Math classes for Nontraditional Students

The following class sections are made available, in the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, to accommodate the needs of nontraditional students.

These are the same high quality courses taught in the Department of Mathematics and earn University of Wisconsin-Madison credits.

Math 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 UW-Madison credits)

This course covers differential and integral calculus, plane analytic geometry, applications; transcendental functions,etc. The Math 221-222 sequence is the first two semesters of the standard three-semester calculus sequence, completed with 234, which is normally required for all higher level math courses and should be taken by those preparing for major study in mathematics, the physical sciences, computer sciences, or engineering. It is also recommended for students in the social and life sciences who may want a more substantial introduction to calculus than is offered in the Math 211-213 sequence.

Math 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 UW-Madison credits)

This course is the second one in the standard Calculus series at the UW, Math 221-222-234. This series is designed for students in the Sciences and Engineering. 

Math 319 Techniques in Ordinary Differential Equations (3 UW-Madison credits)

The course presents techniques for solving and approximating solutions to ordinary differential equations. It is primarily for students in disciplines which emphasize these methods. Math 319 is a prerequisite for Math 519, an advanced course intended for math majors and others who need a theoretical background in ordinary differential equations or a more detailed study of systems and/or behavior of solutions. It also prepares students for Math 415 "Applied Dynamical Systems, Chaos and Modeling."

Math 340 Elementary Matrix and Linear Algebra (3 UW-Madison credits)

Math 340 is a standard Linear algebra course for non math majors. Math majors are also allowed to take Math 340 for their requirements, although the more theoretical, proof-based Math 341 is recommended in their case. Math 340 covers the principles of linear algebra and the theory of matrices with an emphasis in understanding the concepts and being able to perform calculations. Some proofs are also introduced in Math 340.


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