

All changes become effective the fall semester following
Campus Assembly approval.
Date: Sept 3, 2004
Discipline/Division: Mathematics/Division of Science and Mathematics
I. Introductory
Statement: no change
II. Objectives:
The mission of the discipline is to
advance knowledge of mathematics: by teaching mathematics and its
processes, by research in mathematics
and mathematical pedagogy, and by dissemination of this knowledge to students and the community we
serve.
Historically, the study of mathematics has been central to a liberal arts
education. The mathematics curriculum serves as an integral part of students'
active pursuit of a liberal arts education. The discipline's mission
concentrates on the three main components of the institutional mission, namely,
teaching, research, and outreach. The mathematics program serves students
who major or minor in mathematics, seek secondary mathematics teaching
licensure, major or minor in programs that require a mathematical background,
or wish to fulfill components of a general education. The mathematics
faculty provide guidance to students who choose to design their own
major/minor. The discipline's mission includes dissemination of mathematical
knowledge to the community.
The
mathematics curriculum is designed to help students develop competence in
mathematical techniques and methods; to sharpen students' mathematical
intuition and abstract reasoning as well as their reasoning from numerical
data; to encourage and stimulate the type of independent thinking required for
research beyond the confines of the textbook; and to provide students with the
basic knowledge and skills to make mathematical contributions to modern society
and effectively disseminate mathematical knowledge to the community. The
mathematics curriculum is designed to help students develop competence in
mathematical techniques and methods. It aims to sharpen the students'
mathematical intuition and abstract reasoning as well as their reasoning from
numerical data. It also encourages and stimulates the type of independent
thinking required for research beyond the confines of the textbook. The
mathematics program aims to provide students with the basic knowledge and
skills to make mathematical contributions to modern society, whether in the
form of pure mathematics or of mathematics applied in other disciplines.
The program seeks to enable students to see and communicate how the development
of mathematics has been part of the development of several civilizations and is
intimately interwoven with the cultural and scientific development of these
societies. The curriculum prepares students to enter graduate school, pursue
careers in applied mathematics, or teach mathematics.
The discipline uses various assessment methods and tools to evaluate and
improve student academic achievement in mathematics. The results of the
assessment help the discipline to shape a curriculum that is responsive to
student needs. The Mathematics Major/Minor Student Portfolio is the major
assessment tool used by the discipline. It includes characteristics of the
entering student, documents related to the learning development of the student
during his or her stay at UMM, and postgraduation information. Some other
assessment methods and tools include proficiency tests in basic skills courses,
performance in course projects, and specially designed exams in some courses.
Graduates of the program are surveyed regularly to assess discipline
objectives.
III. Assessment:
IV. Requirements for a Major:
Math 110111022101—Calculus IIIIII
Math 2111—Linear Algebra
Math 2202—Mathematical Perspectives
Math 3221—Analysis
Math 3231—Abstract Algebra I
Math 4901—Senior Seminar
Stat 2611—Mathematical Statistics
one course numbered Math x4xx
a minimum of 5 additional credits in Math courses at 2xxx or above
Students also are required to take a course with significant mathematical
applications outside the mathematics discipline. This course must be approved
by the mathematics discipline. Courses which meet this requirement are listed
online at <www.morris.umn.edu/academic/math/apprequire.html>.
Required courses may not be taken SN unless
offered SN only. Up to 6 credits of coursework with a grade of D may be used
to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of
A or B.
Majors should begin with Math
1011—PreCalculus or Math 1101—Calculus I. Students with questions
about placement are encouraged to discuss them with members of the mathematics
faculty.
Recommended
courses electives for students planning to pursue graduate work
in pure mathematics are:
Math 4201—Complex Analysis
Math 4211—Real Analysis
Math 4221—Topology
Math 4231—Abstract Algebra II
Math 4241—Number Theory
Math 4252—Differential Geometry
Math 4253—Combinatorics
The rRecommended electives for students planning to work or
pursue graduate work in applied mathematics or related fields are:
Math 2401—Differential Equations
Math 3401—Operations Research
Math 3411—Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics
Math 4401—Numerical Methods with Applications in Mathematical Modeling
Math 4450—Variable Topics in Applied Mathematics
Math 4452—Mathematical Modeling
V. Requirements for a Minor:
Math 11011102—Calculus III
Math 2111—Linear Algebra
a minimum of 12 additional credits in Math courses at 2xxx or above in at least
two of the following numbering systems x2xx, x4xx, x5xx, or Stat 2611,
or Math 2101
Required courses may not be taken SN unless offered SN only. Up to 6 credits
of coursework with a grade of D may be used to meet the minor requirements if
offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B.
VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation: no change
VII.
Other heading (include heading title) : no change