Courses

  • MET LS 111: First-Semester Spanish
    For students who have never studied Spanish. Introduction to grammatical structures and Hispanic culture. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Four hours weekly. Lab required.
  • MET LS 112: Second-Semester Spanish
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET LS 111; or placement by examination.
    Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. Four hours weekly. Lab required.
  • MET LS 211: Third-Semester Spanish
    Involves the study of grammatical structures of Spanish. Students will use spoken language in conversation, and read about Hispanic civilization and contemporary short stories. Writing exercises will involve more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns.
  • MET LS 310: Spanish for the Professions
    Prereq:(LS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may not take MET LS 310 more than once for credit. Advanced study of Spanish as used in the professions in the Spanish-speaking world. Analysis and discussion of intercultural professional communication, acquisition of specialized vocabulary. Topic for Fall 2015: Spanish for Medical Professionals: Cultural and linguistic competence in medical settings. Progress toward advanced proficiency in Spanish while learning language geared towards the health care profession. Intensive writing practice based on readings; oral presentations and class discussion; aspects of Hispanic culture related to medical issues.
  • MET MA 113: Elementary Statistics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 100; or equivalent.
    MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: MET MA 113, MA 213, or CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one-, two-, and multiple-sample problems. Applications in social sciences. Primarily for students in the social sciences who require a one-semester introduction to statistics, others should consider CAS MA 115 or MA 213.
  • MET MA 118: College Algebra and Trigonometry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 100; or equivalent. Part-time MET students only.
    Intensive one-semester course in algebra and trigonometry. Prepares students to study calculus. Algebraic operations, word problems, linear and quadratic functions, and identities. Analytic geometry. Exponential and logarithmic functions. MET MA 118 may be taken for CAS credit but does not satisfy the CAS mathematics requirement.
  • MET MA 120: Applied Mathematics for Social and Management Sciences
    Linear equations, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, exponential functions and logarithms, elements of differential calculus, optimization, probability. Applications in economics, finance, and management. Note: MET MA 120 may be taken for CAS credit.
  • MET MA 121: Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I
    Students may receive credit for either MET MA 121 or MA 123 or CAS MA 121 or MA 123, but not both. Differentiation and integration of functions of one variable. Same topics as MA 123, but with less emphasis on mathematical generality and more on application. Especially suitable for students concentrating in the biological and social sciences.
  • MET MA 123: Calculus I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 118; or equivalent.
    Students may receive credit for either MET MA 121 or MA 123 or CAS MA 121 or MA 123, but not both. Limits; derivatives; differentiation of algebraic functions. Applications to maxima, minima, and convexity of functions. The definite integral; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus; applications of integration.
  • MET MA 124: Calculus II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Prereq: MET MA 121 or MA 123 or CAS MA 121 or MA 123.
    Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: MA 122, MA 124, MA 127, or MA 129. Logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Sequences and series; Taylor's series with the remainder. Methods of integration. Calculus I and II together constitute an introduction to calculus of a function of a single real variable.
  • MET MA 213: Basic Statistics and Probability
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 118; or equivalent.
    Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the binomial distribution, and the central limit theorem. Stresses understanding and theoretical manipulation of statistical concepts. Note: Credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MET MA 113 or MA 213.
  • MET MA 214: Applied Statistics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 213; or consent of instructor.
    Inference about proportions, goodness of fit, student's t-distribution, and tests for normality. Two-sample comparisons, regression and correlation, tests for linearity and outliers, residual analysis, contingency tables, and analysis of variance.
  • MET MA 225: Multivariate Calculus
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 124 or CAS MA 124 or CAS MA 127 or CAS MA 129 or CAS MA 136.
    Vectors, lines, and planes. Multiple integration and cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Partial derivatives, directional derivatives, scalar and vector fields, the gradient, potentials, multivariate Taylor series, approximation, and multivariate minimization.
  • MET MA 581: Probability
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 225, or CAS MA 225, or MA 230.
    Graduate Prerequisites: MET MA 225 or CAS MA 225 or CAS MA 230.
    Basic probability, conditional probability, independence. Discrete and continuous random variables, mean and variance, functions of random variables, moment generating function. Jointly distributed random variables, conditional distributions, independent random variables. Methods of transformations, law of large numbers, central limit theorem.
  • MET MA 582: Mathematical Statistics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA 581, or CAS MA 381, or MA 581.
    Graduate Prerequisites: MET MA 581 or CAS MA 381 or CAS MA 581.
    Interval estimation. Point estimation including sufficiency, Rao-Blackwell theorem, completeness, uniqueness, Rao-Cramer inequality, and maximum likelihood estimation. Tests of hypothesis: uniformly most powerful tests, uniformly most powerful unbiased tests, likelihood ratio test, chi-squared test, comparison of means and variances, ANOVA, regression, and some nonparametric tests.
  • MET MA 603: SAS with Statistical Applications
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET or CAS MA 214
    Offers a unified and in-depth coverage of the statistical computer package SAS, and its statistical applications. Topics include the language of SAS, data formatting, creating and storing SAS data sets, file manipulations, macro procedure, and graphics. Also included are procedures for statistical techniques selected from analysis of variance, regression, factor analysis, scoring, and categorical data analysis. Several large data sets will be used as case studies emphasizing hands-on experience with SAS for Windows. Laboratory course.
  • MET MG 101: Accounting I
    Basic principles of financial accounting underlying transaction analysis and the preparation of financial statements.
  • MET MG 102: Accounting II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG 101
    Financial accounting in more specialized areas, such as partnerships, corporations, and the statement of cash flows. Managerial accounting topics, including capital budgeting and manufacturing cost systems for planning and control.
  • MET MG 202: Personal Financial Planning
    The development of personal investment strategies using money and credit. Securities and portfolio management, budgeting, insurance, taxes, retirement programs, and estate planning.
  • MET MG 205: Information Technologies: Hardware and Software
    This introductory course provides an introduction to PC, hardware, and software issues. Various types of software-applications and systems-are introduced. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Access are covered along with DOS and Windows operating systems. Detailed discussions of the latest PC hardware-motherboards, CPUs, memory boards, sound and video cards, CD-ROM drives, DVD drives, Video Capture boards, Zip drives, PCMCIA cards, USB and Firewire ports, and scores of other peripherals and multimedia devices. Instructions on how to use the Internet to upgrade PCs and peripherals. Students will also be able to upgrade/protect notebook computers and laser printers. (If students do not already own a PC, they are required to buy a PC.) Almost all students will buy components for upgrading a PC.