MA-905: Undergraduate Research in Mathematics and/or Computer Science I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MA-905 Undergraduate Research in Mathematics and/or Computer Science I

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 90 Hours of research

Credits: 2

Pre-requisites (if any): MA-440 or permission of the Department. Students must have permission from the course instructor and a letter of recommendation from a Math and Computer Science instructor who has had the student in a college level class

Course Description in college catalog:

MA-905 will focus on a specific research question or topic to be announced in advance and will vary each semester as well as it will vary by section. Descriptions of the research topic in a particular section in a particular semester will be available in the Math & CS Department before registration. Areas of research include but are not limited to: Mathematical Modeling, Simulations, Computer Coding or Web Design, Statistical Research, Logic, Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, Actuarial Science, Signal Processing, Mathematical Neuroscience, Dynamical Systems, Pedagogical Research (in Math), and History of Mathematics.

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Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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