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Math Lab |

MATH 0000 0.00 Credit Hours |

Beginning Algebra |

MATH 0020 3.00 Credit Hours |

The real number system, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, applications of linear equations, and systems of linear equations. No credit toward baccalaureate degree. |

Accelerated Beginning Algebra |

MATH 0025 2.00 Credit Hours |

Linear equations and inequalities with applications, graphing linear equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, exponents. Other topics may be covered as time permits. Designed as a preparation for intermediate algebra for those students already having mastered real number arithmetic and solution of basic linear equations. No credit toward baccalaureate degree. Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra and score of at least 16 on the ACT Mathematics Section or qualifying score on the Mathematics Placement test. |

Intermediate Algebra |

MATH 0030 3.00 Credit Hours |

Factoring, solving quadratic equations, operations on polynomials, operations on rational expressions, solving rational equations, operations on radicals, solving radical equations. Prerequisite: A Math ACT score of 19 (or higher) or Math 020 or Math 25 with a grade of 'C' or better. No credit towards a baccalaureate degree. |

Math for Elementary Teachers I |

MATH 0119 3.00 Credit Hours |

The real number system and its subsystems, relations and functions, numeration systems. Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra and one of the following: a) Math 030 with a grade of 'C' or better, b) a score of 22 or above on the ACT Mathematics Section, or c) a qualifying score on the departmental placement exam. (Will not meet the Core Curriculum mathematics requirements for non-elementary education majors.) |

Math for Elem Teachers II |

MATH 0120 3.00 Credit Hours |

A continuation of MATH 119. Geometric concepts in two and three dimensions, networks, constructions and similarity, probability and an introduction to statistics. This course satisfies the general education mathematics requirement for elementary education majors. Prerequisite: MATH 119 with a grade of 'C' or higher or permission of department. |

Contemporary Mathematics |

MATH 0125 3.00 Credit Hours |

An introduction to various areas of mathematics, such as geometry, statistics, set theory, algebra and other topics. Satisfies the requirement in mathematics for General Education. Prerequisites: A Math ACT score of 22 (or higher) or MATH 030 with a grade of 'C' or higher. |

Finite Mathematics |

MATH 0129 3.00 Credit Hours |

This course is designed for majors in the School of Business. The main topics for the course include: Functions and graphs (linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic), linear programming, sets and probability, and an introduction to statistics. All topics emphasize applications in a business environment. Prerequisite: A Math ACT score of 22 (or higher) or MATH 030 with a grade of ‘C’ or better. |

College Algebra |

MATH 0130 3.00 Credit Hours |

A study of functions and their graphs; including linear and quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisites: A Math ACT score of 22 (or higher) or MATH 030 with grade of 'C' or higher. |

Trigonometry |

MATH 0135 3.00 Credit Hours |

Trigonometric functions and applications, right triangle trigonometry, radian measure and applications, graphing rigonometric functions, using and verifying trigonometric identies, using sum, difference, half,and double angle formulas, solving trigonometric equations, inverse trigonometric functions, the law of sines and the law of cosines. Prerequisite: A Math ACT score of 22 (or higher) or MATH 030 with grade of 'C' or higher. |

Algebra and Trigonometry |

MATH 0140 5.00 Credit Hours |

Equivalent of Math 130 and Math 135. Prerequisites: A Math score of 22 (or higher) or Math 030 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Only two hours credit for students with MATH 135 or MATH 130 credit. No credit for students with credit for MATH 130 and MATH 135. |

Calculus/Analytic Geometry I |

MATH 0150 5.00 Credit Hours |

Limits, differentiation, and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions as well as the application of these concepts to real world situations. Prerequisite: MATH 140 with a grade of 'C' or higher or a Math ACT score of 27 (or higher). |

Calculus/Analytic Geometry II |

MATH 0250 5.00 Credit Hours |

Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, parametric equations, conic sections, and polar coordinates. Infinite series. Applications to physical problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Calculus/Analytic Geometry III |

MATH 0260 3.00 Credit Hours |

Solid analytic geometry, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals. Applications to physical problems. Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Fund of Mathematical Thought |

MATH 0300 3.00 Credit Hours |

Introduction to proofs, sets, logic, predicate calculus, relations, partitions, functions, and cardinality. Includes topics in number theory, discrete mathematics, analysis, and algebra. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 260 with a "C" or better. |

Applied Calculus |

MATH 0302 3.00 Credit Hours |

Calculus applications of differentiation and integration in business, social science, life sciences, and engineering technology. Prerequisites: MATH 129 or MATH 130 with a grade of 'C' or better. Will not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. |

Elementary Statistics |

MATH 0310 3.00 Credit Hours |

Provides a basic statistical background for the various majors for advanced study in their specialties. Topics to be covered include data summary, measures of central tendency and variation, linear regression, and hypothesis testing with applications to health, social, managerial, biological and physical sciences. This course satisfies the general education requirements in mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 120 (or higher) with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Prblm Tch Arithmetic Elem Schs |

MATH 0312 3.00 Credit Hours |

(See Educ 312 for description.) Will not count toward a major in mathematics. |

Algebraic Structures Teachers |

MATH 0315 3.00 Credit Hours |

An introduction to modern algebra: Sets, relations and functions, groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. The course will emphasize activities that incorporate these topics in the middle school/junior high mathematics curriculum. Will not count toward a major in mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 150 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Differential Equations |

MATH 0322 3.00 Credit Hours |

Ordinary differential equations of first and second order, linear equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transforms, power series solutions, numerical solutions, with applications. Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

History of Math (WI) |

MATH 0330 3.00 Credit Hours |

A multicultural approach to the history of mathematics from the beginnings to the discovery of Calculus. A study of the people and ideas that have shaped events in mathematics history. Historical and contemporary problems that reinforce ideas and methods of the past and present. Construction of a world map depicting important times and places in history. Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Geometry |

MATH 0332 3.00 Credit Hours |

Geometric theory from a modern axiomatic viewpoint. Includes an introduction to finite, projective, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: Math 250 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Teaching Math Secondary Schs |

MATH 0339 3.00 Credit Hours |

Introduction to the instructional planning, materials, and methods of teaching mathematics in the secondary schools. Includes brief survey of the history of algebra and trigonometry. Part of the Professional Semester. Will not count toward a major in mathematics. |

Discrete Mathematics |

MATH 0340 3.00 Credit Hours |

The course is designed as an introduction to discrete mathematics which serves as a foundation for topics in computer science. Topics include: foundations of discrete mathematics, algorithms, graphs/trees, Boolean algebra, recurrence relations, combinatatorics, and other topics as time allows. Prerequisite: MATH 260 or consent of the department head. |

Abstract Algebra |

MATH 0342 3.00 Credit Hours |

The course is designed as an introduction to algebra. Topics include: groups, permutations, cosets, homomorphisms, factor groups, rings, fields, integral domains, and ideals. Prerequisite: MATH 300 with a grade of "C" or better. |

Intro to Numerical Analysis |

MATH 0350 3.00 Credit Hours |

Error analysis, solution of polynomial and transcendental equations, colocation polynomials, matrix methods, numerical differentiation and integration. Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a grade of 'C' or better and CIS 110 or higher with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Linear Algebra |

MATH 0351 3.00 Credit Hours |

Algebra of linear equations and matrices, vector spaces, linear mappings and transformations, determinants, bilinear and quadratic forms, linear functionals, vector inner products and cross products. Prerequisite: MATH 300 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Probability and Statistics I |

MATH 0361 3.00 Credit Hours |

Theory of probability using concepts and methods of calculus. A study of discrete and continuous distributions. The central limit theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 260 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Intro Operations Research (WI) |

MATH 0371 3.00 Credit Hours |

Operations research/management science for computer science and mathematics students. Topics includes linear and integer programming, project scheduling, inventory models and queuing theory. Prerequisite: MATH 260 with a grade of C or better and CIS 210 with a grade of C or better or equivalent computer programming ability. |

Seminar Adv Problem Solving |

MATH 0375 1.00 Credit Hours |

Techniques, strategies, and reasoning tools useful for solving sophisticated mathematical problems from various areas and combinations of areas of mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 300 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Overcoming Math Anxiety |

MATH 0407 2.00 Credit Hours |

Designed to help students overcome their personal mathematics anxiety, this course will also teach students how to stop the math anxiety cycle for their prospective elementary school students. Using a variety of intervention strategies and instruction in elementary education mathematics and mathematics education pedagogy, the course will enable students to help reduce, prevent, and eliminate fear and avoidance of mathematics in future generations of students. Prerequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 119. |

Intro to Advanced Calculus |

MATH 0421 3.00 Credit Hours |

Methods of real analysis, basic topology of real numbers, sequences and series, the derivative and the Riemann integral. Prerequisite: MATH 300 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Mathematical Models (WI) |

MATH 0452 3.00 Credit Hours |

Applying mathematics in formulating and analyzing models for real world problems. Topics include deterministic models, graphs as models, stochastic models and computer simulation. Prerequisite MATH 260 with a grade of C or better and CIS 210 with a grade of C or better or equivalent computer programming ability. |

Probability and Statistics II |

MATH 0462 3.00 Credit Hours |

Distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions and estimation of parameters. Investigation of the techniques of hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. Prerequisite: MATH 361 with a grade of 'C' or better. |

Topics in Mathematics |

MATH 0485 3.00 Credit Hours |

Advanced topics in mathematics. Each year a topic will be chosen from Complex Variables, Number Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Topology, and Numerical Analysis, with the possibility of additional topics subject to demand. Prerequisites: MATH 260 with a grade of 'C' or better, with additional prerequisites depending on the topic. |

Advanced Topics in Mathematics |

MATH 0498 1.00 Credit Hours |

Designed to give advanced instruction in some area of mathematics not covered in other courses. For upper division majors. Prerequisites to be determined by the department. |

Independent Study |

MATH 0499 1.00 Credit Hours |

Course structured by the adviser with approval of the department head and school dean. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in the major field with a grade point average of 3.0. Students must make application several weeks in advance. Registration must be approved by the adviser, department head, and school dean. See department head for details. |