Mathematics - Academic Programs - 2012-14 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics

Faculty and Academic Staff Top of Page

Sergei Bezroukov, Professor
Uwe Leck, Associate Professor
Shaun M. Lynch, Professor
Steven J. Rosenberg, Associate Professor
Chad H. Scott, Professor
Shin-Ping Tucker, Associate Professor

Academic Staff
Marilyn Toscano, Senior Lecturer

Mathematics Program Top of Page

Courses are offered in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The curriculum provides fundamental courses as well as a variety of electives for those with special interests. Students may choose a major that prepares them for a career and/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. More details on programs offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are presented below and at http://www.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/mathcsci.

Mathematics major programs include Liberal Arts, Discrete Applied Mathematics (comprehensive, no minor required), and Secondary Education. Mathematics minor programs include Liberal Arts, Secondary Education and Elementary Education. All major programs permit choices of courses appropriate to individual interests, which should be made in consultation with a Mathematics and Computer Science faculty advisor.

Preparation for Graduate Study

Students who intend to do graduate work in mathematics should include both MATH 440 and 455 in their course selections when completing one of the major programs above. Many graduate schools require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Advanced Mathematics Test.

Actuarial Science

Students of Mathematics can find a rewarding career as an actuary in finance, insurance or any of a wide variety of industries requiring risk analysis and assessment. These courses are recommended: MATH 240, 241, 242, 310, 370, 371; ECON 250, 251; FIN 320, 420, 426; ACCT 200. In general, students should take a broad spectrum of courses in Accounting, Economics, Political Science, Finance and Business Administration as well as Mathematics and Computer Science. Interested students should contact Dr. Steven Rosenberg in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Internship and Professional Practice

Students who major in programs offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have opportunities for paid work related to their field of study. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval by the Mathematics and Computer Science faculty.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

Mathematics Major

  • Applies an appropriate formal process (or formal language) to write a solution to a given problem and to evaluate the validity and effectiveness of a given written solution.
  • Solves multi-part problems by performing appropriate analysis and complex calculations.
  • Demonstrates fluency in the definitions, results, analysis, and reasoning of a given axiomatically defined system.
  • Produces a well-written article synthesizing existing results or providing original results spanning multiple areas of mathematics

Discrete Applied Mathematics Major

  • Applies an appropriate formal process (or formal language) to write a solution to a given problem and to evaluate the validity and effectiveness of a given written solution.
  • Solves multi-part problems by performing appropriate analysis and complex calculations.
  • Understands and effectively utilizes both high and low-level programming concepts and languages.
  • Demonstrates fluency in the definitions, results, analysis, and reasoning of a given axiomatically defined system.
  • Produces a well-written article synthesizing existing results or providing original results spanning multiples areas of mathematics.

Mathematics Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 total credits

Math required courses (11 credits required):

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics -- 3.00 credits

Computer Science/Math Education required course (3 credits required):

[[MTHED 170]]

Introduction to Programming -- 3.00 credits

Math Elective courses (7 credits required):

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III -- 4.00 credits

or

Mathematics courses numbered 300 or above.

Mathematics Teaching Minor -- Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Requirements Top of Page

24 credits total credits

Math required courses (18 credits required):

[[MTHED 170]]

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II -- 4.00 credits
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Topics In Geometry -- 3.00 credits

Math Elective courses (3 credits required):

Linear Algebra -- 3.00 credits
Probability -- 3.00 credits
Statistics -- 4.00 credits

Math Education required course (3 credits required):

Teaching Mathematics and Computer Science in the Secondary School -- 3.00 credits
Tutoring Practicum -- 1.00 - 3.00 credits

All EA-A licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Requirements as outlined in the Teacher Education Certification section of this catalog. Students are also required to pass a subject specific Praxis II exam designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction before being placed for student teaching.

Mathematics Teaching Minor - Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) Requirements Top of Page

23 total credits

Required courses (23 credits required):

[[MTHED 170]]

Elementary Statistics -- 4.00 credits
[[MTHED 230]]
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics -- 3.00 credits
Using Mathematical Learning Processes in the Elementary /Middle School Content Areas -- 3.00 credits
Topics In Geometry -- 3.00 credits


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