
Mission and GoalsThe Department of Mathematics offers through its courses and programs an introduction to the language, ideas, and active process of doing mathematics. We aim to create a culture that promotes awareness of the great problems of mathematics and the nature of mathematics research as well as providing a solid grounding in contemporary mathematical ideas and techniques. Our courses are designed to provide students with the tools they need to succeed, whether majors preparing for graduate school, majors preparing to enter the workforce, or nonmajors seeking to understand the mathematical viewpoint.
Learning Objectives. 1. Exhibit awareness of the great problems of mathematics, past and present, and the nature of mathematics research. 2. Know the major concepts and theorems of the curriculum. 3. Communicate mathematical ideas with clarity and coherence through writing and speaking. 4. Apply mathematical models to phenomena of the natural world. 5. Make conjectures and prove propositions within the axiomatic structures of mathematics. 6. Use technology appropriately and effectively as a mathematical tool. 