Dear Concordia Faculty Advisers and Students,

All of the following courses satisfy the Mathematics
K Exploration course requirement in our core curriculum, *Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World*. This guide is meant to
help students choose the mathematics course that is best for the student and
the student’s ability level. We recommend that a majority of Concordia’s
students choose a course from Section A below to fulfill their core Math K
requirement. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us in the
mathematics department, 4151 or mathcs@cord.edu.

**A.
**__General
Level Mathematics Courses: Math 105, 203, 205, CSC 125__

**MATH
105 — Exploring Mathematics**, 4 credits. E. This course uses
real-world problems and situations to improve students’ problem-solving skills,
to improve their ability to apply mathematics, and to enhance their
appreciation of the importance of mathematics in our modern world. Topics will
be chosen from taxicab geometry, voting theory, fair division, apportionment,
scheduling, networking, probability, statistics, consumer mathematics, logic,
game theory, and symmetry. Prerequisite:
high school algebra.

**MATH
203 — Finite Mathematics**, 4 credits. E. This course
examines combinatorics, probability, matrices, systems of linear equations, linear
inequalities and mathematics of finance. Examples and applications are drawn
from various behavioral sciences and social sciences. Prerequisite: high school
higher algebra. Recommended for business, social science and other majors, and
those preparing for a statistics course in their major, due to an emphasis in
this course on the foundations of probability.

**MATH
205 — Introduction to Statistics**, 4 credits. E. This is
an introductory course in statistical methods. The object of this course is to
provide students with a conceptual introduction to the field of statistics,
including the determination of the appropriate procedures for data analysis and
the proper interpretation of results. The theory will be illustrated by
examples from biology, engineering, industry and medicine. In addition, a
statistical software program will be used to facilitate the understanding of
statistical concepts and analysis of data sets. Prerequisite: high school
higher algebra. Recommended for science and other majors looking for a full
introductory treatment of statistics.

**CSC
125 — Introduction to Computer Science**, 4 credits. E. An
introduction to the Java programming language, algorithm design, structured and
object-oriented programming techniques. No prior programming experience is
assumed. Prerequisite: higher algebra.

**B.
**__Mathematics
for Elementary Education Majors: Math 102__

**MATH
102 — Fundamental Concepts of Modern Mathematics**,
4 credits. E. Numeration, number systems, geometry and other topics addressed
in the elementary school curriculum. Required for students majoring in
elementary education; enrollment restricted to elementary education majors.

**C.
**__Mathematics
from the Pre-Calculus and Calculus Sequence: Math 110, 121, 122, 223, 311__

**MATH
110 — Precalculus**, 4 credits. E. A study of the function
concept and properties of the polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and
trigonometric functions. Prerequisites: high school geometry and higher algebra.
Recommended for those preparing for Calculus I, or those who really enjoy
higher high school algebra, the study of functions, and trigonometry.

**MATH 121 — Calculus I**, 4 credits. E.
An introduction to the concepts of limit and continuity, the derivative and its
applications, and an introduction to the definite integral. Some review of trigonometry
and analytic geometry is included. Prerequisite: MATH 110 — Precalculus or
equivalent. Recommended for those with a strong pre-calculus background, or
those who want a full review of introductory calculus.

**MATH 122 — Calculus II**, 4 credits.
E. Applications of the definite integral, techniques of integration, parametric
equations, introduction to differential equations, sequences, series and Taylor
and Maclaurin Series. Prerequisite: MATH 121 — Calculus I.

**MATH
223 — Calculus III**, 4 credits. E. Multivariable calculus
and applications, line integrals, surface integrals. Green’s Theorem, Stokes’
Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 122 — Calculus II.

**MATH
311 — Differential Equations**, 4 credits. E1.
Differential equations and models, analytic solutions and approximations,
second-order equations, harmonic oscillators, Laplace transforms and initial
value problems. Prerequisite: MATH 122 —
Calculus II.

**D.
**__Advanced
Mathematics: Math 207, 320, 335__

**MATH
207 — Discrete Mathematics**, 4 credits. E. Logic, sets,
functions, sequences and series, matrices, algorithms, methods of proof,
combinatorics, recurrence relations, linear programming, graphs and trees.
Prerequisite: MATH 110 Precalculus is highly encouraged.

**MATH
320 — Geometry**, 4 credits. E2. Euclidean,
non-Euclidean, projective and other geometries as time permits. Prerequisite: 210
— Linear Algebra.

**MATH
335/CSC 335/BUS 460 — Operations Management/Research**,
4 credits. E1. An introduction to quantitative modeling, with applications to
computer simulation and business resource management. Topics include linear and
nonlinear programming, network analysis, game theory, deterministic and probabilistic
models and queuing theory. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

For more information, please contact the Mathematics and Computer Science
Department in Ivers 234, phone 4151, or email mathcs@cord.edu.

Douglas Anderson, Chair