Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in Mathematics:
- All majors should achieve mastery of basic mathematical ideas and techniques ranging across the following fields:
- single and multivariate calculus;
- differential equations;
- mathematical modeling.
- All majors should achieve an understanding of the nature of proof.
- Demonstrate the ability to think analytically and critically and to formulate problems, solve them, and interpret their solutions.
- Demonstrate the ability to use technological tools: e.g., algebraic and visualization software, statistical packages, a high-level programming language.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge from one branch of mathematics to another and from mathematics to other disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematics both orally and in writing.
Achieve mastery of the following information competence skills:
- determine the nature and extent of information needed;
- access information through both print and electronic data systems;
- analyze and evaluate the credibility and completeness of information sources;
- select, integrate, and synthesize information retrieved to accomplish a purpose;
- acknowledge copyrighted material and intellectual property;
- communicate the product effectively to others.