UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #1

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM A

(2/00)

FORM A: DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

(Submit to Division Chair)

Discipline:

Mathematics

Date

September 20, 2000

Note: All changes become effective with the 2001-2003 catalog.

Statistical Summary of Proposed Changes:

 

(a)

(b)

(b) – (a)

 

Present

Proposed

Net Change*

The Major

 

 

 

Total courses required for a major**:

12

13

1

Total credits required for a major**:

44

48

4

The Minor

 

 

 

Total courses required for a minor**:

6

6

0

Total credits required for a minor**:

26

26

0

General Education

 

 

 

Total General Education courses:

29

23

-6

Total General Education credits:

103

79

-24

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

Total courses taught in the discipline***:

34

28

-6

Total credits taught in the discipline***:

123

99

-24

 

 

 

 

*"Present" counts are to be taken from the current 1999-2001 catalog and "Proposed" counts from copy for the new 2001-2003 catalog. The "Net Change" may reflect changes made earlier between catalogs.

**Includes required courses from other disciplines. ***Does not include Directed Studies or Senior Honors Projects.

Narrative Summary

If individual course changes are part of an overall plan for change within the discipline's curriculum, please summarize the intent of the changes in the space below. Use additional sheets as needed.

The Mathematics Discipline is deleting all statistics courses (these are currently numbered by a ‘6’ as second digit). These courses will now be taught in the new Statistics Discipline.

The two course sequence Pure Math I and II courses (Math 2201 and 3201, total 8 credits) is being removed. It will be replaced and expanded to three courses, Mathematical Perspectives (Math 2301), Abstract Algebra (Math 3231) and Analysis (Math 3221). The current course titled Abstract Algebra (Math 4231) will now be called Abstract Algebra II.

For a transition period, Math 3231 and Math 3221 will be taught as if without the Math 2301 pre-requisite . Math 3231 and Math 3221 will substitute for the removed Math 2201 and Math 3201 respectively.

Financial Implications

Are there any financial or staffing implications of this proposal? If so, explain.

Three faculty will split from the current Discipline to form the new Statistics Discipline. These three faculty currently teach a total of 52 credits/year of statistics courses and 8 credits/year of mathematics courses. In future they will teach 52 credits of statistics courses, the cross-listed course Math /Stat 3501 and First Year Seminar for a total of 60 credits. Currently 4 credits of FYS is taught from the mathematics discipline. Thus the splitting of a Statistics Discipline from the Mathematics Discipline will not affect the load of either group of faculty.

The addition load caused by the expanded offering in pure mathematics will be absorbed by teaching one less section of Calculus II in the fall semester. We currently offer 2 sections of Calculus II in the fall and 4 in the spring. (This year the fall enrollment total is 26).