## Courses

MAT 1005: The Joy of Numbers |

Students learn basic concepts in quantitative reasoning (number systems, fractals, data manipulation, basic combinatorics, and graph theory) by studying fascinating relationships among integers and doing introductory steps in Python programming language or a language of the instructor’s choice. Students learn to analyze data, convert it into information, apply computational methods to solve real-world problems, and evaluate the results. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1015: The Art and Math of Origami |

An introduction to origami, a centuries-old art, practiced all over the world, that is constantly being expanded and is the focus of attention by mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers. Students learn and examine traditional and modern models. Students practice preparing diagrams and teaching models, with opportunity for invention. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1020: Communicating Quantitative Information |

Students learn basic concepts in quantitative reasoning (numbers, probabilities, basic statistics) and the creation, use, and evaluation of quantitative information (databases, searches, spreadsheets, interactive graphics). This course prepares students for civic engagement by using current events (past and current news stories) as the focal point of study. Students are required to post to online discussion forums, complete short writing assignments, and make presentations on topics involving quantitative reasoning. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1060: Mathematics for Contemporary Life |

Students learn basic concepts in quantitative reasoning (number systems, data manipulation, basic statistics), with emphasis on problem solving using computational methods. This course uses a textbook and focuses on applications related to consumer issues to develop computational and problem-solving skills. Students learn to transform data into information and apply quantitative methods to evaluate information and solve real-world problems. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1150: Precalculus |

Prepares students with limited backgrounds in high school mathematics for calculus. Topics include absolute values and inequalities, the properties of functions, graphs, logarithms, fractional exponents, and trigonometry. Credits: 4 PREREQ: Math Fluency:20-28 Or MAT1150 Or MAT1100 Or BMA1100 Or BMA1010 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1205: Chronicles of Mathematics |

Using selected points along the timeline of Mathematics students learn basic concepts in quantitative reasoning while seeing them in the time when they were developed. Topics include ancient and modern counting systems, elements of algebra and geometry, logic, and probability. Students learn to provide reasonable estimates, apply math concepts to real life problems, and discuss the validity of the results. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1420: Programming Games |

An introduction to traditional and modern concepts in programming. Traditional concepts covered include variables, expressions, data representation, logic, arrays, functions, and pseudo-random numbers. The modern concepts include graphical constructs and event-driven programming. This course uses familiar games as projects, because implementing games requires an understanding of important programming concepts and attention to the human-computer interface. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1480: Introduction to Programming with Max |

An introduction to fundamental computer programming concepts, using a graphical programming language specifically designed to leverage technology for creative use in music, theatre, video, and dance. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1500: Calculus I |

The basic concepts of the differential and integral calculus. Focus is on the applicability of these topics to an array of problems. The first course in a three-semester series. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1150 Or BMA1150 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1510: Calculus II |

A continuation of MAT 1500. Topics include differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions; techniques of integration; arc length; infinite series; and improper integrals. Applications include work, growth, and decay problems and volumes of solids of revolution. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1500 Or BMA1500 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1520: Computer Science I |

An introduction to problem solving, using computers. Emphasis is on programming, including the study of syntax, semantics, logical structures, graphics, and object-oriented programming. General topics of algorithm development, formulating problems, finding methods for computer solutions, differences among computer languages, and trends in the industry are also discussed. Experience is acquired through hands-on labs and several programming assignments. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1540: Computer Science II |

A continuation of MAT 1520. While programming is the main focus, other concepts central to the field are introduced, including data representation, algorithms, recursion, Boolean logic, and some data structures. Some of the social, legal, and ethical issues related to computers are also investigated. Students have hands-on experience with multiple programming languages, including Processing, Python, and Java. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1520 Or NME1520 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 1600: Introductory Statistics |

Statistics are used everywhere in the modern world. This course covers descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency, methods of dispersion, and graphs; and inferential statistics, including normal distributions and hypothesis testing, Pearson correlation, and linear regression. Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 2010: Personal Finance |

Students explore personal finance concepts. Core focus is to prepare students for civic engagement and to develop problem-solving skills, using personal finance topics. Learning outcomes are designed to develop an appreciation of personal finance and quantitative reasoning skills, including: employing quantitative methods to solve finance problems; interpreting and drawing inferences from data; representing and discussing financial information (visually, numerically, & verbally). Credits: 4 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3120: Discrete Mathematics |

This course in combinatorics includes elementary probability, linear programming, difference equations, graph theory, and enumeration techniques. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1500 Or BMA1500 Or MAT1510 Or BMA1510 Or MAT3150 Or BMA3150 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3146: Scripting for the Web |

Building on the programming introduction in the prerequisite course, students learn about scripting for websites, including HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and php. Topics include the use of cookies, localStorage, video/audio, geolocation, an application program interface such as the Google Maps API, responsive design, and accessibility. Comparisons are made between scripting and compiled languages and client versus server computing. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1520 Or NME1450 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3150: Calculus III |

A continuation of MAT 1500 and 1510. Topics include polar coordinates, vectors in two and three dimensions, parametric equations, quadric surfaces, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, directional derivatives, gradients and their applications, and line integrals. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1510 Or BMA1510 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3160: Differential Equations |

Many phenomena in scientific situations are characterized by differential equations. Topics include the mathematical formulation of problems and solution techniques, linear equations and systems, series methods, and nonlinear first- and second-order equations. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT3150 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3170: Linear Algebra |

Topics include linear equations, row reduction, matrix algebra, determinants, vectors in three dimensions, abstract vector spaces, dimension, linear transformations, eigenvalues, diagonalization, and applications to other sciences. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1510 Or BMA1510 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3205: Origins of Mathematics |

Using selected points along the timeline of Mathematics students learn to appreciate the beauty and cleverness of mathematical topics seeing them in the time when they were developed. The topics include, but are not limited to, the features of geometry, number theory, algebra, calculus, and combinatorics. The understanding and appreciation of the topics is enhanced through research projects/presentations. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1500 Or MAT1510 Or MAT3150 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3430: Number Theory |

Topics in elementary number theory, including primes and other special categories of numbers, Fibonacci sequence, Pascal’s Triangle, prime decomposition, Pell equation, Phi function, modulus equations and cryptography. Programming is included to enhance understanding of the topics and to strengthen skills. Credits: 4 PREREQ: (MAT1500 Or MAT1510 Or MAT3150 ) And (MAT1420 Or NME1420 Or MAT1520 Or NME1520 Or NME1450 Or VIS1450 Or MAT1540 ) Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3440: Creating User Interfaces |

Introduces concepts and skills used in analyzing and designing interfaces for computer applications. As students study techniques and “rules of thumb,” they discover that the design and implementation of each interface is a unique challenge, which requires creativity and consideration of technical, aesthetic, and psychological factors. Includes the use of XML, XSL, XHTML-MP, VoiceXML, and usability studies. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1420 Or MAT1520 Or NME1420 Or NME1520 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3550: Numerical Analysis |

The theory and implementation of numerical algorithms. Topics include interpolation, approximation, numerical solution of nonlinear equations, numerical integration, numerical linear algebra, and error analysis. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1510 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3650: Networking and Security |

Covers the key conceptual and practical aspects of networking and security, which are increasingly important in the era of the internet, Windows, and Unix. TCP/IP communications protocols are explored at multiple levels of the protocol stack. Performance and reliability issues are also studied, using campus intranet and internet connections as well as protocol analyzer and network management tools. Security topics include encryption, authentication, and the likely change from clear-text to Kereberos-type tools. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1520 Or NME1520 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3660: Advanced Security |

Builds on the concepts of MAT 3650. Building and maintaining networks, servers, and individual workstations to prevent malicious interference are growing concerns. Topics include viruses, worms, spam, spyware, denial-of-service attacks, open-source vs. proprietary systems, and legal and international efforts. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT3650 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3710: Data Structures |

Covers standard data structures (e.g., lists, stacks, heaps) and object-oriented algorithms important to software development. Tradeoffs between time and space are examined, and examples and projects are taken from the domain of computer music (no musical expertise is required) or another specific problem domain. Includes programming assignments and instruction in the programming languages used. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1540 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 3880: Junior Seminar in Mathematics/Computer Science |

Designed to increase students’ knowledge of research methods, understanding of research articles, and ability to write research papers. These skills prepare students to conduct senior project research and write their senior thesis. Credits: 1 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 4225: Topics in Advanced Mathematics |

Topics covered in previous math courses are elaborated on and new topics in advanced mathematics are introduced. Theoretical, numerical, and applied aspects may be covered. Depending on faculty and student interests, material may include mathematical modeling, abstract algebra, complex analysis, numerical analysis, linear programming, graph theory, topology as well as topics in theoretical computer science.PREREQ: MAT3150 and MAT3170 Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT3150 And MAT3170 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 4230: Topics in Advanced Computing |

Topics are selected from computability, complexity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, programming languages, data mining, informatics in biology and medicine, cryptography, and other application areas. This course does include topics in theoretical computer science, which has a strong mathematical component, as well as attention to current practical problems. Includes oral presentations by students on approved topics of their choosing. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1540 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 4520: Computability |

An introduction to concepts and methods of theoretical computer science: what it means for something to be computable (finite state automata, formal languages, Turing machines) and how to measure resources used to solve problems (Big Oh notation, P, NP). This course brings together the two parts of the major in mathematics/computer science and provides historical background as well as insight into current issues. Credits: 4 PREREQ: MAT1540 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 4880: Mathematics Senior Seminar I |

Explores advanced topics in selected areas of mathematics. Includes required oral presentation by students. Credits: 1 Department: Mathematics |

MAT 4890: Mathematics Senior Seminar II |

Explores advanced topics in selected areas of mathematics. Oral presentation by students required. Credits: 1 Department: Mathematics |