Math 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 full-time 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
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.(3 credits)
MAT105QR - Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
(3 credits)(IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) This course willexplore a variety of mathematical topics arising intoday's technological society and include a historical component ofmathematical developments. Possible topics include exposure to bothsymbolic and verbal logic, set notation, statistics, and finance. Aprimary goal will be to introduce, view, and gain a deeper appreciationfor a broad panorama of mathematical fields and how each field has beenutilized to help shape today's culture. Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090 or an ACT math score of 20 or above(SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on basic algebra placement exam.
MAT107 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
A study of those topics necessary and helpful for competent and enthusiasticteaching of mathematics in the elementary school, including some history ofmathematics, development of number systems, number bases, sets, logic and reasoning$limited to education majors and does not count toward a math major or mathminor. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in MAT 090, ACT math score of atleast 20 (SAT math 480), or a passing score on the MAT 090 placement exam.
MAT109QR - College Algebra
MAT111QR - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences
(3 credits)(IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) This course is a study of functions, limits, derivatives and integrals with an emphasis on techniques and applications in business, biology, health, and social sciences.Note: Does not count toward a math major or mino.Prerequisites: C- or higher in MAT109, or an ACT math score of at least 22 (SAT 520 or above), or permission of mathematics department chair.
MAT112QR - Calculus I
(4 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) This course is a study of functions, limits, derivatives and integrals with a strong emphasis on both theory and applications.Note: Meets four times per week.Prerequisites: C- or higher in MAT109, or an ACT math score of at least 24 (SAT 550 or above), or permission of mathematics department chair.
MAT116QR - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences
(3 credits)(IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) This course is designed to introduce topics in probability and statistics with an emphasis on problems in the sciences. We will study discrete and continuous distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, p-values, correlation, and simple linear regression. There will be three main sections in this course, examining descriptive statistics (the nature of data and how to summarize it), basic probability concepts (the mathematical study of uncertainty), and inferential statistics (making claims or decisions based on one or more sets of data). Note: Students may receive credit for only one course among MAT 116QR, MAT 117QR and MAT 208.Prerequisites: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), a passing score on the basic algebra placement exam, or permission of instructor.
MAT117QR - Applied Statistics for Management
(3 credits)(IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) The course is designed to study statistical methodology commonly used in business including descriptive statistics (the nature of data and how to summarize it), basic probability concepts, and inferential statistics (making claims or decisions from one or more sets of data using confidence intervals and multiple types of hypothesis testing).Note: Students may receive credit for only one course among MAT 116QR, MAT 117QR and MAT 208.Prerequisites: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), a passing score on the basic algebra placement exam, or permission of instructor.
MAT127 - Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Elementary Teachers
MAT180 - Logic and Discrete Mathematics
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.(3 credits)
MAT208QR - Biostatistics
(4 credits)(IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) This course is a study of statistical methodology commonly used in thebiological and health sciences. We will start with examining basicdescriptive methods in statistics. We will then introduce the foundationalconcepts in probability. After these topics are explored, we will spend theremainder of the course looking at the uses and interpretation ofstatistics. Topics will include confidence intervals and hypothesis testsinvolving one or two samples, correlation and regression, contingencytables, and ANOVA.Note: Meets four times per week. Students may receive credit for only onecourse among MAT 116QR, MAT 117QR and MAT 208QR.Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.
MAT211 - Calculus II
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.(4 credits)
MAT212 - Calculus III
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.(4 credits)
MAT216 - Advanced Statistical Methods
Further topics in probability and statistics selected from: multiple regression, ANOVA, non-linear regression, covariance, collinearity, time series and auto-correlation.Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT116 or 117 or permission of instructor.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
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 courserequires a30-hour practicum and is required of each candidate seeking anendorsement in this content area. Notes: Does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. Students must earn a "C" or better in the special methods course in orderto fulfill program requirements for secondary licensure. Prerequisite: Junior or senior class standing.
MAT312 - Differential Equations
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.(3 credits)
MAT316 - Probability and Statistics I
A post-calculus 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.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MAT317 - Linear Algebra
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.(3 credits)
MAT325 - Topics in the History of Mathematics
MAT398 - Directed Study
MAT411 - College Geometry
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.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MAT412 - Real Analysis
A study of real-value 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.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MAT416 - Probability and Statistics II
A continuation of Probability and Statistics I. Emphasis will be placed on functions of random variables and sampling distributions.Prerequisite: MAT316.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MAT417 - Internship
(2 credits may apply toward the major)
MAT419 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra
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.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MAT420 - Actuarial Exam Review
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.(1 credit)
MAT425 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics
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. (3 credits, offered as needed)
MAT430 - Actuarial Modeling I
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.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MAT431 - Actuarial Modeling II
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.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MAT499 - Honors Research
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