Mathematical Problem Solving, Minor-Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts (Code 180-409)

 A minimum of 24 credits from mathematics courses must be earned as described below.

Core Requirements:
MATH 114Calculus I4
MATH 365Patterns of Problem Solving4
At least one of:
Discrete Mathematics
Abstract Algebra for Elementary Teachers
Additional courses may be chosen from:
Number and Operations I
Number and Operations II
Elementary Statistics
Developmental Tutoring Techniques (At most two credits count for minor)
Algebraic Thinking
Probability and Statistical Thinking
Geometric Thinking
Mathematics and Music
Modern Geometry
Classical Number Theory
Linear Regression Analysis, with Time Series
Teaching Mathematics with Technology
History of Mathematics
Or other mathematics courses numbered above 305

Note:  Students cannot pursue a major in Mathematics and this minor to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. 

Program Learning Outcome

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others utilizing precise language and multiple representations.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Look for and make use of structure.