THE
FACULTY
SENATE
Senate Document Number 5907S
Date of Senate Approval 05/03/07

                                       
              
Statement
of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document 49: Change
to requirements for Pure Mathematics concentration;
Change in
departmental approval procedure for required courses
Effective Date: Fall 2007
1. Delete: On
pg 190, under Concentration in Pure (Theoretical) Mathematics, in item II:
PHYS 221 and 222.
Add: On pg 190, in place of deleted entry:
PHYS
221 and 222; or at least 6 credit hours of
courses at the 300level or above, approved by the department chair, from
disciplines in which mathematics plays a significant role.
Impact:
The change will bring the requirements for the Pure
concentration into line with the requirements for the other concentrations.
Rationale:
The Pure concentration currently doesn't allow students
the flexibility to choose appropriate courses as substitutes to the sequences
listed in the catalog. Allowing this option gives Pure Mathematics students the
same opportunities as their peers in the major’s other concentrations.
2. Delete: On
pg 190, under Concentration in Applied Mathematics, in item II:
and
15–17 hours in an area of specialization in a discipline in which mathematical
applications are important. This area of specialization must be approved by the
department, and of the 15–17 hours, at least 9 must be at the 300400 level.
Add: On pg 190, in place of deleted entry:
and
15–17 hours, to include 9 hours at the 300400 level, in an area of
specialization in a discipline in which mathematical applications are
important. This area of specialization must
be approved by the department chair.
3. Delete: On pg 191, under Concentration
in Statistics, in item II:
or 6
hours at the 300400 level approved by the department from disciplines which
routinely employ statistical methodology.
Add: On pg 191, in place of the
deleted entry:
or 6
hours at the 300400 level approved by the department chair from disciplines
which routinely employ statistical methodology.
Impact:
This is a minor change in procedure.
Rationale:
The
new wording clarifies whose permission must be sought by a student in order to
petition for major credit for a given course. As the text currently reads, it
is unclear whether the department as a whole, the Curriculum Committee, or the
chair, is to consider such petitions. With this change, the procedure is more clearly
articulated.