General
Information
Choice of courses
Degree credit exclusions
Study in Europe  Atlantis
Study Groups
Club Infinity
Guidelines for Ethical Research 
General Information
Choice of
courses
Students should take care to enrol in the mathematics
courses most appropriate to their interests, needs,
and background. In many cases, courses with similar titles
may be intended for very different audiences. Students should
be guided by the information given in this publication and should
consult an advisor in case of doubt. When
selecting courses, please note the following:
1. A student choosing universitylevel mathematics courses for the
first time should consider speaking either to a faculty advisor in
the Department or to the Department's Undergraduate Office.
2. With the exception of courses which are core requirements for
degrees in the Department, students should in
general not expect courses (especially some upperlevel
courses) offered in a given calendar year to be
offered also the following year. This applies to
both Fall/Winter and Summer courses. The
Department tries to offer some courses in alternate years, partly to
allow variety in choice of topic. In some cases,
some information about the year a course is expected next to be offered
can be found in the Course Offering entry devoted to it (later in
this minicalendar).
3. Summer Courses:
In Summer 2000, this department is offering the
following MATH courses/sections: 1014, 1025, 1505,
2560 (Sec. B), 3010, 3034. Questions about
these should be directed to N502/503 Ross. The
Mathematics Department in Atkinson College is
offering MATH 1090, 1131, 1190, 1300, 1310, 1550, 1710,
2090, 2221, 2222, 2310, 2320, 2560A, 2570, 2580,
3170. Questions regarding these courses
should be directed to Room
527 Atkinson (tel. 4167365232).
4. Note that instructors for some courses may
change after publication
of this minicalendar.
5. MATH 1510 6.0 is intended for students who have
a weak mathematical background, even those who may have one
or more OACs in mathematics (or equivalents). It
can serve as preparation for MATH 1515 3.0
(formerly MATH 1500), which provides an entrance
to further calculus courses.
6. Calculus options for firstyear students:
(a) BBA (Hons.) students
who wish to take only a minimum amount of mathematics
should take \ita{either} both of MATH\\ 1530 3.0 and MATH 1540 3.0, or
MATH 1550 6.0. The prerequisite for these courses
is MATH 1515 3.0 (formerly MATH 1500) or OAC
Calculus or equivalent.
(b) Science students (particularly those majoring in Biology, Geography,
Kinesiology and Health Science, or Psychology) who do not require
other specific calculus courses to satisfy degree
requirements, or as prerequisites for higherlevel
courses, may take AS/SC/ MATH 1505 6.0 to satisfy
the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science 1000level
mathematics requirement. Other students
should be guided by paragraphs (c) and (d) below.
(c) A student with at least one OAC in mathematics or equivalent,
but without previous calculus, must begin the study of
calculus with MATH 1515 3.0.
(d) A student with OAC Calculus or equivalent can begin with MATH
1000 3.0 or MATH 1013 3.0 or MATH 1300 3.0, and then
take MATH 1010 3.0 or MATH 1014 3.0 or MATH 1310
3.0.
Degree credit exclusions.
Specific regulations concerning "degree
credit exclusions'' appear in the main York calendar. An
exclusion occurs when two courses have overlapping
material. As a general rule, you may not take both
for degree credit. The concept of
"equivalent'' course is different; see the main York calendar
for explanations of both these concepts. Department
minicalendars do not contain all degree credit
exclusions; when in doubt consult a departmental advisor.
Atlantis Exchange Project:
Study in Europe
Undergraduate students in mathematics, computer science or physics, and
graduate math students, may earn York credit while
studying abroad for one or two terms, through the
new program Atlantis: New Avenues in the Teaching
of Mathematics. The Project Leader is York mathematics professor
Walter Tholen (tel. 7365250, email: tholen@pascal.math.yorku.ca).
Atlantis is funded by the Government of Canada
through the Learning and Literacy Directorate of the
Department of Human Resources Development Canada.
The program contributes significantly to travel
and living expenses during the student's stay at one of these
York partner institutions: Coimbra (Portugal),
LouvainlaNeuve (Belgium), Trieste, and L'Aquila
(Italy).
Visit the project website at http://atlantis.yorku.ca.
One may also get more information through York
International at 108 Vanier College
on campus ((416) 7365177), or by emailing Beth Alaksa at balaksa@yorku.ca.)
Study Groups
We encourage students, especially those in 1000 and 2000level courses,
to form study groups early in the term, and to use them
as a help in learning their course material. Your
study group can help you, as a participant, in
all sorts of ways (and you will help the group as well).
Many people benefit from working together to solve problems,
or just by having people around to help them get
motivated to study. Again in 20012002, we expect
to have a few upperyear students to help with the
formation of groups. Visit http://www.math.yorku.ca/Undergrad/studygroups.html
for more information on this program. Please
direct enquiries to studygroups@mathstat.yorku.ca.
Club Infinity
Club Infinity is York University's Mathematics
Club. We are a small and informal
group of students who have some interest in math. We meet on
an irregular basis to work on club events or just party. There is
no membership fee.
Each year we organize a number of events of
interest to students involved in
math, including: talks of a mathematical nature, given by professors,
or graduate or undergraduate students; our annual Pi Day
celebrations, held on March 14; and our
SemiAnnual Past Math Exam Sale, where we sell copies of old
math exams. We also produce a magazine, "The radical'', twice
annually, to coincide with our exam sales.
The club operates out of N537 Ross, the Math/Stat Student Common
Room. This is a place where students can go to
eat, work on assignments, play cards, discuss math problems,
or just socialize. You don't have to be a member of the club; the
room is open to all. The club
only has control of this room from 11:30 to 2:30 weekdays, but
the room is generally open and available when not booked for other
groups.
Visit our web site: www.math.yorku.ca/infinity
Guidelines
for Ethical Research involving Humans
From the Associate Dean of Arts (Research):
"All students who conduct
research that involves interviews, or interventions on [sic] human
beings, have a duty to comply with the Faculty of Arts and Senate
policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans. (These
policies may be obtained from the Department or Division office.)
This means, for example, that those conducting interviews normally
have a duty to inform the persons being interviewed about the nature
and purpose of the research, and about whether the results of the
interview will remain confidential. Student research procedures involving
human participants must be approved by the student's course director.
