209 Military Leadership Development I (1 s.h.) Covers the intermediate level in the Leadership Development Program for the Army ROTC program. *Prerequisites: MS 109, MS110.
322 Linear Algebra (3 s.h.) This class develops the theory of vector spaces and its underlying relevance to matrices and systems of linear equations. Topics include the vector space Rn, abstract vector spaces, elementary operations and systems of linear equations, linear transformations, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Emphasis is on providing a bridge from the intuitive developments of lower level courses to the more rigorous abstract courses in mathematics. All students will be required to make a presentation on an application area. *Prerequisites: MATH 211 and 231. Spring semester, alternate years.
210 Military Leadership Development II (1 s.h.) Cadets continue leadership development and transition to the advanced course; emphasis is placed on individual and team building. 309 Advanced Military Leadership Development I (2 s.h.) Emphasis is placed on leadership applications and effective planning and organizational skills. *Concurrent enrollment in either MS 319 or MS 350 is required.
341 Modern Geometry (3 s.h.) Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, projective geometry, and the abstract axiomatic method are studied. This course is strongly recommended for students planning to teach mathematics. It also provides an excellent background for graduate study in mathematics. *Prerequisite: MATH 231. Offered as needed.
310 Advanced Military Leadership Development II (2 s.h.) A continuation of MS 309. Cadets are trained on basic officer skills, including preparation of map overlays, the principles of war, and how to conduct an After Action Review. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 320 or MS 351 required.
370 Colloquium in Mathematics (3 s.h.) Selected topics in higher-level mathematics are offered which are not among our regular courses. The list below reflects the knowledge and expertise of the current faculty and are typical courses in an undergraduate curriculum. The colloquium is also used to introduce students to potential research areas. Topics include: Abstract Algebra II, Real Analysis II, Topology, Complex Variables, Elementary Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Partial Differential Equations, Women in Mathematics, Mathematics Pedagogy, Harmonic Analysis, Wavelet Theory, Introduction to Functional Analysis, Partially Ordered Groups, Graph Theory, Engineering Mathematics. Alternate years.
319, 320 Advanced Military Leadership Lab (No credit) Focuses on individual and small unit tactics skills. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 309 or MS 310 is required. 409 Advanced Military Leadership and Training Development (2 s.h.) This begins the transition of the cadet to an officer. Emphasis is on roles and duties of the 2nd lieutenant. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 419 or MS 450 is required. 410 Commissioning and Officer Basic Course Preparation (2 s.h.) Completes the transition of the student to an officer, culminating in her commissioning. Primary focus of the course is to provide the Advanced Camp graduates instruction in the planning, organizing, training, and leadership development necessary to lead a platoon. *Concurrent enrollment in either MS 420 or MS 451 required. 419, 420 Military Science Lab (No credit) Practical applications of subjects taught in MS 409 and MS 410. *Concurrent enrollment in MS 409 or 410 is required.
401 Senior Seminar (3 s.h.) MATH 401 provides the structure under which students complete their senior research projects. Students must sign up for 1 s.h. of Senior Seminar in the fall and 2 s.h. of Senior Seminar in the spring of their senior year. Each student completes a faculty-approved research project, writes a senior paper based on the results, and presents the results to the mathematics faculty. The student is required to write a paper and pass an oral examination on the theory related to her research area in the fall, propose her research project in early spring, and defend her senior paper when done. This requirement applies to Adult Degree Program students as well. *Prerequisite: MATH 400.
Kenneth Beals, interim chaplain, director
Carpenter Preparation for Ministry Program This unique program provides a bridge between the intellectual rigor of the classroom and the living of faith in the world. The program is not only for those students preparing for a religious vocation, but for those with any major or career plans who are interested in integrating faith and life. Both internships and volunteer opportunities are also available.
Requirements for the Minor in Ministry Track for students preparing for Christian religious vocations: 21 to 23 semester hours REL 101 REL 102 REL 130 REL 221 or REL 231 REL 222 Two of the following: HIST/REL 204, REL 223, PHIL 102, ANTH 120, ANTH 244
Military Science (U.S. Army ROTC) MBC offers the Military Science curriculum through the U.S. Army ROTC program conducted at Virginia Military Institute. The first two years of the program are open to eligible freshmen and sophomores. Participation at the junior and senior level is limited to VWIL students and other students with Army ROTC advanced level contracts.
Track for students from non-Christian or no religious tradition: 21 to 23 semester hours REL 101 and/or REL 102 REL 130 AS/REL 212 or AS/REL 275 REL 277 or REL 222 Remaining hours for the minor may be chosen from: ANTH 120, REL 202, REL/AS 213, REL 221, REL 231, REL 232.
Military Science Course Descriptions 109 Basic Military Skills and Knowledge I (1 s.h.) U.S. Army orientation information and individual military skills are stressed. 110 Basic Military Skills and Knowledge II (1 s.h.) Initial instructions in land navigation and military history.
400 Abstract Algebra I or Real Analysis I (3 s.h. each) MATH 400 alternates between abstract algebra one year and real analysis the next. Both courses develop mathematical maturity through the use of intuition, deductive logic and mathematical analysis. Abstract algebra studies the structures of axiomatic mathematical systems such as groups, rings and fields. Real analysis develops the mathematical techniques necessary to understand the real line as well as functions on the reals. MATH 400 may be repeated for credit and all students who plan to attend graduate school in Mathematics must take both courses. Fall semester. *Prerequisites: MATH 302 and MATH 322.