2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mission Statement Top of Page

UW-Superior's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides majors and minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The programs provide a core of fundamental courses along with an array of electives that enable students to pursue special interests. Using this versatile, highly regarded program, students can choose a major that prepares them for a career or graduate study in Computer Science, Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Students also can pursue a career in Actuarial Science or Computer Security with appropriate choices of elective courses.

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Bezroukov, Serguei - Professor

Glesener, Kristopher - Senior Lecturer

Gu, Xiaofeng - Assistant Professor

Kahler, Heather - Senior Lecturer

Kennedy, Diana - Lecturer

Khoroosi, Hossain - Sr Lecturer, Mathematics

Leck, Uwe - Associate Professor

Lynch, Shaun - Professor, Info Technology

Lynch, Patser - Academic Dept Assoc

Mattsson, Lisa - Senior Lecturer, Math & CSCI

Moen, Karen - Senior Lecturer

Riesgraf, Kristin - Lecturer, Math Program

Rosenberg, Steven - Associate Professor

Scott, Chad - Professor, Math

Toscano, Marilyn - Senior Lecturer

Tucker, Shin-Ping - Associate Professor

Majors Top of Page

Minors Top of Page

Certificates Top of Page

Course Descriptions Top of Page

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CSCI - Computer ScienceTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
CSCI 101Introduction to Computer Science3.00
A first course in computer science providing a survey of current topics as well as core programming and related problems solving skills. Satisfies the mathematics requirement for General Education. MATH 095 is recommended for taking this course.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is the Mathematics Placement Test, or successful completion of MATH 095 (recommended).
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
CSCI 102Introduction to Computers2.00
CSCI 170Programming and Technology for the Teaching of Mathematics3.00
Graphing and analysis of functions using graphing calculators, structured programming, use of software packages such as Maple and Geometer's Sketchpad.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
CSCI 189Computer Science Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
CSCI 201Introduction to Programming3.00
A first programming course for students with a serious interest in computing. Topics include: formal languages; data types and variables; control structures; primitive and reference data types; methods and modular programming; introduction to abstract data types and classes; simple algorithms; and programming conventions and style. Satisfies the mathematics requirement for General Education. MATH 102 is recommended.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
CSCI 202Object-Oriented Programming3.00
Continuation of CSCI 201. Programming course emphasizing the methodology of programming from an object-oriented perspective and software engineering principles. Topics include: data structure fundamentals; abstraction and encapsulation; inheritance; pointer and reference variables; memory management, operator overloading, recursion; various important algorithms; and file processing techniques.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 201 with a grade of C- or better.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
CSCI 224Assembly Language Programming4.00
Fundamentals of Assembly language programming under DOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Topics include: data representation and fundamentals of computer architecture; memory access and organization; arithmetic and logical operations; functions and procedures, bit and string manipulation; pattern matching, computer graphics, interrupt handling and combining assembler with high-level languages. Lecture and Lab.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is an acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test or completion of an appropriate course. MATH 102 is recommended.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
CSCI 281Special Projects1.00 - 4.00
Individual project to learn a programming language not normally offered in the current array of programming courses. Requires weekly progress reports and demonstration of learned skills through a project under the supervision of one or more instructors. May be repeated, but no more than a total of 12 credits may be earned from CSCI 281. Pass-Fail only. Prerequisites: Preliminary project plan and an independent study contract.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
CSCI 289Computer Science Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
CSCI 303Algorithms and Data Structures4.00
Continuation of CSCI 202. Concepts and techniques for various algorithms and related data structures of particular interest to computer scientists. Emphasis on proper implementation of abstract data types and analysis of the complexity of algorithms. Topics include: stacks and queues, hashing, graphs and trees, data compression, game strategy, and related algorithms.
Prerequisites:
CSCI 202 with a grade of C- or better is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
CSCI 327Embedded Systems Design3.00
A firmware and hardware development course for students with a serious interest in Micro-controller programming, Embedded Systems, or Engineering. Topics include: assembly and/or C programming of micro-controllers, interrupt processing, basic hardware and logic design, programming micro-controller peripherals like ADC, DAC, timers, PWM, comparators, programming and using serial interfaces, communication with user, basics of printed boards design. This course offered in different years is based on various micro-controller families.
Prerequisites:
Completion of CSCI 224 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
CSCI 331Computer Graphics and 3-D Modeling3.00
Data structures and algorithms used in computer graphics emphasizing programming rather than graphics design. Topics include: graphics algorithms, design and implementation of graphics applications, 2-D and 3-D modeling, and animation. Mathematical treatment of topics that require an understanding of fundamental concepts in calculus and matrix algebra.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 201.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
CSCI 340Software Development and Professional Practice4.00
Best practices in the field of software development. Students complete a medium- scale software project as members of a development team. Topics include: professional ethics and responsibilities; multi-tier systems; software life cycle; requirements analysis; system modeling; implementation and testing; re-engineering and maintainability, Secure coding, system security, and risk management techniques are integrated into all facets of the development process.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 303
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
CSCI 351Internet Programming3.00
Internet technologies for the World Wide Web such as XHTML, DHTML, CSS, CGI, JavaScript, Java, and Servlets. Topics include: converting HTML into XHTML/XML; page layout control with cascading style sheets, form processing and validation, working with images and JavaScript based animation, fundamentals of CGI programming under Unix/Linux environment, server-side programming with Perl and/or Unix shell; server configuration issues; working with multimedia objects; Java applets; and database access.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 201.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
CSCI 356Database Systems3.00
Information Management (IM) plays a critical role in almost all areas where computers are used. The course discusses the representation, organization, transformation, and presentation of information, algorithms for efficient and effective access and updating of stored information, data modeling and abstraction; relational algebra and Structured Query Language (SQL); and database design, implementation, querying, and administration.
Prerequisites:
Having completed CSCI 201 is recommended when enrolling in this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
CSCI 371Programming Language Principles3.00
Survey of programming languages of current interest with in-depth examination of important features and characteristics. Includes an investigation of fundamental programming language concepts and design issues related to the procedural, functional, and object-oriented paradigms. Students conduct programming exercises to discover and experiment with features of several languages and to implement interpreters and compilers for simple languages of their own design.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 303
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
CSCI 381Special Projects1.00 - 4.00
Various individual and small-group projects carried out under the supervision of one or more instructors. Requires weekly progress reports plus a final report and/or a final exam. May be repeated, but no more than a total of four credits may be earned from both MATH 381 and CSCI 381. Pass-Fail only. Preliminary project plan and an independent study contract required prior to enrollment.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
CSCI 389Computer Science Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
CSCI 390Computer Science Internship1.00 - 4.00
Work in an approved position to gain experience in solving real problems using computer science, mathematics, and statistics. Interns may receive salaried appointments with cooperating companies. Pass-Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
CSCI 399Mathematical Sciences Seminar1.00
Students carry out individual investigations in current literature and present their findings to the entire department. Taken during senior year. Pass-Fail only. Independent study contract required prior to enrollment.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
CSCI 451Operating Systems4.00
In-depth study of the concepts, issues, and algorithms related to the design and implementation of operating systems. Topics include: process management, process synchronization and inter-process communication; memory management; virtual memory; interrupt handling; processor scheduling; device management; I/O; file systems; and introduction to networking and network security. Students conduct programming projects and case studies to investigate modern operating systems such as Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 201.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
CSCI 461Computer Architecture and Organization4.00
In depth study of fundamentals of computer hardware organization. Topics include: digital logic and circuits; finite state machines; computer arithmetic, machine instructions and assembly language; memory management and design; storage system design; I/O modules, operating system support; structure and function of computer processors, RISC vs. CISC architecture, micro-programmed control, and computer security.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 224.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
CSCI 470Net-Centric Computing4.00
Introduces the structure, implementation, and theoretical and underpinnings of computer networking and the applications that have been enabled by that technology. Introduction to network security.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 201.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
CSCI 481Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
Investigation of one or more topics of current interest not covered in other courses. Not intended for independent study projects. May be repeated, but no more than a total of eight credits may be earned from both MATH 481 and CSCI 481.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
CSCI 489Computer Science Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
CSCI 498Individual Capstone Project1.00
Students carry out a project under the supervision of a faculty member, write a report, and present the results to the entire department. Taken during senior year.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
CSCI 499Group Capstone Project3.00
Group projects are carried out by students under supervision of a faculty member. Independent Learning Contract is required.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 340.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
 
ITS - Information Technology and SystemsTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ITS 108Business Computer Application3.00
Computer system applications in business are presented using microcomputer technology. Students gain hands-on experience with business software emphasizing presentation, spreadsheet, database, and Internet applications. Includes an overview of computer hardware and software.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ITS 148Computer Applications for Productivity3.00
Designed for students interested in learning how to use a computer to increase their personal and professional productivity. Enhance computer skills by using a variety of productivity applications found in common software suites, such as word processing, presentation graphics, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, personal organizers, and others. Classes are tailored to the college student with emphasis on providing a hands-on experience to make learning and using computer software interesting and easy.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ITS 189Information Technology and Systems Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 211Visual Programming Fundamentals3.00
Introduces students to basic programming methods and techniques using the latest development tools. Designed for students who view themselves as nonprogrammers, but who have an interest in computer programming to create macros or to write simple applications. Students learn programming skills by writing and debugging simple routines that emphasize programming constructs such as variables, control structures, and data input and output. Object-oriented concepts are presented and practiced to enhance the experience.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 230Introduction Technology and Systems3.00
Provides a stimulating experience for students with new perspectives on cutting-edge technology and systems. Illustrates how everyday computer technology is combined to form systems people and society depend upon. Covers core computer concepts, latest technological advances, and emerging trends in information system design and deployment. Arms participants with current knowledge about information technology used in a wide array of real-world applications.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 289Information Technology and Systems Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 335Web Page Authoring3.00
Build functional and appealing Internet websites using readily available commercial software to design and construct web pages. Considers various website strategies and layouts that enable web users. Create web pages that integrate multimedia applications to present content in an attractive and user friendly manner. Learn about measures of performance and how to test your website for functionality. Designed for students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, employing a hands-on approach.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ITS 342Management Information Systems3.00
Introduces topics and concepts of management information systems with emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling user services and managing the system development process. Focuses on use of information system technologies in the business world from the standpoint of the end-user manager.
Prerequisites:
Admission to DBE is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 346Database Management3.00
Learn the science of database management to include the organization, storage, and retrieval of data used in a wide range of applications. Basic theory is combined with practical examples to reinforce concepts presented in class. Students are encouraged to apply learned skills to projects in their particular areas of interest. Intended for the student with no or minimal exposure to database systems and uses state-of-the-art database management system software.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 350Networking and Communications3.00
Discover the ways data moves between computers, network-enabled devices, and other communication technology using wired and wireless media. A broad range of applications are considered ranging from networked enterprise to mobile technology to the ubiquitous broadcast signals used to transmit television and radio programs. Emphasis is placed on networking and communication technology and how it used to connect people with each other and with the information they need.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ITS 360Computer Law, Ethics, and Intellectual Property3.00
Examines the impact computers and computer-based technology have had on people and society through the lens of computer law, ethics, and intellectual property. Designed to be a forum where students discuss and debate critical issues related to these areas. Students participate in exercises that stimulate critical thinking and prepare them to address complicated issues that provoke a wide range of opinions.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ITS 364Multimedia and Digital Entertainment3.00
Examines technology that has revolutionized multimedia and digital entertainment. Students are exposed to a wide array of subjects that range from devices, such as personal media players, gaming consoles, and high-definition television; to online communities, such as social networking sites, blogs, and chat rooms; to computer-based simulated environments, such as virtual worlds, avatars, and role playing games. Attention is given to the development and production of the technology's hardware and software as well as emerging industries and the opportunities it creates.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ITS 370Information Assurance and Security3.00
Provides the knowledge of information assurance and security necessary for modern programmers, analysts, and other IT professionals and also important for business managers, auditors and many other careers. Covers a diverse range of topics recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery, including operational issues, policies and procedures, attacks and defense mechanisms, risk analysis, recovery and business continuity, data security, cryptography, and digital forensics.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ITS 380Enterprise and E-Business Systems3.00
A close look at technology that enables businesses to leverage information to their strategic advantage. Examines the systems businesses use to improve productivity, manage information, market and sell product, streamline supply chains, and compete on a global scale that has led to a revolution in the business enterprise. Students are guided through systems that include enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, middleware, enterprise application integration, and e-commerce.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 381Special Projects1.00 - 4.00
Various individual and small-group projects carried out under the supervision of one or more instructors. Requires weekly progress reports plus a final report and/or a final exam. May be repeated, but no more than a total of four credits may be earned from both ITS 381 and CSCI 381. Pass-Fail only. Prerequisites: Preliminary project plan and an independent study contract. Offered as needed.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ITS 389Information Technology Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 481Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in information technology and systems. May be repeated when topics are different. Offered as needed.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ITS 489Information Technology Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ITS 499Capstone Project1.00
Group projects are carried out by students. Students will integrate an information technology and systems (ITS) application into the senior experience in their program of study. Requires weekly progress reports and demonstration of learned skills through a project under the supervision of one or more instructors.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
MATH - MathematicsTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
MATH 090Fundamentals of Mathematics3.00
Review of pre-algebra mathematics with an introduction to basic algebra. Topics include: real numbers, with an emphasis on fractions and decimals; percent notation; exponents; algebraic expressions; solving equations and inequalities; polynomials; and an introduction to graphing linear equations.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 095Fundamentals of Algebra3.00
Review of elementary algebra topics typically studied in high school. Topics include: the real number system; linear equations and inequalities and their graphs; systems of linear equations and inequalities; polynomials, factoring polynomials; quadratic equations.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is either having completed MATH 090 with a grade of C- or better or having placed into this course through a Math Placement test.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 102Intermediate Algebra2.00
Review of intermediate algebra topics typically studied in high school. Topics include: rational expressions and equations; rational exponents; radical expressions and equations; complex numbers; functions; quadratic equations and functions; graphing techniques, conic sections; exponential and logarithmic functions and equations.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 095 with a grade of C- or better or an acceptable score in the math placement test.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 112Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics3.00
A liberal arts mathematics course presenting mathematics as a tool used by a wide range of professionals in modern society. Real-life examples are used to promote understanding of mathematics and its relationship to other areas of study. Mathematical problem solving is shown to influence everything from the success of savvy entrepreneurs to the fairness of voting practices. Examples such as the Traveling Salesman Problem and Arrow's Impossibility Theorem are taken from management science, statistics, social science and computer science. Satisfies the Mathematics requirement for general education. Students enrolling in MATH 112 should have an acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test or have completed an appropriate remedial course. MATH 095 is recommended.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 115Precalculus5.00
Covers the algebra and trigonometry required for Calculus and Analytic Geometry. Topics include review of intermediate algebra; composite and inverse functions; polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, identities, and equations; the binomial theorem; fundamentals of analytic geometry; and the conic sections.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of MATH 102 with a grade of C- or better, or acceptable math placement test score.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 130Elementary Statistics4.00
Introductory course for students of all disciplines. Includes descriptive statistics, the binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, linear regression, correlation, the t-distribution, the Chi-square distribution, nonparametric tests of statistical inference, and understanding statistics in many different fields. Problems are taken from various fields dependent on statistical decision making.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 095 with a grade of C- or better or an acceptable score in the math placement test.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 151Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences3.00
A short course in calculus including concepts and problem-solving techniques for students in business, economics, biology and the social sciences. Topics include algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; derivatives, and optimization problems; partial derivatives and Lagrange multipliers as time permits. Prerequisite: acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test or completion of MATH 102 with a grade of at least C-.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Completion of MATH 102 with a grade of C- or better, or acceptable math placement test score is prerequisite for enrolling in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 189Mathematics Elective1.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
MATH 230Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Education3.00
A course in mathematical concepts designed to meet the mathematical needs of students in the Elementary Education program. Topics include: sets and set operations; numeration systems; number systems and their arithmetic; concepts of algebra; fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional geometry; and an introduction to probability and statistics.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 102 with a grade of C- or better is prerequisite for taking this class.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 240Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4.00
A first course in the fundamentals of calculus. Topics include: real numbers; functions; limits; continuity; derivatives, integrals; and applications. Prerequisite: acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test or completion of MATH 115 with a grade of at least C- or equivalent.
General Education Attributes:
MC Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
MATH240 prerequisite
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 241Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4.00
Continuation of MATH 240. Topics include: conic sections; transcendental functions; techniques of integration; indeterminate forms; improper integrals; and infinite series.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 240 with a grade of C- or better.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 242Calculus and Analytic Geometry III4.00
Continuation of MATH 241. Topics include: three-dimensional analytic geometry; vectors; partial derivatives; multiple integrals; line integrals; and surface integrals. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MATH 241.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 241 with a grade of C- or better.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
MATH 289Mathematics elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
MATH 310Introduction to Abstract Mathematics3.00
Fundamentals of formal mathematics emphasizing mathematical writing and types of formal proof. Includes significant coverage of topics in logic, set theory and number theory. Prerequisite: MATH 115.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking is course is successful completion of MATH 115, MATH 240, MATH 241, or MATH 242.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 315Linear Algebra3.00
Introduction to the algebra and geometry of two-and three-dimensional space and extension to n-dimensional space. Topics include: line and coordinate vectors; systems of linear equations and their solution by reduction methods; matrix algebra; determinants; fundamentals of abstract vector spaces; linear independence, dimension theorems; linear transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonal matrices; quadratic forms; inner products; and the Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 310 is prerequisite for taking this class.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
MATH 320Discrete Structures4.00
Continuation of MATH 310. Investigation of concepts of non-calculus mathematics used in computer science, operations research and other areas of applied mathematics. Topics include: relations and functions, recurrence relations, combinatorics, graph theory, and related algorithms.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 310 is prerequisite for taking this class.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
MATH 344Differential Equations4.00
Introduction to the theory of ordinary differential equations including some coverage of series solutions, as time permits. Also covers various classical applications, such as spring mass systems. Prerequisite: MATH 241.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 241 with a grade of C- or better.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 362Topics In Geometry3.00
Modern treatment of topics from Euclidean geometry with an introduction to other geometries. Appropriate for students in Elementary or Secondary Education or Secondary school mathematics teachers.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 310 is prerequisite for taking this class.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 370Probability3.00
A first course in probability theory intended for students in mathematics, pre-engineering, and the sciences.
Prerequisites:
Having satisfactorily completed MATH 241 and MATH 310 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 371Statistics4.00
Calculus-based statistics emphasizing applications intended for students in applied mathematics, economics and the sciences. Topics include: estimation and prediction; hypothesis testing; linear and multiple regression; F and t tests; analysis of variance; and non-parametric statistics. Prerequisite: MATH 241 and MATH 310. MATH 242 and MATH 370 are recommended.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 380Introduction to Mathematical Modeling4.00
Applied mathematics course emphasizing probabilistic models. Topics include: discrete-and continuous-time Markov chains; Monte Carlo estimates; queuing theory; reliability theory; Brownian motion; and financial mathematics.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking is course is having completed MATH 241 and either MATH 370 or MATH 371. MATH 242 is recommended.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
MATH 381Special Projects1.00 - 4.00
Various individual and small-group projects carried out under the supervision of one or more instructors. Requires weekly progress reports plus a final report and/or a final exam. May be repeated, but no more than a total of four credits may be earned from both MATH 381 and CSCI 381. Pass-Fail only. Preliminary project plan and an independent study contract required prior to enrollment.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
MATH 385Introduction to Operations Research3.00
Topics include Mathematical programming, (Linear programming problems, Transportation problems, Dynamic programming, Game Theory), Queuing Theory, Inventory Theory, Reliability Theory, and Simulation techniques. Prerequisites: MATH 301 and MATH 370.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 315 and MATH 370.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
MATH 389Mathematics Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
MATH 390Mathematical Sciences Internship1.00 - 4.00
Work in an approved position to gain experience in solving real problems using computer science, mathematics, and statistics. Interns may receive salaried appointments with cooperating companies. Pass-Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
MATH 391Putnam Mathematical Competition0.00 - 2.00
Preparation for the national Putnam Mathematics Contest. Includes review of previous examination problems and lectures on selected topics. May be repeated for a total of three credits. Pass-Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
MATH 421Theory of Computation4.00
Thorough introduction to automata, formal languages and computability. Topics include: models of computation; regular and context-free languages; finite and pushdown automata; Turing machines; unsolvable decision problems; and fundamentals of computational complexity. Topics include: axioms of probability; combinatorial analysis; conditional probability; independence; discrete and continuous random variables; probability distributions; expectation; variance; Poisson processes; and limit theorems.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 320.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
MATH 425Algorithm Design and Analysis4.00
Study of the design and analysis of algorithms that are based on elementary data structures such as queues, stacks and trees. Some graph and network algorithms (shortest paths, connectivity, coloring, flows, matchings), geometric algorithms (convex hulls, range search, nearest neighbors), NP-complexity, approximation algorithms (vertex cover, traveling salesman, scheduling), and introduction to randomized algorithms. Introduction to algorithm design techniques, including greedy algorithms, divide-and-conquer, and dynamic programming. Lower and upper bounds of program complexity are analyzed. Introduction to algorithms used in the area of information security.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisite for taking this course is having completed CSCI 320
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
MATH 437Cryptography4.00
Study of the theory of cryptography together with applied programming projects. Topics include: discrete probability spaces; Shannon's theory of information and perfect secrecy; classical cryptosystems and cryptanalysis; authentication and key exchange; public key cryptosystems; elementary number theory, primality checking, the RSA cryptosystem; and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of MATH 310 and CSCI 201.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 440Real Analysis4.00
Fundamental concepts of limit, continuity, differentiability, and integrability of functions of one variable; convergence and uniform convergence of infinite series, and improper integrals.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 242 and MATH 310 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 450Topology4.00
Topology of Euclidean space, metric spaces, topological spaces, bases and neighborhoods, Hausdorff property, continuity, homeomorphisms and embeddings, connectivity, and compactness.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisites for taking this course is having completed MATH 310 and 240.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
MATH 455Abstract Algebra4.00
Introduction to algebraic systems including groups, rings, integral domains and fields, homomorphisms and isomorphisms.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of MATH 310 is prerequisite for taking this class.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
MATH 471Introduction to Complex Variables4.00
Introduction to the study of analytic functions including series, residues, conformal mapping and applications.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 242.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 475Numerical Analysis4.00
Study of theory and applications of computational techniques for mathematical solutions emphasizing rapid approximation and error analysis. Topics include: solution to equations in one variable; polynomial approximations to functions; error analysis; numerical solutions to ordinary differential equations; boundary value problems.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 242.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MATH 481Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in mathematical sciences. May be repeated when topics are different.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
MATH 489Mathematics Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
MATH 498Mathematics Capstone1.00
Students carry out individual investigations in current literature and present their findings to the entire department. Taken during senior year.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms

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Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 3030
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8028
Email: math-csci@uwsuper.edu


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