Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Apr 16, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Professors Dodge (Chair), Carswell, Ellers, Hollerman, Lakins, Leech, Lo Bello, Lundberg, Weir, Werner

The Department of Mathematics offers a wide range of courses designed to introduce students to major areas of mathematical thought, formal reasoning processes, general methods of problem solving, applications of mathematics to diverse areas, the history of mathematics, and the effective communication of mathematics. Our courses emphasize the activity of thinking with ideas, as opposed to learning content by rote memorization. They develop the analytical and reasoning skills that not only prepare students to be mathematicians, but also serve students well no matter what they do in life. We strive to give students an appreciation for the culture of mathematics as revealed through its history, the beauty of its ideas, and its particular way of knowing, which sets mathematics apart from all other disciplines.

The Mathematics Placement Test Policy: All entering students are required to take the Mathematics Placement Test, with the following exceptions: 

  • students who have received transfer credit for an Allegheny Mathematics course numbered MATH 141 or higher

  • students who have received transfer credit for PRERQ*MAT 

  • students who have earned one of the following Advanced Placement scores and have submitted an official AP score report to Allegheny:

    • four or five on the AB calculus exam

    • four or five on the BC calculus exam

    • three on the BC calculus exam with a four or five as the AB subscore. 

Learning Outcomes for Mathematics Courses

Students who complete a course in the department of Mathematics are expected to

  • Achieve the content learning outcomes for the course in which they are enrolled;

  • Think analytically and critically, and adapt their mathematical knowledge to solve problems in new situations in both mathematics and other fields;

  • Communicate mathematical information in written form.


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