Mathematics 480

MATH 480

Catalog Entry

MATH 480. Topics in Mathematics
Three hours lecture (3).

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Special topics in mathematics, as student and faculty interest demands; syllabus is available each time the class is offered. Interested students should contact the department chairperson and the course instructor before registering. May be taken again for credit with a different topic.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Topics in mathematics to be covered are decided by the instructor and department chairperson. Content will depend on student and faculty interest. Course outlines will be approved by the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee before the course is offered.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Conduct of the course will likely be a function of enrollment. Interested students should discuss the conduct of the course with the chairperson and the instructor prior to registration. Most instructors will present lectures and will expect students to work on assignments and/or projects. Student presentation may be required. Students may be required to work in small groups.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. To provide students the opportunity to develop mathematical knowledge and skills in, areas of mathematics not addressed by other departmental courses.
2. To provide faculty the opportunity to pilot tests new courses which may later be adopted as regular courses.


Assessment Measures

Graded tasks may include tests, quizzes, homework exercises, projects, class participation, group work, and attendance.


Other Course Information

This course is offered primarily for majors in mathematics and/or statistics.


Review and Approval

Sept. 2001 Review Stephen Corwin, Chair