MATH 4389 - Survey of Undergraduate Mathematics - University of Houston
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MATH 4389 - Survey of Undergraduate Mathematics

Prerequisites: MATH 3331, 3333, and three hours of 4000-level Mathematics


Catalog Course Description: A review of some of the most important topics in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.


Textbook: Instructor's lecture notes. There is no assigned text for the course. You will be provided with pdf files of course materials.


Learning Objectives:

As the course title indicates, this is a review and survey of topics in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum that are studied in other courses. The course is organized as a set of 2 to 3 week modules in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, analysis, abstract algebra, and probability. At the end of the course, students are required to take the Major Field Test in mathematics, a national test administered in the University Testing Center. Our purpose in requiring the test is to have a national benchmark by which to evaluate our undergraduate curriculum. See the "policies" statement below for how the test affects your grade.


Course Syllabus:

You need to create an account at CASA ( to access class material and quizzes. I will post videos for each module at CASA; watch them and start working on the corresponding quizzes/homework. Do not wait until the end of the semester to watch them; I assume you watch them in a timely manner, according to class schedule. This is not a self-paced course.


*Note: Students should visit their instructor's website for Course Structure and Grading Policies, as this information is typically included in the instructor's syllabus. This is a course guideline and is merely an example of what the course structure may be and therefore, should be confirmed with the instructor. Students should contact the instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content


CSD Accommodations:

Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids: The University of Houston System complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, pertaining to the provision of reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids for students who have a disability. In accordance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines, University of Houston strives to provide reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an academic adjustments/auxiliary aid, please visit The Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) website at for more information.

Accommodation Forms: Students seeking academic adjustments/auxiliary aids must, in a timely manner (usually at the beginning of the semester), provide their instructor with a current Student Accommodation Form (SAF) (paper copy or online version, as appropriate) from the CSD office before an approved accommodation can be implemented.

Details of this policy, and the corresponding responsibilities of the student are outlined in The Student Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids Policy (01.D.09) document under [STEP 4: Student Submission (5.4.1 & 5.4.2), Page 6]. For more information please visit the Center for Students with Disabilities Student Resources page.

Additionally, if a student is requesting a (CSD approved) testing accommodation, then the student will also complete a Request for Individualized Testing Accommodations (RITA) paper form to arrange for tests to be administered at the CSD office. CSD suggests that the student meet with their instructor during office hours and/or make an appointment to complete the RITA form to ensure confidentiality.

*Note: RITA forms must be completed at least 48 hours in advance of the original test date. Please consult your counselor ahead of time to ensure that your tests are scheduled in a timely manner. Please keep in mind that if you run over the agreed upon time limit for your exam, you will be penalized in proportion to the amount of extra time taken.



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