Oct 26, 2021  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2017-2018 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Journalism

  
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    JRN 4620. Student Newspaper Production (1 credit)


    Experience in producing a student newspaper, The Pine Needle. Reporting, writing and editing news stories, news judgment, page design, photography, advertising, circulation, and Web-based newspaper production activities are covered. Pass/Fail grading.


Library

  
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    LIB 1000. Introduction to Academic Research (1 credit)


    This general elective course will introduce students to the basic information literacy skills necessary to locate, critically evaluate, and ethically use information for academic research assignments. It is ideal for both new students and transfer students.


Mathematics

  
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    MAT 0104. Fundamentals of Mathematics (3 credits)


    A study of topics in algebra that are essential for success in college algebra (MAT 107). Content includes solving of linear equations and inequalities as well as systems of linear equations and inequalities. Topics from geometry, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, and radicals are also studied. (This course does not count toward earned hours or graduation requirements. Most students will be placed in this course by scores on the Mathematics Placement Test.)

  
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    MAT 1050. Introduction to College Mathematics (3 credits)


    Topics from mathematics which may include sets, logic, algebra, graphs, functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, geometry, probability, and statistics. Problem solving is emphasized. This course is intended to be a general education course and NOT a preparation for college algebra. Some sections of the course will develop a theme for the applications of mathematical concepts. (Credit for MAT 1050 will not be allowed if the student has previously received a grade of C or better in a math course with a higher catalog number, unless the course is being taken to replace a grade or to fulfill a requirement.)

  
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    MAT 1070. College Algebra (3 credits)


    A study of the real and complex number systems, algebraic expressions and equations, polynomial and rational functions and their graphs, inequalities and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, systems of equations, and conic sections. This course is intended to be a preparation for calculus (MAT 2150  and MAT 2210 ). A very good understanding of high school algebra is required.

  
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    MAT 1080. Plane Trigonometry (3 credits)


    A study of angle measures, trigonometric functions and their values, inverse trigonometric functions and their values, graphs of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, solutions of right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, polar coordinates, vectors, and rotation of axes. This course is intended to be a preparation for calculus (MAT 2210 ). PREREQ: MAT 1070 .

  
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    MAT 1090. Precalculus (4 credits)


    This course is an accelerated version of MAT 1070  and MAT 1080  combined. See both course descriptions for a list of topics covered. This course is intended as a rapid review of the topics in preparation for calculus.

  
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    MAT 1180. Finite Mathematics (3 credits)


    Set theory, symbolic logic, permutations and combinations, probability, conditional probability, matrices and systems of equations. Some applications to stochastic processes, Markov chains, linear programming, statistics. PREREQ: MAT 1070  or equivalent.

  
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    MAT 2100. Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)


    Elementary statistics, descriptive and inferential. Graphing data sets, finding measures of center, position, and dispersion. Probability, linear regression and correlation. Central Limit Theorem, sampling and hypothesis testing, including z-tests, student's tests, F-test, Chi-Square, and ANOVA. The use of calculators and computers is an integral part of the course. MAT 1070  or equivalent.

  
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    MAT 2110. Survey of Geometry (3 credits)


    Topics covered involve: Plane and Solid Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Transformational Geometry, Trigonometry, Logic, and Measurement Systems. These topics will emphasize fundamental concepts: points, lines, planes, angles, polygons, circle, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, and construction of figures. Various types of technology will be incorporated throughout the course. PREREQ: MAT 1070  and MAT 1080  or equivalent.

  
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    MAT 2150. Calculus with Applications (4 credits)


    Required for Biology majors. Not open to Mathematics majors. A study of functions of one variable; derivatives, integrals and their applications to Biological Sciences and Business. Special attention will be given to exponential functions with respect to growth and decay applications. Topics of multivariable calculus will also be included. PREREQ: MAT 1070  or MAT 1090  or equivalent.

  
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    MAT 2210. Calculus I (4 credits)


    Study of functions of one variable, topics from analytic geometry, limits and continuity; differentiation of algebraic functions; curve sketching; various applications chosen from physics, economics, and optimization. PREREQ: MAT 1070  and MAT 1080 , or MAT 1090 , or equivalent.

  
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    MAT 2220. Calculus II (4 credits)


    A study of integrals, the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of the calculus, applications of the definite integral. The derivative and integral of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; and techniques of integration. PREREQ: C or better in MAT 2210 .

  
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    MAT 2300. Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (3 credits)


    Introduction to set theory, elementary concepts of the topology of the real line and the plane, elementary logic, and techniques of proof. PREREQ: MAT 2210  or MAT 2150 .

  
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    MAT 2500. Introduction to Teaching Mathematics in Middle Grades and Secondary Schools (2 credits)


    Designed to provide an overview of mathematics in the secondary school and early experiences for prospective mathematics teachers. These experiences include a planned program of observational and participatory experience in the mathematics classroom. PREREQ: EDN 3020 , MAT 2210  or MAT 2150 .

  
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    MAT 2600. Connections in Mathematics I (1 credit)


    This seminar course is designed to help mathematics and mathematics education majors connect and deepen their mathematical understandings of calculus-related topics. Emphasis will be placed on research and communication of mathematical ideas. Major course work will include production of portfolio artifacts that represent the major's development of understanding in the mathematics curriculum. PREREQ/COREQ: MAT 2220 .

  
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    MAT 3110. Advanced Euclidean Geometry (3 credits)


    Topics include Plane and Solid Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Transformational Geometry, Trigonometry, Logic, and the Systemization of Euclidean Theorems and Postulates. These topics will emphasize fundamental concepts: points, lines, planes, angles, congruence, similarity, concurrence, polygons, circle, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, and construction of figures. Various types of technology will be incorporated throughout the course. PREREQ: MAT 1070  and MAT 1080  or equivalent and MAT 2300 .

  
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    MAT 3150. Linear Algebra I (3 credits)


    An introduction to the theory of vector spaces, linear transformations, systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, rank, determinants, inner products. Applications of matrices to problems involving systems of equations. PREREQ: MAT 2210  or MAT 2150 .

  
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    MAT 3170. Linear Algebra II (3 credits)


    Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, similarity of matrices, reduction of matrices to diagonal form. Cayley‑Hamilton theorem, minimum polynomial, Jordan canonical form. Hermitian, unitary, and normal matrices, orthonormal basis, Gram‑Schmidt process. Simplification of quadratic forms and other applications. PREREQ: MAT 3150 .

  
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    MAT 3250. Algebra I (3 credits)


    Introduction to groups, integral domains, rings and fields, with further study of subgroups, cyclic groups, groups of permutations, isomorphisms and homomorphisms of groups, direct products, and factor groups. PREREQ: MAT 2300 ; PREREQ/COREQ: MAT 3150 .

  
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    MAT 3260. Algebra II (3 credits)


    Further topics in group theory; rings, integral domains, fields, ideals, quotient rings, homomorphisms, direct sums, polynomial rings, extension fields. PREREQ: MAT 3250 .

  
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    MAT 3270. Numerical Analysis (3 credits)


    An introduction to the solution of mathematical problems by computational techniques, including both finite and iterative methods and error analysis. PREREQ: MAT 3150 , MAT 3310 , and one high-level programming language.

  
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    MAT 3280. Probability and Statistics I (3 credits)


    Probability, sample spaces, counting techniques, random variables, discrete and continuous distribution functions, characteristics functions. Binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. Central limit theorems. PREREQ: MAT 2220 OR (MAT 2150 and MAT 2300)

  
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    MAT 3300. Probability and Statistics II (3 credits)


    Introduction to common theoretical distributions, central limit theorems, two dimensional random variables, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression theory and applications. PREREQ: MAT 3310 , MAT 3280 .

  
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    MAT 3310. Calculus III (4 credits)


    A continuation of Calculus I and II from an advanced viewpoint. L'Hospital's rule, improper integrals, Taylor's theorem, infinite series. Multi-variable calculus: limits, continuity, partial derivatives, extrema, iterated integrals, and applications. PREREQ: C or better in MAT 2220 .

  
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    MAT 3320. Differential Equations (3 credits)


    An introduction to ordinary differential equations including classification of solutions to differential equations, existence and uniqueness of solutions, power series methods, initial value problems, and applications. PREREQ: MAT 3310 .

  
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    MAT 3330. Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)


    Provides an introduction to discrete mathematics. Topics include graph theory, proof techniques, elementary combinatorics, discrete probability, fair outcomes, recursion, sequences, series, algorithms for computation. PREREQ: MAT 2210  or MAT 2150  and MAT 2300 .

  
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    MAT 3500. Teaching Mathematics with Technology (2 credits)


    The application of computer software and other technologies specifically used in the mathematics classroom, with their inclusion in appropriate lesson plans. Classroom management of instructional technology will be emphasized. This course is designed as a preservice course for teachers and may not be used as an advanced MAT or CSC requirement. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

  
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    MAT 3600. Connections in Mathematics II (1 credit)


    This seminar course is designed to help mathematics and mathematics education majors connect and deepen their mathematical understandings of proof. Emphasis will be placed on research and communication of mathematical ideas. Major course work will include production of portfolio artifacts that represent the major's development of understanding in the mathematics curriculum. PREREQ: MAT 2300 , MAT 2600 ; PREREQ/COREQ: MAT 3150 .

  
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    MAT 3750. Methods for Teaching Algebra (3 credits)


    Designed to deepen and expand the student's knowledge of methods, materials, and assessment practices related to teaching algebraic concepts at the middle and secondary level. This course is designed as a pre-service course for teachers and may not be used as an advanced MAT or CSC requirement. PREREQ: MAT 2500 .

  
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    MAT 4000. Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Middle Grades and Secondary Schools (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (EDN 4000)
    Presents modern techniques, methods, materials, and assessment practices in the teaching of mathematics. Directed observation in middle or high school mathematics classes. Laboratory work provides experience in developing lesson plans that utilize materials and methods appropriate for classroom use. PREREQ: MAT 2500 .

  
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    MAT 4020. A Historical Development of Mathematics (3 credits)


    A study of the development of mathematics in its historical setting from its earliest beginnings to modern times. Note: This course may not be used as an Advanced Mathematics requirement for the major in Mathematics. PREREQ: MAT 2210  or MAT 2150 .

  
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    MAT 4110. College Geometry (3 credits)


    A rigorous development of metric and synthetic approaches to Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries using an axiomatic format. Similarities and differences among definitions, axioms, theorems, and postulates of non-Euclidean geometries will be considered. The relationship of these geometries to Euclidean geometry will also be studied. PREREQ: MAT 2300 ; PREREQ/COREQ: MAT 3150 .

  
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    MAT 4150. Theory of Numbers (3 credits)


    An introduction to the properties of integers, prime and composite numbers, Fermat's Theorem, arithmetic functions, quadratic residues, Diophantine equations, continued fractions and congruences. PREREQ: MAT 2210  or MAT 2150 .

  
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    MAT 4220. Applied Mathematics (3 credits)


    Introduction to mathematical modeling. Techniques and properties of discrete and continuous models. Case studies. PREREQ: MAT 3150  and MAT 3320 .

  
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    MAT 4310. Real Analysis I (3 credits)


    An introduction to modern mathematical analysis with careful attention to topics of elementary and intermediate calculus of one or more variables. Topics include convergence of sequences and series, mean value theorems, the Cauchy criterion, integrability. PREREQ: MAT 2300  and MAT 3310 .

  
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    MAT 4320. Real Analysis II (3 credits)


    A continuation of Advanced Calculus I including such topics as the total derivative of multi-variable functions, transformations of Rn, representations of functions by series and integrals, and uniform convergence. PREREQ: MAT 4310 .

  
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    MAT 4440. Complex Analysis (3 credits)


    Complex numbers, analytic functions, conformal mappings, contour integration, Cauchy's theorem and integral formula. Taylor and Laurent expansions, analytic continuation, and Liouville's theorem. PREREQ: MAT 3310 .

  
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    MAT 4490. Internship in Mathematics in the Secondary School (9 credits)


    Provides a semester-long full-time teaching experience in an off campus public school setting. Pass/Fail grading. PREREQ: MAT 4000 .

  
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    MAT 4600. Connections in Mathematics III (1 credit)


    This seminar course is designed to help mathematics and mathematics education majors connect and deepen their mathematical understandings of advanced analysis and technology. Emphasis will be placed on research and communication of mathematical ideas. Major course work will include production of portfolio artifacts that represent the major's development of understanding in the mathematics curriculum. PREREQ: MAT 3600 .

  
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    MAT 4750. Professional Seminar in Secondary Mathematics (3 credits)


    A seminar designed to parallel the full-semester student teaching experience. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate application of methods of teaching and assessment in a clinical setting. Proper use of instructional materials, participation in the reflective teaching process, and opportunities for professional development and growth will be emphasized. PREREQ: Admission to Professional Semester.

  
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    MAT 4990. Independent Study (1-3 credits)


    Offered for mathematics majors on approval of the Department Chair.

  
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    MAT 5020. History of Mathematics (3 credits)


    A historical development of selected topics in mathematics from ancient to modern times. Systems of numeration, geometrical notions, and the development of algebra and analysis with motivational and pedagogical relevance will be given emphasis. Credit will not be allowed for MAT 502 if student has credit for an undergraduate course in the History of Mathematics.

  
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    MAT 5050. Elements of Mathematics for the Middle Grades Teacher (3 credits)


    The content of this course provides teachers at the middle school level with the mathematics they need in order to be effective in the classroom. Topics include sets, metric geometry, and introductory algebra. These topics will be handled from a problem‑solving point of view.

  
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    MAT 5070. Discrete Mathematics for the Math Teacher (3 credits)


    This course will stress applications of Discrete Mathematics and such discrete techniques as are now, or should be, found at the secondary level. Mathematical modeling will be an underlying concept of the course.

  
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    MAT 5100. Point Set Topology (3 credits)


    Elements of point set topology, separation properties, compactness, connectedness, functions, Tietze extension theorem, fundamental group, and covering spaces.

  
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    MAT 5120. Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra (3 credits)


    2‑ and 3‑dimensional linear algebra over the numbers; geometric interpretations; and topics chosen to improve secondary teachers' breadth in and knowledge of Linear Algebra.

  
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    MAT 5150. Topics in Number Theory (3 credits)


    Topics chosen to improve the secondary mathematics teacher's mastery, breadth of knowledge, and appreciation of classical number theory. Content variable, but chosen to minimize duplication with recent and current MAT 4150  classes.

  
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    MAT 5230. Real Analysis (3 credits)


    Real number system; open and closed sets, covering properties, Borel sets. Measurable sets and measurable functions. Lebesque measure and integration, LP spaces.

  
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    MAT 5260. Special Topics in Abstract Algebra (3 credits)


    Selected topics from group, ring, and field theory that have implications to the secondary curriculum will be chosen for study.

  
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    MAT 5320. Advanced Calculus for the Mathematics Teacher (3 credits)


    Topics chosen to improve the secondary mathematics teacher's mastery, breadth of knowledge, and appreciation of advanced calculus. Content variable, but chosen to minimize duplication with recent undergraduate courses in advanced calculus.

  
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    MAT 5440. Complex Analysis for the Mathematics Teacher (3 credits)


    Topics chosen to improve the secondary mathematics teacher's mastery, breadth of knowledge, and appreciation of complex analysis. Content variable, but chosen to minimize duplication with recent undergraduate courses in complex analysis.

  
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    MAT 5810. Internship in Secondary Mathematics (3 credits)


    Ten week, full-time internship experiences in an off-campus public school setting appropriate for 9-12 Mathematics licensure. PREREQ: Approval of the Mathematics Education Program Director.

  
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    MAT 6000. Thesis in Mathematics Education (3 credits)


    The student prepares a masters degree thesis in Mathematics Education under the direction of a thesis advisor from the Dept. of Math/CSC and the student's thesis committee. Students electing to complete a thesis are still required to take the written comprehensive examinations. May be used to satisfy 3 hours of electives. PREREQ: 21 hours of Graduate Work, MAT 5000, EDN 5660 , permission of Math Dept. Chair, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Graduate Dean.


Mathematics Education

  
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    MATE 5500. Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Mathematics Education (3 credits)


    A critical study of current issues, trends, and the design and evaluation of curriculum in mathematics education. Students will develop, use, and evaluate a teaching unit as a major part of the work in this course. Required of all master's candidates in mathematics education.

  
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    MATE 5530. Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Techniques (3 credits)


    This course strengthens the student's mathematical problem‑solving ability by extensive work with non‑routine problems that can be solved by elementary methods. General strategies for creative problem‑solving will be emphasized. Meaningful ways of dealing with such problems in the secondary school classroom will constitute a significant part of the course. Required of all master's candidates in mathematics education.

  
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    MATE 5600. Advanced Classroom Instruction in Mathematics Education (3 credits)


    An advanced study of the theoretical bases of mathematical instruction, including philosophical and psychological concerns. Instructional theories from the field of mathematics education will be examined, together with the research that supports these theories.

  
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    MATE 5660. Advanced Educational Research in Mathematics Education (3 credits)


    Emphasis is on understanding research designs and methods in mathematics education. Students will apply statistical methods to interpret and present data in a professional research method. Students will use experience gained here to develop a comprehensive research-based project as their capstone experience.

  
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    MATE 5990. Professional Development and Leadership Seminar (3 credits)


    A capstone experience for mathematics teachers. Candidates will successfully complete a comprehensive research-based project in mathematics education by integrating knowledge gained throughout the program into a final conceptual framework. The project may take the form of a thesis or a comprehensive portfolio and will incorporate educational research. This project will include the candidate's plans for future professional development. Each candidate will give an oral presentation of his or her completed comprehensive project for review by the graduate faculty in the mathematics department.


Mathematics Graduate

  
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    MATH 5060. Statistics and Probability for the Secondary Mathematics Teacher (3 credits)


    The emphasis of this course will be on understanding various statistical concepts and techniques including measures of central tendency, correlation coefficients, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and inferential statistics. The fundamentals of probability that will be discussed include univariate and multivariate distributions, expectation, conditional distributions, and the law of large numbers.

  
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    MATH 5080. Technology in Mathematics Education (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CSC 5050)
    An inservice course in the comparison and evaluation of computer hardware configurations and computer software packages for the classroom. The mechanics of setting up a computer network. A consideration of the effect that computers in the classroom have on curriculum development. A laboratory experience will be an integral part of the course.

  
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    MATH 5110. Advanced Topics in Geometry (3 credits)


    Topics chosen to improve the secondary mathematics teacher's mastery, breadth of knowledge, and appreciation of classical geometry. Content variable, but chosen to minimize duplication with recent and current MAT 4110  classes.

  
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    MATH 5210. Analysis I for Mathematics Teachers (3 credits)


    A brief survey of the principal ideas and techniques of Calculus. Intended as a refresher course for high school teachers who feel the need for an understanding of Calculus in order to prepare their students for college work.

  
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    MATH 5220. Analysis II for Mathematics Teachers (3 credits)


    A continuation of MATH 5210 . This course continues developing the principal ideas and techniques of Calculus. Advanced topics covered may include selected topics from the real number system involving open and closed sets, covering properties, Borel sets. Additional topics: measurable sets and measurable functions, Lebesque measure and integration, and LP spaces.

  
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    MATH 5410. Advanced Topics in Abstract Algebra (3 credits)


    Two- and three-dimensional linear algebra over the numbers; geometric interpretations; and topics from group, ring, and field theory that have implications to the secondary curriculum.

  
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    MATH 5420. Special Topics in Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)


    This course will cover applications of Discrete Mathematics and such discrete techniques as are currently found at the secondary level. This course will also cover content chosen from classical Number Theory that extends beyond what students learned in undergraduate courses.


Special Topics in Mathematics

  
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    MATS 4xxx. Special Topics (Variable Title) (1-3 credits)


    A study of special topics in mathematics or mathematics education. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.


Mass Communication

  
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    MCM 2100. Introduction to Mass Communication (3 credits)


    Examination of channels used to communicate with mass audiences in the United States, with emphasis on developments in books, newspapers, magazines, film, radio, television, and the World Wide Web. Includes news, advertising, public relations, New Media, and global communications concepts and the social, cultural, political, and economic impacts of media on society. Controls on media will be described, and media theories will be explored.

  
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    MCM 2400. Writing for the Media (3 credits)


    An introduction to mass media writing formats, styles, and conventions for print journalism, broadcasting, and public relations. The basic formats, techniques, and professional principles needed to develop skills in writing news stories, press releases, broadcast, advertising, and Web copy. PREREQ: ENG 1050 .

  
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    MCM 2500. Film Appreciation (3 credits)


    A holistic examination of feature films and their impact on culture and society. While emphasis is given to the American film experience, global perspectives will also be examined. Course foundations begin with the evolution of film and the historical development of the discursive techniques used to convey meaning to audiences. Topics regarding the aesthetics of films (mise en scene, kinetics, narrative, etc.) and examination of film as a commercial industry will follow.

  
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    MCM 3000. World Media (3 credits)


    This course compares mass media systems in select countries or regions to reveal differences and similarities in purpose, economy, regulation, and reception by their national and international audiences. Theories of media and society, including normative theories of media, are related to the diverse cultural traditions and political regimes in which mass communication occurs around the world. PREREQ: MCM 2100  or GGY 2000 /WLS 2000  or PLS 2510 /WLS 2510 .

  
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    MCM 3100. New Media of Mass Communication (3 credits)


    An introduction to the emerging media of mass communication that employ online and social media technologies, including best practices and theoretical perspectives as they are used in the operations of converged media industries, including news and entertainment environments. The course introduces systems such as blogging and micro-blogging, social networking, image and video sharing, collaborative wikis, digital storytelling, virtual reality worlds, and others along with the concepts of citizen journalism, rich media, and other contemporary topics. The course also investigates ethics and diversity issues surrounding the technologies and their social, cultural, and political impact.

  
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    MCM 3600. Media and Society (3 credits)


    An examination of how communication media operate as industries, makers of meaning, and shapers of our public world. Although the course focuses on the United States, attention is given to globalization of media institutions, texts, and audiences.

  
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    MCM 3660. Media and Culture (3 credits)


    Critical, philosophic inquiry into the influence of media technologies and economies on popular culture, and vice versa, using grand theories and theoretical perspectives of the modern (and postmodern) era. Students will consider what thinkers such as Marx, Freud, and McLuhan said, or would have said, about music, dance, fashion, film, broadcasting, journalism, and other arts. PREREQ: ENG 1060  plus one of the following: PHI 1000 , PHI 4230 , MCM 2100 , MCM 3600 .

  
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    MCM 3700. Media and Politics (3 credits)


    This introductory course explores the increasing interaction between makers of domestic and foreign policy and global news media, especially newspapers, television, magazines, radio and the internet. Their symbiotic relationships are analyzed through case studies.

  
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    MCM 4050. Media Law and Ethics (3 credits)


    Legal and ethical considerations as they apply to the daily work of media practitioners. Emphasis on codes of ethics, professional codes, and state, federal, and local law. PREREQ: MCM 2100 , MCM 2400 ; Junior or Senior status.

  
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    MCM 4130. Internship in Mass Communication (3 credits)


    Practical application of the principles of broadcasting, journalism, and public relations in the workplace. Interns will work in broadcasting stations, newspapers, public relations offices, and related sites under the supervision of experienced professionals. Interns will write papers evaluating their experiences as they relate to MCM courses. PREREQ: Consent of instructor. May not be taken by non-MCM majors.

  
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    MCM 4140. Internship in Mass Communication (3 credits)


    A second internship which MCM majors may take as an elective. It is not part of the Core Course requirement. Same requirements and prerequisites as MCM 4130 .

  
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    MCM 4360. Mass Communication Theory and Research (3 credits)


    A review of social scientific theories of mass communication and an exploration of research methods used in our academic discipline and our professions. Attention is paid to the differences between quantitative and qualitative methods, the differences between basic and applied research, and research ethics. PREREQ: MCM 2100 , MCM 2400 .

  
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    MCM 4550. Senior Thesis (3 credits)


    A self-directed research project that is conceived, designed, and executed by the student and mentored by a faculty member, resulting in a substantive, completed, original work that is publication- or presentation-ready. PREREQ: 3.0 QPA, senior standing, MCM 4360 , and permission of department chair.

  
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    MCM 4990. Independent Study in Mass Communication (3 credits)


    Individual study directed by consenting instructor. Advanced study topic, research project, or creative project chosen to meet individual student needs. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. PREREQ: 2.0 QPA and permission of instructor and department head.


Special Topics in Mass Communication

  
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    MCMS 4xxx. Special Topics in Mass Communication (3 credits)


    Contemporary and advanced subject matter in the field. Topics to be announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. PREREQ: MCM 2100 , MCM 2400 .


Management

  
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    MGT 2000. Success in Organizations (3 credits)


    This course is an overview of workplaces in contemporary society, with individual, social, and ethical perspectives germane for both business and non-business majors. Topics will address areas such as how your employer obtains revenue to pay your salary, how your employer can stay competitive in the marketplace, and how you can remain employable in your field. Current issues will also be analyzed, including personal strategies for success in organizational life.

  
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    MGT 3010. Organizational Crisis Management (3 credits)


    Crisis management focuses on helping decision makers address low probability, high impact events that may occur to their organizations. Such events include, but are not limited to, workplace violence, fires, severe weather damage, consumer boycotts, terrorist attacks, product sabotage, or industrial accidents. This course follows a four stage approach to a comprehensive crisis management program: landscape survey, strategic planning, crisis management, and organizational learning. PREREQ: junior or senior standing.

  
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    MGT 3030. Business Communications (3 credits)


    Development of skill in the fundamentals of oral and written communication skills. In addition to studying the concepts of communication, students are required to make both oral and written presentations. The importance of effective communication within the business context is emphasized. PREREQ: A "C" or better in ENG 1060 .

  
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    MGT 3060. Organization and Management (3 credits)


    Introductory study of management processes within profit and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on behavioral issues as applied to organizations, such as motivation, teams, perception, and organizational development.

  
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    MGT 3090. Organizational Leadership (3 credits)


    A survey of theoretical and contemporary approaches to leadership in organizations. Issues such as decision-making, change, power, strategy, and social responsibility are also addressed as they relate to leader effectiveness. PREREQ: MGT 3060 .

  
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    MGT 3150. International Management (3 credits)


    An introduction to and an overview of the essential elements of international management. Emphasis on the application of behavioral and strategic management practices to global business environments. PREREQ: MGT 3060 .

  
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    MGT 3810. Students in Free Enterprise I (1 credit)


    Educational experience planning and implementing outreach projects and hands-on learning as part of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a nonprofit organization. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of project work in addition to other requirements set by the instructor. PREREQ: permission of the instructor.

  
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    MGT 3820. Students in Free Enterprise II (1 credit)


    Educational experience planning and implementing outreach projects and hands-on learning as part of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a nonprofit organization. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of project work in addition to other requirements set by the instructor. PREREQ: permission of the instructor.

  
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    MGT 3830. Students in Free Enterprise III (1 credit)


    Educational experience planning and implementing outreach projects and hands-on learning as part of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a nonprofit organization. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of project work in addition to other requirements set by the instructor. PREREQ: permission of the instructor.

  
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    MGT 3840. Students in Free Enterprise IV (1 credit)


    Educational experience planning and implementing outreach projects and hands-on learning as part of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a nonprofit organization. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of project work in addition to other requirements set by the instructor. PREREQ: permission of the instructor.

  
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    MGT 4010. Fundamentals of Project Management (3 credits)


    This course introduces new and emerging topics, tools, and techniques that are used in Project Management. It introduces students to project planning and organization, budgeting and control, and project life cycles. Topics include organizational workflow, the staffing process, project planning elements, and project communications. Students will also learn basic project scheduling techniques, resource constrained scheduling, and software applications for project management. PREREQ: MGT 3060  and MGT 3090 .

  
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    MGT 4050. American Indian Business (3 credits)


    This course will address topics in American Indian business, management, and leadership, including American Indian entrepreneurship. Topics include the impact of culture on human resource management and business strategy, American Indian leadership characteristics, tribal values and economic development, as well as the relationship between spirituality and American Indian business. PREREQ: MGT 3060 .

  
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    MGT 4070. Organization Theory (3 credits)


    An examination of contemporary organizations from a theoretical perspective. Topics include but are not limited to organizational structure and design, organizational lifecycle, culture, ethics and social responsibility, strategy, technology, innovation and change, conflict, power, and politics. PREREQ: MGT 3060  or 3070.

  
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    MGT 4080. Human Resource Management (3 credits)


    Application of behavioral science concepts in the development of hiring, training, and compensation policies relevant to the management of people at work. PREREQ: MGT 3060 .

  
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    MGT 4100. Small Business Management (3 credits)


    Consideration of opportunities and obstacles involved in starting and operating a small business. Emphasis is placed on integrating major concepts from finance, marketing, operations, and accounting as they apply to owning and operating a small business. PREREQ: MGT 3060 , MKT 3120 , FIN 3100 .

  
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    MGT 4110. Small Business Institute Problems (3 credits)


    Project‑oriented course in which teams, under the supervision of the instructor, provide consulting assistance to individuals who are starting a new business or currently operating a small business. Emphasis is placed on integration and application of business concepts to actual business situations. Limited enrollment. PREREQ: MGT 3060 , MKT 3120 , FIN 3100  (MGT 4100  desirable, but not required).

  
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    MGT 4300. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credits)


    Include the company's relationships with its local community, society, shareholders, suppliers, creditors, employees, management, consumers, the physical environment, and the government. PREREQ: MGT 3060 , ECN 2020  or ECN 2030 , and ACC 2270 .

  
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    MGT 4310. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (3 credits)


    This course combines two increasingly important streams of management responsibilities: sustainability and social responsibility. It requires students to examine the challenges of implementing sustainability in a variety of contexts from the perspectives of climate change, energy use, natural resource use, and ecosystems/land use, as well as introduces them to the concepts of corporate social responsibility, which expands corporate focus from serving stockholders to considering the impact of the firm's activities on diverse stakeholders.

 

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