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Mathematics courses
 MAT090  Basic Algebra
This course covers basic concepts of numbers (addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division in the integers, rational numbers and real
numbers), basic properties of exponents, linear equations in two
variables and their applications in problem solving, inequalities, the
use of formulas and an introduction to the rectangular coordinate system
and graphing. Counts toward fulltime student status but is not included
in grade point averages. Credit attempted in Basic Algebra does not count
toward graduation. Does not count toward a math major or minor. Does not
fulfill the math requirement or any graduation requirement. (2 credits)  MAT105  Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
(3 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) The purpose of this course is to explore a variety of mathematical topics arising in today's technological society. The course will also explore the development of these topics in a historical perspective. Students will develop skills necessary for the independent learning and communication of mathematical ideas. Possible topics include statistical concepts, population patterns, codes, networks, social decision making strategies, planning and scheduling, linear programming, and logic. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.  MAT107  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
(3 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) A study of those topics necessary and helpful for competent and enthusiastic teaching of mathematics in the elementary school, including some history of mathematics, development of number systems, number bases, sets, logic & reasoning, geometry, data analysis, and probability. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.  MAT109QR  College Algebra
(IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) This course covers algebraic material
prerequisite to middle school mathematics teaching and to the study of calculus. Topics include a thorough study of
functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic, as well as
combinations of functions through addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, and composition), inverse functions, solving equations
and systems of equations, matrices, and conic sections. Prerequisite: C or
better in MAT090 or an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above). (3
credits)  MAT111  Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences
(3 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) A calculus course for nonmajors that emphasizes applications and techniques that are of significance in business, biology, health and social sciences. Applications involving both differential and integral calculus are included. Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT109, or an ACT math score of at least 22 (SAT 520 or above), or permission of mathematics department chair.  MAT112  Calculus I
(4 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) A study of functions, limits, derivatives and integrals with a strong emphasis on both theory and applications. Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT109, or an ACT math score of at least 24 (SAT 550 or above), or permission of mathematics department chair.  MAT116  Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences
(3 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) Topics in probability and statistics with an emphasis on problems in the sciences: discrete and continuous distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, pvalues, correlation, simple linear regression. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT090 or an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above).  MAT117  Applied Statistics for Management
(3 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) Topics in probability and statistics with an emphasis on problems in business: descriptive measures, distributions, one sample estimation and hypothesis testing, correlation, simple linear regression. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT090 or an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above).  MAT127  Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Elementary Teachers
MAT127 is designed to help you understand and teach the aspects of algebra that
are highly relevant to elementary and middle school classrooms. Throughout the
course, topics are explored through rich problems and investigations, enabling
you to deepen your conceptual understanding of algebraic concepts and to
enhance your pedagogical practices. Course discussions, activities, projects,
and explorations will focus on the following topics:
Problem Solving
Solving Equations
Patterns & Sequences
Representing Functional Relationships
Quadratic Functions
Exponential Functions
Properties of Numbers and Operations
Algebraic Proof
This course is limited to elementary education majors only. Does not count
toward a math major or minor. Prerequisites: C or better in MAT090 or ACT math
score of 20 or above (SAT480 or above), or passing score on the MAT090
placement exam. (3 credits)  MAT180  Logic and Discrete Mathematics
(3 credits) An introduction to the language and logic of mathematical proof via topics in discrete mathematics. Topics will include logic, elementary number theory, basic set theory and methods of mathematical proof (direct proof, indirect proof, induction). Prerequisite: C or better in MAT112 or permission of instructor.  MAT208  Biostatistics
(4 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) This course covers the statistical concepts and methodology commonly used in the biological and health sciences. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, contingency tables and nonparametric tests. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.  MAT211  Calculus II
(4 credits) A study of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integration, sequences, series, polar coordinates and conic sections. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT112 or permission of instructor.  MAT212  Calculus III
(4 credits) A study of the cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems, vectors in two dimensions and three dimensions, vector valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT211 or permission of instructor.  MAT216  Advanced Statistical Methods
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) Further topics in probability and statistics selected from: multiple regression, ANOVA, nonlinear regression, covariance, collinearity, time series and autocorrelation. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT116 or 117 or permission of instructor.  MAT308  Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) Content, techniques and materials for teaching mathematics at the secondary or junior high level. This course requires a 10 hour field experience. Prerequisite: junior or senior class standing.  MAT312  Differential Equations
(3 credits) A study of the elementary theory, methods of solution, and applications of differential equations, which may include topics such as first order ordinary differential equations, linear equations with constant coefficients, series solutions, variation of parameters, Laplace Transforms, linear systems, partial differential equations, and Fourier Series. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT211 or permission of department chair.  MAT316  Probability and Statistics I
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) A postcalculus course in probability and statistics, which develops the theory of discrete and continuous distributions, expected value, random variables and inferential statistics. Prerequisites: C or better in MAT116 or 117, 180, 211 or permission of instructor.  MAT317  Linear Algebra
(3 credits) A study of the algebra of matrices and vector spaces including matrix operations, systems of equations, determinants, properties of real vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT112, 180 or permission of instructor.  MAT325  Topics in the History of Mathematics
In this course, students will gain an appreciation for the development of
mathematical thought through exploration of some of the fascinating and
critical ideas in the history of mathematics. Topics include historical proofs
of results students have encountered in previous mathematical study; along with
some results, which will be new. Prerequisites: MAT180 and MAT211. (3 credits,
alternate years, consult department)  MAT398  Directed Study
No description available  MAT411  College Geometry
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) A study of topics in Euclidean geometry as well as axiomatic systems, non Euclidean geometry, and projective geometry. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT180 or permission of instructor.  MAT412  Real Analysis
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) A study of realvalue functions including such topics as continuity, sequences and series, differentiation and integration. Students will also be introduced to the concept of a general metric space. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT180, 211, or permission of instructor.  MAT416  Probability and Statistics II
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) A continuation of Probability and Statistics I. Emphasis will be placed on functions of random variables and sampling distributions. Prerequisite: MAT316.  MAT417  Internship
(2 credits may apply toward the major)  MAT419  Introduction to Abstract Algebra
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) A study of groups, normal groups and factor groups, Cayley's Theorem, rings, ideals, homomorphisms, integral domains, fields, polynomial rings, field extensions and zeros of polynomials. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT317 or permission of instructor.  MAT420  Actuarial Exam Review
(1 credit) This course is a comprehensive review of all materials for SOA/CAS exams. The course is tailored to the specific exam the student is planning on taking. Prerequisite: permission of chair of department.  MAT425  Advanced Topics in Mathematics
(3 credits, offered as needed) This course will explore in more depth some of the mathematics that has been introduced in earlier courses. Topics will vary depending on the interests of students and faculty, but include complex analysis, graph theory and combinatorics, math modeling, number theory, topology, and measure theory. Prerequisites: MAT180, 212, and 317; or permission of instructor.  MAT430  Actuarial Modeling I
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) This course is an introduction to the study of contingent payment models. Topics include: economics of insurance, individual risk models, survival distributions and life tables, benefit reserves, multiple life functions, multiple decrement models and introductory loss models. Prerequisite: MAT416.  MAT431  Actuarial Modeling II
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) This course continues Actuarial Modeling I and concentrates on loss models. Topics include: frequency and severity, aggregate loss models, discrete and continuous time ruin models, construction of empirical models, parameter estimation and model selection. Prerequisite: MAT430.  MAT499  Honors Research
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