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2002 - 2003 Mathematics

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Mathematics Faculty 
Chair: Scott M. Lewis 
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Professors:
Alla Ditta Raza Choudary, Algebraic Topology
James D. Harper, Harmonic Analysis
Scott M. Lewis, Mathematics Education, History of Mathematics
Cen Tsong Lin, Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Actuarial Science

Associate Professors:
Stuart F. Boersma, Differential Geometry, General Relativity
Stephen P. Glasby, Computational Algebra, Representation Theory

Assistant Professors:
Yvonne Chue, Acturial Science, Statistics
Tim Englund, Algebra
Jonathon Fassett, Topology, Dynamical Systems
Michael Lundin, Mathematics Education
Aaron Montgomery, Topology, Algebra
Mark Oursland, Mathematics Education

General Departmental Information

Mathematics is an expanding and evolving body of knowledge as well as a way of perceiving, formulating and solving problems in many disciplines. The subject is a constant interplay between the worlds of thought and application. The student of mathematics will find worthy challenges and the subsequent rewards in meeting them.

The general student will find preparatory courses in precalculus mathematics and traditional mathematics courses such as calculus, linear algebra, geometry, abstract algebra, and analysis. Also, more specialized courses in discrete mathematics, number theory and the history of mathematics are offered. Special needs of Computer Science majors, Elementary Education majors and general education requirements are also met by courses in the Mathematics Department.

For those desiring concentrated work in mathematics, the Mathematics Department offers four programs leading to Bachelor degrees. A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics prepares the student as a mathematician for industry or graduate work. A Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Teaching prepares the student to teach at the junior, middle or high school levels. A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science specialization prepares the student to work as an actuary or in applied statistics. A Bachelor of Arts minor and a Secondary Teaching minor are also available.

One graduate degree is offered: the Master of Arts for teachers. This is described in the graduate section of the catalog. All programs (major, minor, including electives) must be on file and approved by the Department at least one academic year preceding graduation.

Admission and Placement Notes

1. Enrollment in MATH 100.1, MATH 101, MATH 130.1, MATH 164.1 requires a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: SAT, ACT, the California Achievement Test (for teacher preparation), Central's Computerized Placement Test (CPT) or the Intermediate Assessment Test. The scores on the SAT or ACT tests must have been achieved within the last three years before math placement. The student with insufficient test scores is encouraged to seek remediation through the Academic Achievement Office prior to re-testing.

2. Students who wish to enroll in Precalculus (MATH 163.1 or MATH 163.2) or Calculus (MATH 170 or MATH 172.1) and who have not had the necessary prerequisite course at a college or university must take the mathematics placement test. Student will be placed in accord with their results on this test as determined by the Mathematics Department. See the Mathematics Department for more details.

3. Admission to any mathematics course having prerequisites requires either a suitable math placement test score or a grade of 2.0 or better in each listed prerequisite to that course.

4. Admission to any major in the Mathematics Department will be considered after the first two quarters of calculus are taken (MATH 172.1, MATH 172.2). Transfer students with the calculus background will generally take and successfully complete (2.0 or better) ten hours of math beyond calculus to be admitted to a major. Application forms are available from the Mathematics Department office. Students must meet with an advisor in the Mathematics Department before being considered for major or minor. In addition, students must earn a minimum grade of C in any course which fulfills a major or minor requirement.

Bachelor of Arts

Mathematics Major (5100)

Required Courses                                  Credits

MATH 172.1, 172.2, Calculus                         10
MATH 260, Sets and Logic                             5
MATH 265, Linear Algebra I                           4
MATH 272.1, 272.2, Multivariable Calculus           10
MATH 461.1, 461.2, 461.3, Abstract Algebra           9
MATH 471.1, 471.2, 471.3, Advanced Analysis          9
Department approved upper division MATH electives   13

                                          Total     60

Mathematics Minor (5100)

Required Courses                                 Credits

MATH 172.1, 172.2, Calculus                         10
At least 12 credits of electives in Mathematics 
at the 200 level or above, which MUST include 
at least one of MATH 260 or MATH 265.               12

                                       Total        22

Mathematics: Teaching Secondary Major (5101)

This major satisfies the Primary endorsement for Mathematics.

Students taking this major are required to complete the professional education program requirements offered through the Curriculum and Supervision Department.


Required Courses                                 Credits

MATH 172.1, 172.2, 272.1 Calculus                   15
MATH 255, Intuitive Geometry for 
  Secondary Teachers                                 4
MATH 260, Sets and Logic                             5
MATH 265, Linear Algebra I                           4
MATH 310, Discrete Probability                       3
MATH 311, Statistical Concepts and Methods           5
MATH 320, History of Mathematics                     3
MATH 324, Methods and Materials in Math-Secondary    4
MATH 330, Discrete Mathematics                       5
MATH 360, Algebraic Structure                        5
MATH 420, Problem-solving Techniques for 
  Secondary Teachers                                 3
MATH 424, Technology in the Mathematics Classroom    3
MATH 430, Introduction to the Theory of Numbers      3
MATH 455.1, Principles of Geometry                   3

                                          Total     65
Mathematics: Teaching Secondary Minor (5101) 
This minor satisfies the Supporting endorsement for Mathematics.
(This is an endorsable minor for student teaching.) 

Required Courses                       Credits

MATH 172.1, 172.2, Calculus                         10
MATH 330, Discrete Mathematics                       5
MATH 255, Intuitive Geometry for 
  Secondary Teachers                                 4
MATH 260, Sets and Logic                             5
MATH 265, Linear Algebra I                           4
MATH 311, Statistical Concepts and Methods           5
MATH 324, Methods and Materials in Math-Secondary    4
MATH 420, Problem-solving Techniques for 
  Secondary Teachers                                 3
MATH 455.1, Principles of Geometry                   3

                                          Total     43

Bachelor of Science

Mathematics Major (5100)

Required Courses                                 Credits

MATH 172.1, 172.2, Calculus                         10
MATH 260, Sets and Logic                             5
MATH 265, Linear Algebra I                           4
MATH 272.1, 272.2, Multivariable Calculus           10
MATH 311, Statistical Concepts and Methods           5
MATH 360, Algebraic Structures                       5
MATH 365, Linear Algebra II                          3
MATH 376.1, 376.2, Elementary 
  Differential Equations                             6
Select one:                                          4
  CS 110, Programming Fundamentals I		    (4) OR
  CS157, Introduction to COBOL Programming (4) OR
  CS177, Introduction to FORTRAN Programming (4) OR
  CS 187, Introduction to C Programming (4)
PHYS 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
  General Physics                                   15
Select one:                                          5
  MATH 413, Introduction to Stochastic 
    Processes (5) OR
  MATH 464, Optimization Theory (5)
Select two of the following sequences:           18-19
  MATH 411.1, Introduction to 
    Probability Theory  AND
    MATH 411.2, 411.3, Introduction to 
      Mathematical Statistics (10)
  MATH 461.1, 461.2, 461.3, Abstract Algebra (9)
  MATH 471.1, 471.2, 471.3, Advanced Analysis (9)
  MATH 472.1, 472.2, 472.3, Applied Analysis (9)
  MATH 481.1, 481.2, 481.3, Numerical Analysis (9)

                                       Total     90-91