A seminar course required as a culminating experience for mathematics majors. Students prepare and present a portfolio following departmental guidelines to document achievement of the learning goals for the mathematics major. Additionally, students present a lecture on a topic not covered in core courses in consultation with the instructor and take the Major Field Test for Mathematics. Grade of C or higher required. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Course Learning Outcomes
Integrate content from various mathematics courses.
Analyze and construct proofs of mathematical statements.
Describe topics from calculus from graphical, numerical, and analytical perspectives.
Apply mathematics to solve a variety of real world problems in other disciplines.
Identify and apply appropriate technologies to solve mathematical problems.
Explain an algorithm for implementing a mathematical procedure.
Communicate mathematics effectively both orally and in writing.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Calculus from the four viewpoints
Solving problems in other disciplines using mathematics
Using technology to solve problems
Independent reading project
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.