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Courses - Spring 2022
BMGT
Business and Management Department Site
BMGT289I
Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: MS
This course provides an overview of the concepts, approaches, and vocabulary of evidence-based management (EBM) and provides an understanding of how experts in many disciplines can employ evidenced based decision making. EBM is an emerging movement in business to explicitly use the current best information in management decision making with special emphasis on relevant scientific findings and unbiased organizational facts. The course stresses how individuals practicing EBM learn how to rethink their approaches to data and knowledge in order to make more effective decisions.
MATH
Mathematics Department Site
MATH140
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: MS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH115.
Credit only granted for: MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, or MATH140.
Introduction to calculus, including functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and applications of the derivative, sketching of graphs of functions, definite and indefinite integrals, and calculation of area. The course is especially recommended for science, engineering and mathematics majors.
Graphing calculators, or computers, etc., with software appropriate for graphing non-trivial functions and doing non-trivial calculations, will be needed.
MATH141
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: MS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH140.
Credit only granted for: MATH121, MATH131, or MATH141..
Continuation of MATH140, including techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications of integration (such as volumes, work, arc length, moments), inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series.
All sections will require the use of a TI graphics calculator. Instructor will use a TI-83, TI-83+, or TI-86 calculator. Emphasis on student interaction in groups, including team approach to solving calculus based problems. In addition to the lectures, there will be 2 eighty-minute workshops each week with enhanced assistance and support for students. If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
MATH141H
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: MS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH140.
Credit only granted for: MATH121, MATH131, or MATH141..
Continuation of MATH140, including techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications of integration (such as volumes, work, arc length, moments), inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series.
For Honors College students only. Graphing calculators, or computers, etc., with software appropriate for graphing non-trivial functions and doing non-trivial calculations, will be needed.
PHIL
Philosophy Department Site
PHIL170
Introduction to Symbolic Logic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: MS
This course will introduce the basic concepts and techniques of modern symbolic logic, with an emphasis on developing skills in two areas: first, translating between ordinary language and logical notation; second, establishing the validity or invalidity of arguments using the methods of truth tables, deductions, and countermodels. Although the subject of symbolic logic was developed by mathematicians and philosophers for their own special purposes (which we will discuss), logical concepts and techniques have found applications in a variety of disciplines, including computer science, economics, law, linguistics, and psychology. We may also consider some of these applications.
STAT
Statistics and Probability Department Site
STAT100
Elementary Statistics and Probability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: MS
Prerequisite: MATH110, MATH112, MATH113, or MATH115; or permission of CMNS-Mathematics department; or must have math eligibility of STAT100 or higher and math eligibility is based on the Math Placement Exam or the successful completion of Math 003 with appropriate eligibility.
Restriction: Must not have completed MATH111; or must not have completed any MATH or STAT course with a prerequisite of MATH141.
Credit only granted for: STAT100, MATH107 or MATH111.
Simplest tests of statistical hypotheses; applications to before-and-after and matched pair studies. Events, probability, combinations, independence. Binomial probabilities, confidence limits. Random variables, expected values, median, variance. Tests based on ranks. Law of large numbers, normal approximation. Estimates of mean and variance.