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Program Objectives - Mathematics

 

Learning Objectives for:  Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

  1. Graduates will be able to explain the fundamental concepts of
    1. real analysis of one variable
    2. calculus of several variables and vector analysis
    3. linear algebra and the theory of vector spaces
    4. probability and statistics
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate basic manipulative skills by
    1. using techniques of calculus of one and several variables
    2. solving problems using differentiation and integration
    3. transforming and manipulating statements involving formulas and algorithms
  3. Graduates will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems by
    1. selecting appropriate mathematical tools
    2. selecting and implementing technology when appropriate
    3. communicating the results in written and oral form
  4. Graduates will be able to demonstrate understanding of mathematical proof by
    1. applying the structure and results of existing proofs to establish new mathematical results
    2. employing a variety of established logical techniques to write a mathematical proof
    3. distinguishing between valid and invalid/incomplete logical reasoning

 For the Actuarial concentration, in addition, students shall:

Objective

Assessment

A1. Gain an understanding of interest theory, annuities, discounts, and funds from a mathematical and financial viewpoint

Covered in classes outside the department.
Discussions began in Spring 2012 with the Business School on how to best assess these; this will be an ongoing focus in 2012–2013. (See also A3.)

A2.  Apply statistical models for description, prediction, and inference based on data samples

Tentative: 2014

A3Attain an understanding of the fundamental factors which influence the economy in the context of micro- and macroeconomics

Covered in classes outside the department. Discussions began in Spring 2012 with the Business School on how to best assess these; this will be an ongoing focus in 20122013.
(See also A1.)