THE
FACULTY
SENATE
Senate
Document Number 2808S
Date
of Senate Approval 02/14/08

                                       
              
Statement
of Faculty Senate Action:
1. Delete: On page 195, under
Concentration in Pure (Theoretical) Mathematics, item I:
I.
Required
courses in the major — 3839 hours, including MATH 191, 192, 280, 291, 365,
381, 461, 480, 491; and an additional 1213 hours chosen from STAT 225 and
Mathematics or Statistics courses numbered above 300. These latter hours must
include either: one from MATH 366, 462, 492; or the sequence STAT 425426.
Add: On page 195, in place of deleted entry:
I.
Required
courses in the major — 3839 hours, including MATH 191, 192, 280, 291, 365,
381, 394, 461, 480, 491; and an additional 910 hours chosen from STAT 225 and
Mathematics or Statistics at the 300400 level.
These latter hours must include either: one from MATH 366, 462, 492; or
the sequence STAT 425426.
Impact:
Since many majors in the Pure concentration already
take MATH 394 as an elective course, the change is unlikely to significantly
impact enrollment in any mathematics courses, including MATH 394. There is no
change to the required number of hours for the concentration.
Rationale:
Differential Equations, MATH 394 is a required
undergraduate course for math majors at most colleges and universities.
Knowledge of differential equations is expected of any beginning graduate
student. The adjustment in elective hours within the major makes up for the
inclusion of an additional required course.