Senior Courses

SENIOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CALCULUS I: dual enrollment MTH 263 (4 credits) (May be taught in one OR two semesters)
A college level study of differential calculus; this course includes the study of limits, continuity, derivatives (concept and definition), derivatives of parametric equations and polar curves, differentiation techniques (including inverse trigonometric functions), curve sketching, optimization applications and an introduction to antiderivatives and definite integrals with applications.

CALCULUS II: dual enrollment MTH 264 (4 credits)
A college level study of integral calculus, this course includes the study of Riemann Sums, antiderivative, definite and indefinite integrals, integration techniques, applications of integration, solving differential equations, convergence of sequences and series, and Taylor Series.

CALCULUS III (VECTOR CALCULUS): dual enrollment MTH 265 (4 credits)
Vector calculus includes vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, vector fields, partial derivatives and multiple integrals.  Computational techniques, geometry and theoretical structure, creative problem solving, and proofs are emphasized. 

LINEAR ALGEBRA: dual enrollment MTH 266 (3 credits) (May be taught in one OR two semesters)
Linear algebra includes systems of equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, bases, dimension, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and orthogonality.  Computational techniques, geometry and theoretical structure, creative problem solving, and proofs are emphasized. 

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: dual enrollment BIO 141 (4 credits) and BIO 142 (4 credits)
This college level course provides an overview of cellular physiology and reviews many human organ systems including the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, skeletal, endocrine, muscular, urinary, reproductive, and lymphatic systems. Students will explore organ systems through the use of interactive modeling and will discuss current medical cases with local health care professionals.

COMPUTER SCIENCE/PROGRAMMING: dual enrollment CS 201 (4 credits) and CS 202 (4 credits)
This college level sequence introduces algorithm and problem solving methods and emphasizes structured programming concepts. Students examine constructs for logic control, sequencing statements, input/output, searching and sorting and explore data structures including lists, trees, queues and stacks. This sequence also teaches object oriented programming techniques by making use of methods, classes and objects to demonstrate the object oriented concepts of encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. 

CONNECTIONS IN MATHEMATICS 
This course provides students with introductory experiences in symbolic logic, graph theory, probability, voting schemes and apportionment methods, personal finance, and mathematical proofs. Emphasis is placed on conceptual understanding, solving real world applications, using technology, and fostering mathematical reasoning and communication.

SENIOR SEMINAR
Beginning with a six-week engineering design-build-test project, this course then allows students to explore and use sophisticated technologies choosing from among biotechnology, computer-aided design and 3D printing, drone technologies, desktop publishing, electron microscopy,  scientific photography, microbiology, nuclear science, robotics, video production, Photoshop, or Leadership, Teamwork, and Communications.  The course ends with student teams completing a capstone project that brings math, science, and technology together.