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Liberal Arts:  Mathematics Concentration

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liberal artsThe Liberal Arts Degree with a Mathematics Concentration has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in mathematics or mathematics education.

In addition, the Mathematics Concentration provides a strong foundation for a students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to study engineering, physics, or related fields.

Calculus-based Physics I and Calculus-based Physics II are recommended as laboratory science courses to meet General Education requirements at Nashua Community College.

Students enrolled in the Mathematics Concentration will be expected to purchase Computer Algebra Software (currently the College uses Mathematica) for use in courses above Calculus II. The cost of this software is approximately $150.

 

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN LIBERAL ARTS: MATH CONCENTRATION
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
MTHN210 Calculus I 4 0 4
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
General Education: Group F Elective* 3 0 3
MHTN106 Statistics I 4 0 4
General Education: Group B Elective* 4 0 4
  19
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
MTHN211 Calculus II 4 0 4
General Education: Group A Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group B Elective* 3 2 4
MTHN215 Linear Algebra 4 0 4
  15
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
MTHN212 Calculus III - Multivariate Calculus 4 0 4
MTHN220 Elementary Differential Equations 4 0 4
General Education: Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group D Elective** 3 0 3
General Education: Group F  or G Elective*** 3 0 3
  17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
MTHN285 Individual Project in Mathematics:  A Capstone Experience 4 0 4
MHTN170 Discrete Mathematics 4 0 4
General Education: Group C or D Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
XXXXX                 Open Elective 3 0 3
  17
Total 68 Credits

*Recommended Lab Science courses are Calculus-Based Physics I and Calculus-Based Physics II.
**Recommended Humanities electives are Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking Skills, or Music Compostion.
***Two courses of the same foreign language are recommended.

Program Outcomes:
In addition, a student graduating with a Concentration in Mathematics is also able to:

1. Demonstrate technical proficiency and effective problem solving ability in completing mathematical processes.
2. Apply mathematical concepts to other disciplines including business, economics, social sciences, and natural sciences.
3. Communicate mathematics effectively in both oral and written formats using appropriate mathematical language.
4. Use appropriate logical reasoning, understand mathematical proof and be capable of justifying results.