Intended Learning Outcomes

Mathematics Major – Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:
1.  the ability to understand and write mathematical proofs.
2.  the ability to use appropriate technology to assist in the learning and investigation of mathematics.
3.  appreciation of mathematics as a creative endeavor.
4.  the ability to use mathematics as a tool that can be used to solve problems in disciplinary and interdisciplinary settings.
5.  the ability to effectively communicate mathematics and other quantitative ideas in written and oral forms.
April 2008

Statistics Concentration – Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:
1.  the ability to formulate models based on research questions.
2.  the ability to conduct exploratory data analyses through graphical and numerical summaries.
3.  the ability to choose appropriate analyses from a variety of statistical methods and implement those analyses with proficient use of technology.
4.  the ability to interpret results correctly and make inferences consistent with the study design.
5.  the ability to communicate results effectively.
November 2008

Computer Science Major -Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:
1.  the ability to solve problems that require creative reasoning with levels of abstraction.
2.  competence in core computer science topics, represented by
3.  the ability to reason about structured computer systems; and
4.  the ability to design good algorithms.
5.  the capacity for identifying, analytically discussing, and creatively addressing ethical issues in realistic computing systems.
6.  the ability to design and implement projects in teams, following a prescribed development process.
7.  a baseline of proficiency with three major programming paradigms, with exemplary systems such as Linux, and with parallel computing.
April 2008