Mathematics (MATU)

MATU 099 Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite: successful completion of basic algebra or equivalent.

This course focuses on topics such as linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations; rational expressions and equations, solving systems of equations in two to three unknowns, matrices and determinants, and conic sections. 3 credits.

MATU 103 Applied Mathematics

This course presents contemporary and historical topics in mathematics from problem solving, humanities, and business. Students will explore mathematical concepts by applying quantitative problem solving methods to sets, cryptanalysis, number systems, geometry, art, probability, statistics, voting methods, fair division, economics, and finance topics in a real-world context. 3 credits.

MATU 115 Calculus I

Prerequisites: Pre-calculus or the equivalent.

This Calculus I course is designed for science and math majors, premed students, and MBA students and covers the following topic areas: limits, continuity, derivatives from definition, derivatives from graphs, rules of differentiation, Mean Value Theorem, applications of differentiation, basic differential equations, optimization, L''Hopital''s Rule, curve sketching, Riemann integration, both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and basic applications of integration. Online only. 4 credits.

MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

Prerequisite: MATU 099 or higher.

Not recommended for the student who has taken a statistics course in another department or for mathematics majors. Students study probability, analysis of data, parametric and non-parametric statistics, with examples from the social sciences and the natural sciences. 3 credits.

MATU 206 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

This course is the first in a two-part mathematics sequence for prospective elementary school teachers. Addressing Common Core and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards, instruction will include problem solving, pattern recognition, critical reasoning, estimation, logic, number theory, properties of sets, operations on real numbers, divisibility, proportions, and percents. 3 credits.

MATU 207 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

Prerequisites: MATU 206.

This course is the second in a two-part mathematics sequence for prospective elementary school teachers. Addressing the Common Core and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards, instruction will include algebraic thinking, use of variables, graphing algebraic equations, geometry, measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability. 3 credits.

MATU 329 Experimental Topics in Mathematics

An examination of selected topics in Mathematics relevant to evolving areas in the field. Syllabi must be approved by the Dean and announced to the Curriculum and Academic Committee prior to being offered. May be repeated for credit provided that the course content is different each time. 3 credits.

MATU 499 Independent Study

Prerequisites: Instructor's approval and approval of petition.

Directed reading and/or research designed to meet specific needs of superior upper division students. 1-3 credits.