Mathematics (MAT)

MAT 081  Foundations for University Mathematics I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A study of the fundamental arithmetic and algebraic concepts prerequisite to university level mathematics. The specific topics studied are determined by assessment of the individual student's mathematical background.

MAT 082  Foundations for University Mathematics II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A continuing study of the fundamental arithmetic and algebraic concepts prerequisite to university level mathematics initiated in MAT 081. The specific topics studied are determined by assessment of the individual student's mathematical background. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 081 or equivalent.

MAT 083  Foundations for University Mathematics III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A continuing study of the fundamental arithmetic and algebraic concepts prerequisite to university level mathematics initiated in MAT 082. The specific topics studied are determined by assessment of the individual student's mathematical background. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MAT 082 or the equivalent.

MAT 099  Mathematics Instruction for Success     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A review of basic algebraic concepts including operations on real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, functions, and graphs. Graded pass/fail. Must be taken concurrently with MAT 110E.

MAT 110  Contemporary Problem Solving     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Mathematics for solving selected real-world problems using elementary graph theory, data analysis, techniques of decision making, and the mathematics of finance. Same as MAT 110E. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

MAT 110E  Contemporary Problem Solving     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Mathematics for solving selected real-world problems using elementary graph theory, data analysis, techniques of decision making, and the mathematics of finance. Same as MAT 110. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 18 or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or successful completion of MAT 083 or departmental approval. Must be taken concurrently with MAT 099.

MAT 112  Finite Mathematics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Linear and quadratic equations, graphs, and functions including exponential and logarithmic functions; mathematics of finance, annuities, sinking funds and mortgages; linear programming; counting methods, probability, expectation; descriptive statistics. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 165 or MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a grade of C or higher in MAT 110E or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

MAT 116  College Algebra     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Linear, quadratic, and miscellaneous equations and inequalities; relations and functions including polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing; systems of equations; and matrices. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 165 or MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a grade of C or higher in MAT 110E or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

MAT 119  Trigonometry     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, solution of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 165 or MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 20 or higher or the equivalent.

MAT 127  Applied Mathematics for Engineering Technology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: An applied course in algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and statistics; applications primarily from the technological fields; also includes an introduction to basic concepts in calculus. Satisfies Associate Degree requirements in Engineering Technology only. Does not satisfy general studies mathematics requirement. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in both MAT 116 and MAT 119.

MAT 132  Elementary Statistics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A basic course for students in natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences; tabulation of data, graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, types of distributions, estimations, sampling, hypothesis testing, elementary aspects of correlation. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 112 or MAT 116.

MAT 137  Calculus in Business and the Non-Physical Sciences     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Differential and integral calculus applications in Business, life sciences and social science. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 147, MAT 166, or MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 25 or higher or a grade of C or higher in MAT 112, MAT 116, or equivalent.

MAT 147  Applied Calculus     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An applied course in techniques of differentiation and integration; applications primarily from the technological fields; analytic geometry, functions, differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 25 or higher or a grade of C or higher in MAT 116.

MAT 165  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Includes the study of limits and continuity of real functions, the derivative of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and applications of the derivative. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 25 or higher, or a grade of C or higher in MAT 116 and a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment in MAT 119.

MAT 166  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Includes the study of the integral, and the derivative and integral of exponential logarithmic, and other transcendental functions. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in both MAT 165 and MAT 119.

MAT 167  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: The first of three sequenced courses in calculus. Includes the study of limits and continuity of real functions, the derivative and its applications, the integral, and the integration and differentiation of trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 166. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 25 or higher or a grade of C or higher in MAT 116 and MAT 119.

MAT 177  Calculus with Analytic Geometry II     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The second of three sequenced courses in calculus. Includes the study of applications of integration, integration techniques, L'Hopital's Rule, improper integrals, infinite series, conic sections, plane curves, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 166 or MAT 167.

MAT 201  Combinatorics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: A study of the basic techniques for counting finite discrete structures subject to given constraints. Combinatorial problems from various areas of mathematics will be explored. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 137, MAT 147, MAT 166, or MAT 167.

MAT 206  Mathematical Transitions     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students thoroughly for the transition into university level mathematics. It main content is the development of formal proof, concise logical reasoning and the ability to write mathematically. Topics include but not limited to proof techniques, induction, number systems, function and sets, complex numbers, series and sequences, matrices. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 177.

MAT 217  Mathematics and Technology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: An introduction to numerical methods and symbolic computation using a computer algebra system. Iterative and recursive algorithms will be used to explore mathematical problem-solving techniques such as factoring and simplifying expressions, solving equations, differentiation and integration, and plotting curves and surfaces. LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 177.

MAT 263  History of Mathematics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: A study of the most important proofs from the history of mathematics and the lives of the mathematicians who produced them. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 177.

MAT 283  Introduction to Research Methods in Mathematics     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to basic research methods in Mathematics. Individual and team projects involving methods for solving mathematics-related research problems. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MAT 287  Calculus with Analytic Geometry III     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The third of three sequenced courses in calculus. Includes the study of solid analytic geometry, vectors and vector calculus, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 177.

MAT 306  Linear Algebra     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Vector spaces, linear transformations, matrix operations, determinants, matrix inversion, linear systems, eigenvalues, canonical forms. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 287.

MAT 315  Topics in Geometry     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Synthetic projective geometry; basic symbolic logic; mathematical systems and finite geometries; algebraic geometry; non-Euclidean geometry. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 306.

MAT 317  Differential Equations     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Common types of ordinary differential equations; differential operators, Laplace transforms; systems of differential equations; partial differential equations; Fourier series; applications. LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in both MAT 287 and MAT 306.

MAT 331  Applied Statistics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Fundamental principles and techniques of statistical investigations and data analysis from a calculus-based perspective including discrete and continuous random variables, estimation and hypothesis testing. LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 137, MAT 147, MAT 166 or MAT 167.

MAT 332  Probability Theory     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: The study of discrete and continuous probability distributions. Prerequisite(s): MAT 206, MAT 287, and MAT 331.

MAT 352  Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The development of a teacher's understanding of elementary school mathematics, including the study of whole number arithmetic, mental mathematics, pre-algebra, problem solving, number theory, and operations on fractions, integers, decimals, and irrational numbers. Not applicable to the major or minor in mathematics. Elementary and Middle School education majors may not take the course until officially admitted to teacher education. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in EDU 351.

MAT 353  Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introductory geometry; geometric constructions; measurement geometry; motion geometry; introductory probability and statistics. Not applicable to the major or minor in mathematics. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 352.

MAT 401  Advanced Modeling     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: A study of the modeling process including creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 317.

MAT 407  Advanced Calculus     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Elementary topological aspects of the real numbers, sequences, limits and continuity, differentiation, integration, and infinite series. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 306.

MAT 416  Abstract Algebra     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Groups, rings, and fields; definitions and fundamental theorems; homomorphisms and isomorphisms; polynomials and field extensions. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 306.

MAT 432  Mathematical Statistics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: A continuation of MAT 332 to include the theory and applications of estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance and nonparametric statistics. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 332.

MAT 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared Mathematics major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in major field, a grade of C or higher in MAT 287, and departmental approval.

MAT 451  Internship in Mathematics     Credits: 1-3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: An academic program which offers mathematics majors an opportunity to integrate theory with practice. Students work full-time or part-time for a company in a position related to the mathematics major. Anticipated learning objectives are established in a contract agreed to by the student, the company supervisor, and the departmental faculty sponsor. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): Declared Mathematics major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA, MAT 287, and permission of the faculty sponsor.

MAT 462  Number Theory     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Study of divisibility, primes, congruencies, diphantine equations, arithmetic functions, partitions, Fibonacci numbers, and continued fractions. An independent method of study will be used. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MAT 206.

MAT 465  Mathematics Teaching: Methods and Materials     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Techniques, materials, and resources used in the mathematics curriculum in secondary schools. Not appropriate for the major in mathematics without teacher certification. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in both MAT 206 and EDU 203.

MAT 470  Seminar in Mathematics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Selected topics in mathematics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.