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This presentation is designed to help science and engineering students at Saint Mary's University select their first-year mathematics courses.

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  1. 1. The Saint Mary’s University Academic Calendar* shown here is the official source of undergraduate program information for students and faculty. Every effort has been made so that the contents of the current Math Map do not contradict any information in the current Academic Calendar. Information valid for 2015-16 Academic Calendar Year * http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/UGcalendar2015-16June10.pdf
  2. 2. Need help selecting your first-year math courses but…
  3. 3. Need help selecting your first-year math courses but… …unsure of your Major?
  4. 4. Need help selecting your first-year math courses but… …unsure of your Major? …sure of your Major?
  5. 5. Need help selecting your first-year math courses but… …unsure of your Major? …sure of your Major? …keeping your options open for now?
  6. 6. Need help selecting your first-year math courses but… …unsure of your Major? …sure of your Major? …keeping your options open for now?
  7. 7. This presentation uses the above abbreviations to represent the different Major subject areas. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC Astrophysics Chemistry Computing Science Environmental Science Geography Geology Mathematics Physics PsychologyBiology
  8. 8. This presentation uses the above abbreviations to represent the different Major subject areas. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC Astrophysics Chemistry Computing Science Environmental Science Geography Geology Mathematics Physics PsychologyBiology Note: Engineering is not a Major subject area. The requirements for the Diploma in Engineering are listed separately in the Calendar. Forensic Sciences is not a Major subject area. The requirements for the Diploma in Forensic Sciences are listed separately in the Calendar.
  9. 9. This presentation uses the above abbreviations to represent the different Major subject areas. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC Astrophysics Chemistry Computing Science Environmental Science Geography Geology Mathematics Physics PsychologyBiology Note: Students can pursue Geography as a Major in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, obtaining a B.A. (GEOG) or a B.Sc. (GEOG), respectively. The requirements vary. Students can pursue Psychology as a Major in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, obtaining a B.A. (PSYC) or a B.Sc. (PSYC), respectively. The requirements vary. Students can pursue Mathematics as a Major in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, obtaining a B.A. (MATH.) or a B.Sc. (MATH), respectively. The requirements vary.
  10. 10. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC The B.Sc. Major Program in each of these MAJOR SUBJECT areas listed above, requires 6 credit hours in Mathematics and/or Computing Science
  11. 11. Descriptions of the courses are in the Calendar – but let’s first determine … …which ones are right for you. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC
  12. 12. Descriptions of the courses are in the Calendar – but let’s first determine … …which ones are right for you. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II U-Prep course descriptions are found only on the website. Look for them on the Continuing Education page.
  13. 13. Descriptions of the courses are in the Calendar – but let’s first determine … …which ones are right for you. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 U-Prep Pre-Calculus I MATH 1210 MATH 1211 U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  14. 14. Descriptions of the courses are in the Calendar – but let’s first determine … …which ones are right for you. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 MATH 1250 MATH 1251 U-Prep Pre-Calculus I MATH 1210 MATH 1211 U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  15. 15. Descriptions of the courses are in the Calendar – but let’s first determine … …which ones are right for you. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 MATH 1250 MATH 1251 U-Prep Pre-Calculus I MATH 1210 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227 U-Prep Pre-Calculus II MATH 1216 CSCI 1228
  16. 16. Descriptions of the courses are in the Calendar – but let’s first determine … …which ones are right for you. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 MATH 1250 MATH 1251 U-Prep Pre-Calculus I MATH 1210 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 U-Prep Pre-Calculus II MATH 1216 * U-Prep course descriptions are found only on the website CSCI 1227 CSCI 1228
  17. 17. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC Most students have the prerequisite Nova Scotia Grade 12 Pre-Calculus and are ready to start university math Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent
  18. 18. If you don’t have the prerequisite math, start with our University Prep courses from our Continuing Education Department. http://www.smu.ca/academic/conted/uprep.html Check website for spring, summer, fall, or winter offerings. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC Grey tab = non-credit course Most students have the prerequisite Nova Scotia Grade 12 Pre-Calculus and are ready to start university math Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent
  19. 19. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC Grey tab = non-credit course Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent
  20. 20. If you’re not sure of your major – or just want to keep your options open, Introductory Calculus I & II (MATH 1210 &1211) satisfy all majors. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II MATH 1210 MATH 1211 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent
  21. 21. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II MATH 1210 If you have pre-calculus but it has been a while – or you simply need to refresh your skills in pre-calculus, start with MATH 1190, (Pre-Cal Review). MATH 1211 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent If you’re not sure of your major – or just want to keep your options open, Introductory Calculus I & II (MATH 1210 &1211) satisfy all majors.
  22. 22. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II MATH 1210 If you have pre-calculus but it has been a while – or you simply need to refresh your skills in pre-calculus, start with MATH 1190, (Pre-Cal Review). MATH 1211 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent If you’re not sure of your major – or just want to keep your options open, Introductory Calculus I & II (MATH 1210 &1211) satisfy all majors. If you want to register but discover MATH 1190 is already full, please email our Science Advisor for help . advisor.science@smu.ca
  23. 23. MATH 1210 If you have pre-calculus but it has been a while – or you simply need to refresh your skills in pre-calculus, start with MATH 1190, (Pre-Cal Review). MATH 1211 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent If you’re not sure of your major – or just want to keep your options open, Introductory Calculus I & II (MATH 1210 &1211) satisfy all majors. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  24. 24. U-Prep Calculus I U-Prep Calculus II MATH 1210 If you have pre-calculus but it’s been a while – or you simply need to refresh your skills in pre-calculus, start with MATH 1190 MATH 1211 NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC If you’re not sure of your major – or just want to keep your options open, calculus courses that can work for all majors are MATH 1210 and 1211 MATH 1190 Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective All MATH 1210 registered students write a placement test on the first day of classes to help assess their readiness to succeed in the Introductory Calculus 1210 course. Placement test results may direct students to MATH 1190. Material to help you prepare for the placement test can be found on the 1st Year Science Student Registration Advice page: http://www.smu.ca/academics/science- first-year-registration-advice.html
  25. 25. MATH 1210 MATH 1211 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  26. 26. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1211 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC If you are sure to Major in one of these subject areas you may choose to take Calculus for Life Sciences I and II, (MATH 1250 & 1251) MATH 1190 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  27. 27. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1211 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  28. 28. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1211 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 If you are sure to Major in one of these subject areas you may choose Computing Science & Programming courses CSCI 1226 & CSCI 1227/8 MATH 1190 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent The 1228 course is intended for those majoring in CSCI but it is still open to other students who plan on taking more CSCI courses at higher levels. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  29. 29. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  30. 30. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective If you are planning to major in Math, you’ll need both pairs of courses for your program, anyway. Either pair satisfies the 6 credit-hour requirement. CSCI 1226 & CSCI 1227/8 or MATH 1210 & 1211 Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  31. 31. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1190 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  32. 32. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1216 If you are sure to Major in one of these subject areas, a combination option that can serve you to satisfy the 6 credit-hour requirement is Intro. Calculus I & Statistics (MATH 1210 & 1216) Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  33. 33. U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1216 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent A word of caution here. Some Departments offer their own discipline-specific statistics course that you may want to take in the future. Once you take 1216, you may not receive credit for any of the following statistics courses, not even as an elective: • BIOL 3308 • PSYC 2350 • GEOG 3326 If you are sure to Major in one of these subject areas, a combination option that can serve you to satisfy the 6 credit-hour requirement is Intro. Calculus I & Statistics (MATH 1210 & 1216)
  34. 34. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1216 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  35. 35. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1216 Planning to Major in two subject areas? Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  36. 36. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1216 If MATH 1210 & MATH 1211 are required for one of the majors, then this combination is required for the Double Major degree. Planning to Major in two subject areas? Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  37. 37. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1216 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  38. 38. ASTR-PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC
  39. 39. ASTR- PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1210 MATH 1211 Red dot indicates that this six credit-hour combination satisfies the six credit-hour mathematics requirement for the B.Sc. with Major in the subject area indicated
  40. 40. ASTR- PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1210 MATH 1211 MATH 1250 MATH 1251
  41. 41. ASTR- PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1210 MATH 1211 MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1216
  42. 42. ASTR- PHYS BIOL CHEM CSCI ENVS GEOG GEOL MATH PHYS PSYC MATH 1210 MATH 1211 MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1216 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 1226 and 1228
  43. 43. FAQ #1
  44. 44. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 MATH 1216 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent If I have MATH 1210, can I switch to MATH 1251 or do I have to go back and do MATH 1250? U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  45. 45. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 MATH 1216 If I have MATH 1210, can I switch to MATH 1251 or do I have to go back and do MATH 1250? You can switch. The 1210+1251 would be used for the 6 credit-hour math requirement only for those majors normally satisfied with 1250+1251. Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  46. 46. FAQ #2
  47. 47. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 MATH 1216 If I have MATH 1250, can I take MATH 1211 or do I have to take MATH 1210 before I can take 1211? Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  48. 48. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 MATH 1216 You would take 1210, then 1211. Your 1250 would count as an elective. The 1210+1211 would satisfy the 6 credit-hr math requirement (all majors) Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent If I have MATH 1250, can I take MATH 1211 or do I have to take MATH 1210 before I can take 1211? U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  49. 49. FAQ #3
  50. 50. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 MATH 1216 Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent If I have MATH 1250, can I take MATH 1216 or do I have to take MATH 1210 first? U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  51. 51. MATH 1250 MATH 1251 MATH 1210 MATH 1190 MATH 1211 CSCI 1226 CSCI 1227/8 MATH 1216 You would take 1210 and then 1216 because 1210 is pre-requisite for 1216. Your 1250 would count as an elective. The 1210+1216 would satisfy the 6 credit-hour math requirement for ENVS, GEOG, and GEOL Majors. Blue tab = 3-credits towards math req’t Grey tab = non-credit course red tab = 3-credits towards free elective If I have MATH 1250, can I take MATH 1216 or do I have to take MATH 1210 first? Have NS Gr. 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent U-Prep Pre-Calculus I U-Prep Pre-Calculus II
  52. 52. Questions for the Science Advisor? Come, visit us! Science Advising Centre, 3rd Floor, ATRIUM Or, email your question: advisor.science@smu.ca
  53. 53. Photo Source: Background Atrium photo: http://www.dsra.ca/sites/default/files/styles/large_project_images/public/proje cts/smu-interior-01.jpg

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