Mathematics Course Proposal


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1. Complete this form by filling in the appropriate information.
2. Submit this form by the following deadlines:

If course is scheduled to take effect in Spring or Summer the deadline is September 1 of the year before (For Example: Spring 2015 revisions must be submitted by 9/1/2014)

If course is scheduled to take effect in Fall the deadline is December 1 of the year before revision is to take effect (For Example: Fall 2014 revisions must be submitted by 12/1/2013)

THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CANNOT GUARANTEE TIMELY REVIEW OF PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES.  FURTHER, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE TO GIVE PRIORITY TO PROPOSALS THAT ARE THE RESULT OF PROGRAM REVIEW.


Is this proposal the result of program review?

I.   Basic course information




the above course description is

5. Is this a NEW course?

6. List all other designations
   
   

8. Are there any prerequisites for registering for this course?


General Course description for the Mathematics requirement in the common curriculum

     The course will address the contemporary role of mathematics.  It will also stress mathematics as a conceptual discipline and will demonstrate to students the aesthetics and value of mathematics.  The course will be structured so that students are actively involved in doing mathematics and demonstrating their understanding of concepts appropriate to that course in various ways.  The specific content, the questions, and the examples used in the class should begin with ideas familiar to the students.

     The course will enable students to understand and use mathematical language and notation and to appreciate the need for that language and notation.  It will also address the power and limitations of mathematical reasoning as a tool for solving problems from other disciplines and from everyday life.  The course will focus on student involvement, understanding and appreciation for mathematics rather than on computational rigor.

II. Question regarding Mathematics criteria

Each of the following questions is designed to help the Committee understand how the Mathematics learning goals will be met in your course.  Please be as specific as possible in your responses.  Examples are especially helpful.