MTH 099 Pre-Algebra 3 hours
Term: fall, winter, summer; Fee: yes
Basic principles and operations of arithmetic‚ elementary
algebra‚ informal geometry‚ systems of measurement, and
problem solving techniques to enable students to develop the
ability to understand and use basic mathematical methods.
Credit in this course does not count toward graduation. Must
be completed with at least a C-.
MTH 100 Algebra 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099 with a grade of C- or better, or placement
recommendation; Term: fall, winter, summer; Fee: yes
Linear equations and inequalities and their graphs, systems of
two equations in two unknowns, quadratic equations, factoring,
elementary operations with polynomials‚ rational expressions,
exponents and radicals, and word problems. This course may
not be used to fulfill general education requirements.
MTH 103 Mathematics for Health Careers 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099 with a C or better; Term: fall, winter
Applies basic mathematical skills in calculations required
for the usual dosage determinations, as well as solution
preparations using weight, metric, household, and apothecary
MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100 or one year high school algebra;
Term: fall, winter, summer.
Real numbers, operations with polynomials and rational
expressions, factoring, rational exponents and radicals, first
degree equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, systems
of equations, logarithms, scientific notation and applications.
MTH 110 Elementary Functions 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 105 or two years high school algebra,
department approval; Term: fall, winter, summer
Elementary functions, their graphs and applications using a
graphing calculator, analytical geometry, polynomial and rational
functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric
functions, trigonometric identities, sequences and series, and the
binomial theorem. Designed as a pre-calculus course.
MTH 251 Calculus I 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 110 or two years of high school algebra,
one year high school geometry, one-half year of trigonometry;
Term: fall, winter
Analytic geometry in the plane, functions, limits and
continuity, derivatives and applications, and indefinite
integrals and applications.
MTH 252 Calculus II 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: winter
Exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric and inverse
trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, indeterminate
forms, improper integrals, Taylor’s formula, and infinite series.
MTH 254 Calculus III 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 252; Term: fall, offered alternate years [odd]
Polar coordinates, vectors, vector-valued functions,
three dimensional analytic geometry, partial derivatives,
and multiple integration.
MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: fall
Sets, functions, algorithms, mathematical induction, counting
methods, permutations and combinations, recurrence relations,
Boolean algebra, relations, and matrices. Writing intensive
course for math majors.
MTH 270 Graph Theory 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term winter
An introduction to topics and applications of graph theory.
Graph theory topics are selected from the following: paths,
cycles, circuits, Eulerian circuits, Hamiltonian cycles,
generalized pancyclicity, forbidden subgraphs, connectivity,
trees, social networks, planarity, graph colorings, directed
graphs, modeling. Additionally, the course includes an
introduction to set theory, and methods of proof (direct proof,
proof by contradiction, proof by cases, proof by induction).
MTH 300 College Geometry 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: winter
Properties of geometric figures, proofs, constructions, solving
applied problems, use of coordinate geometry and transformation
geometry, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.
MTH 310 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 105; Term: fall
Foundations for learning mathematics, sets, algebraic thinking,
numeration, fundamental operations of arithmetic, estimation,
number theory, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and
MTH 311 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 310; Term: winter
Ratio and proportion, percents, representing and interpreting
data, centers and spreads of distributions, concepts related
to chance, basic concepts of geometry, congruence, transformations,
symmetry and tessellations, similarity, perimeter,
area, volume, and explorations.
MTH 325 Probability and Statistics 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: fall, summer
Sample spaces, probability of events, random variables,
counting techniques, descriptive statistics, binomial and normal
distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
MTH 330 Teaching Probability and Statistics
in Grades K–8 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 325; Math Major or Minor for Elementary
Teaching; Term: winter, offered alternate years [odd]
Statistical graphs, centers and spreads of distributions,
appropriate statistical software and student activities,
explorations and investigations, and current issues in
MTH 347 Methods in Teaching
Prerequisites: EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 347, Math major or minor,
junior or senior standing; Term: winter
Philosophical basis for mathematics teaching, survey of special
programs in mathematics, specific objectives, materials and
curriculum planning for mathematics in middle and secondary
schools, emphasis on role of problem solving in mathematics
teaching. Observations of classroom teaching. Course offered
MTH 353 Linear Algebra 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: winter, offered alternative
Matrices, linear systems, determinants, vector spaces,
linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and
MTH 371 Differential Equations 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 252; Term: fall, offered alternative
Differential equations of the first order and first degree, as well
as their applications, linear dependence and independence,
linear differential equations of order two and higher, series
solutions of linear differential equations, and systems of linear
MTH 380 Abstract Algebra 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 265; Term: winter, offered alternate
An introduction to topics and applications of abstract algebra
which includes an intensive study of fundamental algebraic
structures such as groups, rings, and fields. This course also
serves as an introduction to theoretical mathematics and proof writing.
Methods of proof utilized will include direct proof,
proof by contradiction, proof by induction, and proof
by cases. The course is writing-intensive and designed to
develop mathematical maturity.
MTH 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Departmental approval, junior standing
Supervised work experience in activity related to area of
specialization, which is planned in consultation with advisor,
co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting, and
evaluation of experience will be required.
MTH 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, mathematics major,
junior or senior status; Term: 1, 2
In-depth study of a student-selected topic in consultation with
a faculty member.
MTH 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research 2 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the major; completion of
general education and writing requirements; completion of
preliminary summer library research project; Term: fall
Investigation of a significant mathematical problem with the
direction of a faculty member. Use of computer for library
informational searches, scientific writing, data analysis and
word processing. Oral presentation and paper required. If you
intend to take MTH 496A, you must inform the department in
the preceding winter semester.
MTH 496B Senior Seminar: Conclusion 2 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 496A; Term: winter
The mathematical problem researched in MTH 496A is brought
to a conclusion. An oral presentation and a final research paper