Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Scripps Catalog 
2021-2022 Scripps Catalog


Professor Towse
Associate Professors Chaderjian, Ou
Assistant Professor Edholm
Lecturer Swift


Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is also the quantitative language of the social, biological, and physical sciences. For these reasons, mathematics is a valuable and essential component of a liberal arts education. All Scripps students must take the placement exam given during fall orientation at Scripps and are encouraged to enroll in math courses whether or not they are considering a major in mathematics.

A major or minor in mathematics can lead to a career in a variety of areas, including business, industry, government, insurance (as an actuary), or teaching. Students who want to enroll in mathematics courses other than those offered at Scripps should consult the mathematics faculty. A catalog, Mathematics Courses at Claremont, lists all mathematics courses offered in The Claremont Colleges and is available from the mathematics faculty.

Learning Outcomes of the Program in Mathematics

Department Goals and/or Objectives

Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish

1. Students gain computational skills and abilities.
2. Students obtain a breadth and depth of mathematical knowledge sufficient for them to pursue graduate study in mathematics.
3. Students learn to assess the validity of a mathematical argument.
4. Students develop an awareness of the interconnections between different areas of mathematics.
5. Students gain the confidence and competence to independently acquire, discuss, and apply mathematical knowledge.

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate

SLO1: Students demonstrate computational skills and abilities.
SLO2: Students exhibit in their work precise understanding of definitions and mathematical concepts.
SLO3: Students are able to combine and apply acquired mathematical knowledge.
SLO4: Students are able to create and write proofs in accordance with the standards of mathematical rigor.
SLO5: Students are able to effectively read, write, listen to, question and convey orally rigorous mathematical ideas and arguments.