MTH 310: Finite Math with Applications

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This course exposes students to several important areas of mathematics which “run parallel” to those of calculus. While the latter subject traditionally uses the machinery of continuity, limits, derivatives, and integration to solve applied problems, finite math uses sets of discrete quantities, sequences, matrices, and difference equations to do the same. Math 310 picks up the coverage of the material at the point where they were left off in Math 125 and continues with some other more advanced topics (Markov Processes, Game Theory, etc.), suitable for an upper division course.

Prerequisite: MTH 125 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.


Text Book

Title: Finite Mathematics and its Applications, 10th Ed., 2009

Author: Larry J. Goldstein, David I. Schneider & Martha J. Siegel

ISBN-10: 0321571894 / ISBN-13: 9780321571892


The Trump administration abandons a plan to strip visas from international students taking only virtual courses.

 July 14, 2020

From the New York Times.

For your information while we await official word from SEVP.

The Trump administration has walked back a policy that would have stripped international college students of their U.S. visas if their coursework was entirely online, ending a proposed plan that had thrown the higher education world into turmoil.

The policy, announced on July 6, prompted an immediate lawsuit from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and on Tuesday, the government and the universities reached a resolution, according to the judge overseeing the case.

The agreement reinstates a policy implemented in March amid the pandemic that gave international students flexibility to take all their classes online and remain legally in the country with student visas.

“Both the policy directive and the frequently asked questions would not be enforced anyplace” under the resolution, Judge Allison Burroughs said, adding that the agreement applied nationwide.

The initial guidance, issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, would have required foreign students to take at least one in-person class or leave the country. Students who returned to their home countries when schools closed in March would not have been allowed back into the United States if their fall classes were solely online.

The higher education world was thrown into disarray, with most colleges already well into planning for the return to campus in the fall. Two days after it was announced, Harvard and M.I.T. filed the first of several lawsuits seeking to stop it.

The attorneys general of at least 18 states, including Massachusetts and California, also sued, charging that the policy was reckless, cruel and senseless. Scores of universities threw their support behind the litigation, along with organizations representing international students.

On Tuesday, more than a dozen technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, also came out in support of the Harvard and M.I.T. lawsuit, arguing the policy would harm their businesses.

“America’s future competitiveness depends on attracting and retaining talented international students,” the companies said in court papers.

John Tucker
Southern States University

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