Undergraduate Degree Program

Courses

MA 100 Introduction to College Mathematics
This course will teach students the skills necessary for further study in most disciplines and includes the algebra necessary for the next level of mathematics courses. Students will be encouraged to reason mathematically, so that they can enhance their abilities to learn mathematics. Offered every semester. 3 credits

MA 111 Mathematical Ideas: In Theory and in Practice
Various mathematical concepts (e.g., graphs, probability) will be discussed for their own sake and as applied to concrete problems. Connections between various parts of mathematics will be stressed when feasible. P: MA 100 or its equivalent. Generally offered every semester. 3 credits

MA 115 Introduction to Computer Programming and Numerical Methods I (Same as CIS 115)
A general description of the use of computers in business and an introduction to solving practical business problems using the microcomputer. Topics include basic computer architecture, input/output devices, and storage devices. Microcomputer topics concentrate on five areas: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, and communications. Microsoft Office is used. (Same as MIS 115 in earlier catalogues). May not be taken by students who have completed MIS 116. This course is generally offered five times each year. 3 credits

MA 116 College Mathematics
A course in college mathematics including mathematical applications of solving equations and inequalities, linear programming, probability and combinatorics, as well as exponents. P: MA 100 or permission of instructor. Generally offered yearly. 3 credits

MA 120 Pre-Calculus
For students who require review and extension of mathematical background before undertaking the more advanced calculus courses. Topics include: numbers; functions; graphing; the exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Generally offered yearly. P. MA 100 or its equivalent or permission of the Department Chair. 3 credits

MA 121, 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, II
Elementary principles of differential and integral calculus. Serves as a first course for mathematics and science majors. Generally offered yearly. P: MA 120 or its equivalent. 4 credits each

MA 230 History of Mathematics
A study of dominant trends in the historical development of mathematics. Study of the growth of various branches of mathematics will be supplemented by historical background material, biographies of mathematicians, and translations of original sources. Generally offered every two years. P: MA 100 or its equivalent or permission of the Depart ment Chair. 3 credits

MA 232 Advanced Calculus
Continuation of MA 121, 122, including multivariable calculus, infinite series, implicit function theorem, and Green’s and Stokes’ Theorems. P: MA 121, 122. Generally offered when there is sufficient demand. 4 credits

MA 233 Linear Algebra
Study includes vector spaces, linear transformations, and matrices over the real and complex number fields; geometric interpretations and applications. P: MA 121 or permission of instructor. Generally offered when there is sufficient demand. 4 credits

MA 241 Mathematical Logic
Prepositional calculus and simple predicate calculus will be studied with an emphasis on deciding which arguments are valid. Both mathematical and non-mathematical applications will be discussed. P: MA 100 or its equivalent or permission of instructor. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

MA 243 Number Theory
Examination of elementary properties of integers, including congruences, quadratic reciprocity, and dophantine equations. P: MA 100 or its equivalent or permission of instructor. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

MA 275 Special Topics
Special topics in mathematics studied with the approval of Department Chair. Hours and credits to be arranged, as needed.

MA 313 Algebraic Structures
A basic introduction to groups, rings & fields. Emphasis will be placed on the patterns involved, applications (e.g., to number theory) and the relationships to school arithmetic & algebra (e.g., the development of number systems from the natural numbers to the complex numbers: always wanting more!). P: MA 233 or permission of the instructor. Generally offered every 2 years. 3 credits

MA 315 Geometry
This course concerns euclidean & non-euclidean geometry. The history of geometry, the structure of geometry, the relationships between various parts of geometry, the relationships between theorems and styles & techniques of proofs will be studied. Students will present proofs. P: MA 233 or permission of instructor. Generally offered every 2 years. 3 credits

MA 345 Probability
Basic probability will be studied; especially: discrete probability, counting & combinatorics and applications to statistics. Much time will be spent on models and problems. Generally offered every 2 years. P: MA 120 or its equivalent or permission of instructor. 3 credits

MA 391 Senior Seminar
Topics may vary. Typically, a topic will be chosen that pulls together previous courses, e.g., Differential equations (calculus & (linear) algebra). Generally offered every 2 years. P: MA 122, MA 233. 3 credits