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Mathematics Learning Outcomes

Learning Goals for the Major Programs in Mathematics

At Wittenberg, math majors will develop a breadth of understanding
in calculus, linear algebra, statistics, and computer programming,
along with a depth of knowledge in algebra, analysis, or statistics.
  • Students will formulate complete, concise, and correct mathematical proofs.
  • Students will frame problems using multiple mathematical and statistical representations of relevant structures and relationships and solve using standard techniques.
  • Students will create quantitative models to solve real world problems in appropriate contexts.
  • Students will effectively use professional level technology tools to support the study of mathematics and statistics.
  • Students will clearly communicate quantitative ideas both orally and in writing to a range of audiences.

The coursework that a student undertakes with as a Major in Mathematics will support the learning goals in the following way:

Course Writing Proofs Problem Solving Modeling Technology Communication
201/202 No No Lots Some No
210 Lots Some No Some Lots
227 No Lots Lots Lots Some
261 No Lots Lots No No
Comp 150 No Some No Lots No
212/215 No Lots Lots No No
365/370 Lots No No No Some
228 No Some Some Some No
327/337 No Lots Lots Lots Some
328 No Some Some Some No
221 Lots No No Lots Some
Data 229 No Some Lots Lots No
Comp 250 No Some No Lots No
Math 460 Lots No No No Lots
Stats 460 No Some Lots Lots Lots

Learning Goals for the Minor Program in Mathematics

At Wittenberg, math minors will develop a breadth of understanding
in calculus and computer programming,
with the goal of applying mathematics in context.
  • Students will formulate complete, concise, and correct mathematical proofs.
  • Students will frame problems using multiple mathematical and statistical representations of relevant structures and relationships and solve using standard techniques.
  • Students will create quantitative models to solve real world problems in appropriate contexts.
  • Students will effectively use professional level technology tools to support the study of mathematics and statistics.

The coursework that a student undertakes with as a Minor in Mathematics will support the learning goals in the following way:

Course Writing Proofs Problem Solving Modeling Technology
201/202 No Lots Some No
210 Lots Some No Some
227 No Lots Lots Lots
261 No Lots Lots No
Comp 150 No Some No Lots
212/215 No Lots Lots No
365/370 Lots No No No
228 No Some Some Some
201/202 No Lots Some No
327/337 No Lots Lots Lots
328 No Some Some Some
221 Lots No No Lots
Data 229 No Some Lots Lots
Comp 250 No Some No Lots
Math 460 Lots No No No
Stat 460 No Some Lots Lots

Learning Goals for the Minor Program in Statistics

At Wittenberg, stat minors will develop a breadth of understanding
in statistics and probability,
with the goal of applying statistics in context.
  • Students will summarize data visually and numerically.
  • Students will build and assess data-based models.
  • Students will learn and apply the tools of formal inference.
  • Students will ... the mathematical and probabilistic foundations of statistical inference.
  • Students will execute statistical analyses with professional software.

The coursework that a student undertakes with as a Minor in Statistics will support the learning goals in the following way:

Course Summarize Models Inference Math/Prob Software
Intro Stat Lots No Lots No Lots
Math 327 Lots Lots Lots No Lots
Math 337 Some Lots Lots No Lots
Calculus No No No Some No
Math 228 No No No Lots Some
Math 328 No No Some Lots No
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