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Mathematics course catalog
THOMAS E. BENGTSON, Professor
A.B., Augustana; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
JON M. CLAUSS, Professor
B.A., Indiana; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon
BRIAN KATZ, Associate Professor
B.A., Williams; Ph.D., Texas-Austin
MARY J. KILBRIDE, Adjunct Instructor
B.A., Saint Mary's; M.A.T., Vanderbilt
DIANE C. MUELLER, Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Concordia; M.S., Illinois State
STACEY A. RODMAN, Associate Professor, Chair
B.A. Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Ph.D. Oregon
FORREST STONEDAHL, Assistant Professor
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University
ANDREW SWARD, Assistant Professor
B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS. 30 credits, including 16 at the 300-400 level and including MATH-221, Math-340, MATH-411 and completion of Senior Inquiry in mathematics. Senior Inquiry in mathematics is satisfied by completing MATH-270, MATH-479 and one of MATH-470, MATH-471, MATH-474, MATH-477. Those who studied calculus in high school may have satisfied, depending on their initial placement in college mathematics courses, up to 6 credits in 200-level courses.
Recommended supporting course (3 credits): CSC211.
Recommended supporting course (3 credits): PHIL-310.
MAJOR IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS. 42 to 46 credits, including MATH-219-220-221, MATH-230, MATH-315, MATH-329, MATH-336, MATH-338, CSC-211, one of MATH-316, MATH-343, MATH-340, MATH-411, work in applied disciplines, and completion of Senior Inquiry in mathematics. Senior Inquiry in mathematics is satisfied by completing MATH-270, MATH-479 and one of MATH-470, MATH-471, MATH-474, MATH-478. Work in applied disciplines is satisfied by either a breadth option or a depth option. The depth option is satisfied by nine credits with a single departmental designation from the choices listed and including the courses listed for that choice, which are ACCT-311 and ACCT-321; or BIOL-310 and BIOL-380; or BUSN-474; or CHEM-361 and CHEM-362; or CSC-310 and CSC-370; or ECON-301 and ECON-302; or GEOG-272 and GEOG-373; or GEOL-115 or GEOL-116 and two of three from GEOL-309, GEOL-330, GEOL-403; or PHYS-311 and PHYS-320. The breadth option is satisfied by three courses with three different department designations from ASTR-311, ASTR-315, BIOL-310, BIOL-380, BUSN-313, BUSN-331, CHEM-122, CSC-212, ECON-201, ECON-202, GEOG-272, GEOG-373, GEOG-374, GEOL-101, GEOL-115, GEOL-116, PHIL-312, PHYS-201. Those who studied calculus in high school may have satisfied, depending on their initial placement in college mathematics courses, up to 6 credits in 200-level courses.
Actuarial Science Note: Students who wish to pursue work in actuarial science should take MATH-316 to fulfill the Mathematics depth option. In addition, other recommended courses include BUSN-205 Business Writing, BUSN-301 Management, BUSN-321 Marketing, BUSN-331 Business Finance, COMM-104 Public Speaking, and CSC-212 Introduction to Computer Science II, ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics, and ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics.
MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION. 29 credits, including MATH-219-220, MATH-230, MATH-315, MATH-329, MATH-340, MATH-350, MATH-411, CSC-211, and completion of Senior Inquiry in mathematics. Senior Inquiry in mathematics is satisfied by completing MATH-270, INTR-EAD90, EDUC-422 and EDUC-450. (MATH-471 is not an option for teaching mathematics.)
MINOR IN MATHEMATICS. 18 credits, including 6 at the 300-400 level and including MATH-329. A typical course progression for a minor in mathematics would be MATH-219, 220, 230, 329 and two other courses, at least one at the 300-400 level. A student who places out of MATH-219 or 220 should consult with a math advisor about coursework for the minor.
The courses 218-219-220-221 form the pre-calculus/calculus sequence. Commercially available software is integrated into 219, 220, and 221. A graphing calculator is generally required for 218, 219 and 220. The department uses the Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus in 218 and 219 and the TI-89 Titanium in 220 and other courses. (Students planning to take 220 may use the TI-89 in 218 and 219, so need not purchase both.)