THE
FACULTY
SENATE
Senate Document Number 1906S
Date of Senate Approval

                                       
              
Statement
of Faculty Senate Action:
Change
to course description for MATH 155.
Effective Date: Fall 2006
1. Delete: On pg 177, Item I under Teacher Licensure Requirement
Add: On
pg 177, in place of deleted entry:
Required
courses in the major  39 hours, including MATH 191, 192, 280, 291, 332, 365,
381, 461, 480; STAT 225; and an additional 9 hours chosen from MATH 251
and Mathematics or Statistics courses
numbered at or above the 300 level.
Impact:
Mathematics
students seeking licensure will have a more flexible set of requirements, with
out a reduction in standards.
Rationale:
See
statement for item 2.
2. Delete: On pg 179,
course description for MATH 251
Add: On pg
179, in place of deleted entry:
Introductory logic and Boolean algebra, mathematical
induction, recursion and difference equations, combinatorics,
graph theory and modeling.
Students will not receive credit for MATH 251 if they have credit for MATH 280.
Prerequisite: MATH 191. Spring.
Impact:
Since
the content of Math 251 and 280 are similar no problems with the teacher
licensure are foreseen.
Rationale:
The
two courses, Math 251 and Math 280 are very similar in content and have
significant overlap, with Math 280 being the more theoretical and difficult of
the two. Students who have successfully
completed Math 280 are not likely to gain more insight into discrete
mathematics by dropping back and taking Math 251. On the other hand Math 251 may be useful in
preparing students for the more theoretical class. Teaching licensure students who wish to go
directly into MATH 280 may now have an extra elective to choose from.
3. Delete: On pg
178, the course description for MATH 155
Add: On pg
178, in place of deleted entry:
Topics
from financial math, statistics, mathematical modeling, the mathematics of art
and music, symbolic logic, set theory, theories of voting, practical geometry,
and network theory are explored with an emphasis on problem solving. Fall and Spring.
Impact: None
Rationale:
The
modified course description more accurately describes the content of the
course.