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Prerequisite: Vi appropriate to course content
1 hec courses from lemestei to semester, covering ■ number ol
journalism specialties From time to tunc the) are converted to permancnl
course numbers Spec ial topics numbered 4X1 are offered primaril) foi
uppei level undergraduate students

jrm 482 Independent Stud) sari 1.. 1

Prerequisite: Prioi approval through icult) member.

department chairperson, dean, and Provost's Office
Opportunities foi independenl studs that go beyond the usual classroom
activities Approval hase.l on academic appro priateness and availabilit) of

resources: enrollment is limited to fifteen upperclass majors per semester

JRM 490 Public Relations II U-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: IKM 220, '2(>

A public relations ssnting class that includes assignments such as rck

features, newsletters, reports, biographies, rewrites, hometown stones.

COpyediting, interviewing, research, and special projects

JRM. 491 Presentation Making 3c-OI-3cr

Prerequisites: IRM 22<l. J26

( uses practice in ssnting and making oral presentations based on public
relations cases and problems I annliari/cs the student ssith problem-sols ing
and small-group communication skills necessar) for those working in the
area of public affairs

IRM 492 Problem Solving in Public Relations 3c-OI-3cr

Prerequisite: JRNL 328

Introduces techniques for analyzing and tracking information floss in
organizations. Introduces creative problem-solving techniques sshich arc-
standard practice in corporate research groups.

IKM 493 Internship sar-6-12cr

Prerequisites: JRNL 102. 105. 220, 328, department approsal
On-the-job training opportunities in journalism and related areas. Maxi-
mum ol (xr mas be applied to JOcr minimum of major.

LAS: Latin American Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

I \s 2SI Special topics in Latin American Studies sar-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporal) basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A gisen topic mas be offered under
ans special topic identity no more than three times Special topics
numbered 2SI are offered primarily for lower-level undergraduate students

LAS 370 Latinos and Diasporas 3c-0l-3cr

Introduces the global and local dimensions of the changing Latino com-
munities in the United Stales and examines the communities' multiple con-
nections and dynamic interactions ssith Latm American diasporas Iossards
this end. the course cosers 1 1 ) theories on transnational communities,
diasporas. the state, and citizenship; (21 Latino cultures and geography:
(3) Latin American immigration and labor migration to the United States;
and (4) the impact of Latin American diasporic networks on Latino and
non-Latino communities (( ross-listed as AN'TH 370)

I \s, 4X0 Latin American Studies Seminar 3c-0l-3cr

A rnultidisciplinar) colloquium emphasizing reading, discussion, and ss ruing
on specialized topics related to Latin American society, culture, history,
literature, politics, geography, economies, and business Topics include, but
are not limned to. the nature of Pre-Columbian cultures: the effects of
colonialism and independence on present-da) Latin America, the relation-
ship between Latin \menca and ihe I nited States. Africa, and Europe: and
the grossing presence and significance of people of Hispanic descent in the

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United States. Open to all majors; required lor latin American Studies

I \s -181 Special Topics in Latin American Studies var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporal \ basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered undei
an) special topic identity no more than three times. Special topics
numbered 4NI are primarily lor upper-level undergraduate students,

LBST: Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies Program
Academic Affairs Division

LBST 499 Senior Synthesis 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: 73cr or more earned

Helps students understand and handle complex intellectual and social issues
from multiple perspectives. A selection of topics, available each semester
and summer session, is announced and described in the undergraduate course
schedule. Students should schedule the course during the senior year or at
least no earlier than the last half of the junior year. In order to broaden
their experiences, students are encouraged to enroll in synthesis sections
taught by instructors outside of the students' major fields.

LIBR: Library

The University Libraries

Academic Affairs Division

LIBR 151 Introduction to Library Resources var-lcr

A lecture laboratory course (fourteen one-hour classes) which provides an
introduction to the resources of a university library, how those resources
are organized, and how to use those resources effectively.

LIBR 201 Internet and Multimedia 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: BTEDCOSC/IFMG 101 or prior exposure to word
processing and electronic mail

Focuses on the evaluation of information and multimedia resources availa-
ble on electronic networks when doing research in an area of one's choice.
Information literacy course is designed for students to gain a more in-depth
understanding of the information resources available electronically and of
how to utilize them more effectively in communicating. Students leant how
to access and utilize these resources for two-way communications and sup-
port for decision making while incorporating selected elements in multi-
media presentations of their own design (Hill) COMM COSC DFMG
LIBR 201 may be used interchangeably for D or F repeats and may not ac-
counted for duplicate credit.)

LIBR 251 Information Access in the Digital Age 2c-0l-2cr

An introduction to library research equips the student with information
literacy skills so that the student is able to determine the extent of infor-
mation needed; access the needed infonnation effectively and efficiently;
evaluate infonnation and its sources critically; incorporate selected
infonnation into one's knowledge base; use information effectively to
accomplish a specific purpose; understand the economic, legal, and social
issues sunounding the use oi information; and access and use information
ethically and legally. Provides conceptual and practical expertise as an
information networker to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed
information. Basic knowledge of computer applications is helpful.

LIBR 281 Special Topics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered undei

any special topic identity no more than three times. Special topics
numbered 2X1 are offered primarily lor lower-level undergraduate students

LIBR 481 Special topics var-l-Ur

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered under
any special topic identity no more than three times. Special topics
numbered 481 are primarily for upper-level undergraduate students

MAIM: Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

MATH Kill Intermediate Algebra 3c-01-3cr

Note: May not be taken after successfully completing MATH 105 or I 10

or a calculus course without written Mathematics Department chairperson


Basic course in algebra including factoring, exponents and radicals, systems

of linear equations, complex fractions, ami inequalities, for those students

who lack the basic algebraic skills required m MAUI 105 or 110. Will not

meet liberal Studies math requirements.

MATH Kll Foundations of Mathematics 3c-0l-3cr

Introduces logic and mathematical way of analyzing problems; develops an
appreciation for nature, breadth, and power of mathematics and its role in
a technological society: introduces useful mathematics or mathematics
related to student interest. Possible topics include logic, problem solving.
number theory, linear programming, probability, statistics, intuitive
calculus, introduction to computers, mathematics of finance, game theory.

MATH 105 College Algebra 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MATH 100 or appropriate Placement Test Score or

permission of the Mathematics Department chairperson
Note: May not be taken after successfully completing either a calculus
course or MATH 110 without written Mathematics Department chairper-
son approval

Prepares students for the study of calculus for business, natural, and social
sciences. Topics include detailed study of polynomial, exponential, and
logarithmic functions.

MATH 110 Elementary Functions 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MATH 100 or appropriate Placement Test Score or

permission of the Mathematics Department chairperson

Note: May not be taken after successfully completing a calculus course

without written Mathematics Department chairperson approval

Prepares mathematics and science students for the study of calculus. Topics

include detailed study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and

trigonometric functions.

MATH 115 Applied Mathematics for Business 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 105 or 110 or appropriate Placement Test score
or pcnnission of the Mathematics Department chairperson
Note: May not be taken after successfully completing a calculus course
without written Mathematics Department chairperson approval
Offers a review of elementary functions, including logarithmic and
exponential functions. Business majors are introduced to the central ideas
of the calculus (limit, derivative, and integral I. Applications to business and
economics are emphasized.

MATH 117 Principles of Mathematics 3c-0l-3cr

An introduction to the nature <>t mathematics, designed specifically as a
first course fol Mathematics I ducation majors to experience several facets
of mathematics including deduction, induction, problem solving, discrete
mathematics, and theory of equations. Enrollment open to Sccondarv
Mathematics I ducation majors only.

M Mil 121 Calculus I for Natural and Social Sciences 4e-0l-4er

Prerequisite: MATH 105 or 110 or appropriate Placement lest Score or
permission of the Mathematics Department chairperson

Note: May not be taken aftei successfully completing a calculus course
without written Mathematics Department chairperson approval
Offers a review ol "elementary functions, including logarithmic and expo-
nential functions Natural and Social Science majors aic introduced to the
Central ideas oi calculus, including limit, derivative, and integral Applica-
tions to natural and social sciences aic emphasized.

MATH 122 ( alciilus II for Natural and Social Sciences 4e-lll-4er

Prerequisite: MATH 121

Applications of integrals to natural and social sciences, functions ol several
Variables, trigonometric functions, sequences and series, numerical
methods, and differential equations

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MMH 123 < alcului I foi Physics, ( bemlitry, and

M.iiiu imatlci 4c-til-4cr

Prerequisites: High school [comctry, and trigonometrj,

I mull. mis, hunts continuity, derivatives application ol the derivative,
integral, and applications ol the integral i rrigonometric and inverse
trigonometric functions are included throughout the course i

mmii 1:4 < alcului 11 for Physics, < hemlstry, and

Mathematics 4c-01-4cr

rithmk and exponential functions, techniques .>t integration
sequences and series, differential calculus ol functions ol several variables,
multiple integrals, Inn- integrals, surface integrals, differential equations
with application lo physical problems

MMII 123 < alcului I Physics, < bemlstry, Mathematlca 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: \i Mil iln 01 equivalent placement (algebra, geometry,
and trigonometrj 1

I he tiisi of a three-semestei sequence foi math and science majors covei
ing the theorj ol calculus and its application in problem solving ropics
include functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, applii derivative,

integrals, and applications ol the integral 1 rrigonometric, exponential,
and logarithmic functions are included throughout the course >

M MM 126 ( alculns II Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: \l\lll 125 or the equivalent
I Ik- second ol .1 three-semestei sequence for math and science majors.
ropics include techniques and applications ol integration, sequences and
series, convergence tests, rayloi polynomials, separable differential
equations, vectors, ami three-dimensional coordinates (Trigonometric,
exponential, and logarithmic functions are included throughout the course >

MMII 151 Elements of Mathematics 1 3c-01-3cr

ropics included are sets, concepts of logic, mathematical systems, systems
of numeration, developing the set of integers, rational numbers, and real


M M H 152 Elements of Mathematics ll 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: MMII 151

ropics included are sentences in one variable, sentences in tun variables,
Donmetric geometry, metric geometry, coordinate geometry, introduction
in statistics ami probability, computers, and calculators

MMII 171 Introduction (o Linear Algebra 3c-01-3cr

An introduction to vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants,

and matrix algebra lopics arc presented in a direct and intuitive approach

M M II 214 Probabilit) and Statistics for Business Majors 3c-01-3cr

Studies the methods ot describing data, probability theory, discrete and
continuous random variables, sampling distributions, estimation and tests ol
hypothesis for means, proportions and variance, and simple linear
ision and correlation

MMH 216 Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences 3c-01-3cr
Prerequisite: MAUI 121 or 125

frequency distributions, graphical representations of data, measures ol
central tendency and variation, correlation and regression, probability,
probabilit] distributions, and sampling distributions Inferential statistics
including confidence intervals and parametric and nonparamctnc tests ot
hypotheses An emphasis is on applications in the natural sciences using
graphing calculators and statistical software.

MMII 217 Probahilit> and Statistics 3c-0l-3cr

dor non-Math majors) 1 rec|uencv distributions, measures ol central

tendency, variation, elementary probabihtv. sampling, estimation, testing
hypotheses, correlation, and regression; emphasis on applications as
opposed to theoretical development of topics

MATH 21° Discrete Mathematics 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: < ( 1st lln and MATH 122 or 125

Hopics include set algebra, mappings, relations, semigroups, groups, directed
and undirected graphs. Boolean algebra, and prepositional logic, with
examples and applications of these to various areas of computer science

I inphasi/cs developing an intuitive undcrstandini ithei

than formal theories and influence ol these lopics on lheor> and practice
oi computii

MMII 22> ( alcului ill Physics, < bemlstry, Mathematics It 01 lei

Prerequisite: MMII 126 01 the equivalent

I he thud oi a three semester sequence fot math and science m

alt 1 1 1 i i ^ ol bini n. hi , ,.| several variables include '.

functions and space curves, arc length, curvature, partial derivatives,

licnts, areas and volumes in rdinatc systems, I

multipliers, line integrals, Green's rheorem, and applications ol multiple

me. exponential and logarithmic, fum
included throughout the course.)

MMII 241 Differential Equations )c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MMII 122 01 126

Emphasizes techniques ol solution ami applications ol differential equa-
tions ropics include first ordet equations, second order linear equations,
systems of linear equations, and series to differential equations

MMII 250 Introduction to Numerical Methods Ic013cr

Prerequisites: ( I )S( I In, M Mil 121 ... 125

[Orithmic methods for function evaluation, roots ol equations, solutions
to systems ol linear equations, function interpolation, numerical differen-
tiation, and integration and use of spline functions foi curve fitting I he
locus is on managing and measuring errors m computation. Also offered as

i OSC 250; eithei MAIM 2- s( 25<iinav be substituted for the

other and may be used interchangeably for Dm I icpeats but mav not be
counted for duplicate credit.

MMH 271 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I 3c-OI-3cr

Prerequisites: MAI 11 121 or 125; 171

dives basic ideas necessary lo prove results in mathematics. Includes hut is
not limited to logic of mathematics, basic methods ..I pi..,. I. algebra of
sets, equivalence relations and partitions ol sets, functions, and mathemati-
cal induction.

MMII 272 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisites: MAI II 126 and 271 with a grade ol ( or belter
A further study of the basic ideas <>l contemporary mathematics, lopics
include but arc not limited to mathematical induction, cardinality ol sets,
relations, methods of proof in number theory, analysis, and algebra.

MATH 2X1 Special lopics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum A given topic may be offered under
any special topic identity no more than three times. Special topics
numbered 2X1 are offered primarily for lower-level undergraduate students.

MATH 317 Probability and Statistics for Klemcntary and
Middle School Teachers 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 152. Elemental) Education concentration
Introduces students to elemental) concepts of probabihtv and statistics,
enabling them to analyze data, make predictions, and determine which
concepts mav be used with children

M M II 320 Mathematics for harly Childhood 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MAUI 151. I arly Childhood I ducation l'rek-( irade 6

Studies child-centered, activ ity -oriented mathematics programs for early
childhood education focuses on helping children develop understanding
ami insight into basic concepts ..I mathematics through the use of manipu-
lative materials. Topics include pre-numbcr activities, number activities,
numeration, operations on whole numbers, estimation, rational numbers,
geometry, measurement, probability, statistics, and problem solving

MATH 34(1 Principles of Secondary School Mathematics Jc-0l-3cr
Prerequisite: M \l II 271

Provides the mathematics content needed to teach in secondary schools
Connections arc made between advanced and secondary school mathemat-
ics. Open to secondarv mathematics education majors only.


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MATH 342 Advanced Mathematics for Applications 4c-01-4cr

Prerequisites: MATH 122 or 225; 241

Deals with the application of mathematics to problems of science. Empha-
sizes the three phases of such an application and the development of skills
necessary to carry out each step: 1) translation of the given physical infor-
mation to a mathematical model: 2) treatment of the model by math-
ematical methods: 3) interpretation of the mathematical result in physical
terms. Topics include vector calculus, integral theorems. Fourier scries,
partial differential equations, and the Laplace transformation.

MATH 350 History of Mathematics 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MAUI 122 or 126 or instructor permission
Development of the central concepts of mathematics from ancient times
up to the development of calculus in the seventeenth century. Mathemati-
cal concepts are placed in historical perspective. The use of the history of
mathematics as a pedagogical tool and its relationship to other sciences will
be addressed.

MATH 353 Theory of Numbers 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MATH 271 with a grade of C or better
Divisibility, congruences, primitive roots, number theoretic functions.
Diophantine equations, continued fractions, quadratic residues.

MATH 355 Foundations of Geometry I 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 171, 271 with a grade of C or better
Studies various groups of transformations and geometries associated with
these groups in the Euclidean plane. The Euclidean Similarity and affine
and projective groups of transformations are studied.

MATH 363 Mathematical Statistics I 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 216; 225 (may be taken concurrently)
Probability theory necessary for an understanding of mathematical
statistics is developed. Applications of set theory to models, combinations
and permutations, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions, expected
values, and moment generating functions.

MATH 364 Mathematical Statistics II 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MATH 363

Multi\ ariate distributions, change of variable technique, cni-square distribu-
tion, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, contingency
tables, goodness of fit. Practical applications are used to aid in the

MATH 366 Preparation for Actuarial Examinations lc-01-lcr

Prerequisites: MATH 171 and calculus sequence
An introduction to the actuarial profession which also helps the student
prepare for the first actuarial examinations. The examination preparation
consists of studying sample actuarial examinations and related material.
Student is required to take the actuarial examination. Student should be
aware that for most students, considerable study beyond the requirements
of this lcr course is required in order to pass the actuarial examinations.

MATH 371 Linear Algebra 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 171, 271 with a C or better grade
Vector spaces and linear transformations arc studied in a theoretical setting
Also, canonical forms and multilinear algebra arc studied.

MATH 417 Statistical Applications 3c-0l-3er

Prerequisites: MATH 214. 216. or 217 (for non-Math majors)
Using computer programs, a wide array of statistical procedures for educa-
tional research workers will be explored Basic concepts of statistical
inference and prediction are reviewed, including regression analysis and
prediction, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and covanancc. anil
partial and multiple correlation. Emphasizes use of the computer and
interpretation of computer printouts, along with understanding techniques
employed. No computer knowledge is necessary.

MATH 418 Sampling Survey Theory and Its Application 3c-01-3cr
Prerequisites: (For non-Math majors) M Mil 214. 216, or 217
Directed to the student who is or will he doing quantitative research,
commissioning large-scale SU1 v ej s. and evaluating the results Sampling

techniques and statistical principles underlying then use are introduced.
Consideration to the practical problems associated with implementation.

MATH 4211 Patterns and Functions for Elementary and
Middle School teachers 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 152; Elementary Education concentration
Examines the function concept as applied to elementary real number
functions and graphing techniques for these functions. Topics include real
number functions such as absolute value, step, linear, quadratic, and other
polynomial functions, trigonometric and other periodic functions, expo-
nential and logarithmic functions, and all other inverse functions. Students
examine curricular materials that develop function concepts in tirades K-N

MATH 421 Advanced Calculus I 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MAI II 272 with a grade of C or better
A study of set theory, real number system, functions, topology of Cartesian
space, sequences, convergence and uniform convergence, continuity, and
uniform continuity.

MATH 422 Advanced Calculus 11 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MATH 421

Includes the study of convergence sequences in Rn, global properties of
continuity, uniform continuity, differentiation of Rn. Riemann integrals,
and infinite series.

MATH 423 Complex Variables 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MATH 225

An introduction to the theory of functions of a complex variable: topics
included are elementary functions, analytic functions, conformal mapping,
integration, series, and application.

MATH 425 Applied Mathematical Analysis I 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: Calculus sequence, introductory linear algebra, or
instructor permission

Provides the necessary background for an understanding of mathematical
programming, proofs of convergence of algorithms, convexity, and
factorable functions Also develops necessary concepts in matrix theory
which are required to develop efficient algorithms to solve linear and
nonlinear programming models.

.MATH 427 Introduction to topology 3c-0l-3cr

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