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MATH PLACEMENT EXAM DATES

The Math Placement Exam will be given August 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM in Williams Hall Room 309. Students who need or want to re-take the Math Placement Exam must register for either date with Arlene Dende, Administrative Assistant by calling 274-3107 or by email – adende@ithaca.edu, prior to taking the exam.
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MATH-10000-all FUNDAMENTALS LA
1 CREDIT (NOTE: Course meets 3hrs/week.)
INSTRUCTORS:
01, 02: Dani Novak, William 311D, X43595, novak@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section.
PREREQUISITE: Math Placement in Group 4.
STUDENTS: Credit cannot be earned for both MATH-10000 AND MATH-18000.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Any student with group 4 designation must take this course or MATH-18000 (Math Fundamentals with Computers) before taking any other math or computer science course. MATH-10000 is designed to give you an understanding of the basic concepts underlying algebra, functions, exponents, areas, fractions, and percents. Attention will be given to the reasoning skills necessary for understanding these concepts. Much of your time will be spent on problem situations expressed in words. The course goals are to increase your confidence in your own ability to do mathematics by having you do mathematics successfully and to give you a quantitative understanding that will prepare you for other courses or life experiences.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Combination of full group lectures and discussions, and small group and individual work, which may involve concrete materials. Extra help sessions with teaching assistants are available.
NOTE: Completion of MATH-10000 or MATH-18000 with a grade of C  or better changes your math placement to group 3. 

MATH-10400-all MATH FOR BUSINESS LA NS
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01: Steven Hilbert, Williams 402D, X43601, Hilbert@ithaca.edu
02: John Rosenthal, Williams 321D, X43586, rosentha@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section 
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 1 or 2. 
STUDENTS: Restricted to School of Business students until after summer registration
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Covers topics in mathematics of finance, linear programming, and differential calculus as requested by the Business School.  Applications are emphasized.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures/activities, daily homework, and discussion.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Frequent homework, frequent quizzes, preliminary exams and a comprehensive final. Preliminary exams may be held at night.  Grades are based on student’s overall performance.
NOTE: TI-83/TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator will be used throughout the course.

MATH-10401-all MATH FOR BUSINESS LA NS
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01, 02: Pamela Pospisil, William 212A, X45186, ppospisil@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section 
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 2 or 3. 
STUDENTS: Restricted to School of Business students until after summer registration
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Covers topics in mathematics of finance, linear programming, and differential calculus as requested by the Business School.  Applications are emphasized.
The School of Business expects their students in Math-10401 to make use of tutorial services provided by that school.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures/activities, daily homework, and discussion.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Frequent homework, frequent quizzes, preliminary exams and a comprehensive final. Preliminary exams may be held at night.  Grades are based on student’s overall performance.
NOTE: TI-83/TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator will be used throughout the course.
NOTE: Section 01 will not meet on Monday, 17 September (the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah) nor on Wednesday, 26 September (Yom Kippur).

MATH-10500-all MATH FOR DECISION MAKING LA NS,  2b
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01,02, 03: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section.
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 3, 2, or 1.
STUDENTS: Course is required option for students in a number of majors, particularly in health-related fields.
Students may not receive credit for both MATH-10500 and MATH-10600.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course introduces students to probability, math of finance, and linear programming. 
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures with discussions.  In some sections, students will be encouraged to do some work in groups.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Regular homework, 2-3 prelims, final exam.  Weekly quizzes in some sections.

MATH-10700-01 FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED CALCULUS LA NS, 2b 
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01: Pamela Pospisil, William 212A, X45186, ppospisil@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section 
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 3 or 2. 
STUDENTS: Not open to students who have taken MATH-10800, MATH-11100 or MATH-11200.
Mainly business and health science majors or minors and other interested students. 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: To give the student an intuitive understanding of the main concepts of the calculus and some experience in their use in finding and applying mathematical models to solve problems in the social and other sciences.  Applications are emphasized.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures/activities, daily homework, and discussion.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Quizzes, 2 3 prelims, comprehensive final, daily homework.
Grades are based on student’s overall performance. 
NOTE: Completion of this course with a grade of C- or better will move students in math placement group 3 to group 2
NOTE: TI-83/TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator will be used throughout the course.
NOTE: Section 01 will not meet on Friday, 9/30, the second day of Rosh Hashanah

MATH-10800-all CALCULUS FOR DECISION MAKING LA NS, 2b
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR:
01, 02: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 25 students per section
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 2 or 1.  Not open to students who have taken MATH-10700, MATH-10801, MATH-10803, MATH-11100, or MATH-11200.
STUDENTS: All Majors.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: To give the student an understanding of the main results of calculus.  Applications are emphasized.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures, regular homework, and discussion.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Quizzes, 3 prelims, comprehensive final, regular homework. 
Grading based on student's overall performance. 

MATH-11000-01 College Algebra and Trigonometry  LA NS
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR:
01, Staff
ENROLLMENT: 20 per section
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 2 or 3. 
STUDENTS: Open to all students who meet prerequisites (above).
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A model approach to college algebra and Trigonometry.  Topics include algebraic expressions (including radicals and exponents); equations and inequalities; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; trigonometric functions and properties.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures and discussions. Students will be encouraged to do some work in groups. 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Frequent homework, frequent quizzes, preliminary exams and a comprehensive final. Preliminary exams may be held at night. Group projects may be assigned.
NOTE: Instructors of this course may require the use of a graphing calculator. The department recommends the TI-83/TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator.

MATH-11100-all CALCULUS I  LA NS,  2b
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01, 03: Marty Sternstein, Williams 401D, X41494, martys@ithaca.edu
02: Steven Hilbert, Williams 402D, X43601, Hilbert@ithaca.edu
04: Staff
05: John Rosenthal, Williams 321D, X43586, rosentha@ithaca.edu
06: Teresa Moore, Williams 311E, X4568, Mooref@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 30 per section
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 1. 
STUDENTS: Open to all students who meet prerequisites (above). Required for mathematics majors, computer science majors, and most science majors. Useful for students in other subjects that rely on the language and knowledge of mathematics.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: To develop an understanding of the basic concepts, manipulations, and applications of calculus. The basic concepts stressed are functions, limits, derivatives, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.  These concepts will be investigated in algebraic, geometric, numerical and practical settings.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures and discussions. Students will be encouraged to do some work in groups. 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Frequent homework, frequent quizzes, preliminary exams and a comprehensive final. Preliminary exams may be held at night. Group projects may be assigned.
NOTE: Instructors of this course may require the use of a graphing calculator. The department recommends the TI-83/TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator.

MATH-11200-all  CALCULUS II  LA NS  2b
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01: Osman Yurekli, Williams 402B, X41434. yurekli@ithaca.edu
02: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section
PREREQUISITES: MATH-11100 or AP credit
STUDENTS: Open to all students who meet prerequisites (above). Required for mathematics majors, B.S. computer science majors, and most science majors. Useful for students in other subjects that rely on the language and knowledge of mathematics.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Calculus is the study of quantities that change; to understand these, we study limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration. In Calculus II, we pursue these important notions further and expand to related topics. The two most important of these are differential equations and infinite series, and these will lead us to techniques of integration and complex numbers. Among the other topics we will see are applications of integration, numerical integration, and improper integrals. These concepts will be investigated in algebraic, geometric, numerical and practical settings.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures to introduce various topics. Discussions and activities to develop these topics. Group projects in some sections.
NOTE: Instructors of this course may require the use of a graphing calculator. The department recommends the TI-83/TI-84 PLUS calculator.

MATH-13500-01  MATHEMATICAL ART WITH COMPUTERS LA NS, 2B
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Dani Novak, Williams 311D, X43595
ENROLLMENT: 22
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement Group 3, 2, or 1
STUDENTS: Anyone who is willing to work seriously and have fun too.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In the first part of the course students will learn the details of a computer language called SeeLogo that will enable them later in the course to express their creativity by creating symmetrical and non symmetrical shapes like wallpaper designs, fractals and also dynamical shapes; shapes that change with time.  Through the course students will be exposed to the beauty of mathematics as it appears in culture, nature and the human mind.  The course is designed to allow students to feel fully confident in their mathematical abilities and make them self-confident.  There will also be field trips.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Based on exams, homework and projects.
NOTE: Students who took the first year seminar on mathematical art are not eligible to take this course.

MATH-14400-all BUSINESS STATISTICS LA NS, 2b
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR:
01: Marty Sternstein, Williams 401D, X41494, martys@ithaca.edu
02: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 30
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 2 or 1. Students are recommended to take MATH-10700 or another calculus course prior to taking this course. Not open to students who have completed MATH-24300, MATH-24400, MATH-24402, or MATH-31600.
STUDENTS: Not open to students who have taken MATH-24300, MATH-24400, MATH-31400, or 670-39000
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Descriptive statistical techniques; introduction to probability theory (expected value, independence, random variables and their distributions); statistical inference including problems of estimation and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression analysis.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures and discussion, with some use of computers/calculators (TI-83 Plus calculator recommended).
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Daily assignments and 2 or 3 prelims.
NOTE: The Instructors of this course will require the use of a graphing calculator.  The department recommends the TI-83/TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator.
NOTE: A student cannot receive credit for this course and 670-39000.

MATH-14500-01 STATISTICS FOR HEALTH, LIFE & SOCIAL SCIENCE  LA NS, 2b
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01: Jim Conklin, Williams 402C, X43570, Conklin@ithaca.edu
02: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 2 or 1, or completion of Math-13100 with a grade of C- or better.  A student cannot receive credit for this course and PTBS-39000.  Not open to students who have completed Math-14400, Math-24300, Math 24400, or Math-21600.
STUDENTS: Open to any student meeting the pre-requisites.  This course is especially designed for students in the health, life and social sciences and those students needing introductions to experimental design and ANOVA tests.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A first course in statistics covering descriptive statistical techniques; introduction to probability; statistical inference including problems of estimation and hypothesis testing; one-way ANOVA; design of experiments. Most of the data sets and exercises will be chosen from the fields of biology, health, and life sciences, as well as from everyday life.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures and discussion, with some use of computers/calculators. 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Daily assignments, 2 midterms and a final, projects, quizzes.

313-15200-01 SELECTED TOPICS: WHAT IS MATHEMATICS?  NS 2B
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 3, 2, or 1.
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this course is to explore the nature of mathematics by using ideas from philosophy, psychology, history, sociology, and biology, and by working on interesting mathematical problems. We will investigate questions such as: What is a number? What is a straight line? Is math always true? How do people learn math? How do metaphors help us think about math? and What is the role of mathematics in our world? Students who are interested in education are encouraged to attend.
FORMAT AND STYLE: Students will work primarily in small groups to discuss the readings and to work on the mathematical activities.
STUDENTS: Anyone interested in understanding the nature of mathematics, where it comes from, and how we think about it.
GRADING: Based primarily on participation, essays, responses to readings, and project write-ups.

MATH-15500-all BASIC STATISTICAL REASONING LA NS, 2b
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTORS:
01, 02: Doris Wolfgramm, Williams 220, X47099, dwolfgramm@stny.rr.com
03: Emilie Wiesner, Williams 212D, X41220, ewiesner@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section
PREREQUISITES: Math Placement in Group 3, 2, or 1; and completion of one course in the social or natural sciences. Not open to first semester freshman. Not open to students who have taken MATH-10800, MATH-11100, 330-20700, or 670-39000.
STUDENTS: This course is appropriate for students in the following areas: Environmental Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Health Administration, Physical Education, Speech Communication. Students with MATH-11100 or 10800 cannot enroll in MATH-15500.  [MATH-15500 WILL NOT FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY STUDENT NEEDING MATH-21600.]
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of statistical reasoning. The students will be introduced to variability and uncertainty through real world (every day) examples.  This course is concerned with the understanding of some common concepts of statistics; it is not a methods course.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Grades will be based on quizzes, exams and some special assignments.

MATH-16300-01 NUMBERS IN EDUCATION, LA, NS, (ICC) QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Cristina Gomez, Williams 321A, X43058, cgomez@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: Math placement in group 3.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is to introduce several quantitative methods that are used by different stake holders to make decisions related to education.
STUDENTS: For students in the student teaching option.
FORMAT AND STYLE:   Small group activities and projects.

Math-18500-01 MATHEMATICAL EXPERIMENTATION  LA NS
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Emilie Wiesner, Williams 212D, X41220, ewiesner@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITE: Math placement group 1
STUDENTS: Designed for mathematics majors, but open to any interested students.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students explore mathematical phenomena experimentally, detect patterns, and (attempt to) provide mathematical explanations for these patterns. Students gain insight into mathematical thinking and the process of conjecture by designing and implementing mathematical algorithms with a Computer Algebra System. Students also learn LaTeX, a mathematical typesetting language.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Daily computer mathematics labs; weekly written reports; final research project and presentation.

MATH-21100-01  CALCULUS III LA NS, 2b
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 30
PREREQUISITES: MATH-11100; MATH-11200.
STUDENTS: Open to all students who meet the prerequisites. Required for math majors; recommended for majors in sciences, social sciences, and other areas that make heavy use of mathematics.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course extends the ideas of calculus to two (and more) dimensions, introducing vectors and matrices to study the geometry of multidimensional space. Then calculus is developed to study graphing, derivatives, integrals and applications of multivariable functions. 
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lectures and computer demonstrations.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Daily homework, prelims, comprehensive final.

MATH-21600-01 INTRO TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS  LA NS  
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITE: Math 11200
STUDENTS: Open to anyone who has completed Calculus II; appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the theory and applications of statistics.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will give an introduction to mathematical statistics, data analysis and its applications. We will explore the interplay between description and prediction
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture, discussion and hands-on activities.

MATH-23100-01  LINEAR ALGEBRA  LA NS
3 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Staff
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITE: Pre or co-requisite MATH-11200
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will learn linear algebra and matrix theory including applications. Topics covered will include systems of linear equations, matrices and matrix algebra, bases, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues and Markov models. Other topics may be covered as well if time allows. The course will include some use of the mathematical software MATLAB and graphing calculators. 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Written homework, projects, midterms, and a final.

MATH-30300-01  ABSTRACT ALGEBRA   LA NS
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Emilie Wiesner, Williams 212D, X41220, ewiesner@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: Math-27000 (or 26100)
STUDENTS: Required for math majors; open to any student who meets the prerequisites.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Unlike pre-college algebra, which emphasizes rules and techniques for computing with "unknowns," abstract algebra recognizes certain significant underlying patterns occurring in the various branches of mathematics.  It investigates, codifies and clarifies those patterns and treats them as objects worthy of study in their own right.  This course is an introduction to some of the fundamental algebraic structures in mathematics and to mappings between structures.  It will include many examples to illustrate how algebra connects with other areas of mathematics.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: lecture
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Based on regularly assigned homework, exams and participation.

MATH-32000-01 LINKING HS AND COLLEGE MATH  LA NS
1 CREDIT
INSTRUCTOR: David Brown, Williams 402A, X47375, dabrown@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: MATH 23100.
OBJECTIVE: Investigation of concepts from middle and high school algebra, focusing primarily on the concept of function. Students will use ideas that originate in calculus and linear algebra to develop a deeper understanding of the behavior of functions. Intended for students with an interest in teaching secondary mathematics, but open to any interested students.
FORMAT AND STYLE: Discussion; seminar.
Grading: Weekly assignments.  Final written paper.

MATH-36200-01 MODERN GEOMETRY  LA NS
4 CREDITS
INSTRUCTOR: Teresa Moore, Williams 311E, X4568, Mooref@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: MATH 27000.
OBJECTIVE: Rigorous development of Euclidean and hyperbolic geometry including metric, synthetic and historical points of view. Topics from elliptic, finite and/or transformation geometry will also be covered.
FORMAT AND STYLE: Lecture and discussion will introduce and develop topics. Group and computer activities will reinforce or contradict conjectures. Weekly homework assignments will demonstrate results.  Students will then present solutions to homework problems to the class.
Grading: Midterm and final exams.

MATH-39700-01 JUNIOR SEMINAR LA NS
1 CREDIT
INSTRUCTOR: Osman Yurekli, Williams 402B, X41434, yurekli@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25
PREREQUISITES: MATH 29100
STUDENTS: Math majors and other students interested in mathematical research.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students work with faculty on focused mathematical investigations. Weekly problem solving related to research topics designed to engage students in projects that may continue into the spring semester.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Readings, discussions, and writing.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: Students are expected to present work frequently to the class. A final presentation and paper are due at semester’s end.

MATH-41000-01 SELECTED TOPICS IN CONTINUOUS MATHEMATICS NS
1 CREDIT
INSTRUCTOR: Osman Yurekli, Williams 402B, X41434, yurekli@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 30
PREREQUISITES:
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FORMAT AND STYLE:
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MATH-43100 NUMBERICAL ANALYSIS  LA NS
3 CREDITS
INSTUCTOR: James Conklin, Williams 402C, X43570, Conklin@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section
PREREQUISITE: Math 27000 and a least one level-3 mathematics course.  Linear algebra recommended.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: For solving many applied problems in mathematics, finding exact solutions is not possible or too complicate, but approximations to solutions can often be found (often with the help of computer).  Numerical Analysis, an important branch of applied mathematics, examines and analyzes (and solves!) problems that can be solved by methods of approximation, using techniques called numerical methods.   
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE:   Combination of lecture, discussion, readings, computer demonstrations and assignments
GRADING: Assignments and exams

MATH-49800 CAPSTONE IN MATHEMATICS I  LA NS
3 CREDITS
INSTUCTOR: David Brown, Williams 402A, X47375, dabrown@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 25 per section
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing: Math 30300 or 30500; additional 3 credits in mathematics at level 3 or 4.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students reflect on the field of mathematics via an integrative project developed in concert with a faculty mentor. Students analyze mathematical ideas related to their projects and integrate this knowledge with ideas learned in the mathematics curriculum. Students begin work on a comprehensive thesis that they will complete in MATH 49900.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Seminar, with one-on-one faculty meetings to develop the capstone project topic.
GRADING: Letter grade from combination of written project and presentation.
 

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