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MATH 1314:     

College Algebra
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Course will cover quadratics, polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions, system of equations, progression, sequences and series, matrices and determinants.
Core Category: (20) Mathematics

MATH 1324:

Finite Math
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Course will provide essentials of finite mathematics, including topics such as set theory, matric algebra, solving systems of equations using matric methods; counting method; probability theory; game theory.
Core Category: (20) Mathematics

MATH 1325:

Business Calculus
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Course will provide essentials of business calculus, including study of functions and graphs from a calculus viewpoint as applied to problems in business.
Core Category: (20) Mathematics

MATH 1350:

Mathematics Fundamentals I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Topics include problem solving, sets and whole numbers, numeration systems, number theory, integers, fractions, decimals, and proportional reasoning concepts.

MATH 1351:

Mathematics Fundamentals II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics and probability concepts.

MATH 2312:

Pre-Calculus
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Course will provide essentials of pre-calculus including linear and non-linear functions, graphs of functions, trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry, analytic geometry, and solving system of linear equations and inequalities.
Core Category: (20) Mathematics

MATH 2413:

Calculus I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 2312
Provide essentials of Calculus I. Discover the important topics such as mathematical models, continuity and limit, derivative and differentiation rules; optimization and approximation, and anti-derivatives.
Core Category: (20) Mathematics

MATH 2414:

Calculus II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 2413
Course will provide essentials of Calculus II, including integration, rules for integration, sequences, finite and infinite series, differential equations.
Core Category: (20) Mathematics

MATH 2415:

Calculus III
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 2414
Course will provide essentials of Calculus III, including vectors, partial derivatives, tangent planes, gradient, directional derivatives, multiple integration, Lagrange multipliers.
Core Category: (20) Mathematics

MATH 3300:

Selected Topics in Mathematical Sciences
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).

MATH 3310:

Math Concepts I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 1314 College Algebra. Admitted to Teacher Education.
A problem solving approach to sets, relations, numeration systems, whole numbers, number theory, integers, rational numbers as fractions, and measurement (Early Childhood-Grade 4 certification).

MATH 3311:

Math Concepts II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 1314 College and MATH 3310; Admission to Teacher Education.
A problem solving approach to decimal, percent, ratio, proportion, probability, statistics, and geometry concepts. (Early Childhood-Grade 4 certification).

MATH 3312:

Math Concepts I for Middle School Teachers
Cr. 3 (3-3-0) Prerequisites: MATH 1314, MATH 1350, MATH 1351. Admission to Teacher Education.
Foundations for functions, linear functions, quadratic and other functions with algebraic, graphic and tabular representations. Other algebraic and geometry concepts will be addressed. Computers, graphing calculators, and cutting edge technology will be incorporated. This course is designed specifically for students who seek middle grade (4-8) teacher certification.

MATH 3318:

Concepts in Math I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, Math 1314.
Sets, whole numbers, relations, numerations systems, theory, integers, rational numbers, fractions and measurement will be addressed by a problem solving approach. Designed for EC-6 teacher candidate.

MATH 3320:

Concepts in Math II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, Math 1314, MATH 3318.
Decimals, percent, ration, proportion, probability, statistic and geometry concepts will be addressed by a problem solving approach. Designed for EC-6 teacher candidate.

MATH 3321:

Gaming Mathematics for Non-Programmer
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: 3 credits lower-division math and 3 credits lower-division computer programming.
Mathematics theory and application for students who pursue non-programming gaming degree. Topics include motion and computer graphics related math theories and the application of these theories to game programming and simulations.

MATH 3343:

History of Mathematics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 3 s.h. calculus.
A historical development of the mathematical sciences

MATH 3347:

Operations Research
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Finite math; and MATH 3391, MATH 3395 or QMSC 3311.
Linear programming, critical path analysis, inventory models, Monte Carlo simulation, queuing models and dynamic programming.

MATH 3357:

Introduction to Higher Geometry
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 3 s.h. of calculus or trigonometry.
Introduction to modern approaches to the development of Euclidean geometry.

MATH 3361:

Linear Algebra
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: 3 s.h. of calculus, finite math or equivalent.
Vector spaces, linear transformation, representation of linear transformations by matrices, matrix algebra, determinants, systems of linear equations and eigenvalue problems. Applications to 2D and 3D geometric modeling, computer graphics, and digital game programming.

MATH 3362:

Discrete Structures
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 3357 or MATH 3391 or 3 s.h. of pre-calculus or business calculus.
Mappings, relations, recurrence, logic, Boolean algebras, graphs, induction, proofs, languages, state machines, history of artificial intelligence, Turing test, and applications of these areas.

MATH 3391:

Probability and Statistics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Pre-calculus or calculus or Finite Math and Business Calculus.
Applied statistics with probability.

MATH 3395:

Statistics for the Social Sciences
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 3 s.h. of college algebra; must have completed at least 30 semester hours. 
Descriptive and inferential statistics used in the social sciences. Cross-listed with PSY 3315.

 

 

MATH 4300:

Selected Topics in Mathematical Sciences
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: 6 s.h. in mathematics and consent of instructor. May be repeated with approval of school dean.

MATH 4302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisites: 6 s.h. in mathematics and approval of school dean.

MATH 4310:

Fundamental Concepts of Analysis
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 8 s.h. of calculus or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Definitions of functions and limits. Introduction to continuity, differentiation, integration, sequences and series, point-set topology, sequences and series of functions, and functions of several variables.

MATH 4311:

Modern Algebra
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 3362 or MATH 4310 or 8 s.h. of Calculus.
Logical structure of mathematics, proof techniques, rings, integral domains, fields, factorization, groups ideals and field extensions, applications.

MATH 4312:

Mathematical Programming
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 3 s.h. of calculus or equivalent.
Mathematical development on linear programming, sensitivity analysis, dual problem dynamic programming, probabilistic inventory models and Monte Carlo methods.

MATH 4327:

Trends in Mathematics I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 3312 and MATH 4345.
Mathematical processes, perspectives, learning, instruction, assessment of algebra, probability and statistics concepts for the Mathematics 4-8 Concentration or Mathematics/Science 4-8 Concentration.

MATH 4328:

Trends in Mathematics II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 3312 and MATH 4345.
Mathematical processes, perspectives, learning, instruction, assessment of geometry, measurement, trigonometry and calculus concepts for the Mathematics 4-8 Concentration or Mathematics/Science 4-8 Concentration.

MATH 4345:

Math Concepts II for Middle School Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 1314, MATH 1350, MATH 1351, Admission to Teacher Education
Methods for teaching the four basic operations of integers, rational numbers or real numbers. Also methodology for estimation, percent, ratio, proportion, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics in the middle school. This course is designed specifically for students who seek middle grade (4-8) teacher certification.

MATH 4351:

Mathematical Modeling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Math 2315 or Math 2415(Calculus III); or MATH 2320 Differential Equations.
The modeling process; dimensional analysis and similitude. Models using proportionality, curve-fitting, experiments, optimization, simulation, and differential equations.

MATH 4378:

Numerical Analysis
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 8 s.h. of calculus.
Basic numerical methods and error analysis associated with the following topics: power series, roots of equations, systems of linear algebraic equations, interpolation, integration, finite differences and ordinary differential equations. Computer programming of selected algorithms.

MATH 4381:

Theory of Interest
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 8 s.h. of calculus.
Study of interest, compound interest, value equations, annuity functions and their application.

MATH 4382:

Actuarial Mathematics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Math 2315 or Math 2415 (Calculus III)
Mathematics development of life contingencies, single-life, joint-life, survivor-life functions and their applications.

MATH 4391:

Probability and Statistics II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 6 s.h. of calculus or equivalent.
Mathematical development on multivariate distribution, methods of estimation, test of hypothesis, regression and Bayesian method.