These four courses should be taken in sequence, although 211 and 212 are relatively interchangeable. Each of these courses is offered every semester, but the choice of times is limited in the “off” semester.
These courses stress theoretical aspects of multivariable calculus, although they also contain a considerable amount of problem solving. The MATH department encourages students to consider these courses if they have a strong math background and are either considering a major in an area with a substantial math component (such as CAAM, STAT, ECON, CS, ECE, PHYS), or just enjoy a challenge and want to go beyond learning to solve problems. Successful completion of 221 and 222 satisfies major requirements for MATH 212, but not for MATH 211. Students may not receive University credit for both 212 and 222, but it is possible to receive credit for both 212 and 221. Moreover, honors students are allowed to take 211 for credit. Most students who take 221-222 also take MATH 211.
These courses emphasize problem solving, and do not go as far as 101-102. They are not intended for science or engineering majors, but a student may take 111, 112, and 102 (or 111, 101, and 102).