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MAT 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS

An introductory mathematics course including topics basic to the foundations of algebra: rational numbers and integers; equations; ratio, proportion, and percents; and problem solving. Three credit hours. This course is required for and limited to all students who place within the specified range on the placement test. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MAT 110 INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA

A study of the structure of algebra, including numbers and their properties, exponents, equations, polynomials, functions, and graphs. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 100 or placement. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MAT 112 MATHEMATICS FOR THE SCIENCES

This course emphasizes the mathematical concepts and skills used in the science fields. Topics covered include fractions, percentage, the metric system, dimensional analysis, scientific notation, unit conversions, equations, graphs, and logarithms. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: none. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MAT 114 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

Intermediate Algebra assumes proficiency with the techniques of basic algebra. The course includes study of the algebra of functions, rational functions, solving and graphing non-linear functions, inequalities, and the complex number system. Additional topics such as matrices, sequences and series, or conic sections may be covered at the discretion of the instructor. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 110 or placement. Course may not be taken out of sequence. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MAT 115 PRE-CALCULUS

This course combines pertinent topics from intermediate algebra and trigonometry that are necessary as fundamentals to master subsequent course study in calculus. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 114 or placement. Course may not be taken out of sequence. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MAT 125 CONCEPTS IN MATHEMATICS I

This is a course in a two semester sequence designed for Elementary Education majors and students seeking a broader understanding of the field of mathematics.  Topics covered in this course include problem solving, numeration systems, arithmetic operations, fractions, and elementary number theory. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: Completion of MAT 110 or higher placement. Offered fall/spring semester.

MAT 126 Concepts in Mathematics II

This is a course in a two semester sequence designed for Elementary Education majors and students seeking a broader understanding of the field of mathematics.  Topics covered in this course include decimals, ratio and proportional relationships, integers, real numbers, probability, measurement, dimensional analysis, and data analysis.  Three credit hours. Prerequisites: Completion of MAT110 or higher placement. Offered spring/fall semester.

MAT 152 COLLEGE GEOMETRY

This course is an introductory study of the structures of geometry.  It is designed for Elementary Education majors and students seeking a broader understanding of the area of geometry.  Topics covered in this course include two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes, perimeter, area, volume, congruence and similarity, coordinate geometry, and transformations.  Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 114 or higher placement. Offered fall semester.

MAT 182 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

This course is an introduction to non-continuous mathematics. Topics will include Logic, Proof, Matrices, Linear Programming, Counting, and Functions. Three credit hours. Offered spring semester in odd numbered years. Prerequisites: MAT 115 or higher placement.

MAT 201 STATISTICS AND SOCIETY

An introduction to data collection and interpretation, measurement, variability, survey and experiment design, statistical summarization, and statistical inference. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: Completion of MAT 110 or higher placement. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MAT 216 SURVEY OF INTRODUCTORY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

This course introduces the techniques of differential and integral calculus and illustrates these ideas with practical applications from the social, managerial, and life sciences with special emphasis on business and economics. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 115 or placement. Course may not be taken out of sequence. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MAT 250 OPERATIONS ANALYSIS AND MODELING

This course is an introduction to the modeling of certain operational features common to business and information systems management. The focus will be on scheduling models, allocation models, queuing models, and inventory models. The models will provide mathematical information which can be used in the decision-making processes needed to solve large-scale problems. Emphasis is on problem formulation and experimentation with “naive” methods of solution; microcomputer software will be used to solve problems representative of the real world. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: Completion of MAT 114 or higher placement; and CIS 115 or CIS 120. Offered spring semester.

MAT 251 CALCULUS I

Calculus I is the first course of a three semester sequence in Calculus, covering differentiation with applications, including transcendental functions. Three hours of lecture and one hour of lab/recitation per week. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 115 or higher placement. Offered fall semester.

MAT 252 CALCULUS II

Calculus II is the second of a three course sequence in Calculus. The course covers integration, including transcendental functions, methods of integration, sequences, and series with applications. Three hours of lecture and one hour of lab/recitation per week. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 251 or MAT 216. Offered spring semester. Note: Registration for both the lecture (MAT 252) and the lab (MAT 252L) is required.

MAT 255 THEORY OF NUMBERS

This course is an introduction to the theory of numbers. Topics will include Prime Numbers, Divisibility, Congruences, Powers of an Integer Modulo m, Quadratic Reciprocity, Greater Integer Function, and Diophantine Functions. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 151 and MAT 182. Offered spring semester in even numbered years.

MAT 260 LINEAR ALGEBRA

This course is an introduction to linear algebra. The topics covered will include Systems of Linear Equations, Vectors and Vector Spaces, Linear Transformations, Linear Dependence, Matrices, Determinants, Basis and Dimensions, Eigenvectors and Invariant Spaces. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 251. Offered spring semester.

MAT 261 CALCULUS III

Calculus III extends the concepts of calculus in one variable to the calculus of several variables. Course topics include: vectors in the plane and space; 3-dimensional coordinate system; vector-valued functions; differential geometry; partial differentiation; and multivariable calculus. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 252. Offered fall semester. Note: Registration for both the lecture (MAT 261) and the lab (MAT 261L) is required.

MAT 298 SPECIAL TOPIC IN MATHEMATICS

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

MAT 342 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

The main goal of this course is to expose the student to the abstract concepts of algebra. The topics include sets, relations, mappings, groups, rings, isomorphism, homomorphism, polynomial ring, ideal, vector spaces, and linear independence. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 260 and MAT 255. Offered fall semester.

MAT 361 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

A first course in ordinary differential equations from analytic, geometric, numeric, and applied perspectives (including the use of modern computational technology as appropriate). Topics include exact, separable, and linear equations; initial-value and boundary-value problems; system of first-order equations; undetermined coefficients; variation of parameters; and series solutions. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 261 and 242. Offered spring semester. Note: Registration for both the lecture (MAT 361) and the lab (MAT 361L) is required.

MAT 381 STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY I

This course introduces students to descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory and counting techniques, random variables, probability distributions, normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The topics of the course will be presented at a level of depth that is appropriate to mathematics majors. Students will also learn to apply technology to problem solving in statistics. Three credit hours. Prerequisites MAT 115 or higher placement. Offered fall semester. Note: Registration for both lecture (MAT 381) and lab (MAT 381L) is required.

MAT 382 STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY II

This course focuses on the process of statistical inference, presenting confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for two populations, chi-square procedures, linear and nonlinear regression, and one-way analysis of variance. The topics of the course will be presented at a level of depth that is appropriate to mathematics majors. Students will also apply technology to problem solving in statistics. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 381, or MAT 201, minimum of grade B recommended. Offered spring semester. Note: Registration for both lecture (MAT 382) and lab (MAT 382L) is required.

MAT 398 SPECIAL TOPIC IN MATHEMATICS

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

MAT 421 REAL VARIABLES

This course will present the formal concepts of calculus. The topics include real numbers, one variable functions, continuity, derivatives, Riemann integral, and infinite series. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 255 and MAT 261. Offered fall semester.

MAT 442 COMPLEX ANALYSIS

This course will expose the students to the useful concepts of complex numbers, complex functions and their applications. The topic includes complex number, complex plane, analytic functions, their derivatives, Cauchy integral theorem, Cauchy-Riemann differential equations, power series, and residues. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MAT 342 and 421. Offered spring semester as needed.

MAT 450 TOPOLOGY

This course will introduce the ideas of continuity, convergence, connectedness in a topological space, metric space, knot, manifold, and surface. Prerequisites: MAT 255 and MAT 261. Three credit hours. Offered fall semester as needed.

MAT 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MATHEMATICS

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.