Mathematics (MATH)

MATH-104  Math for Liberal Arts  3 Credits  

A non-technical course emphasizing the ideas and concepts of mathematics. Algebra, number theory, set theory, geometry, statistics, probability, and analysis of the ideas and methods involved.

MATH-105  Essential Mathematics  4 Credits  

This course prepares students to understand the essential mathematical concepts in number sense, elementary algebra, sets of numbers, problem solving, ratios, proportions, percentages, and graphing linear equations and inequalities. The course is designed to introduce students to practical mathematical skills necessary for courses in business and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on the structural and logical foundations of business. (meets Elective requirement only; not applicable to Natural Science/Math requirement)

MATH-106  Business Math  4 Credits  

This course applies the principles and practices of mathematics to everyday business problems and situations. The course prepares students to understand the mathematical and business concepts in problem solving, ratios and proportions, percentages, simple and compound interest, graphing linear functions, and inventory valuation. The course introduces students to common mathematical skills necessary for courses in business. (meets Natural Science/Math requirement)

MATH-109  Mathematics for Statistics  4 Credits  

This course prepares students to understand the mathematical and statistical concepts in problem solving, critical thinking, ratios and proportions, algebraic equations, sets and logic, probability and statistics, including frequency of distribution, statistical graphs, measures of central tendency, and measure of position and dispersion. The course introduces students to common mathematical skills necessary for coursework in statistics. (meets Natural Science/Math requirement)

MATH-116  College Algebra  3 Credits  

Sets and real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, functions, graphing linear and polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.

MATH-116C  College Algebra  3 Credits  

Sets and real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, functions, graphing linear and polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices and determinants, sequences and series. Fulfills the Math CORE requirement.

MATH-117  College Trigonometry  3 Credits  

Complex numbers, trigonometric functions and applications.

MATH-120  Math for Elementary Teachers  3 Credits  

Introductory set theory, problem solving, basic algorithms, elementary number theory, geometry and coordinate geometry. Emphasis will be on the structural and logical foundations of mathematics.

Prerequisite: MATH-145C

MATH-145C  Data Analysis  3 Credits  

The use of mathematics as a thinking and problem-solving tool, emphasizing data interpretation, graphs, tables, statistical arguments, probability, statistics, and the use and misuse of numbers. Spreadsheet applications include variables, conditionals, and statistical functions. Students majoring in Mathematics are exempt from taking the core curriculum requirement in mathematics.

MATH-170  Precalculus  3 Credits  

Equations and inequalities; systems of linear equations: functions, graphs, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their limits; polynomial and rational functions; analytic geometry.

MATH-170C  Precalculus  3 Credits  

Equations and inequalities; systems of linear equations: functions, graphs, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their limits; polynomial and rational functions; analytic geometry. This course fulfills the Math CORE requirement.

MATH-180C  Calculus 1  4 Credits  

Graphing of functions, logarithmic functions and their inverses; limit of functions and derivatives; rules of differentiation and their application; definite and indefinite integrals. Fulfills Math CORE requirement.

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: MATH-170c

MATH-181  Calculus II  4 Credits  

Application of integration for volumes, work and areas; advanced techniques of integration; advanced application of integration; first order differential equations; parametric equations and polar coordinates; infinite sequences and series.

Prerequisite: MATH-180C or permission of instructor

MATH-181C  Calculus II  4 Credits  

PREREQUISITE: MATH-180 or Consent of the Instructor Application of integration for volumes, work and areas; advanced techniques of integration; advanced application of integration; first order differential equations; parametric equations and polar coordinates; infinite sequences and series.

Prerequisite: Must take MATH-180 or have consent of the instructor

MATH-207  Computer Programming  3 Credits  

Open to all majors, this course offers the basic concepts of programming, problem solving, programming logic, as well as the design techniques. Programming language is chosen from languages such as Visual Basic, C++ and MatLab. Special fee for computer lab use.

MATH-210  Technical Writing  3 Credits  

Expository writing on technical subjects dealt with in industry, science, and education. Long and short forms including reports, proposals, journal articles, and research papers.

MATH-235  Statistics for Health Professn  3 Credits  

Limited to those enrolled in Health Sciences. Meets statistics prerequisite for NURS 405. This course introduces the conceptual background of statistical techniques and reasoning with an emphasis on application relevant to identifying outcomes. Provides a framework for understanding and applying commonly used data analysis techniques in health science research. Includes selecting, applying, and interpreting univariate and bivariate statistical methods in answering research questions from a health science perspective.

MATH-265C  Intro to Statistical Methods  3 Credits  

A course in basic statistical concepts and methods of collecting, summarizing, presenting, and interpreting data in the behavioral sciences; including descriptive statistics (use of graphs and charts), normal distribution curve, measures of central tendency, deviation and dispersion, hypothesis testing, statistical fallacies, correlation, and topics in probability. Students majoring in Accounting, Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology must take MATH/PSYC/SOC 265C to fulfill the core curriculum requirement in mathematics. Students majoring in Mathematics are exempt from taking the core curriculum requirement in mathematics.

MATH-270C  Health Professions Statistical Methods  3 Credits  

The focus of this course is on exploring the statistical methods used in health professions. Students review parametric and nonparametric techniques and explore the purpose, assumptions, selection, and interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistics. As part of the course, students use Microsoft Excel to organize and analyze data sets. Open to all undergraduate health science students.

MATH-281  Multivariable Calculus  4 Credits  

Vectors and geometry of space including cylindrical and spherical coordinates; vector functions and space curves with vector calculus, partial derivatives with directional derivatives and applications; multiple integrals with various coordinate systems with application; and second-order differential equations.

MATH-285  Intro to Adv Mathematics  3 Credits  

A course for both mathematics and mathematics education majors. Covers the fundamentals of axiomatic proof theory including laws of inference, set theory, induction, cardinality, relations and functions.

Prerequisite: MATH-180 or MATH-180C

MATH-291  Special Topic:  1 Credit  

Study of a special topic in mathematics. May be repeated for credit.

MATH-292  Special Topic:  2 Credits  

Study of a special topic in mathematics. May be repeated for credit.

MATH-293  Special Topic:  3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in mathematics. May be repeated for credit.

MATH-294  Sp Top: Into to Comp Science  4 Credits  

Study of a special topic in mathematics. May be repeated for credit.

MATH-300  Linear Algebra  3 Credits  

Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear mappings, matrices and matrix algebra, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, quadratic forms, and applications.

Prerequisite: MATH-285

MATH-310  Differential Equations  3 Credits  

Methods of solution of ordinary differential equations and applications.

MATH-315  Teaching/Tutoring  3 Credits  

This course is designed to give the student introductory experiences in both tutoring and planning classroom observations. These early field experiences will link together mathematical content along with classroom management and interaction with students from diverse populations represented in the California public schools. Lab fee.

MATH-330  Number Theory  3 Credits  

Divisibility properties of integers, prime numbers, the Euclidean algorithm, the unique factorization theorem, congruences, Fermat's theorem, Wilson's theorem, Diophantine equations, number-theoretic functions, and the quadratic reciprocity theorem.

MATH-365  Probability and Statistics  3 Credits  

Frequency interpretation of probability, axioms of probability theory, discrete probability and combinatorics, random variables, distribution and density functions, sampling theory and limit theorems.

MATH-375  Discrete Mathematics  3 Credits  

This course is designed to study graph theory including networks, voting systems including game theory and fair apportionment, and patterns.

Prerequisite: MATH-181 or MATH-181C, MATH-285

MATH-380  Elementary Analysis I  3 Credits  

Rigorous analysis of the calculus and its foundations. Continuous and differentiable functions, and topological properties of the real number line.

MATH-390  Numerical Analysis  3 Credits  

Numerical solution of algebraic equations. Approximate numerical solutions of systems of linear and nonlinear equations, interpolation theory, numerical differentiation and integration, and numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisite: MATH-281or equivalent

MATH-400  Casualty & Actuarial Mathematics  3 Credits  

The course covers concepts from calculus and probability as they pertain to actuarial sciences. The calculus part covers limits of functions, derivative and integration and their applications, power series and polar coordinates, multivariate differentiation and integration. The probability part covers basic concepts of probability, conditional probability and Bayes' theorem, discrete and continuous random variables and distributions, bivariate distributions, conditional expectation and variance, transformations of random variables and moment generating function. The pace will be fast and the stress will be on the SOA/CAS Course 1 exam-type of word problems.

MATH-410  Abstract Algebra  3 Credits  

An introduction to modern ideas of algebra, set theory, groups, rings, and fields.

MATH-420  Higher Geometry  3 Credits  

Euclidean geometry from an advanced standpoint, and topics in non-Euclidean geometry.

Prerequisite: MATH-285

MATH-450  UG Research and Internship Program  1-4 Credits  

Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors. This course may be taken for a maximum of 4 units in one semester. A maximum of 6 combined units credit for MATH-450 or MATH-485 apply to graduation. This course is designed with the purpose of providing students the opportunity to conduct research off-campus at universities or STEM companies in the community. This course promotes early entry into the workplace for the student through part-time employment. This course requires actual work experience be sought in a biotech or STEM-focused buisness firm providing an opportunity to integrate classroom teaching in practical application under the direct supervision of the assigned intructor. Students are responsible for completing a project report and presenting their research results in MATH-499C

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

MATH-455  Mathematics Teaching Internship  1-3 Credits  

Must have the consent of the instructor and department chair. Regular hours each week for classes and/or meetings are established at the beginning of the semester with the supervising instructor. The intern assists an instructor in planning and conducting a course, recitation and/or laboratory session. This course may be taken for 1-3 units per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.

MATH-470  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  

Study in a special topic in mathematics. May be repeated for credit.

MATH-480  Individual Studies:  1-3 Credits  

May be repeated for credit.

MATH-485  Undergraduate Research  2 Credits  

This course provides the student with an empreically-based research experience in the mathemaical, biological, or chemical sciences. This course is structured around addressing problems in advanced laboratory research with emphasis on research techniques include: project managment, safety, instrumentation, computer programming, and notebook documentation. Research is carried out under the supervision of hte instructor with weekly conferences to discuss results and direction. A written proposal and report emphasizing the literature background of the problem and the experimental results are required. The results of the research project will also be presented in an oral format in MATH/BIOL/CHEM-499C. This course is a variable credit course. At least two units are recommended for all mathematics, environmental sciences, and biology majors and are required for all chemistry, engineering physics, and biochemistry majors. A minimum of 50 hours of laboratory work is required per unit. May be repeated. Lab fee.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

MATH-488  Senior Project  2 Credits  

An advance course providing the opportunity for a student to create a novel and independent intellectual work by comparing, contrasting and synthesizing recent research and his/her cumulative knowledge and understanding in the biological sciences. The precise nature, scope and format of the project must be developed and approved under the guidance of the instructor and in collaboration with the student's academic advisor. Senior projects are typically initiated int he Fall. The porject resuts must also be presented in MATH-499C.

Prerequisite: MATH-285

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

MATH-499C  Mathematics Capstone  2 Credits  

This course includes analysis and evaluation of current research in STEM and the integration of faith and learning in the mathematical scienes. An oral presentation of MATH-485 or MATH-488 is required. In-class presentations by faculty and guests are a part of the course. Attendance of both on-campus and off-campus seminars are required. This course fulfills the Core Curriculum Captstone requirement for Mathematics majors.