66 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Mathematics

Computer Science (54 units) This emphasis allows a mathematics major the opportunity to focus on the more mathe matical aspects of computer science. This emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112, 131, 205, 291, 302, 305, 315, at least two of 321, 331, 332, 333; Computer Science 101, 102, 202, 300, 400; and perhaps one course at the 300 or 400 level in math or computer science. Math (48 units) This emphasis allows the student flexi bility in the selection of upper-division courses. The student planning to pursue mathematics in graduate school would find this particularly appropriate. A faculty advi sor will aid the student in making these choices. This emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112, 131, 205, 291, 302, 305, 315; Computer Science 101; and five cours es in math at the 300 or 400 level. Teaching (60 units) Students who wish to prepare to teach mathematics at the high-school level should select this emphasis. These students work toward a preliminary single-subject creden tial and should consult the Education Department. This emphasis must com plete: Math 105, 106, 112, 131, 205, 291, 302, 305, 315, 331, 332, 415, 420, one course at the 300 or 400 level ; Computer Science 101, and Education 300, 330, 425, and 435. All concentrations must include 24 upper division units. Note: The general education requirement for a foreign language for those following a mathematical sciences major may be met by two years ofhigh school language or the first four units ofa college language. The science/mathematics requirement may be met by three units ofscience. MINOR A MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES MINOR is offered with the completion of 27 units, six of which must be upper division. Students must con sult with a department adviser. The basic curriculum for a minor is 105, 106, 205, 291, 302, two courses at the 300 level or above and Computer Science 101.

Chair: Walter Stangl, Ph.D.

475 Multicultural Education (3) Focuses on the need to understand the techniques of teaching the multicultural populations which our urban schools serve.

FACULTY Professor: Thurber Associate Professors: Stangl, Woo

480 Directed Research {1-3)

490 Practical Mission Training (1-6) Topics in missionary preparation. Will not credit to major.

OBJECTIVES The Department of Mathematics at Biola University provides several areas of concentra tion in addition to a basic core curriculum. The student is allowed considerable flexibility in the major depending upon his vocational or profes sional goals. Resources available to the depart ment include two Digital Equipment Corpora tion VAX 3100 workstations, three Hewlett Packard 9000 workstations, and a Digital Equip ment Corporation Decstation 2100 all net worked together. We also have IBM, PC, PC AT and Macintosh microcomputers. Operating systems include VMS, UNIX and DOS. The department endeavors to provide (1) a strong foundational core curriculum for the student desiring to pursue graduate study in both the pure and applied fields of mathe matical science, (2) course work and training to prepare students for applied mathematical sciences (statistics, computer science, opera tions research and actuarial science) and the field of teaching, (3) support courses for the curriculum of other majors (biological sci ence, physical science, engineering, business and nursing) and (4) courses basic to gaining some knowledge of mathematics as part of a liberal arts education. The department pro vides an attractive and thorough offering in mathematics as part of God's creation and there is a concerted effort to integrate faith and learning.

DEGREE PROGRAM A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES is offered upon com pletion 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 regardless of the area of concentration.

MAJORS Applied Math (48 units)

Students 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 emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112, 131,205,291,302,305,315,321,331,332, 333, 435 or 440, and Computer Science 101.

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