Modeling Our Changing World

As mathematics and computer tools advance, they are increasingly used to model physical, social, and business phenomena. Many of these are changing systems, and conclusions about the models are used to make long-lasting policy decisions. In this focal study, mathematics and software background is provided to enhance understanding of how these assumptions and models are formed and what conclusions are drawn.

Instructions for Focal Study 24

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete at least one course form each cluster.

First Cluster (complete 1 course)
MATH 207 General Elementary Statistics 4 credits
MATH 226 Calculus I  4 credits
SOC 301 Social Statistics                     4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
MATH 301 Mathematical Modeling   4 credits
CS 130 Introduction to Software Tools 2 credits
CS 150 Introduction to Computer Science    4 credits
Third Cluster (complete 1 course)
BA 305 Business Finance 4 credits
BA 451 Deterministic Decision Models            2 credits
BA 453 Probabilistic Decision Models 2 credits
BIOL 305  Ecology 4 credits
BIOL 466  Genome Analysis Workshop 4 credits
CHEM 220 General Chemistry I  4 credits
ECON 101 Economics of Social Issues               4 credits
ECON 102 Economics of Markets and Governments 4 credits
ECON 321 Intro to Econometrics 4 credits
ECON 331   Money and Banking 4 credits
ECON/PH 334 Health Economics                         4 credits
PH 200 Epidemiology                                     4 credits
PHY 202 Introductory Physics                           4 credits
PHY 232      Workshop Physics 4 credits