UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COURSE PROPOSALS 
Form NC: New Course Proposal 
FORM NC (2/00) 
Discipline: 
Mathematics 
Form NC #: 
1 
Date: 
Sept 20, 2000 
I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions). 
Math 2301s. Mathematical Perspectives (M/SR; 4 cr; prereq 1101) Introduction to the methodology and subject matter of modern mathematics. Sets, functions, relations, cardinality, and induction. The axiomatic method: definitions and examples of graphs, metric spaces, groups and rings. Roots of complex polynomials. Selected further topics. 
II. Rationale (see instructions): 
We are expanding two required fourcredit courses, Pure Math I and Pure Math II, to three required fourcredit courses, Mathematical Perspectives, Abstract Algebra, and Analysis. The new structure divides the material more naturally and is more in accord with national standards. Mathematical Perspectives requires Calculus I, but will otherwise be a standalone course. Besides being required of our majors, it will be attractive to minors and mathematically talented students from across the campus. Pure Math I did not serve the latter two constituencies well. 
III. Other Course Information
First semester to be offered: 
Spring 2002 
Principal Faculty Sponsor(s): 
David Roberts and Michael O’Reilly 
Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr) 
No 
To what quarter course(s) does this correspond? 
3250f Foundations of Mathematics 
Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet): 
Lecture 
Course requires:(check all that apply): 

Laboratory sections 

Recitation/discussion sections 
IV. Assessment Information
Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course. 
The goal of this course is help students make the transition from computational mathematics to conceptual mathematics. The students will develop technical skill in proofwriting, and familiarity with some of the basic objects of advanced mathematics. The students will emerge with a better perspective on mathematics. 
How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above? 
Student projects and presentations. Quizzes, Tests, and Final Examination. 
Regular Approval Process:
For longterm approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

Date 
Step # 

X 
9/20/00 
1) 
Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2) 
X 
9/28/00 
2) 
Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3) 


3) 
Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4) 


4) 
Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.) 