# Curriculum

#### Education Aim

Mathematics is the language for all sciences. It has thousands of years of history, but the modern mathematics has been developed very rapidly and profoundly. Not only basic sciences but also social sciences, liberal arts, engineering, politics and economics all employ mathematical principles and techniques. This kind of trend is all the more so in modern sciences and engineering, and mathematics has expanded and branched out to meet the needs.

In particular, much progress has been made recently in applied mathematics in conjunction with the development in engineering, computational mathematics, and computer science.

The curriculum in the Department of Mathematics prepares students to understand the basic and important

theories in pure mathematics such as algebra, analysis, geometry and topology; applied mathematics such as nonlinear analysis, applied statistics, fluid mechanics; and computational mathematics such as numerical

analysis, combinatorics, coding theory, and cryptography. Upon completing the curriculum, students will possess basic knowledge of mathematics, experience and confidence well enough to continue their graduate studies in mathematics or to join in any other areas of science and engineering.

#### Program Overview

Not only basic sciences but also social sciences, liberal arts, engineering, politics and economics all employ mathematical principles and techniques. This kind of trend is all the more so in modern sciences and engineering, and mathematics has expanded and branched out to meet the needs.

In particular, much progress has been made recently in applied mathematics in conjunction with the development in engineering, computational mathematics, and computer science.

The curriculum in the Department of Mathematics prepares students to understand the basic and important

theories in pure mathematics such as algebra, analysis, geometry and topology; applied mathematics such as nonlinear analysis, applied statistics, fluid mechanics; and computational mathematics such as numerical

analysis, combinatorics, coding theory, and cryptography. Upon completing the curriculum, students will possess basic knowledge of mathematics, experience and confidence well enough to continue their graduate studies in mathematics or to join in any other areas of science and engineering.

Since the year of 2000, the new curriculum has greatly emphasized the students’self driven learning that

cultivates students’creativity and habit of thinking outside the box.

Major requirement courses in the Department of Mathematics include MATH 200, 210, 230, 261, 301, 302, 311,312, 351, 421 and 426. These major courses are the basic building blocks for various mathematical research.

There is no restriction on the major electives, and students can take 21 or more credits from major electives, depending on their individual plans.

Students can build their own study plans with the assistance from an academic adviser assigned to each student for guidance.

In addition, Independent Study course is offered to help students learn the subjects that are not offered on a regular basis. Through this course, students may carry out research on their own or in a small group under the supervision of a professor.