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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018

Mathematics


Chair of the Department of Mathematics: David C. Vella

Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program: Rachel Roe-Dale

Professors: Mark Hofmann; R. Daniel Hurwitz; Mark E. Huibregtse, The Class of 1964 Term Professorship; David C. Vella

Associate Professors: Rachel Roe-Dale

Assistant Professors: Michael Lopez, Lucy Spardy

Visiting Assistant Professor: Lisa Lowrance, Csilla Szabo

Teaching Professor: *Rebecca Trousil

Lecturer: *Erin Lopez

 

* = part time

Department Overview

Mathematics is an academic discipline which is fascinating to study in its own right but also has very wide-ranging applications throughout the modern world. Our faculty are all skilled and dedicated teachers as well as active scholars; we strive to make each course we offer engaging and challenging. Our graduates go on to a great variety of careers in such areas as theoretical mathematics, actuarial science, applied mathematics, teaching at various levels, and many more.

Advice for Students Beginning the Study of College Mathematics:
Students who plan to study mathematics at Skidmore should take the online Calculus Placement Exam prior to the beginning of classes (www.skidmore.edu/mcs/calcplacement.php). Based on the results of this exam, the department will recommend in which courses in the sequence the student should begin: MA 108/109 Calculus with Algebra I and II (a two-semester version of Calculus I for students who need additional pre-calculus preparation), MA 111 Calculus I, MA 113 Calculus II, MA 200 Linear Algebra, or MA 202 Calculus III.

Credit for Advanced Placement:
Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Math AB AP exam will receive credit for having taken MA 111. Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Math BC AP  exam will receive credit for having taken MA 113. Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Statistics AP exam will receive credit for having taken MS 104.

Major Requirements

  

Minor Requirements

  

Honors

  

Course Listing

All MA and MC courses (except MA 100) have the satisfaction of QR1 as a prerequisite.

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 
 
  

  
  
  
MS 240 - Applied Regression Analysis