COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Mathematics

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COURSES 100 Intermediate Algebra (3)

Computer Science (54 units)

441 Topics in Applied Cultural Anthropology (3)

Chair: Walter Stangl, Ph.D. FACULTY Professor: Thurber Associate Professors: Stangl, Woo OBJECTIVES The Department of Mathematics at Biola UM'el'Sity provides several areas ofcon centration in addition to a \we core rumm lum. The srudent is allowed considerable flexibility in the major, depending upon =rional or professional goals. Resources available to the deparonent include too Digi tal Equipment Corporation VAX 3100 11ork stUions, three Hewlen Packard 9000 \\Qrksta tions, and a Digital Equipment Corporation Decst!tion 2100 all netoorked together. We also have IBM, PC PCAT and Macintosh microcomputers. Operating Sj&ems include VMS, UNIX and DOS. The department endeavors to pro vide (I) a strong foundational core cur riculum for the student desiring to pur sue graduate studyin both the pure and applied fields of mathematical science, (2) course work and training to prepare studen ts for applied mathematical sc i ences (statistics, computer sc ience, operations research and actuarial sci ence) and the field of teaching, (3) sup port courses for the curriculumof other majors (biological science, physical sci ence, engineering, business and nurs ing) and (4) courses basic to gaining some knowledge of mathematics as part of a liberal arts education. The depart ment provides an attractive and thor ough offering in mathematics as part of God's creation and there is a concerted effort to integrate faith and learning. DEGREE PROGRAM A &u:heJJJr ofScience degrre in Malhemal ical Sciences is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and the math major in one of the emphases. Those who plan to pursue graduate studies should take at least two of 410, 450 or 480 regard less of the area of concentration. MAJORS Applied Math (48 units) Studen ts who are interested in preparing for careers in business or industry should choose this emphasis. Courses introduce a variety of areas of applied mathematics. This emphas is must complete: Math I 05, I 06, I I 2, 131, 205, 291, 305, 315, 321, 331, 332, 333, 435 or 440, one course (3 units) at the 300 or 400 level in Math and Com puter Science I 05.

This emphasis allows a mathemat ics major the opportuni ty to focus on the more mathematical aspects of computer science. This emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112, 131 , 205, 291 , 305, 315, at least two of 321 , 331 , 332, 333; Computer Science 105, I06, 202, 400; and three courses (9 units) at the 300 or 400 level in

App li cation of anthropo logical insights to crosscu ltu ra l problems. Course may be repeated with different content with department permission. 442 Culture Change (3) The study of how cultures change, the dynamics and process of change, the place of change agents and the speed and intensity of change. 451 Principles of Church Growth (3) A basic understanding of church growth concepts as related both to the local congregations and to the task of worldwide evangel ization. 457 Urban Research and Ministries (3) The use of social science techniques to learn about the people, needs and opportunities for evangel ism in the city. 458 Peasant and Tribal Cultures (3) Analys is of the cultu ral institutions and values in tribal, peasant and newly emerg ing economies , with special consideration as to their openness or resistance to change. 460 Urban Practicum (3) A program of crosscu ltural intern ships in the urban metropolitan area of Los Ange les. By permission of instructor only. 461 Gender Roles in International Setting (3) The dynamics of male and female roles in Western, non-Wes tern and biblical cultures. Focus on responsi bilities, obligations, expectations, leadership and interrelationships as they relate to the society as a whole. 470 Seminar/lntercultural Studies: Selected Topics and Issues in Missions (1-3) Women in Islam: The theoretical and practical concerns of Muslim women. Women in Missions: The theoretical and practica l conce rns of women today in the world of missions. Short Term Missions Preparation: Orientation for short term missions program. 473-474 Practicum Seminar (1-3, 1-3) 475 Multicultural Education (3) Focuses on the need to understand the techniques of teaching the multi cultural populations which our urban schools serve. 480 Directed Research (1-3) 490 Practical Mission Training (1-6) Topics in missionary preparation . Will not credit to major.

Review of elementary algebra, graphs and polynomials. Study of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, factoring, fractions , exponents and radicals. Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra. Not coun ted for general education requirement or toward graduation. Fall . 101 Precalculus Mathematics (3) Sets; the real number system, relations, functions, graphs, algebraic processes, inequalities, trigonometric functions , matrices and determinants, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions , introduction to sequences. Prerequisite: three years of high school mathematics or consent. Cannot be counted toward the major. Spring. 102 Topics in Mathematics (1-2) Selected topics in mathematics. Arranged in conjunction with the individual needs of the student. Pre requisite: consent. 103 Calculus for Management Sciences (3) Fundamental principles of differential and integral calculus. Appli ca ti ons chosen mainly from the management sciences. Prerequisite: passing profi ciency exam administered by Mathe matics Department or receiving a "C" or better grade in math I 00 the prior year. Fall, spring. 105 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4) An introduction to analytic geome try, differentiation and integration of polynomial functions, with appli ca tions. Prerequisite: four years of high school mathematics or consent. Fall. 106 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4) Differentiation and integration of trigonometric; logarithmic and exponen tial functions; various methods of integra tion, sequences and series; and vectors in the plane. Prerequisite: I 05. Spring. 111 Fundamentals of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3) Set theory, relations and functions , number systems and algebraic struc tures, numeration systems, elementary number theory, informal geometry, use of manipulatives. For elementary edu cation majors only. Cannot be counted toward the mathematics major. Fall.

math or computer science. Mathematics (48 units)

This emphasis allows the student flexibility in the se lection of upper division courses. The student plan ning to pursue mathematics in gradu ate school would find this particularly appropriate. A facu lty advisor will aid the student in making these choices. Th is emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112,131,205, 291 , 305, 315; Computer Science 105; and six courses (18 units) in math at the 300 or 400 level. Mathematics Secondary Teaching (60 units) Students who wish to prepare to teach mathematics at the high-school level should se lect thi s emphasis. These students work toward a prelimi nary single-subject credential and should consult the Education Depart ment. Th is emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112,131,205, 291 , 305,315,331,332,415 , 420 , two courses (6 un its) at the 300 or 400 level; Computer Science I 05, and Education 300, 330, 425, and 435. All concentrations must include 24 upper division units. Note: The general education require ment for a foreign language for those fol lowing a mathematical sciences major may be met l,y two years of high school language or the first four units of a colkge language. The science/mathematics requirement may be met l,y three units ofscience. MINOR A Mathematical Sciences Minor is offered with the completion of 27 uni ts , six of which must be upper divi sion. Students must consult with a department adviser. The basic curricu lum for a minor is 105, 106, 131 , 205 , 291, two courses (6 units) at the 300 or 400 level and Computer Science I 05.

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