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Mathematics Course Descriptions

MTH 200 Statistical Methods I

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, including graphs, sampling distributions, measures of central tendency, probability theory, hypothesis testing through nonparametric tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypothesis testing and the use of statistical software for graphing are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

MTH 210 Calculus I

5 Hours

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students will learn to calculate the rates of change of functions including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and how to solve initial value and optimization problems. Students will learn the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and integration techniques. Prerequisite: MTH 135 or math placement.

MTH 225 Advanced Calculus for Scientists

3 Hours

A second course in calculus including concepts such as: L’Hopital’s Rule, applications of integration (volumes, center of mass, calculating work), improper integrals, Taylor Polynomials, solving first order ordinary differential equations, matrices and partial derivatives. Prerequisite: MTH 210.

MTH 250 Discrete Mathematics

3 Hours

This course introduces discrete methods of mathematical problem solving. Topics include set theory, sequences and mathematical induction, combinatorics, probability and graph theory. Prerequisite: MTH 210.

MTH 260 Introduction to Computer Programming

3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to a high-level computer language. Emphasis will be on learning the styles, techniques and methodologies necessary to design and develop readable and efficient programs. The course will also include statistical, business and biological programming applications. Prerequisites: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

MTH 299 Selected Topics - Basic

1 Hours

This course covers topics in basic mathematics not normally included in freshman and sophomore level courses. Prerequisite:Consent of Instructor

MTH 305 Multivariable Calculus

3 Hours

This first course in multivariate calculus includes vector functions and their derivatives, plane curves, parameterizations, surfaces, partial derivatives multiple integrals and multivariable optimization problems. Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem will also be covered. Prerequisite: MTH 225.

MTH 315 Linear Algebra/Differential Eqns

4 Hours

This course will cover a more thorough introduction of linear algebra and ordinary differential equations. In the field of linear algebra, the course will cover matrix theory, matrix inverses, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and linear transformations. In the field of differential equations, the course will cover second order linear equations with constant coefficients, method of undetermined coefficients, reduction of order, simple harmonic motion, Laplace transformations and systems of differential equations. Prerequisites: MTH 225

MTH 325 Introduction to Probability Theory

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to probability, including basic combinatorics and set theory, independence, conditional probability, random variables, specific discrete and continuous probability distributions, jointly distributed random variables, expectation, moments and moment generating functions, and various limit theorems. Prerequisite: MTH 210 or consent of instructor.

MTH 330 Modern Algebra

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to algebraic systems, including groups, rings and integral domains. Prerequisite: MTH 250 or MTH 315 or consent of instructor.

MTH 340 Modern Geometry

4 Hours

This axiomatic study of various geometries includes Euclidean geometry and hyperbolic geometry. Students will also study historical and philosophical implications of the development of non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MTH 210 or consent of instructor.

MTH 350 Advanced Statistical Methods

3 Hours

This course covers multiple regression techniques, one and two-way analysis of variance, experimental and factorial design, logistic regression including multiple logistic regression, and time series analysis. It includes introductory experiences in computer programming. Prerequisite: MTH 200 or CHM 323 and BIO 315.

MTH 380 Research Project

2-3 Hours

In consultation with the instructor, students may determine a topic for research. Evaluation consists of a paper and a presentation before an audience of the student’s peers. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MTH 450 Internship

1 Hours

MTH 399 Special Topics - Advanced

3 Hours

MTH 499 Selected Topics - Advanced

1 Hours

This course covers topics in advanced mathematics not normally covered in junior and senior level courses. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor.

PHS 260 University Physics I

4 Hours

This is an introductory calculus-based course in the fundamentals of physics as applied to mechanics. Topics included are kinematics, vectors, Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, rotational dynamics, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and waves. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH 135 or consent of instructor. Corequisite PHS 260L.

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