapping by elementary functions, integrals, series, residues and poles and conformal mapping.

Note: MATH 5273 may not be taken for credit after completion of this course.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4343: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

Prerequisites: MATH 2934 and MATH 3243

This course is an introduction to partial differential equations with emphasis on applications to physical science and engineering. Analysis covers the equations of heat, wave, diffusion, Laplace, Dirichlet and Neumann equations. Course is suitable for senior level or first year graduate students in Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4703: Special Methods in Mathematics

Prerequisites: SEED 2002 and junior standing or permission of the instructor.

This course, designed for prospective junior and senior high mathematics teachers, will provide the student with knowledge of current research and practice in mathematics education, a setting in which to apply that knowledge, and the opportunity to assess their teaching performance and formulate a plan for improvement.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4772: Mathematics Teaching Practicum

A course designed to provide mathematics education majors with experience in teaching mathematics and assessing student performance.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in the course used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4951,4952,4953,4954: Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

MATH 4971: Mathematics Senior Seminar

Prerequisites: MATH 3203 or MATH 4033, or departmental approval.

Students will engage in a research project under the guidance of faculty research advisors. The research area will depend on the interests of the students and available expertise of faculty advisors. The students will present their findings before their peers, faculty advisors, and members of the Mathematics Department Assessment Committee.

MATH 4991,4992,4993,4994: Special Problems in Mathematics

The content and credit for this course will be designed to meet the needs of the student.

Note: A grade of C of better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.