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Graduate Course Descriptions

All course descriptions can be found in the Online Electronic Catalog. All course outcomes are filed in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. The information below is unofficial and provided only for informal purposes only. The information on this page was updated on Sep 28 2009 @ 1:48:19 pm.

Math courses numbered above 500 are typically offered only during summer session as part of the Masters of Arts for Teachers program.

MATH 500–599 Course Descriptions

Math 500: Professional Development

Credits: 1–5
Description: Development topics and issues for inservice and continuing education of professionals.
Notes: Not applicable to degrees nor institutional requirements for endorsements or teaching certificates offered through the university.

Math 505: Proof Writing

Credits: 1
Description: Review the essentials of mathematical proofs and how to write proofs for mathematical understanding.
Notes: Course may be retaken for up to three credits. Offered summers only.

Math 506: Technology for Teaching Matematics

Credits: 1–3
Description: Methods of appropriate use of technology for teaching mathematics.
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 510: Games of Chance

Credits: 3
Description: Requiring only the fundamental ideas of basic probability, this course applies and investigates the popular casino games of chance, gambling systems and strategies, the “laws of averages,” cheeating, and the “Gambler’s Ruin.”
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 515: Probability and Statistics for Elementary School Teachers

Credits: 2
Description: Concepts and methods of probability and statistics as used in the elementary classroom.
Notes: Offered summers only.
Outcomes: Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee version

Math 522: Modern Programs in Mathematics

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: one year of teaching experience in mathematics or permission
Description: Contemporary programs in secondary school mathematics.
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 523: Math Methods for Jr. High School

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: one year of teaching experience in mathematics
Description: Problems and methods associated with the teaching of mathematics in the junior high or middle school.
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 524: Math Methods for High School

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: one year of teaching experience in mathematics
Description: Problems and methods associated with the teaching of mathematics in the high school.
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 526: Research Design in Mathematics Education

Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 311 or permission
Description: This course is an introduction to current research practices in mathematical education. It focuses on evaluating the designs of existent research as well as developing designs for student research leading to student projects and theses.
Outcomes: Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee version

Math 527: Advanced Statistical Methods

Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 526 or permission
Description: This course is an introduction to statistical methods used in current research practices in mathematics education. This course focuses on interpreting statistics presented in extent research as well as using computer software to generate statistics.
Outcomes: Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee version

Math 530: Mathematical Recreations

Credits: 3
Description: An examination of selected examples of puzzles, paradoxes, brain teasers and parlor games and a brief investigation of the mathematical principles on which they are based. Primarily for the experienced junior or senior high school mathematics teacher seeking motivational materials.
Notes: Offered summers only.
Outcomes: Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee version

Math 532: Discrete Dynamical Systems

Credits: 4
Prerequisites: Introduction to discrete dynamical systems for K-12 mathematics educators, fixed points, periodic points, period doubling route to chaos, Julia sets, and the Mandelbrot set. Students will explore ways in which dynamical systems can be included in the K-12 mathematics curriculum.
Description:

Math 535: Adventures Among the Numbers

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 430 or permission
Description: Tricks, puzzles, games and patterns involving the ordinary whole numbers of arithmetic; suitable for stimulating interest in the basic properties of numbers and the operations of arithmetic. Intended primarily for teachers in higher elementary grades as well as secondary school teachers.
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 550: Transformational Geometry

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 455 or permission
Description: A study of the group of transforrmations of the plane: reflections, rotations, translations, glide reflections. As time permits the properties of dilations and affinities also will be discussed.
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 553: Intuitive Geometry for Teachers of Grades 4-8

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: one year of teaching experience
Description:

Math 562: Modern Algebra for Teachers 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 360 or equivalent and one year of teaching experience
Description: Reexamination of the fundamental algebraic sructures: groups, rings, integral domains and fields, with examples and applications.
Notes: Formerly MATH 460. Students may not recieve credit for both. Offered summers only.

Math 566: Matrices and Their Applications

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 153 or equivalent
Description: Matrix algebra, including finite Markov chains with applications to business, psychology, genetics, and learning models. Sociometric applications to conflict and dominance.
Notes: Offered summers only.

Math 570: Calculus for Secondary Teachers 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 173 or equivalent, and one year teaching experience
Description: A reexamination of the processes of differentiation and integration wmphasizing their application to the natural, behavioral, social and managerial sciences.
Notes: Formerly MATH 370. Students may not receive credit for both. Offered summers only.

Math 572: Elementary Real Analysis 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 173 or equivalent and one year teaching experience
Description: Examines the fundamental conceps of sets, sequences, limits, series, functions, continuity and differentiability.
Notes: Formerly MATH 470. Students may not receive credit for both. Offered summers only.

Math 591: Workshop

Credits: 1–6
Description:
Notes: No more than two workshops for a combined maximum of 8 credits can be applied toward a Master's program.

Math 595: Graduate Research

Credits: 1–10
Prerequisites: permission of advisor
Description:
Notes: Grade will be S or U. A maximum of 5 credits may count toward degree requirements.

Math 596: Individual Study

Credits: 1–6
Prerequisites: permission of instructor
Description:

Math 598: Special Topics

Credits: 1–6
Description:
Outcomes: Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee version

Math 599: Seminar

Credits: 1–5
Prerequisites: permission of instructor
Description:
Notes: May be repeated for credit.

MATH 600–699 Course Descriptions

There are no courses offered at this level.

MATH 700–799 Course Descriptions

Math 700: Master's Thesis, Project Study and/or Examination

Credits: 1–6
Prerequisites: permission of Chair of student's graduate faculty supervisory commitettee
Description: Designed to credit and record supervised study for he Master's thesis, non-thesis project, studio project, public recital, and/or examination.
Notes: Grade will be either S or U. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.