UC Davis Mathematics

Spring 2021 Course Teaching Methods

Instructors have tentatively provided their plans for remote instruction for Spring 2021.

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Course Instructor
How will lectures be conducted? Are they synchronous, asynchronous or both?
Will remote lectures be recorded?
How will discussion sections be conducted?
Will discussion sections be recorded?
Will the Instructor be available in Office Hours synchronously? (live in Zoom)
Are students required to attend any synchronous activity (either instruction or office hours)?
How will exams be conducted? (held at scheduled time during lecture, held over a longer time frame, take home)
Will students in different time zones have options to take exams in their own time zones?
Is a webcam required?
Is a microphone required?
Is any specific software or equipment required? Please list.
Please describe any additional useful course information.
                             
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MAT 012 Tavernetti Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No Take home Yes
Preferred, not required
No
ALEKS software (included with equitable access)
Lecture and discussion will always run live, and students are preferred and encouraged to attend the course synchronously when/if possible.
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MAT 016B Shiqian Ma Synchronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
My course does not have a discussion section.
Yes No
held at scheduled time during lecture
No Yes Yes
GradeScope, Zoom and ability to have camera on during the exams.
students scan and upload written exams to GradeScope.
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MAT 016B Yonggyu Lee Synchronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No
held at scheduled time during lecture
Yes Yes No
Computer or cell phone Plus web cam
.
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MAT 016C Duane Kouba Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
NA TBD No
longer time frame
No No No no none
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MAT 016c Duane Kouba Asychronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
NA TBD No
longer time frame
No No No no none
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MAT 017A
Didac Martinez-Granado
Asychronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes exams
held at scheduled time during lecture
Yes
highly encouraged
highly encouraged
R/R-studio
Book is mandatory (Calculus, Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences, Stewart and Day, available via Equitable Access)
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MAT 017A
Didac Martinez-Granado
Both Yes Synchronous Yes Yes midterms, final
held at scheduled time during lecture
Yes
highly encouraged
highly encouraged
R/R-studio
Book required: Calculus, Probability and Statistics for the life sciences, Stewart and Day
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MAT 017A
Didac Martinez-Granado
Both Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No TBA Yes
highly recommended
highly recommended
R/R-studio
Text book recommended but not required (this is an update with respect to a previous submission, sorry).
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MAT 017A John Challenor Synchronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No
During scheduled lecture
No Yes No None None
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MAT 017B
Rishidev Chaudhuri
Synchronous Yes Synchronous No Yes Only exams
Held at scheduled time during lecture + occasional take home quizzes
No Yes No
Webcam for exams
Discussion not recorded because breakout rooms/group work
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MAT 017B Korana Burke Synchronous Yes Synchronous
Students work in groups in breakout rooms so discussions will not be recorded
Yes Yes
Exams will be conducted during regularly scheduled lecture time
Yes Yes No No
Lectures will be conducted synchronously, but students are not required to attend. Students will also be given additional recorded videos to watch.
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MAT 017C
Dowman P Varn
I haven't decided yet.
Probably.
I haven't decided yet.
Probably not. Probably.
I don't know yet.
I haven't decided yet.
I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.
Any additional information regarding the course will be in the syllabus, available the first day of class.
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MAT 017C B01-08
Tim Lewis Synchronous Yes Synchronous No Yes Yes
held during lecture time
Only in special circumstances
Yes Yes No NA
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MAT 021A Joshua Howie Synchronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No
At scheduled time
No Yes No no n/a
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MAT 021B
Jennifer Schultens
Asychronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No
Yes, 5 quizzes, one final exam, possibility of opting out through live group interview.
Yes No Yes
Students need access to internet, zoom, and the possibility of uploading a pdf file.
While a webcam is not required for this course, points will be deducted from exams in situations when verifying the identity of the exam taker is impossible.
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MAT 021B-C Morris Both Yes Synchronous No Yes No
During class time over zoom
Yes Yes Yes No
Teaching is done via videos and zoom
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MAT 021C Rohit Thomas Both Yes Synchronous No Yes No
Held at scheduled time during lecture
Yes Yes No None None
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MAT 021C
Danquynh Nguyen
Asychronous Yes Synchronous TBD Yes No
Held at scheduled time during lecture.
No Yes Yes None
All exams are proctored on Zoom.
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MAT 021C Qinglan Xia Both Yes Synchronous Yes Yes Yes
held at scheduled time during lecture
No Yes Yes No
This is an undergraduate course.
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MAT 021C De Loera Asychronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No TBD possibly Yes Yes none None
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MAT 021D Tavernetti Both Yes Both
At least one discussion will be recorded.
Yes Yes
Synchronous with lecture times
No
Preferred, not required.
No
Must have ability to scan multiple pages into a pdf file
Lecture and discussion will always run live, and students are preferred and encouraged to attend the course synchronously when/if possible.
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MAT 021D Fu Liu Asychronous Yes Synchronous
Most likely yes, but it will be partially up to the discussion TA.
Yes Tests.
Scheduled time during lecture.
No Yes Yes
A cellphone (or other device) that can scan and upload.
None
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MAT 022A Akhmejanov Asychronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
N/A Yes
No, but encrouaged
held over 24 hours (most likely)
Yes No No
Access to Canvas
N/A
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MAT 022A Linear Algebra
Thomas Strohmer
Asychronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No
Held at scheduled time during lecture
No Yes Yes zoom -
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MAT 022AL Ali A. Daddel Asychronous
This Is a computer LAB, with introductory sessions are recorded and content of the labs and instructions are posted on website.
Synchronous No No No
There is no exams for this computer LAB class.
No Exams. No No
MATLAB is required to be used, and it is provided on line. by MATH Dept.
This course was and is an on line course for the past 25 years and remote teaching did not affect it very much.
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MAT 022B John Challenor Synchronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No
During scheduled lecture
No Yes No None None
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MAT 022B: Ordinary Differential Equations
Dan Romik Synchronous Yes N/A N/A Yes No
Held at scheduled time
No No No
Zoom software for attending lectures
Nothing to describe
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MAT 027B Benham Both Yes
My course has labs, which will be synchronous
Yes Yes Yes
Held over a longer time frame
No No Yes
Equipment to participate in Zoom meetings and up/download materials
None
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MAT 108 Korana Burke Synchronous Yes Synchronous No Yes Yes
Exams will be conducted during the time scheduled for the class
Yes Yes No LaTeX
Students are only going to be required to attend tests synchronously. Everything else will be recorded. Discussion sections are not recorded because students will work in breakout rooms which cannot be recorded.
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MAT 108 Akhmejanov Both Yes Both TA discretion Yes
Group or individual Zoom meetings to practice problems
A mixture of structures
Yes
No, but highly encouraged
No, but highly encouraged
Canvas, Zoom N/A
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MAT 114 Convex Geometry
Maria Trnkova Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No
take home, held over a longer time frame
Yes No No
no software or equipment is required
no additional requirements
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MAT 119B Kathryn G. Link Synchronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
My course does not have a discussion section.
Yes No Take home Yes Yes Yes
Some experience with coding languages such as MATLAB or Python.
Assigned Text: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, 1st ed., Steven H. Strogatz.
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MAT 127A Rohit Thomas Synchronous Yes Synchronous No Yes No
Take-home followed by individual Zoom meeting
Yes Yes Yes None None
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MAT 127B, Section 2
James Bremer Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
N/A Yes No
Take home exams
Yes No No
Students must be able to view recorded lectures and submit homework and take-home exams on gradescope.
It might be helpful for students to have a webcam/microphone but it is not required. They can ask questions using Zoom's "chat" feature and communicate via email if need be.
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MAT 127C
Greg Kuperberg
Both Yes Synchronous No Yes No No exams N/A No No No
The class will be homework only.
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MAT 128C David Marsico Both Yes
Hasn't been decided yet
  Yes No
Held during scheduled lecture time
No Yes Yes
Computer with a webcam
Lectures will be live and recorded
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MAT 133
Matthias Koeppe
Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No take home
all exams are take home, open for a 24-hour time window
No No
Zoom; a computer suitable for running the class software (AMPL, Python, SageMath)
We will not use Matlab in this course. Experience with computer programming (any programming language) or with mathematical software (such as Matlab, Mathematica, SageMath) is a required prerequisite. The course will introduce the specific course software and languages that are needed for completing graded course items.
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MAT 135 B
Luis Rademacher
Asychronous Yes Synchronous   Yes No
Held on day of lecture.
Yes No No
Access to canvas and online gradescope submission.
N/A
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MAT 135A
Alexander Soshnikov
Synchronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No
held at scheduled time during lecture
No No No No n/a
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MAT 135A (Probability, 2 Sections)
Daniel Blanquicett
Synchronous Yes Synchronous
I expect Yes. But it depends on the TAs
Yes Yes
Take Home Exams
Exams submission deadline will be large enough in order to cover this situation.
No No
According to teaching evaluation, it looks like my home internet connection is not strong enough. Thus, if we are going to be required to teach from home this Spring Quarter, I would appreciate some support in order to improve my home internet stability.
To advice TAs to finish the assignments and post the grades in a timely manner, so that students can track their performance by means of their scores.
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MAT 141
Didac Martinez-Granado
Both Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No take home Yes
highly encouraged
highly encouraged
laptop/desktop computer
TBA
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MAT 145 Yonggyu Lee Synchronous Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No
held at scheduled time during lecture
Yes Yes No
Computer or cell phone Plus web cam
.
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MAT 146 algebraic combinatorics
Erik Carlsson Synchronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
No Yes No Take home Yes No Yes MAPLE nothing
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MAT 150C Eugene Gorsky Synchronous Yes Synchronous No Yes No
longer time frame
Yes No No zoom -
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MAT 170
Professor E.G. Puckett
Synchronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
N/A Yes Yes
held at scheduled time during lecture or take home
Yes Yes Yes
A (free) modeling language such as ZIMPL/SCIP will be used.
Computer programming is required: A modeling language such as ZIMPL/SCIP will probably be used. MATLAB knowledge is assumed from the start.
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MAT 180 Erik Carlsson Synchronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
No Yes No Take home Yes No Yes MAPLE nothing
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MAT 185B James Bremer Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
N/A Yes No Take home Yes No No
Students must be able to view lectures and submit homework on gradescope.
It might be helpful for students to have a webcam/microphone but it is not required. They can ask questions using Zoom's "chat" feature and communicate via email if need be.
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MAT 189 Kevin Luli Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No No exams No No Yes No
It is for the students to learn about giving a math talk and write about math
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MAT 201C Kevin Luli Both Yes Synchronous Yes Yes No
Take home exams and oral exam
No No Yes No
Students can access pre recorded videos
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MAT 205B: Complex Analysis
Dan Romik
Some synchronous lectures, and possibly additional asynchronous recorded videos
Yes N/A N/A Yes No
Grading will be based on a final course project.
N/A - there is a final project instead of an exam
No No
Zoom software for attending lectures
Nothing to describe
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MAT 206 Qinglan Xia Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
No Yes Yes Take home Yes Yes Yes None
This is a graduate course. Students can either attend the lectures at the scheduled time or view the recorded lectures later.
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MAT 215C Eugene Gorsky Synchronous Yes Synchronous No Yes No
longer time frame
Yes No No zoom -
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MAT 239
Andrew Waldron
Both Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
N/A Yes No Take home Yes Preferred Preferred
A tablet for capturing handwriting is useful.
.
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MAT 250C Martin Luu Asychronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No take home Yes No No no  
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MAT 280 Thomases Synchronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
n/a Yes No
Grades will be based on projects rather than exams
n/a
Preferred (not required)
Preferred (not required)
No none
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MAT 280 Mathematical Foundations of Data Science
Thomas Strohmer
Asychronous Yes
My course does not have a discussion section.
  Yes No
Take home projects
See previous question
No No No --