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    Hunter College
  Sep 21, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Course Descriptions

Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 


Mathematics and Statistics: Mathematics

In planning their schedules, prospective majors should note that some advanced required courses are offered only once each year and several advanced elective courses are offered only once every other year. A rotation schedule for course offerings is available in the department office and on the departmental web site.
Prerequisites: Because of the nature of mathematics, the department recommends that students refrain from enrolling in any course that carries prerequisites unless these prerequisites have been completed with a grade of C or better.

   •  MATH 10000 - Basic Structures of Mathematics
   •  MATH 10100 - Algebra for College Students
   •  MATH 10200 - Mathematics and Everyday Life
   •  MATH 10400 (STEM) - Mathematics for Elementary Education I
   •  MATH 10500 - Mathematics for Elementary Education II
   •  MATH 11000 - Topics in the Mathematical Sciences
   •  MATH 11100 - Matrices, Vectors and Linear Programming
   •  MATH 12500 (STEM) - Precalculus
   •  MATH 12600 - Precalculus Technology Laboratory
   •  MATH 15000 (STEM) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
   •  MATH 15400 - An Introduction to Symbolic Computation
   •  MATH 15500 (STEM) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
   •  MATH 15600 - Introduction to Mathematical Proof Workshop
   •  MATH 16000 - Matrix Algebra
   •  MATH 25000 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
   •  MATH 25400 - Ordinary Differential Equations
   •  MATH 25500 - Vector Analysis
   •  MATH 26000 - Linear Algebra
   •  MATH 27500 - Symbolic Logic
   •  MATH 29500 - Intermediate Topics in Mathematics
   •  MATH 30100 - Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences
   •  MATH 31100 - Abstract Algebra I
   •  MATH 31200 - Abstract Algebra II
   •  MATH 31300 - Theory of Numbers
   •  MATH 33100 - Geometries
   •  MATH 34000 - Topology
   •  MATH 35100 - Mathematical Analysis I
   •  MATH 35200 - Mathematical Analysis II
   •  MATH 35300 - Introduction To Complex Variables
   •  MATH 35400 - Dynamical Systems and Chaos
   •  MATH 37000 - Mathematical Logic
   •  MATH 37100 - Fundamental Concepts of Modern Mathematics
   •  MATH 37200 - Logic and Computers
   •  MATH 37600 - Philosophy of Mathematics (W)
   •  MATH 37700 - Non-classical Logic
   •  MATH 38500 - Numerical Methods I
   •  MATH 39100 - Independent Study in Mathematics
   •  MATH 39200 - Independent Study in Mathematics
   •  MATH 39300 - Independent Study in Mathematics
   •  MATH 39500 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics
   •  MATH 45400 - Calculus on Manifolds
   •  MATH 48500 - Numerical Methods II
   •  MATH 49000 - Honors Seminar