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2013 Course Syllabus

Class Moodle

## Summer 2013 Course Description:

# MATH 348: Advanced Composition in Fundamental Mathematics

Professor: George Francis

Teaching Assistant: Brian Fisher

Term Duration: 10jun13 - 2aug13
Required Texts: D'Angelo-West *Mathematical Thinking*
Prentice Hall, 1997, 2000, any edition

**Prerequisites:** Calculus II (Math 231 or the equivalent)
and completion of the campus Composition I General Education requirement.

**Goals: **This course prepares freshmen, sophomore, and transfer
students for work in upper division mathematics courses by teaching
selected fundamental topics from discrete
and continuous mathematics, techniques of proof and computer simulation,
and good mathematical exposition. This course satisfies both the
Quantitative Reasoning II and the Composition II Gen Ed requirements.

**Content: ** Central to the course is the ability of its
students to read, construct and write mathematical proofs and to
understand the structure and conventions of written mathematical arguments.
In this edition of the course students learn to program simple
mathematical algorithms in *Python*. Students learn to
prepare all homework assignments in *LaTeX*. They use geometrical
construction packages to compose, label and caption figures.
A 15 page expository paper or a substantial, fully documented program
in Python or other computer language constitutes the semester project.
The project proposal, progress report and final draft are extensively
edited and rewritten. Students keep a handwritten Journal of their work.

**Policies**: Additional information will be added to this website
periodically, and linked at the top of this page. Set your bookmarks here and
consult frequently. Update everytime you visit a webpage.

**Essential Information:**
The course can be taken for a plus/minus
letter grade or an S/U grade for 4 credits.
Term paper is due 26jul13.
Proctored 2 hour midterm must be taken in the week of 8jul13.
Proctored 3 hour final must be taken between 2aug13 and 6aug13.
All other quizzes, homework and assignments are scheduled on the syllabus.
The final grade will be based on this distribution: 30% final, 20% midterm,
20% termpaper, and 30% class participation fraction (based on all other
assigned and optional work.).