Senate Document Number 6203S

Date of Senate Approval 03/06/03

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

**APC Document 57: Computer Competency in Mathematics; Changes to Math Licensure
Requirements;
Elimination of MATH 163 and 164 and the resulting editorial
changes;
Changes to times offered and prerequisites for MATH 211/212,
215/216, 332;
Delete MATH 158 with resulting changes to K-6 licensure**

**Effective Date: ** Fall 2003

**I. Clarification of the Computer Competency Requirement**

The following changes must be made to each of the four introductions to concentrations.

Concentration in Pure (Theoretical) Mathematics

Concentration in Applied Mathematics

Concentration in Statistics

Mathematics with Teacher Licensure

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DELETE **on pages 166 and 167

III. Other departmental requirements-- Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive Mathematics exam and the satisfactory presentation of one seminar in MATH 480. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the oral competency requirement.

**ADD **(in lieu of previous description)

III. Other departmental requirements-- Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive Mathematics exam and the satisfactory presentation of one seminar in MATH 480. Successful completion of MATH 480 demonstrates the oral competency. Successful completion of CSCI 201 demonstrates the computer competency.

**IMPACT STATEMENT:**

None foreseen.

**RATIONALE:
**The changes have been in response to the campus wide computer literacy requirement.

I . Required courses in the major--39 hours, including MATH 191, 192, 251, 280, 291, 332, 365, 381, 480; STAT 225; two courses from: MATH 394, 461 or 491; and an additional 3 hours in Mathematics or Statistics courses numbered above 300.

**ADD **(in lieu of previous description)

I. Required courses in the major--39 hours, including MATH 191, 192, 251, 280, 291, 332, 365, 381, 461, 480; STAT 225; and an additional 6 hours in Mathematics or Statistics courses numbered above 300.

**IMPACT STATEMENT:**

None foreseen.

**RATIONALE:
**These changes allow students in the Teaching of Mathematics concentration to have some
flexibility in the choices of courses without compromising required content areas of mathematics.

III. Changes in required courses for the Mathematics Minor

"MATH 280 may be substituted for a 300 level course."

**IMPACT STATEMENT:**

No major impact foreseen, except for a slight increase in students choosing to minor
in Mathematics.

**RATIONALE:
**Math 280 is the gateway course to theoretical mathematics. Allowing students the option of
taking this opens up the possibility of students minoring in mathematics to explore theoretical mathematics
courses. A second group of students that might be served are those that start as mathematics majors, but
switch to another major. Adding Math 280 as a course permissible for the minor will allow these students to
complete a minor program more easily.

IV. Elimination of the Math 163/164 course sequence

163 Applied Algebra (4)

A study of algebraic, exponential and rational functions and their applications. Topics will include graphing, the solving of equations, and mathematical modeling. (Students may not receive credit for both MATH 163 and 167). Fall and Spring.

164 Trigonometry (2)

A study of trigonometric functions, identities, equations and their applications. Topics will include complex numbers and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MATH 163. (Students may not receive credit for both MATH 164 and 167.) Fall and Spring.

**IMPACT STATEMENT:
**The elimination of these two courses will streamline the department's general education offering and would
reduce reliance on adjunct instruction. Presently the department offers two versions of precalculus
coursework: a four-hour course, MATH 167, and the two-course sequence MATH 163/164. Students in need
of a preparatory class for Calculus (a required course for almost all science majors) will still have the MATH
167 option available, but not the slower paced version.

Ten years ago the annual enrollment of MATH 163 and 164 was over 200 and over 150 respectively. Five years ago these two values dropped to annual enrollments of about 150 and 50. In the year 2002 the enrollment declined to 64 students for MATH 163 and 25 for MATH 164.

About a third of the students in MATH 163 should have taken the Nature of Mathematics, MATH 155, but for various reasons took this class instead. Another third should have taken MATH 167 but chose the "easier" alternative. The final third were appropriately placed in this class. MATH 164 has a similar breakdown of students. The elimination of MATH 163 (together with 164) would mean that these students would need to work with tutors in the math lab.

Elimination of MATH 163 / 164 would free up instructors for 4 4-hour courses. In all likelihood these resources would be used to teach extra sections of existing introductory math courses.

**RATIONALE:
**The five main reasons for this change are:

1) No department seemed interested in having their students take this class, and enrollments in these courses are dropping.

2) Reducing the number of "Precalculus" type courses from 3 to 1 will be more economical for the department and the university.

3) Eliminating these courses will reduce confusion during advising.

4) MATH 163 (formerly called "College Algebra") is a course very similar to Algebra taught in the high school. MATH 167 approaches algebra (and trigonometry) from a more preferred "function" perspective (more mathematical and less computational).

5) There is some confusion over the credit hours awarded for similar course work. MATH 167 is a four hour
course, while MATH 163/164 is a six hour sequence.)

**DELETE **on page 168,** **after the course description for Math 158

The following courses may not be taken out of sequence: MATH 163, 164, 191, 192 and 291. (MATH 167 may replace 163 and 164.)

**ADD **(in lieu of previous description)

The following courses may not be taken out of sequence: MATH 167, 191, 192 and 291.

** DELETE **on page 168, course description for Math 167

**167 Precalculus (4) **

The topics are identical to those covered in MATH 163 and MATH 164. This course is primarily for students who need to take Calculus I but do not have a sufficient mathematics background to do so. Prerequisites: the equivalent of two years of high school algebra and satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement exam. (Students may not receive credit for both MATH 167 and 163, or for both MATH 167 and 164.) Fall and Spring.

**ADD **(in lieu of previous description)

** 167 Precalculus (4) **

A study of rational, algebraic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their applications. Topics will include graphing, the solving of equations, and mathematical modeling. This course is primarily for students who need to take Calculus I but do not have a sufficient mathematics background to do so. Prerequisites: the equivalent of two years of high school algebra. (Students may not receive credit for MATH 167 if previous credit earned for MATH 163 or 164.) Fall and Spring.

Prerequisites: MATH 163 and 164; or MATH 167; or four years of high school mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry; and satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement exam. Fall and Spring.

**ADD **(in lieu of previous description)

Prerequisites: MATH 167; or four years of high school mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Fall and Spring.

** MATH 163 Applied Algebra 4**

Prerequisite: MATH 163 or higher

**ADD: ** in lieu of previous prerequisite** **

Prerequisite: MATH 167 or higher

**DELETE** on page 76,** **under CHEM 144 prerequisites.

Prerequisite: MATH 163 or equivalent

**ADD: ** in lieu of previous prerequisite** **

Prerequisite: MATH 167 or higher

Prerequisite: MATH 163 or equivalent

**ADD: ** in lieu of previous prerequisite** **

Prerequisite: MATH 167 or equivalent

Prerequisite: Placement in MATH 163 or equivalent.

"...two courses selected from MATH 163 or 167, 191, 192; STAT 185."

**ADD: ** in lieu of previous statement** **

"...two courses selected from MATH 167, 191, 192; STAT 185."

"...MATH 163 or higher."

**ADD: ** in lieu of previous statement** **

"...MATH 167 or higher."

"... MATH 163 and 164, or MATH 167"

**ADD: ** in lieu of previous statement** **

"MATH 167"

Prerequisite: MATH 164 or equivalent

**ADD: ** in lieu of previous prerequisite** **

Prerequisite: MATH 167, 191, or equivalent

**CHANGE** on page 169, in the description of 211 Structures of Mathematics I.

**from** "Fall and Spring." **to **"Fall."

**CHANGE **on page 169, in the description of 212 Structures of Mathematics I: Laboratory and Field
Experience.

**from** "Fall and Spring." **to **"Fall."

**CHANGE **on page 169, in the description of 215 Structures of Mathematics II.

**from** "Fall and Spring." **to **"Spring."

**CHANGE **on page 169, in the description of 216 Structures of Mathematics II: Laboratory and Field
Experience.

**from** "Fall and Spring." **to **"Spring."

**
Correction in Applied Mathematics Concentration**

**DELETE** on page 167 the last sentence of Item I under the Applied Mathematics Concentration.

"These latter hours must include either MATH 366, 395; or the sequence STAT 425-426."

**ADD**: (in lieu of last sentence.)

"These latter hours must include either: one course from MATH 366, or 395; or the sequence STAT 425-426."

**158 Structure of Mathematics II (3) **

Intuitive and deductive study of points, lines, planes, curves, surfaces, parallelism and similarity; linear, angular, area and volume measurement. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Fall and Spring

Changes on page 101 in the

Replace MATH 157 and MATH 158, with MATH 211, 212 and MATH 215, 216.

**DELETE: **(Deletion of MATH 157/158 from list of required courses**) **

II. Required courses outside Education - 19~25 hours, including; HIST 101 or 102, 151, 152, 315. The requirement of HIST 151 and 152 can be met through the 16-hour Humanities sequence. MATH 157, 158; PSYC 101, 318. Recommended elective: ANTH 215 or SOC 240.

**ADD:** (in lieu of previous statement)

II. Required courses outside Education - 21~27 hours, including; HIST 101 or 102, 151, 152, 315. The requirement of HIST 151 and 152 can be met through the 16-hour Humanities sequence. MATH 211, 212, 215, 216; PSYC 101, 318. Recommended elective: ANTH 215 or SOC 240.

**RATIONALE
**These corrections are necessitated by catalog changes made by APC in the 2000/2001 academic year