Mathematics Courses

NumberNameUnitsDescription
MAT 111Calculus with Review I1A two-course sequence including a review of algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry integrated with an introduction to the theory of differential and integral calculus. Completion of 111 satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR.
MAT 112Calculus w/ Review (continued)1A two-course sequence including a review of algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry integrated with an introduction to the theory of differential and integral calculus. Completion of 111 satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR.
MAT 121Calculus I1An introduction to the theory of differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. Includes the concepts of limit, continuity, derivatives, and indefinite integrals and definite integrals, culminating in the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Applications to related rates and optimization problems. Prerequisite: a high-school calculus course or placement via departmental placement test. Satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR.
MAT 122Calculus II1Differentiation and integration of logarithmic functions, exponential functions, and inverse trigonometric functions. Study of polar coordinates, conic sections, and various integration techniques. Applications to computations of volumes, surface areas, and centers of mass. Prerequisite: 121 or equivalent college course, or placement via departmental placement test. Satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR.
MAT 210Math Topics for Liberal Arts1Non-technical introduction to selected concepts of modern mathematics (such as logic, set theory, axiomatic systems, non-Euclidean geometry, number theory, graph theory, etc.) that illustrate the nature of mathematics and its connections to other areas of knowledge. Does not count toward major or minor. Satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR.
MAT 212Mathematics for Elementary Teachers1A study of mathematical concepts that are taught in elementary school, including problem solving, sets, numbers and their properties, operations on sets and numbers, geometry, measurements, probability and statistics. Satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR. Does not count toward a major or minor in math. Prerequisite: EDU 221.
MAT 217Applied Statistics1Use of graphs and numerical summaries to describe data from individual variables and to investigate relationships among variables. Design of statistical experiments. Survey of fundamental concepts of probability, including sampling distributions. Use of sample data to estimate, and to test hypotheses about, unknown parameters. Satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR. Does not count toward major. No prerequisites.
MAT 220Logic, Sets and Relations1An introduction to the foundations of mathematics, with emphasis on developing basic reasoning skills needed for constructing proofs. Required for major. Counts toward minor but not in addition to Mat 243.
MAT 221Calculus III1Differentiation and integration of vector-valued functions. Study of functions of several variables, including partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Detailed study of infinite sequences and series. Prerequisite: 122 or equivalent. Satisfies the Abstraction and Formal Reasoning LADR.
MAT 224Linear Algebra1Systems of linear equations and their solutions. Study of the algebraic properties and applications of vectors, matrices, and linear transformations. Prerequisite: 121.
MAT 231Differential Equations1Survey of basic techniques for describing dynamical systems by means of equations involving derivatives of functions, and of methods for finding functions which satisfy these equations. Prerequisite: 122.
MAT 243Discrete Mathematics I1A survey of the math topics which are foundational to computer science: functions, relations, sets, basic logic, proof techniques, combinatorics, graphs and trees, discrete probability. No prerequisite.
MAT 311History of Mathematics1Survey of important discoveries in mathematics and the historical contexts in which they were made. Topics will include major mathematical developments beginning with the Ancient Greeks and tracing the development through Hindu, Arabic and European mathematics up to the modern developments of the 20th century. Prerequisite: 121 or permission.
MAT 320Introduction to Number Theory1Explores properties of the integers such as divisibility and congruence, linear diophantine equations, prime numbers, the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Fermat's little theorem, Euler's Theorem, Euler's phi function, computing powers and roots in modular arithmetic, and public key cryptography. Prerequisite: Mat 243 or 220.
MAT 321Introduction to Real Analysis1Development of the algebraic and topological properties of the real number system and the theoretical foundations of differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite: 221. Strongly recommended for students considering post- graduate study in mathematics.
MAT 323Introduction to Complex Analysis1Study of complex numbers and functions of a complex variable. Topics include algebra and geometry of the complex plane, derivatives, integrals, power series, Laurent series, and residue theory. Prerequisite: 221 or permission. Recommended for students considering graduate study in mathematics.
MAT 324Algebraic Systems1Study of concepts abstracted from algebraic properties of the classical number systems, including groups, rings, fields, order relations, and equivalence relations. Prerequisite: 220 or 243.
MAT 327Probability & Statistics1Calculus-based survey, including axioms of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, standard probability functions (binomial, normal, Poisson, etc.), mathematical expectation, generating functions, and a brief introduction to estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: 122.
MAT 339Foundations of Geometry1Survey of ancient, classical and modern views regarding the nature of space, the description of spatial structures and the organization of facts about space into deductive theories. Prerequisite: 121.
MAT 343Discrete Mathematics II1Continues the discussion of discrete mathematics introduced in Mat 243. Topics include predicate logic, recurrence relations, graphs, trees, matrices, computational complexity, elementary computability and discrete probability. Prerequisite: 243 or 220.
MAT 359Introduction to Topology1Study of concepts, growing out of and underlying geometry and calculus, which have become important in physics, chemistry, logic, and computer science. Careful development of abstract notions such as topological spaces, continuity, topological equivalence, connectedness, and dimension, and related philosophical and historical matters in mathematics and liberal arts generally. Prerequisite: 121.
MAT 434Rings and Fields1Selected topics, including rings, subrings, integral domains, fields, ideals, quotient rings, ring homomorphisms, polynomial rings, extension fields, finite fields. Prerequisite: 324. Recommended for students considering graduate study in mathematics.
MAT 437Topics:Probability/Statistics1Content varies. Prerequisite: 327. Offered on demand.

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