MATH 120 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 
4.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH
118 and MATH 119 (or
high school equivalent ); a score that meets department guidelines on a
department
administered calculus readiness exam.
Limits and continuity. The derivative and applications to related rates,
maxma and minima, and curve sketching. Transcendental functions. An
introduction to the definite integral and area. A grade of C or higher is
required for GE credit. This is an approved General Education course.
(005506)
MATH 120X 
Calculus Problem Session 
1.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 120, faculty
permission.
Designed to supplement MATH 120 with additional applications of introductory
calculus. Provides the student with the opportunity for additional
assistance in developing problem solving abilities . 2.0 hours activity.
Credit/no credit grading only. (005510)
MATH 121 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 
4.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: MATH 120.
The definite integral and applications to area, volume, work, differential
equations, etc. Sequences and series, vectors and analytic geometry in 2
and 3space, polar coordinates , and parametric equations. (005507)
MATH 121X 
Calculus Problem Session 
1.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 121, faculty
permission.
Designed to supplement MATH 121 with additional applications and
expanded explanations of concepts encountered in secondsemester calculus.
Provides the student with the opportunity for additional assistance
in coming to an understanding of the concepts of calculus. 2.0 hours
activity. Credit/no credit grading only. (005511)
MATH 195 
Project MATH Seminar Year 1 
1.0 Fa/Spr 
The Project M.A.T.H. Seminar  Year 1 is a biweekly
seminar for students
in their first year of Project M.A.T.H., an innovative program for students
interested in becoming secondary mathematics teachers. Students work
with mentor teachers, prepare and present lessons, and participate in a
structured early field experience. Completion of the seminar series satisfies
the Credential Program’s Early Field Experience requirement. You may
take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no
credit grading only. (020431)
MATH 198 
Special Topics 
1.0–3.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.03.0 units. Typically the
topic is offered on a onetimeonly basis and may vary from term to term
and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the
specific topic being offered. (005528)
MATH 217 
Discrete Mathematical Structures 
3.0 Fall 
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM, MATH 119 (or
equivalent), CSCI 111.
A rigorous introduction to discrete mathematical structures for computer
science majors (fulfills a requirement for the minor in math). Topics
include propositional and predicate calculus; basic proof methods ; sets,
functions, and operations with them ; algorithms and their complexity;
applications
of number theory to computer science and computer security;
matrices and matrix arithmetic; mathematical induction, recursive definitions
and algorithms; combinatorics and counting techniques; relations
and their representation by matrices and digraphs, applications to databases;
equivalence relations and partitions of sets; partially ordered sets ,
lattices, and Boolean algebras; Boolean functions and circuits; graphs ,
trees, and their applications; formal languages and grammars; finitestate
automata and language recognition, regular languages. (005550)
MATH 220 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 
4.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
Vector functions and space curves. Functions of several variables, partial
derivatives, and multiple integrals . Vector calculus line integrals, surface
integrals, divergence/curl, Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and
Stokes’ Theorem. (005508)
MATH 230

An Introduction to Computational
Mathematics 
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MATH 121, no previous computer experience
required.
An introduction to the use of mathematical computer software. This
course provides an introduction to a programming environment, preparing
math majors to use computers to explore and solve varied math problems.
The software used in this class depends on the instructor and may be chosen
from Mathematica, GP/PARI, GAP, SAS, R, etc. This course satisfies the
computer literacy requirement for mathematics majors. You may take this
course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (005526)
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
Matrices, determinants, cartesian nspace (basis and dimension of a subspace,
rank, change of basis ), linear transformations, eigenvalues. Numerical
problems will be emphasized. (005553)
MATH 241 
Secondary Mathematics Early Field Experience 
1.0 Fa/Spr 
This seminar and the associated CAVE field experience give
prospective
teachers early exposure to issues relevant to the profession of teaching
secondary mathematics. In particular, the experience helps these future
teachers develop a deeper understanding of the K12 mathematics curriculum,
understand connections between their university subject matter
preparation and K12 academic content, and reflect on developmental
and social factors that affect K12 students’ learning of mathematics. You
may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Credit/no
credit grading only. (020432)
MATH 260 
Elementary Differential Equations 
4.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
First order separable, linear, and exact equations; second order linear
equations, Laplace transforms, series solutions at an ordinary point, systems
of first order linear equations , and applications. (005509)
MATH 260X

Elementary Differential Equations Problem
Session 
1.0 Fa/Spr

Corequisites: MATH 260.
Designed to supplement MATH 260 with broader and deeper applications
of differential equations, providing the student with opportunities for
additional problemsolving skills. A minimum of 20 hours of activity are
required to earn credit for the class; forty hours are available. 2.0 hours
activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0
units. Credit/no credit grading only. (020315)
MATH 290 
Mathematics and Statistics Tutoring 
1.0 Fa/Spr 
Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in a course offered
through the Department of
Mathematics & Statistics at CSU, Chico.
This course provides supplemental mathematics & statistics tutoring. (020823)
MATH 295 
Project MATH Seminar Year 2 
1.0 Fa/Spr 
Prerequisites: MATH 195
The Project M.A.T.H. Seminar  Year 2 is the continuation of a biweekly
seminar for students in Project M.A.T.H., an innovative program for
students interested in becoming secondary mathematics teachers. Students
work with mentor teachers, prepare and present lessons, and participate
in a structured early field experience. They also take on a leadership role
in the seminar. Completion of the seminar series satisfies the Credential
Program’s Early Field Experience requirement. You may take this course
more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only.
(020433)
MATH 302 
Science and Strategy in War and Peace 
3.0 Spring 
Prerequisites: Completion of the General Education Breadth
Area A4 requirement,
Mathematical Concepts.
The study of the scientific and strategic principles underlying war and
peace in the 21st Century. Concepts from the physical sciences. The
strategic theories of Sun Tzu and Clausewitz. Warfare in the 20th Century,
especially the development and effects of nuclear weapons. The world
after Sept. 11, 2001. This course cannot be used for credit toward a mathematics
major or minor, a mathematics emphasis under the Liberal Studies
major, or any credential. This is an approved General Education course.
(004876)
Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Breadth
Area A4 requirement.
The study of statistical principles. Descriptive statistics, regression
analysis, sampling theory, statistical inference for population means and
proportions . Economic systems . Ideologies related to economic systems.
Quantitative and statistical measures of economic inequality, including
the Gini index, Lorenz curve, Income Disparity Index, and the Kuznets
curve. Applications to social and economic inequality. This course may
not be used to fulfill requirements for a major or minor in mathematics.
This is an approved General Education course. (005557)
MATH 305 
Conceptual and Practical Statistics 
3.0 Spring 
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 109 (may be taken
concurrently).
Design of statistical experiments, graphing, sampling techniques, probability,
and common probability distributions will be discussed, with an
emphasis on practical applications. Uses and misuses of statistics,
misrepresentation
of data, and proper and improper statistical analyses will be
discussed. (005532)