Monday, November 01, 2004

Courses

In my first comment ever, w00t, Chris asked what my curriculum is like. Here is my tentative plan of study:
Currently taking:
Differential Equations
Mathematical Finance
Macroeconomics Independent Study (Dynamic Programming)
Computer Programming 1
And an honors class where we read a bunch of stuff

Math classes that I will hopefully complete:
Calc 3; Real Analysis 1,2; Probability Theory; Statistical Theory; Topology; Abstract Algebra; Discrete Systems; Mathematical Models (discrete applications); and finally, a math thesis.

Math classes that I have completed:
Calc 1,2; Linear Algebra. Notice that I have a much larger to do list than an actually done list, so who knows, I may not be able to pull it off. The reason for this is that I was a pure econ major before I actually thought to look at what I needed for graduate school.

What is your curriculum like, Chris?

4 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Hi,

I'm kind of like in your situation, I am taking both a pure degree in Economics and Mathematics, I'm set to graduate this comming fall (next fall not this december). I'll have the following under my belt,


Economics

1. Prinp Micro/Macro ( 2 courses )
2. Intermediate Micro/Macro ( 2 courses )
3. Economic Issues of the US
4. Intro Econometrics
5. Int'l Macro
6. Int'l Micro
7. Structures of Industry
8. Game Theory

Math

1. Multi-Variable Calc
2. Discrete Math
3. Foundations of Mathematics (intro to proof struct)
4. Diff Eq
5. Intro Linear Algebra
6. Adv. Geometery
7. Intro to Combinatorics
8. History of Math
9. Algebra 1,2,3
10. Analysis 1,2,3


However, an advisor strongly encouraged me to stay on
for the entire year and take the distinction path as
well as take more grad courses, if I do this (I am
leaning towards it) I'll probably end up taking the
following,

Math (possibly if I graduate Spring 06')

1. Graduate Topology 1,2,3
2. Graduate Algebra 1,2
3. Foundations of Math Analysis (this comming summer)
4. Mathematical Logic 1 or 2 (inclusive)
5. Set Theory 1
6. Undergraduate number theory (this comming summer)

I don't know what to do.... if I just go for Economics PhD, I'm sure my math degree is enough to satisfy them, but I've actaully started to not be intrested at all with Economics and become many many times more intrested in Math.... so I guess i'll have to see.... well I have a Anthropology exam tommorow so I must cram.... Cheers.

November 1, 2004 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Chris Silvey said...

Congratulations on your first comment...I hope your site does well.

Chris Silvey
http:www.chrissilvey.com/weblog/

November 1, 2004 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Chris E:
Are you on quarters or do you just have a LOT more classes available than we do? That would make sense, since you're a much larger school, but that's crazy that you have real analysis 3. We can barely fill the second term, from what I hear.

Chris S:
Thanks, especially for the link, otherwise I wouldn't have had any comments!

November 1, 2004 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

No I'm in the quarter system. Basically my math major requires the full sequence of analysis and algebra, 15 quarter hours of electives, the foundations course (proofs), a course in diff eq, a course in linear algebra, a course in multivariable calculus..... Thats about it.... I'll have that all done by this fall. However, because I did not take the honors track I wouldn't be all too much competetive with respec tto getting into depts higher then OSUs rank.

An advisor told me that I should probably go for distinction, take as many grad courses as possible etc. So if I do do that track I'm probably going to be taking alot of math fall quarter (next fall)... and continue the tracks till their end in spring. Anyways, I still have to study for my idiotic exam, cheers.

November 1, 2004 at 8:36 PM  

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