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Mathematics Courses

1. Courses in mathematics–33 credits in mathematics coursework numbered
120 and above. Mathematics majors do not take CORE 130.

The required courses are:

MATH 120 Calculus I
MATH 130 Calculus II
MATH 210 Calculus III
MATH 220 Introduction to Higher Algebra
MATH 240 Linear Algebra
MATH 270 Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 320 Algebraic Structures
MATH 353 Introduction to Real Analysis

Mathematics electives in the major must be numbered above 200. An
advanced course in computer science or physics may be substituted for a
mathematics elective with permission of department.

2. Required cognates--16 credits:


CSCI 110-120 Introduction to Computer Science I & II
NSCI 360 Statistics
PHYS 130L Experiments in General Physics I
PHYS 130 University Physics I

Joint majors combining mathematics with another discipline may be arranged.
Twenty-four credits in mathematics courses are required as part of any such
joint major, and must include:

MATH 120 Calculus I
MATH 130 Calculus II
MATH 210 Calculus III
MATH 220 Introduction to Higher Algebra
MATH 240 Linear Algebra
MATH 320 Algebraic Structures

The program also may include such other mathematics courses at the 200 level
or higher as the student, with departmental approval, may elect; and the foreign
language requirement must be completed as for any other major. Students
wishing to undertake a joint major in mathematics should obtain the advice of
the mathematics coordinator as early as possible after deciding to pursue the
major. A faculty member from the department will be assigned to cooperate
with the student's other major advisor in the construction and execution of an
appropriate study plan.

SUGGESTED PROGRAM PLAN FOR MATHEMATICS MAJORS:

First Year, Fall Semester (16 cr.)    
CORE 110 Communication I 4 cr.
FREN or SPAN 101 Elem. French or Spanish I 4 cr.
MATH 120 Calculus I 4 cr.
  General Elective 4 cr.
First Year, Spring Semester (16 cr.)    
CORE 140 Communication II 4 cr.
FREN or SPAN 102 Elem. French or Spanish II 4 cr.
MATH 130 Calculus II 4 cr.
  General elective 4 cr.
Second Year, Fall Semester (16 cr.)    
CORE 250 Humanities 4 cr.
FREN or SPAN 200 In termediate French or Spanish 4 cr.
CSCI 110 Intro to Computer Science 4 cr.
CSCI 110L Intro to Computer Science Lab 0 cr.
MATH 210 Calculus III 4 cr.
Second Year, Spring Semester (16 cr.)    
CSCI 120 Intro to Computer Science II 4 cr.
CSCI 120L Intro to Computer Science II Lab 0 cr.
MATH 220 Intro to Higher Algebra 4 cr.
PHYS 130 University Physics I 3 cr.
PHYS 130L Experiments in General Physics I 1 cr.
  General elective 4 cr.
Third Year, Fall Semester (16 cr.)    
CORE 220 Creative Arts 4 cr.
MATH 240 Linear Algebra 4 cr.
  General or mathematics elective 8 cr.
Third Year, Spring Semester (16 cr.)    
CORE 210 Varieties of Literature 4 cr.
CORE 230 Natural Science 4 cr.
MATH 320 Algebraic Structures 4 cr.
  General or mathematics elective 4 cr.
Fourth Year, Fall Semester (16 cr.)    
MATH 353 Introduction to Real Analysis 4 cr.
MATH 395 Senior Seminar 1 cr.
CORE 360 World and Its Peoples 4 cr.
  General or mathematics electives 8 cr.
Fourth Year, Spring Semester (16 cr.)    
MATH 270 Differential Equations 3 cr.
NSCI 360 Statistics 4 cr.
  General or mathematics electives 9 cr.
Note: MATH 395, Senior Seminar, must be taken if not completed Fall Semester.
Total hours required for graduation: 120 cr.

MATH DEPARTMENT
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES OF STUDY

MATH

MATH 100, INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 4 credits, non-degree only.
For
students with less than a 2-year algebra sequence from high school or whose
score on the mathematics placement test is not satis factory for CORE 130 or
MATH 101. Review of basic concepts with emphasis on equations and
inequalities
, functions and graphing, systems of linear equations and graphing,
exp onential and logarithmic functions, and the conic sections . The above topics
are introduced in their basic setting.

MATH 101, 101S, COLLEGE ALGEBRA, 4 credits. Offered each semester.
Fundamental concepts of algebra are reviewed, but emphasis is on advanced
study of algebraic equations and inequalities , algebraic functions and their
graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions , and systems of equations and
inequalities. Additional topics will be covered following completion of the
topics listed above. The course will make use of technology ( calculators and
computers
) and mathematical modeling for solving both hypothetical and real-life
problems. The course is recommended for students needing more
algebraic experience before taking advanced courses in their discipline (for
example, quantitative courses not requiring trigonometry). Prerequisites: MATH
100 or successful completion of a 2-year sequence in high school algebra and a
suitable score on a mathematics placement test.

MATH 110, PRECALCULUS, 4 credits. Emphasizes functions and their
graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, trigonometric
functions and applications, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and
determinants, series, counting, and probability. The course will make use of
technology and mathematical modeling for problem-solving. This is a one-semester
preparation for calculus, involving all of the elementary functions.
Prerequisites: MATH 101 or successful completion of at least a 2-year sequence
of high school algebra and an adequate score on a mathematics placement test.

MATH 115, DISCRETE MATHEMATICS, 4 credits. A non-calculus based
course designed for students interested in computer science. No previous
experience is required. The course will provide the mathematical foundations
necessary for other computer science courses. Topics covered include
introduction to formal logic, techniques of proofs, recursion and recurrence
relations, elementary analysis of algorithms, counting principles, relations and
functions, graphs and trees , and graph algorithms. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or
eligibility to enroll in MATH 120.

MATH 120, CALCULUS I, 4 credits.
Topics included are limits, derivatives,
and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic
functions, with applications. The course will use technology for exploration and
problem-solving. Prerequisites: MATH 110 or successful completion of at least
a 2-year sequence in high school algebra and high school trigonometry, and an
adequate score on the mathematics placement test.

MATH 130, CALCULUS II, 4 credits.
The second of a 3-semester sequence.
Topics included are techniques of integrations, improper integrals, conic
sections, polar coordinates, parametric equations, solid analytic geometry and
vectors in space, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 120.

MATH 200, MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS, 4
credits.
The algorithms of arithmetic , number bases, mensuration and
convergence factors. Divisibility properties of the integers, primes and
composites, sets and numbers, logic and sets and techniques of proof.
Prerequisite: MATH 101 or Core 130. Not open to students who have
completed MATH 220.

MATH 210, CALCULUS III, 4 credits.
The third of a 3-semester sequence.
Topics included are infinite series, vector valued -functions, partial differentiation,
multiple integration , and topics in vector calculus (line integrals, surface integrals,
Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem. A computer
algebra system will be used for problem-solving and to gain new insight and
understanding. This three-course sequence is very important for advanced studies
in mathematics and many other disciplines. Prerequisite: MATH 130.

MATH 220, INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER ALGEBRA, 4 credits.
An
introduction to fundamental mathematical techniques used in upper-level
mathematics courses and other disciplines. The course presents the principles
of mathematical logic and uses them to examine standard methods of direct
and indirect proof, including mathematical induction. Topics include techniques
from elementary number theory and the naive set theoretic approach to
functions and relations. An axiomatic development of some structures is
introduced, as well as systems of linear equations and matrices. Prerequisite:
MATH 120 or permission of the instructor.

MATH 240, LINEAR ALGEBRA, 4 credits. Systems of linear equations and
matrices, abstract vector spaces and linear transformations, orthogonality,
eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization. Some attention is given to the
development of abstract reasoning and a variety of applications of linear algebra
in natural and social science. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or concurrent enrollment
in MATH 130.

MATH 270, ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, 4 credits. Linear
differential equations, Integral transforms, integrating in series and system of
linear differential equations with applications. Prerequisite: MATH 130.
MATH 320, ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES, 4 credits. A systematic study
of groups , rings and fields complete with substructures, homorphisms,
endomorphism, isomorphisms and automorphism and field extensions.
Prerequisite: MATH 240.

MATH 353, INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS, 4 credits. A
rigorous treatment of limits and continuity with an introduction to a topology
for the reals, completeness of the reals, differentiability and integrability and
sequences, series and the theory of convergence. Prerequisite: MATH 240.
MATH 390, SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS, 4 credits. Topics
vary, depending on the interest of students and staff. Prerequisite: Permission
of the instructor.

MATH 395, SENIOR SEMINAR, 1 credit. Open only to senior mathematics
majors. Under the supervision of a fulltime member of the mathematics faculty,
the student will prepare a seminar to be presented orally and in writing.

MATH 398, INDEPENDENT STUDY, 3-4 credits.
A student may complete
any mathematics requirement by independent study and periodic evaluations
by a full-time member of the Mathematics faculty. Prerequisite: Department
head's approval.

COMPUTER SCIENCE
BOBBY HARRIS, JR., COORDINATOR

FACULTY
S. U. Egarievwe
Bobby Harris, Jr.
N. Horace Mann, III
Lei Qian*

*adjunct and part-time faculty

The major in computer science is designed to prepare students either for
immediate employment or for graduate study. A minor in computer science may
be taken in combination with any major field. In keeping with the mission of the
University to teach and provide research opportunities for students, the goals of
the program in computer science are designed to produce graduates who can:

ยท• successfully qualify for positions in data processing, entry into graduate
schools in the computer and information sciences; entry into the workforce
as computer laboratory coordinators;
•enter other professions that require a background in computer technology;
•teach computer-related subject matter to individuals at the post-secondary
level; and
• become productive citizens who contribute to the welfare and development
of their communities through their career activities.

Students who complete the major in computer science will:

• have knowledge of the conceptual framework of the major branches of
computer science;
• be able to apply the computer science theoretical principles to problems
using the appropriate data structures and algorithms;
•be able to apply the necessary technical skills that are fundamental to
experimental computer science;
• have a fundamental understanding of the relationship of computer science
to other sciences; and
• be aware of the role of computer science in society and the opportunities
for graduate studies and careers in computer science.

Requirements for the computer science major, in addition to the University
degree requirements outlined within this Bulletin, are:

3. Required coursework in computer science--42-44 credits, including:

CSCI 120/120-L Introduction to Computer Science II (and Lab)
CSCI 201-2 Sophomore Seminar
CSCI 230/230-L Introduction to Computer Architecture (and Lab)
CSCI 241 Data Structures and Algorithms
CSCI 261 Operating Systems
CSCI 282 Programming Languages
CSCI 292 Theory of Computation
CSCI 301-2 Junior Seminar
CSCI 312 Database Management
CSCI 410 Senior Seminar

And six to eight hours of departmentally approved computer science
electives at the 300 level or above.

4. Cognate courses (27 credits):

MATH 120-130 Calculus I & II
MATH 115 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 240 Linear Algebra
PHYS 130, 140 University Physics I & II
PHYS 130L, 140L Experiments in General Physics I & II
NSCI 360 Statistics

3. Mathematics requirement--in lieu of the core mathematics course (CORE
130), computer science majors take MATH 120 and other prerequisites as
appropriate according to placement test results.

Joint majors combining computer science and another discipline may be
arranged. Thirty to 32 credits in computer science courses are required as part
of any such joint major, and these must include:

CSCI 110/110-L Introduction to Computer Science I (and Lab)
CSCI 120/120-L Introduction to Computer Science II (and Lab)
CSCI 230/230-L Introduction to Computer Architecture (and Lab)
CSCI 241 Data Structures and Algorithms
CSCI 261 Operating Systems
CSCI 282 Programming Languages
 

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