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MA 102 Statistics for Citizens (4)
The study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics, with a focus on statistical ideas and statistical reasoning and on their relevance to public policy and to the human sciences from medicine to sociology.

MA 103 College Algebra (4)
College Algebra provides an introduction to algebra. Topics include functions, rates of change and linear functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: appropriate placement recommendation.

MA 123 Elementary Statistics (4)
The study of basic descriptive and inferential statistical methods, with applications primarily to the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Prerequisite: MA 103, appropriate placement recommendation, or consent of the instructor.

MA 124 Elementary Statistics through Baseball (4)
Introduction to standard statistical concepts and techniques through the study of baseball and baseball statistics. General topics include surveys and sampling, observational studies vs. controlled experiments, binomial and normal distributions, correlation and regression. Baseball-specific topics include nontraditional statistics such as OPS, making strategic decisions using run-production tables, using individual batting statistics to predict team runs and team win/ loss ratios, and modeling game play with chance models. Students will have the opportunity to conduct analyses of their own design.

MA 125 Elementary Statistics & Gender (4)
Introduction to standard statistical concepts and techniques particularly as they apply to the study of gender, race, and class.

MA 127 Theory of Arithmetic (4)
A foundation course for elementary education: foundations for learning mathematics; manipulatives; algebraic thinking; numeration; theory of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers; operations of arithmetic; mental math; elementary number theory; and proportional reasoning. Prerequisite: MA 103 or appropriate placement recommendation and ED 101 or permission of instructor. Offered fall semesters.

MA 128 Uncertainty and Shape (4)
A continuation of MA 127: elementary data analysis; concepts of chance; basic concepts of geometry; two- and three-dimensional geometry; congruence; similarity; symmetry; tessellations; geometric manipulatives; and measurement. Prerequisite: MA 127. Offered spring semesters.

MA 133 Precalculus (4)
Precalculus is a course that explores functions (linear, power, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric), and triangle trigonometry through multiple representations of mathematical ideas – words, numbers, graphs, and symbols. The course includes using these functions to create mathematical models to address questions about phenomena from the world around us. Prerequisite: MA 103, appropriate placement recommendation, or consent of the instructor.

MA 201 Discrete Mathematics (4)
An introduction to the study of discrete mathematical structures. This course includes some set theory, relations and functions, logic and proof, mathematical induction, and graphs. Prerequisite: MA 133, or appropriate placement recommendation, or consent of the instructor. Offered spring
semesters.

MA 207 Numeric and Algebraic Thinking (4)
Provides a more advanced treatment of the following Elementary Education topics: real numbers, number theory, algebraic thinking, functions, proportional reasoning, and percents. Prerequisite:

MA 128. Offered only as needed.

MA 213, 223, 233 Calculus I, II, III (4, 4, 4)
This is the basic calculus sequence with applications and covers: functions; limits; derivatives; integrals; conics; calculus of transcendental functions; sequences and series: vector valued functions; partial derivatives; curves and surfaces in space; and multiple integrals. Prerequisite: MA 133, appropriate placement recommendation, or consent of the instructor.

MA 242 Experiencing Geometry (4)
Inductive and deductive study of topics from two- and three-dimensional Euclidean geometry, coordinate geometry, and transformational geometry. Prerequisite: MA 213. Offered fall semester of even years.

MA 302 Survey of Geometry (4)
Inductive and deductive study of topics from Euclidean, Transformational, Coordinate, and NonEuclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MA 223 or consent of the instructor. Offered spring semester of odd years.

MA 310 History of Mathematics (4)
Provides a historical study of numeration systems, number theory, calculus, geometry, and contributions from under-represented groups. Prerequisite: MA 223. Offered spring semester of even years.

MA 323 Introduction to Linear Algebra (4)
Matrix algebra, linear systems, vector spaces, and linear transformations. Prerequisite: MA 223. Offered fall semesters.

MA 332 Introduction to Differential Equations (4)
First and higher order linear differential equations, variable coefficients, series methods, Laplace transforms, and a brief introduction to systems and numerical methods. Prerequisite: MA 223. Offered spring semesters.

MA 334 Modeling and Technology (4)
Discrete and continuous mathematical models from a variety of disciplines using appropriate technology. Includes experiences using various types of technology and addresses when technology is appropriate and when it is not. Prerequisite: MA 223. Offered spring semester of even years.

MA 341 Probability (4)
Counting techniques, basic probability models and probability rules, discrete and continuous probability distributions, and multivariate random variables. This course, along with MA 342, covers the material needed to pass Exam P of the Society of Actuaries. Prerequisite: MA 213.
Co-requisite: MA 223.

MA 342 Mathematical Statistics (4)
In this course, we study Normal and Bivariate Normal Distributions; parameter estimation with confidence intervals; hypothesis testing such as t-tests, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance; and theory of estimation and hypothesis testing. This course, along with Math 341, covers the
material needed to pass Exam P of the Society of Actuaries. Additionally, this course covers some of the material tested on Exam S of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Prerequisite: MA 341.

MA 347 Mathematics of Investment (4)
Mathematics of investment and credit. Topics include interest rate measurements, annuities, loan repayments, bond valuation, rates of return of investments, and cashflow duration and mimmunization. This course covers a preponderance of the material needed to pass Exam FM of the
Society of Actuaries. Prerequisite: MA 223.

MA 353 Topology (4)
A rigorous study of the fundamental concepts of point-set topology, including metric spaces, separation, connectedness, compactness, and hom
eomorphisms. Prerequisite: MA 223. Offered spring semesters of odd years.

MA 373 Real Analysis (4)
A rigorous study of the concepts of continuity, differentiation, integration and convergence. Prerequisites: MA 201 and MA 223 or consent of the instructor. Offered spring semesters of even years.

MA 383 Abstract Algebra (4)
This course will introduce basic algebraic structures including groups, rings, and fields. In this context, the student will gain significant experience in finding and writing mathematical proofs. Optional topics may be chosen from solvable groups, Sylow theorems, Galois theory, extension fields, and integral domains. Prerequisites: MA 201 and MA 223 or consent of the instructor. Offered fall semesters of even years.

MA 461, 462 Independent Study in Mathematics (1 - 4 each semester)
Selected topics from the usual subject matter of undergraduate mathematics. Students work independently, but under the supervision of an instructor. A final examination, notebook, term paper, or any combination of these may be required. May be elected more than once, with a limit of eight hours credit. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

MA 463, 464 Internship in Mathematics (1 - 4)

MA 465, 466 Independent Research in Mathematics (1 - 4)

MA 484 Capstone for Secondary Education (4)
Provides for a discussion of how the mathematics learned as an undergraduate student relates to the core mathematical content and problems of high school mathematics courses while treating these topics from a mathematically advanced standpoint. Prerequisite: completion of major
requirements or consent of instructor. Offered fall semesters.