Jul 16, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Mathematics


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Department Chair-Federico
Professors-Shields, Stadler
Associate Professors-Federico, Johnson


Mathematics Mission:

Mathematics is a cultural and technical field of study. In order to contribute to both the liberal arts and the professional aspects of the student’s education, the offerings are planned with the following objectives: 1) to teach mathematics in such a way that students will see it as a universal language of creative and critical thought; 2) to prepare students for graduate study; 3) to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation; 4) to provide service courses satisfying the needs of students majoring in other areas that rely substantially on mathematics; 5) to prepare students to teach at the elementary, middle or high school level.

The department cooperates in the Advanced Placement Program by placing students in advanced courses based on scores earned on the Advanced Placement Test or by evaluating the evidence of college-level courses taken in high school and the entrance test scores of the student. A sincere effort is made to place the student at a level consistent with previous background and probability of success.

Mathematics Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be proficient in performing basic operations on fundamental mathematical objects and have a working knowledge of the mathematical ideas and theories behind these operations.
  2. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and solve mathematical and statistical problems.
  3. Students will be able to communicate mathematics effectively in a manner appropriate for the mathematical maturity of the audience.
  4. Students will be aware of the important role of mathematics and have the interest and ability to be independent learners and practitioners.

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