University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2000-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

Phone: 262-472-1313
E-Mail: mathcmpsci@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Mohammad Ahmadi, Malvina Baica, Robert Bryan, Martin Engert, Fe Evangelista, Athula Gunawardena, Bennette Harris, Robert Horton, Jonathan Kane, Gary Klatt, Edwin Klein, Judy Knapp, Robert Knapp, Kristen Lampe, Peter Lampe, Julie Letellier, Janet Ley-Nelson, Thomas McFarland, Ki-Bong Nam, Gado Ongwela, Faustine Perham, Dieudonne Phanord (Chairperson), Chilukuri Rao, Geetha Samaranayake, Sobitha Samaranayake, David Sarocka, Richard Schauer, Robert Siemann, David Stoneman, Jerome Tanguay, James Trier, Krishnanand Verma.

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics has traditionally been the language of science and now plays a vital role in the social sciences and business as well. Every field in which quantitative activity is found requires that its workers have good backgrounds in mathematics. A student well-versed in mathematics will find their skills of use in almost any profession.

Although mathematics is studied for its applications, it also attracts many who are interested in its aesthetic and creative side. A study of mathematics improves one's ability to think about abstract concepts, to conceptualize about hypothetical structures, to reach logical conclusions, and to consider many solution techniques when problem solving.

MAJOR

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers four distinct emphases for a degree in mathematics: BA/BS PURE MATHEMATICS, BA/BS MATHEMATICS STATISTICS, BA/BS SPACE MATHEMATICS, BSE MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION. A student interested in pursuing graduate work in mathematics or combining their mathematics major with a second major or emphasis in music, art, computer science, or language would be interested in the PURE MATHEMATICS emphasis. A student interested in a career as a statistician, an acturary, a demographer, or a specialist in marketing, quality control, or economics would be interested in the MATHEMATICS STATISTICS emphasis. A student interested in a career in the application of mathematics to space science, engineering, physics, or other science would be interested in the SPACE MATHEMATICS emphasis. A student interested in a career as a mathematics educator at the secondary school level would be interested in the MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION emphasis. Each emphasis requires the completion of the following core courses.

MATHEMATICS MAJOR CORE COURSES (25 CREDITS)

760-253, 760-254, 760-255, 760-280, 760-301, 760-355, 760-452

MATHEMATICS  (BA/BS)  COMPUTER EMPHASIS


MAJOR - 37-39 UNITS
1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255, MATH 280, MATH 301,  MATH 355, MATH 452,
2. SELECT 4 COURSES FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EMPHASIS:
 a. PURE   MATHEMATICS: MATH 361, MATH 417, MATH 453, MATH 461
 b. SECONDARY  EDUCATION:  MATH 353, MATH 359, MATH 441, MATH 453
 c. STATISTICS:  MATH 342, MATH 441, MATH 442, MATH 446
 d. SPACE MATHEMATICS:  MATH 361, MATH 459, MATH 473, MATH 475
3. COMPSCI 322, COMPSCI 433, COMPSCI 434, MATH 471

MATHEMATICS  (BA/BS)  APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE BROADFIELD

MAJOR - 58 UNITS
1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255
2. MATH 280, MATH 355
3. SELECT EITHER MATH 301 OR MATH 452
4. MATH 342, MATH 361, MATH 459, MATH 471
5. COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 173, COMPSCI 271, COMPSCI 412, COMPSCI 443, COMPSCI 445, MCS 210
6. SELECT EITHER COMPSCI 372 OR MCS 231

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS
1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

APPLIED  MATHEMATICS  OF    EARTH   SYSTEM   AND   SPACE SCIENCES BROADFIELD  (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 58 UNITS
1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255, MATH 355
2. COMPSCI 172, COMPSCI 173
3. MATH 361, MATH 458, MATH 459, MATH 463
4. GEOGRPY 377
5. PHYSCS 320, PHYSCS 322
6. MATH 471, MATH 473, MATH 475
7. MATH 477, MATH 483

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS
1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS PURE MATH)

MAJOR - 37 CREDITS
  1. Completion of the core.
  2. 760-361, 760-417, 760-453, 760-464
UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS
  1. CPSI 765-171 RLS
WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS MATH STAT)

MAJOR - 38 CREDITS
  1. Completion of the core
  2. 760-342, 760-441, 760-442, 760-446
UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS
  1. CPSI 765-171 RLS
WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372
Students in this emphasis are encouraged to take courses in economics, accounting, and insurance offered in the College of Business and Economics.

MATHEMATICS (BA/BS SPACE MATH)

MAJOR - 38 CREDITS
  1. Completion of the core.
  2. 760-361, 760-459, 760-473, 760-475
UNIQUE COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS
  1. CPSI 765-171 RLS
WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372
Students in this emphasis are encouraged to take courses in computer science, physics, chemistry, geography, and biology.

MATHEMATICS (BSE SECONDARY ED)

LICENSURE - 34 CREDITS
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-428
  6. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  7. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496
MAJOR - 39 CREDITS
  1. Completion of the core.
  2. 760-353, 760-359, 760-441, 760-453
WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

Majors who anticipate a career in applied mathematics should take the two-course sequence 760-458/760-459, and as many of the following as are feasible: 760-342, 760-361, 760-365, 760-441, 760-442, 760-463, 760-471, 760-472, and all courses listed under computer science.

Majors who anticipate graduate study in mathematics should take both of the two-course sequences 760-452/760-453 and 760-464/760-465 and as many of the following as are feasible: 760-342, 760-361, 760-417, 760-431, 760-441, 760-454, 760-463, and a year of French or German.

Majors who are interested in pursuing a career as an actuary are encouraged to take as many of the following courses as possible: 760-342, 760-365, 760-441, 760-442, 760-446, 760-471, 765-162, and courses in accounting and insurance offered in the College of Business and Economics.

MINOR/EMPHASES

MATHEMATICS

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-253, 760-254, 760-255 AND 760-280
  2. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE MATH CREDITS IN COURSES
HIGHER THAN 760-255 EXCEPT 760-375.

MATHEMATICS: SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 27 CRED

  1. MATH 760-253, 760-254, 760-280, 760-342 AND 760-353
  2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM 760-355 OR 760-452
MATHEMATICS: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 23 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-111, 760-112, 760-152, 760-231, 760-375, 760-415 AND 760-416
A student with a strong high school background in mathematics, and on the recommendation of the department chair, may waive 760-152 and elect other mathematics courses approved by the department chair.

Restriction of credit: A student may not register for a course which is a prerequisite for any other course in which credit has been received unless departmental approval is obtained. The courses 760-040 and 760-041 may not be taken by those who have successfully completed, are taking, or have had waived any course numbered 760-140 or above. A student may not register for 760-143 if 760-152 or any course beyond 760-152 has been completed unless departmental approval is obtained. A student may not receive credit for both 760-243 and 760-250, 760-243 and 760-253, or for both 760-250 and 760-253. Those who do well (A or B) in 760-243 and desire more calculus should elect 760-253 (even though credit cannot be earned for both courses). Those who do well (A or B) in 760-250 and desire more calculus should elect 760-254. Anyone anticipating a mathematics major or minor is advised to take 760-253. If a student who has completed 760-250 wants to change to a mathematics major or minor, 760-254 may be taken provided the student earned at least a B in 760-250 and has the consent of the Department Chair. A student with less than a B in 760-250 should take 760-253 even though credit will be given for only one of the courses 760-250 or 760-253. Anyone going from 760-250 to 760-254 should be aware of the trigonometry and rigor stressed in 760-253. All students seeking initial registration in any course in the calculus sequence 760-253 through 760-255 who have not completed 760-152 must consult with the Department Chair. All students seeking to count 760-250 as part of their mathematics major or minor must consult with the Department Chair.

Courses carrying "for the elementary teacher" in the title may not be applied toward a major or minor in mathematics except by students in elementary education.

Students may not receive credit for both 760-415 and 760-452. 760-375 will not count towards a mathematics major or minor in Letters and Sciences.

Courses listed only as computer science may not be used for a mathematics major or minor. Courses listed in both computer science and in mathematics may not be used for credit in both areas. 760-441/760-442 or 760-471/760-472 will satisfy the sequence requirement of the mathematics major even though 760-442 or 760-471 is used for computer science credit.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science is a discipline of modern origin in which the theory and applications of high speed machine computation, of efficient data processing, of advanced graphics design, and of machine assisted problem solving are developed and studied.

The computer science minor builds a solid background in computing and related principles so that students emerge from the program equipped for both commercial employment and for advanced study.

Employment opportunities are to be found in the data processing departments of commercial enterprises and of state and federal agencies, in research in all of the physical and social sciences, and in many industrial and engineering applications. Although the opportunities offered students are many and varied, it must be recognized that the rapid rate of change of our technology imposes the responsibility of continuing study in order to remain current in this field.

MINOR/EMPHASIS

COMPUTER SCIENCE

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. CPSC 765-171, 765-271 AND 765-412
  2. MCS 950-220 OR MGNT 250-376
  3. CPSC 765-372 OR MCS 950-231
  4. SELECT 9 CRED FROM COURSES : ANY MANAGEMENT
COMPUTER SYSTEM COURSE, ANY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE NUMBERED 765-350 OR ABOVE, 765-302, 765-307 OR 760-280. A STUDENT MAY NOT COUNT BOTH 765-372 AND 950-231 TOWARD THE MINOR.

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. CPSC 765-171 AND 765-307
  2. CPSC 765-271 OR 765-302
  3. CPSC 765-372 OR MCS 950-231
  4. MCS 950-220 OR MGNT 250-376
  5. SELECT 9 CRED FROM COURSES : ANY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM COURSE, ANY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE NUMBERED 765-350 OR ABOVE, 765-302, 765-271 OR 760-280. A STUDENT MAY NOT COUNT BOTH 765-372 AND 950-231 TOWARD THE MINOR.
WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1.  ART 110-222
  2.  CPSC 765-171
  3.  CPSC 765-372 OR MCS 920-231
  4.  BE/CNA 220-357
  5.  CPSC 765-381, 765-382, 765-481, AND 765-482


CERTIFICATE

WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

CERTIFICATE - 15 CREDITS

  1.     ART 110-222
  2.     BE/CNA 220-357
  3.     CPSC 765-281, 765-282, 765-381, 765-382
  4.     CPSC 765-481 OR CPSC 765-482


Courses listed only as computer science will not count toward a mathematics major or minor.

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