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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

MAT 0144 | MAT 0145 | MAT 1010 | MAT 1110 | MAT 1221 | MAT 1234 | MAT 1235 | MAT 1236 | MAT 1300 | MAT 1521 | MAT 1560 | MAT 1720 | MAT 2200 | MAT 2360 | MAT 2401 | MAT 2561 | MAT 2700 | MAT 2720 | MAT 3100 | MAT 3237 | MAT 3238 | MAT 3360 | MAT 3401 | MAT 3441 | MAT 3443 | MAT 3562 | MAT 3724 | MAT 3725 | MAT 3730 | MAT 3749 | MAT 3751 | MAT 4363 | MAT 4402 | MAT 4403 | MAT 4610 | MAT 4725 | MAT 4830 | MAT 4899 | MAT 4904 | MAT 4910 | MAT 4930 | MAT 4940 | MAT 4950 | MAT 4960 | VIEW ALL
MAT 0144: College Readiness Math I (3) Offerings
A problem solving approach to the mathematics necessary for success in college level coursework. Emphasis on fluency and flexibility with numerical and algebraic reasoning.
MAT 0145: College Readiness Math II (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 0144 or Mathematics Placement Level A. A problem solving approach to the mathematics necessary for success in college level coursework. Includes analysis of graphical displays and further development of algebraic reasoning.
MAT 1010: College Algebra (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 0145 or Mathematics Placement Level B. Explores inequalities and algebraic functions, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic.
MAT 1110: Precalculus (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: Mathematics Placement Level B or MAT 0145. Explores algebraic, circular and trigonometric equations and identities; and inequalities. Credit cannot be received for this course if MAT 1112 or MAT 1114 has been taken.
MAT 1221: Survey of Calculus (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1010 or 1110, or the equivalent as determined by the calculus placement test. An applications-oriented course with an intuitive approach, including introduction to both differential and integral calculus. Examples drawn from business, economics, biology, and the social and behavioral sciences. This course is not the prerequisite for 1235, nor can credit be received if 1234 or its equivalent has been taken.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 1234: Calculus I (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in MAT 1110 or its equivalent as determined by the Calculus Placement Test. First course in calculus, emphasizing limits and derivatives of functions of one variable. Sequence begins both Autumn and Winter Quarters. Extra fee.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 1235: Calculus II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 1234. Second course in calculus, emphasizing integral calculus of functions of one variable. Extra fee.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT)
MAT 1236: Calculus III (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 1235. Third course in calculus. Includes parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors, sequences, series, and Taylor expansions. Introduces multivariable calculus, including partial derivatives, double integrals, and triple integrals. Extra fee.
MAT 1300: Intro to Statistical Reasoning (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 0145 or Math Placement Level B. A course in statistical literacy emphasizing concepts and reasoning rather than in-depth coverage of traditional methods and formulas. Topics include data sources and sampling, strengths and limitations of basic experimental design, graphical and numerical summaries of data, and conceptual coverage of probability and statistical inference.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 1521: Intro:Contemporary Mathematics (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: Mathematics Placement Level A or MAT 0144, or Mathematics Placement Level B or MAT 0145. Explores topics that illustrate how mathematical methods and models permeate our economic, political, and personal lives. By investigation of diverse applications, a variety of problem-solving techniques will be introduced, including using the computer as a tool.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 1560: Numerical Reasoning (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: Mathematics Placement Level A or MAT 0144; or Mathematics Placement Level B or MAT 0145; or instructor permission. The first in a three-course sequence, this course is a study of numerical reasoning through in-depth explorations of numeration systems, numerical properties and operations, concepts in number theory, and related topics in the history of mathematics. There is an emphasis on problem solving, standards of mathematical practice, and use of appropriate technologies such as calculators and interactive software. The content preparation for teaching K-8 mathematics based on the Common Core State Standards in stressed.
Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
MAT 1720: Math for Computer Science (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1010 or 1110, or the equivalent as determined by the calculus placement test. Explores set theory, number systems, logic, proof techniques, basics of counting, discrete probability, networks, digital logic, and digital systems.
MAT 2200: Engineering Probability&Stats (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1235. Introduces students to concepts of probability and statistics along with methodology for applying these to engineering applications. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:EGR 2200
MAT 2360: Intro to Stats for Sciences (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 0145 or Math Placement Level B. Introduction to the practice of statistics with applications to the sciences. Topics include graphical and numerical summaries of data, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and one-way analysis of variance. Emphasis on applications, statistical reasoning, and data analysis using statistical software.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning Restrictions:Applied Human Biology, Applied Human Biology - Int, Biochemistry, Biochemistry - Int, Biology, Biology-Int, Cellular and Molecular Bio-Int, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry-Int, Computer Science, Computer Science-Int, Ecology, Ecology-Int, Exercise Science, Exercise Science-Int, Food & Nutrition Sciences-Int, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Health and Fitness Ed - Int, Health and Fitness Education, Information Systems, Information Systems - Int, Nursing, Nursing-Int, Physical Education, Physical Education-Int, Physiology, Physiology-Int, Pre-Dentistry/Physiology-Int, Pre-Medicine/Physiology-Int, Pre-PT/Applied Human Bio-Int, Pre-Veterinary/Physiology-Int Majors only.
MAT 2401: Linear Algebra (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1235. Studies vector spaces, matrices, and linear transformations. Extra fee.
MAT 2561: Statistical & Algebraic Reasng (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1560. The second in a three-course sequence, this course is a study of both algebraic and statistical reasoning through in-depth explorations of data, patterns, and related topics in the history of mathematics. There is an emphasis on problem solving, standards of mathematical practice, and use of appropriate technologies such as calculators and interactive software. The content preparation for teaching K-8 mathematics based on the Common Core State Standards is stressed.
Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 2700: Statistics for Business & Econ (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: (Mathematics Placement Level B or MAT 0145) and (CSC 1123 or BUS 1700, or Competency Exam). An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on problems from business and economics. Topics include graphical representation of data, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, one-way ANOVA, correlation and linear regression. Spreadsheet software is used for data management, analysis, and reporting. The MAT section of this course does not fulfill the School of Business and Economics spreadsheets competency.
Equivalent Courses:BUS 2700 Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 2720: Discrete Mathematics (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1235. Studies sets, logic, Boolean algebra, relations, functions, and graphs.
MAT 3100: Introduction to Proof (1) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1236 or 2401. An introduction to the understanding and creation of mathematical proofs in an elementary setting. Topics may include elementary set theory functions and operations, mathematical induction. Credit cannot be received for this course if MAT 3749 has been taken.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3237: Differential Equations (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 1236. Studies general solutions of first and second order differential equations, Laplace transforms, and series solutions. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3238: Vector Calculus (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 1236. Additional study of multivariable and vector calculus, including vector-valued functions, vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3360: Probability & Statistics (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1236. Calculus based introduction to probability and statistics. Studies elementary probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, expectation, moments, sampling distributions, central limit theorem, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3401: Number Theory (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 2720 or 3749, or 3100 (or MAT 3562 with permission of instructor). May be taken concurrently with instructor approval. Studies topics of classical number theory including divisibility, primes and congruences. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3441: Axiomatic Geometry (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 3749. Surveys foundations of Euclidean, non-Euclidean, and projective geometries from an axiomatic approach. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3443: Transformational Geometry (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 3749. Surveys Euclidean, non-Euclidean, and projective geometries using a transformational approach. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3562: Geometric Reasoning (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 2561. The third in a three-course sequence, this course is a study of geometric reasoning with emphasis on depth of understanding and appropriate use of calculators and computer software. Investigations of mathematical topics include two- and three-dimensional geometry, measurement, proof appropriate for K-8 teachers, and associated history of mathematics. Common Core State Standards-based content preparation for teaching K-8 mathematics.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3724: Applied Analysis (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: MAT 3237 and 3238. Studies Fourier series, heat, wave, and Laplace's equations, separation of variables, and boundary value problems. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3725: Applied Analysis (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 3724. Continuation of MAT 3724, including Fourier transforms, Bessel and Legendre functions. Offered as needed.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3730: Complex Variables (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 3238. Studies theory and applications of complex variables; analytic functions, integrals, and power series applications. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3749: Introduction to Analysis (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1236 and (MAT 2720 or MAT 3100) or permission of instructor. Uses the axiomatic method to prove basic results from set theory and real analysis. Topics include functions, set cardinality, the real number system, and the topology of the real line.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 3751: Real Analysis II (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 3749. Builds on the topics introduced in MAT 3749, including explorations of differentiation and integration. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 4363: Mathematical Statistics (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: MAT 1236 and 3360. Studies in greater depth continuous and discrete probability distributions, moment generating functions, probability-generating functions, transformations, and multivariate probability distributions. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 4402: Modern Algebra (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 3749. Studies algebraic structures, including groups, rings, and fields.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
MAT 4403: Modern Algebra (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or higher in MAT 4402. Continuation of MAT 4402. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
MAT 4610: The Evolution of Math Thought (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: MAT 3749 or permission of instructor. Investigates the ideas, methods, and work of great mathematicians of the past.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
MAT 4725: Numerical Analysis (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: MAT 2401 and 3237, or permission of instructor, and facility with mathematically oriented software. Studies numerical integration, differentiation, solutions of systems of equations, and related topics. Offered alternate years. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 4830: Mathematical Modeling (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: MAT 2401, 3237 and 3360, and facility with mathematically oriented software. Focuses on construction and analysis of mathematical models for problems in the real world. The problems will be chosen from a variety of fields, including the biological and social sciences. Extra fee. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
MAT 4899: Senior Capstone Seminar (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: 9 credits of upper-division mathematics or instructor permission. This senior capstone course will explore the culture of mathematics through readings and classroom discussions during the Autumn Quarter. Students will synthesize mathematical ideas within the context of a Christian worldview. The student will write a significant paper and make an oral presentation within the following two quarters.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman, Junior, Sophomore students are excluded.
MAT 4904: Mathematics-Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Prerequisites: 6 credits in upper-division mathematics. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
MAT 4910: Mathematics Seminar (1-5) Offerings
Investigates topics of current interest through student reports. May be repeated for credit 5 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
MAT 4930: Practicum in Mathematics (1-5) Offerings
Practical experience in a supervised educational setting. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
MAT 4940: Internship in Mathematics (1-5) Offerings
Provides a significant learning experience to be obtained in a closely supervised work-study program. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Junior, Sophomore students are excluded.
MAT 4950: Special Topics (1-5) Offerings
Special Topics May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
MAT 4960: UG Mathematics Research (1-3) Offerings
The student will conduct research under the supervision of a mathematics faculty member. A final written report is required. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division



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