THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE
FACULTY SENATE
Senate Document Number 1095F
Date of Senate Approval 12/7/95
Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
APC DOCUMENT 8: Catalog Changes in the Department of Mathematics
Effective Date: Fall 1996
1) Modification to Oral Competency
(Page 172 item III top of the page.)
ADD after the sentence ending in "... one seminar in MATH
380".
"Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the oral
competency requirement."
(Page 172 under Program in the Teaching of Mathematics
item III.)
ADD after the sentence ending in "... one seminar in MATH
380".
"Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the oral
competency requirement."
(Page 172 under Program in Applied Mathematics item III.)
ADD after the sentence ending in "... one seminar in MATH
380".
"Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the oral
competency requirement."
(Page 173 under Program in Statistics item III.)
ADD after the sentence ending in "... one seminar in MATH
380".
"Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the oral
competency requirement."
2) Name change of STAT 225 (Page 212 under "225")
REPLACE: Intermediate Statistics and Data Analysis
WITH: Introduction to Calculus-Based Statistics
Rationale: There is some confusion on this campus as to the
difference between STAT 225 and STAT 185. It is sometimes
erroneously assumed that STAT 225 was a follow-up course to
STAT 185. With a name change it will be clearer as to what
this course is about.
Impact: None.
3) Modification to Special Topics in Statistics (Page 213,
under "171-3".)
REPLACE: 171-3, 271-3, 371-3, 471-3 Special Topics in
Statistics (1-3)
WITH: 171-4, 271-4, 371-4, 471-4 Special Topics in
Statistics (1-4)
Rationale: Many of our introductory statistics are 4 hours.
In the past when it was necessary to offer a 4 hour special
topics course, students had to sign up for a 3 hour and 1
hour statistics course. This change would allow us to offer
a 4 hour special topics course if the need arose.
Impact: None.
4) Modification to Special Topics in Mathematics (Page 177,
under "171-3".)
REPLACE: 171-3, 271-3, 371-3, 471-3 Special Topics in
Mathematics (1-3)
WITH: 171-4, 271-4, 371-4, 471-4 Special Topics in
Mathematics (1-4)
Rationale:Same as for item 3.
Impact: None.
5) Modifications to MATH 167 (Page 174 under "167")
a) Title change and credit hour change
REPLACE: "College Algebra and Trigonometry (5)"
WITH: "Precalculus (4)"
b) Time offered change
REPLACE: "Course offered every fall semester."
WITH: "Course offered every semester."
Rationale: The students in MATH 167 should all be destined
for calculus. Many of them have had four years of high
school mathematics and need the review. Thus this class
does not need to spend a large amount of time on simplifying
expressions, factoring polynomials, and graphing parabolas.
If a student cannot master the materials in this class in 4
semester hours, then they certainly will have difficulty
mastering the materials of Calculus I.
The advantage of making this course a 4 hour course is that
it puts us in line with schools like NCSU. It will also
make the logistics of scheduling this course easier, and
allow us to have multiple sections. Presently it is
difficult for a student to fit MATH 167 into their schedule
if they are in calculus and realize they need to drop back.
Impact: The department will be offering fewer sections of
MATH 163 and 164 each semester and thus reduce the number of
credit hours it teaches. (See table.) Placement procedures
would also have to be modified. Presently MATH 163 and MATH
167 are considered of equal difficulty, in the future this
will not be the case.
Table of course offerings in Algebra and Trigonometry
Number of sections with enrollment 1994/95 in parentheses
Course Present offering Proposed offering
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MATH 163 4(118) 2 (66) 3 1
MATH 164 3 (87) 3 (67) 2 2
MATH 167 1 (30) 0 2 1
5) Modifications to MATH 167 continued
Effect on other departments is minimal since Math 163 and
164 will still be offered. However, these departments need
to modify their catalogue description of cognate
requirements so that students know about this option.
The following suggested changes have been submitted to the
respective departments for their approval.
BIOLOGY
(Page 81, item III under "Biology with Teacher
Certification")
REPLACE: "MATH 164 or 191;"
WITH: "MATH 164, 167 or 191;"
Signature
Date
ECONOMICS
(Page 104, item II under "Program in Economics")
REPLACE: "and either MATH 163 or 191;"
WITH: "and either MATH 163, 167 or 191;"
Signature
Date
MUSIC
(Page 179, item II under "Track in Recording Arts")
REPLACE: "24 hours: MATH 163 (fulfills the general
education mathematics requirement), 164;"
WITH: "22-24 hours: MATH 163 and 164, or MATH 167 (any
of these courses fulfills the general education
mathematics requirement);"
Signature
Date