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  • A list of courses offered currently.
Course Number Course Title Course Description
Math 130 Fundamental Math Designed to provide students with the concepts and skills necessary for successful performance in college level mathematics. Assists students in passing state-required tests. Provides the academic foundation for success in MATH 131. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.
Math 131 Analytical Math Designed to provide students with the necessary mathematical foundation to pass freshman level mathematics courses. Assists students in passing state-required tests. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.
Math 132 Contemporary Mathematics I Mathematics for Liberal Arts is a course designed for liberal and fine arts, non-mathematics, non- science, and non-business majors. It will provide knowledge of the nature of mathematics as well as training in mathematical thinking and problem solving. Topics may include logic and mathematics reasoning, sets, problem solving, applications, networks, graphs, probability, statistics, geometry, mathematics of finance, and number theory. Three hours of lecture per week. Credit may be received for only one of MATH 132, MATH 133, or MATH 135. Prerequisite: MATH 131 or a passing score on the mathematics portion of the TSI Assessment. Listed as MATH 1332 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 133 College Algebra Concise overview of functions and their graphs including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions and their applications, and solving equations, inequalities and system of equations. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 131 or a passing score on the mathematics portion of the TSI Assessment Examination. Listed as MATH 1314 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 134 Trigonometry Definitions and relations of the six trigonometric functions, proofs of formulas, solutions of triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, inverse trigonometric functions, vectors, and applications related to these topics. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 133. Listed as MATH 1316 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 135 Business Algebra Topics from college algebra (linear equations, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, inequalities), mathematics of finance (simple and compound interest, annuities), linear programming, matrices, systems of linear equations, applications to management, economics, and business. Credit may be received for only one of MATH 132, MATH 133, or MATH 135. Prerequisite: MATH 131 or a passing score on the mathematics ortion of the TSI Assessment. (The content level of MATH 135 is expected to be at or above the level of college algebra, MATH 133.) Listed as MATH 1324 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 136 PreCalculus Designed to prepare students for the study of MATH 241. Elementary functions that are differentiated and integrated in calculus are stressed, including polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 133 or by department consent. Listed as MATH 2312 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 137 Contemporary Mathematics I Mathematics for Liberal Arts is a course designed for liberal and fine arts, non-mathematics, non-science, and non-business majors. It will provide knowledge of the nature of mathematics as well as training in mathematical thinking and problem solving. Topics include statistics, probabilitiy, combinatorics, and game theory. Emphasis will be given to methods and models utilizing these topics in real world applications. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 132 or by department consent. Listed as MATH 1333 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 138 Business Calculus Limits and continuity, derivatives, graphing and optimization, exponential and logarithmic functions, antiderivatives, integration, applications to management, economics, and business. Prerequisite: MATH 135 or by department consent. (The content level of MATH 138 is expected to be below the content level of Calculus I, MATH 241.) Listed as MATH 1325 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 231 Elementary Statistics Basic statistics topics presented for students planning to work in health-related fields. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 133. Listed as MATH 1342 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 235 Structure and Application of the Number System Sets, functions, logic, numeration theory, advanced definition perspectives, arithmetic operations (properties and algorithms), rational numbers, system of real numbers, and mathematical applications. Problem solving emphasized. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 133.
Math 236 Foundations of Geometry, Statistics, and Probability Basic concepts and methods of probability, statistics, and geometry, including discrete probability, random events, and conditional probability. Analysis of data, informational display, measurement, and geometry (as approached through similarity and congruence, coordinates, and transformations). Problem solving is emphasized. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 235.
Math 241 Calculus I Inequalities, functions, graphs, straight lines, linear equations, limits, continuity, differentiation, maximum-minimum problems, mean value theorem, related rates, and indefinite integrals. Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATH 133 and MATH 134 or MATH 136 or departmental consent. Listed as MATH 2413 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 242 Caculus II Definite and indefinite integrals, techniques of integration, transcendental functions, and applications of the definite integral. Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 241. Listed as MATH 2414 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Math 243 Caculus III Sequences, infinite series, conic sections, polar coordinates, two-dimensional and three-dimensional vectors, parametric equations, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals. Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 242.
Math 250 Linear Algebra A first course in linear algebra designed to provide a minimal foundation in matrix theory, vector spaces, determinants, and linear transformations. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 241.
Math 251 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations Important methods of solution of ordinary differential equations of the first order and of higher orders with applications to geometry and physics. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATH 242 and MATH 243. (MATH 243 may be taken concurrently.)
Math 331 Logic and sets Transitional mathematics course toward the study of advanced mathematics. Various topics in the foundations of mathematics discussed. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 241.
Math 335 Foundations of Geometry Logic and postulates relating to geometries. Modern plane geometry as developed from Euclidean geometry, measurement, and metric system. Properties of geometric figures, congruence, theory of parallel lines, and noneuclidian geometry. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 241.
Math 336 Foundations of Algebra Introduction to mathematical systems such as groups, rings, and fields. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATH 243 and MATH 331.
Math 345 Applied Mathematics and Statistics Selected topics in applied differential equations (including transform techniques), linear programming, numerical methods, and statistics with emphasis on applications to the solution of problems in technology. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 242.
Math 375 Linear Mathematics Various topics involving linear space methods discussed, including linear difference equations, LaPlace transforms, and linear differential operators. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATH 243 and MATH 250.
Math 376 Applied Mathematical Analysis Vector analysis; algebra and geometry of vectors; vector differential and integral calculus; theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 243.
Math 430 The History of Mathematics General view of the development of the elementary branches of mathematics; growth of higher mathematics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Twelve credits of college mathematics
Math 431 Software for scientific computing This course introduces three pieces of scientific computing software that are widely used in industry and universities: Matlab, R Programmaing and Mathematica.
Math 433 Concepts and Structure of Mathematics Structure of the number system, elements of set theory, properties of real numbers, and basic concepts of mathematical systems. Presented for non-majors. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Math 437 A Survey of Mathematical Ideas Designed to review major topics taught in the secondary school and supplement the technical material of other mathematics courses required for teacher preparation and certification. The use of Technology is included along with national and state mathematics standards and (EXCET) – TEXES competencies. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Math 243 or consent of the instructor. Formerly known as Contemporary Mathematics and its Applications.
Math 439 Advanced Calculus I The real number system; elementary point set theory; sequences and series; continuity; differentiation and integration. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATH 243 and MATH 331.
Math 440 Advanced Calculus II Functions of several variables, including partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and mapping from Euclidean m-space to Euclidean n-space. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 439 or consent of the instructor.
Math 460 Introduction to Complex Analysis Complex numbers and complex geometry; limits, continuity, derivatives, and the Cauchy-Riemann equations; analytic and harmonic functions; Cauchy’s Integral Theorem and its consequences. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATH 243 and MATH 331.
Math 462 Introduction to Topology Topics include metric spaces, connectedness, and compactness. The topology of Euclidean spaces discussed in detail as well as its generalization to nonmetric topological spaces. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATH 243 and MATH 331.
Math 471 Topics in Mathamtics I New developments and trends in mathematics discussed. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Math 472 Topics in Mathamtics II Continuation of MATH 471. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Math 473 Probability and Statistics I Introduction to probability and statistical inference making use of the calculus developed in MATH 241 and MATH 242. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 242.
Math 474 Probability and Statistics II Moments of distributions and Stieltjes integral; joint density functions; conditional means; moment generating functions; sequences of random variables; distribution theory; and hypothesis testing. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 473
Math 475 Introduction to Modern Algebra Group theory; Lagrange’s Theorem; Isomorphism Theorem; Cayley’s Theorem; rings and fields. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MATH 336 or consent of the instructor.
Math 490 Independent Study: Undergraduate Intensive study of a topic in mathematics under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of the instructor.
MATH 499 Seminar Various topics in mathematics discussed. Three hours of lecture per week.