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Catalog

Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Eugen Radian
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science
(650) 508-3472
eradian@ndnu.edu

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers courses satisfying the General Education Requirements in Mathematics, required courses for other majors, and a minor in Mathematics.

The Mathematics and Statistics curriculum at Notre Dame de Namur University provides solid preparation to meet career and life goals. Students in mathematics and statistics classes build their analytical and computational competences and engage in active learning as they learn to link mathematical and statistical concepts with practical problems. While they enhance their abilities to analyze and solve problems, organize data, and understand number relationships, students are developing their critical thinking skills and creativity.

All undergraduate students must satisfy the General Education Requirement in Mathematics, and many students have additional mathematics and statistics requirements in their majors. Before enrolling in any Mathematics or Statistics course, except MTH7003, all students must demonstrate appropriate preparation. See Placements and Diagnostic Tests for further information.

Minor in Mathematics

Required Courses
Units
MTH1320 Calculus I 4
MTH1321 Calculus II 4
MTH1330 Calculus III 4
Plus two courses chosen from the following: 7-8
     CIS2255      Computer Graphics
     MTH2419      Discrete Mathematics (4)
     MTH2450      Linear Algebra (4)
     MTH2485      Research/Project in Mathematics/Statistics (4)
     MTH2522      Probability and Statistics (4)
Total Unit Requirement           19-20

All programs must be approved by the Department Chair.

Math Minor Learning Outcomes

  • PLO1 – Representation (ILO4-1)
    Translate simple questions about how the world works into mathematical language.
  • PLO2 – Calculation/Reasoning/ Interpretation/ Communication (ILO4-2 & ILO4-3)
    Accurately use mathematical methods (arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, statistical) to analyze and solve practical problems. Reason with mathematical ideas and abstract concepts.  Use symbolic, visual, numerical, deductive, and inductive reasoning to construct mathematical logical arguments leading to conclusions and to communicate the mathematical information.
  • PLO3 – Analysis/Application/Assumptions (ILO4-4 & ILO 4-5)
    Translate the mathematical conclusions back into the situation that is being studied and draw conclusions appropriate to that situation.  Evaluate and or critique assumptions.

Fulfilling the General Education Mathematics Requirement

Mathematics (3 units): Each course that fulfills this requirement is identified as such in the course description.

All courses that fulfill the requirement assume at least mathematics placement at Level 1 (see Mathematics Placement Test).