Curriculum updates and notes for students, faculty and academic advisors
The University has restructured the Core requirements, and these affect
students taking math and physics core courses.
A discussion of these changes is available in the
New Core document.
We have made several important changes to several of our
MATHnumbered courses
that potentially affect students taking math courses.
Please review these as these changes were
implemented in Fall 2014, and we have updated the document for Fall 2015.
These changes include:
 For developmental math courses:
 MATH 1104 Quantitative Reasoning largely takes the place
of MATH 1127 Finite Math which is now deprecated.
MATH 1127 is available during the Fall 2014 session only for
those students
who are continuing in this course from a previous semester.
The course takes a fresh approach to math, providing students
a solid background in logic, reasoning, numeracy skills
and probability. A sample
syllabus for MATH 1104 is
available for advisors and students to review. The course
will be offered in Spring 2015 and will be run outside of the
Math Zone.
 MATH 1108 College Math largely takes the place of the old
M 109 Intermediate Algebra. It's intended mostly for
Business majors, and for those who many need additional remediation
in math. It combines the best of intermediate algebra
and probability and it is aimed at students needing to work
primarily with algebra
 MATH 1110 College Algebra is a rigorous course in algebra
designed to provide STEM students a solid foundation for continuing
in Calculus and higher level math courses.
The College of Engineering students and Forensic Science students are
typically placed at a level of MATH 1110, or higher.
Those with placement results below this need to have their
correct placement properly addressed
by an approved College of Engineering advisor or Forensic Science advisor, as appropriate. If you are having
difficulties with this course, please contact your advisor or the
Department of Mathematics and Physics.
 We have a summary chart
to assist advisors and students
understand the layout of the revised developmental math curriculum
and its relation to the other math classes or other classes requiring
a mathematics background.
 For our math service courses:
 MATH 2205 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra has
had its prerequisites changed so that students in engineering
preferring to take this course can do so after having complete
MATH 1118 Calculus II, i.e., MATH 2203 Calculus III
is no longer a prerequisite for this class.
 MATH 3310 Introduction to PDEs (see below).
 MATH 1112 Business Calculus. The Department of Mathematics
has taken over teaching QANL 1118 Business Math as of Fall
2015.
 For math majors the changes include:
 MATH 1121 Foundations of Mathematics will be offered every
Spring Semster,
and it represents a required course that every Math major should
take as soon as they complete MATH 1117. It provides a solid
but accessible introduction to logic and proof.
Prerequisite:
A grade "C" or higher in MATH 1117, or through placement testing.
Note Math majors must take this class
and math minors should also consider
taking this class. Degree Audit does not yet correctly reflect
the changes that we will make in the degree plans for students
doing either a minor in math or a major in math. MATH 1121
replaces MATH 3305 as the prerequisite required by any course
that currently may still be listed as showing MATH 3305 being
required as a prerequisite.
Students who have taken MATH 3305 Discrete Structures, however,
do not need to take MATH 1121.
 MATH 3305 Number Theory largely takes the place
of the old MATH 3311 Discrete Structures.
The course is same, however the title changed to
more correctly reflect the curriculum content as an
introductory course to number theory.
Prerequisite: MATH 1118 and MATH 1121.
This course is no longer required by Math Majors, i.e., we are
currently substituting MATH 1121 in place of this Program requirement.
 MATH 3310 Introduction to PDEs is a continuation of
the study of differential equations.
Prerequisite: MATH 2204 or MATH 2205.
Students and faculty should be aware that across the spectrum of our
service courses, we have been working to standardize the learning experience
in all of our service classes.
Please contact us if you have any questions or are uncertain about your
choice of a math or physics class.
