ACADEMICS

  • Mathematics Courses

    MA 098 Arithmetic Developmental Math
    Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, rates, ratios, proportions, word problems, graphs, tables, signed numbers, variables and expressions.
    Offered every semester. 3 remedial credits. Credits do not count towards graduation.
     
    MA 099 Elementary Algebra Developmental Math
    Prerequisite: Placement code 2 or MA 098
    Elementary algebra: including linear, quadratic, and rational equations, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear and simultaneous equations, factoring, and radicals.
    Offered every semester. 3 remedial credits. Credits do not count towards graduation.
     
    MA 105 Survey of Mathematics
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 3 or above

    Financial management, probability theory, voting methods and other topics selected to improve the quantitative literacy of students.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    MA 130 Number and Operations for Teachers
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above
    Develops understanding of the mathematical content of number and operations at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     

    MA 131 Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Teachers
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 130 with a grade of at least C

    Develops understanding of the mathematical content of patterns, functions and algebra at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
    Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for MA180 (formerly MA110) and MA131.
     
    MA 132 Geometry, Measurement, Probability and Statistics for Teachers
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 130 with a grade of at least C
    Develops understanding of the mathematical content of geometry, measurement, probability and statistics at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 150 Statistics I
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 4 or above
    Descriptive techniques, elementary probability, and introduction to statistical inference.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 150 and MA 302.
     
    MA 180 Introduction to Functions (Formerly MA 110 College Algebra)
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above

    Properties and applications of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; complex numbers.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA180 (formerly MA 110) and MA 131.
     
    MA 190 Precalculus

    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA180 (formerly MA110) with a grade of at least C- or placement code 6 or above
    Analytic geometry; Review of exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions, identities and equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, applications.
    Offered every semester. 4 credits.
     
    MA 193 Special Topics in Mathematics for First-Year Students
    All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
    Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above or permission of instructor
    Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 200 Calculus I
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 190 with a grade of at least C- or Placement code 7
    Limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of functions, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, L'Hôpital's Rule, applications including related rates, optimization, and area.
    Offered every semester. 4 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 200 & MA 202
     
    MA 201 Calculus II
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least C
    Techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, power series, applications including area, volume, and functional approximation.
    Offered every semester. 4 credits.
     
    MA 202 Business Calculus
    Prerequisite: MA180 (formerly MA110) with a grade of at least C- or placement code 6 or above
    Limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, integration, business applications.
    Offered every year. 4 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 200 & MA 202
     
    MA 240 Theory of Proof
    Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least C- (may be taken concurrently with permission of the department)
    Logic, set theory, proof techniques (direct, contrapositive, contradiction) mathematical induction, relations, functions, sequences and convergence, limits and continuity, congruence.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    MA 260 Linear Algebra

    Prerequisite: MA 240 with a grade of at least C
    Solutions of simultaneous equations by means of matrices and determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations.
    Optional topics: characteristic values, bilinear and quadratic forms.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 302 Probability and Statistics
    Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least C
    Descriptive statistics, probability theory including an introduction to calculus based probability theory, combinatorics, correlation, regression and inference techniques.
    Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 150 and MA 302.
     
    MA 303 Mathematical Modeling
    Prerequisite: MA 201 with a grade of at least C
    The development and application of deterministic and probabilistic mathematical models from the physical, social and life sciences.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    MA 304 Data Analysis
    Prerequisites: MA 302 and CS 265 with grades of at least C
    Case studies combining applied statistics, mathematical statistics, mathematics, computing, and communications to simulate work experience of a practicing statistician.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 310 Calculus III
    Prerequisite: MA 201 with a grade of at least C
    Vectors, parametric equations, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, multivariable functions, properties and applications, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.
     

    MA 320 Ordinary Differential Equations
    Prerequisite: MA 310 (may be taken concurrently) with a grade of at least C
    Techniques for solving first and higher order differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier series and power series solutions.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 340 Modern Geometry

    Prerequisite: MA 240 with a grade of at least C
    Topics from Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 360 Number Theory
    Prerequisite: MA 240 with a grade of at least C
    Divisibility properties of integers, prime numbers, the Euclidean algorithm, the unique factorization theorem, congruence, Diophantine equations, number theoretic functions.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    MA 380 Probability

    Prerequisite: MA 310 with grade of at least C-. (May be taken concurrently with permission of the department.)
    Continuous and discrete probability concepts including: conditional probability, independence, moments of univariate and multivariate random variables. This is the first course in a two course sequence that prepares students for the first Actuarial exam.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 381 Probability Theory for Actuarial Science
    Prerequisite: MA 380 with grade of at least C-
    Probabilities, conditional probabilities, moment-generating functions, moments and expectations of specific parametric distributions including Poisson, geometric, hypergeometric, exponential, and normal.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 405 Abstract Algebra
    Prerequisite: MA 240 with a grade of at least B-
    MA 260 with a grade of at least C
    Sets, mathematical systems, groups, rings, fields.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 408 Directed Study
    Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.
     
    MA 410 Real Analysis
    Prerequisites: MA 240 and MA 310 with grades of at least B
    Rigorous treatment of sequences, topology of the real numbers, limits and continuity.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 470 Capstone Experience
    Prerequisite: Senior standing within the major
    LASC - Major Capstone (WAC)

    Students complete an independent mathematics research/problem-solving project, including oral presentations and a final written paper.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 497 Selected Topics in Mathematics
    Prerequisite: Will vary according to content
    Selection of topics of natural interest to students and faculty
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 498 Internship
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
    Working in and for an organization where ones skills can be tested in real-world situations. Student swill have an opportunity to gain experience, increase knowledge in various functional areas, and establish important contacts with an organization.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.