Math Course Selection and Advice
Core Level Course Offerings
MT004 Finite Probability and Applications (Fall/Spring: 3)
Not open to students who have completed their Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement without permission of the Department Undergraduate Vice Chair (except for Psychology majors completing their second mathematics co-requisite).
This course, designed for students in the humanities, the social sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing, is an introduction to finite combinatorics and probability, emphasizing applications. Topics include finite sets and partitions, enumeration, probability, expectation, and random variables
Not open to students who have completed their Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement without permission of the Department Undergraduate Vice Chair (except for Psychology majors completing their second mathematics corequisite).
This is an introduction to linear methods and their applications. Topics include systems of equations, matrices, modeling, linear programming, and Markov chains.
MT007 Ideas in Mathematics (Spring: 3)
Not open to students who have completed their Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement without permission of the Department Undergraduate Vice Chair.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the spirit, beauty, and vitality of mathematics. The emphasis is on development of ideas rather than problem solving skills. Topics vary, but are typically chosen from diverse areas such as geometry, number theory, computation, and graph theory.
Restricted to Connell School of Nursing students.
This course introduces statistics as a liberal discipline and applies the principles of statistics to problems of interest to health sciences professionals. Students will gain an understanding of statistical ideas and methods, acquire the ability to deal critically with numerical arguments, and gain an understanding of the impact of statistical ideas on the health sciences, public policy and other areas of application.
MT190 Fundamentals of Mathematics I (Fall: 3)
MT191 Fundamentals of Mathematics II (Spring: 3)
Restricted to Lynch School of Education students.
MT 190-191 is a course sequence designed for those who plan to teach mathematics in grades K-9. The emphasis is on the content of mathematics in the emerging K-9 curriculum and its interface with current major issues in mathematics education -- problem solving and technology. Topics to be covered include the real number system -- with motivational activities and applications, functions and their graphs, problem solving with calculators and computers, and elements of probability and statistics.