This course is designed for the student preparing to embark upon study for a senior thesis in mathematics
(see MAT 489). The student will investigate several topics of interest and, in conference with his/her mathematics
advisor, choose a particular topic for advanced study. The successful student will complete sufficient background study
to develop a cohesive plane for future research. A synopsis of this study together with a written research proposal will
be submitted to the mathematics faculty for approval. Junior standing is recommended.
Prerequisite: MAT 242 Calculus II and MAT 289 Introduction to Mathematical Rigor.