Undergrad Catalog 2010


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mary Goodloe (chair), Glenn Acree, Mike Akbari*, Daniel Biles, Stephen Campbell (professor emeritus), James Cook, Mary Beth Cooper*, Terrell Cothran*, Joyce Blair Crowell, Sharon Crumpton, (Bethel) Carlton Flatt*, Jennifer DeHart*, Kay Geving, William Hooper, Robin Lovgren, Otis McCowan (professor emeritus), Dollena McHenry*, Andrew Miller, Jeff Moore*, Maria Neophytou, Michael Pinter, Sarah Ann Stewart, Lesa Turner*, Barbara Ward, Lucy Watson*, Keeley White. *Part-time.

Vision:

To support the university, college, and school visions through teaching excellence that engages each student in an analytical and personal search for knowledge of mathematics and computer science.

Purpose:

To provide a supportive and challenging intellectual community where students are encouraged to develop independence, creativity, and excellence in mathematics and computer science.

Goals:

To help our students:
1. comprehend the concepts, relationships, and processes of the fundamental material in mathematics and computer science.
2. discover the nature of proof and prove theorems.
3. think independently and creatively.
4. understand applications, formulate and translate problems, and write meaningful algorithms.
5. communicate ideas of mathematics and computer science orally, visually, and in writing using formal notation.
6. solve problems by identifying connections, recognizing patterns, using multiple strategies, and employing appropriate tools.
7. become contributing members of an engaged, responsible community of scholars.