College of the Marshall Islands

P.O. Box 1258 Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands MH

+692 625-3394

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

Welcome

The STEM Department offers curriculum in support of the Liberal Arts Major (A.A.) with specialization in Mathematics and Science. An A.S. degree in Natural and Applied Science is currently under development.  In addition, a Certificate in Marine Sciences is also under development as well. The Department primarily supports, assesses and reviews Liberal Arts and Developmental Education outcomes.

 

Learning Outcomes (Liberal Arts)

  • Process, analyze, and synthesize information from a variety of sources in order (a) to solve problems and (b) to formulate reasoned and substantiated individual points of view.

  • Demonstrate and use quantitative literacy and scientific method to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Be prepared for transfer to a four-year institution.

 

Learning Outcomes (Developmental Education) 

  • Recognize, construct and use equivalent mathematical expressions in order to simplify or solve quantitative problems

  • Formulate and solve algebraic equations and inequalities

  • Through the creation and analysis of graphs, demonstrate the abilities to both compare and quantify change

  • When solving word problems, demonstrate the ability to:

(i) understand the conditions,

(ii) formulate a plan appropriate to the conditions,

(iii) execute the plan, and

(iv) logically examine the solution.

 

As part of the admissions process all prospective CMI students take the College Board's ESL Accuplacer Placement Exam which is used to determine academic eligibility to take college classes and also to determine the appropriate level of English and Mathematics courses in which to begin academic studies at CMI. The ESL Accuplacer Mathematics has two (2) parts - Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra.

 

The criteria for Math placement levels are determined by course learning outcomes. Students receiving satisfactory scores combined from the tests will be placed on one of the three levels of developmental math, or they may be placed in first-semester freshman credit courses.

 

Developmental Education is divided into a three-tiered program. The first level is an intensive five-day a week, three- hour per day English program, designed to give students daily exposure to spoken and written English.  Students also take pre-algebra and technology classes, in addition to a required study hall.

 

The second level of the Developmental Studies Program meets two and a half hours every day of the week. Subjects at this level include: Reading/Writing, Speaking/Listening, Introductory Algebra, and First Year Experience (CMI 101). 

 

The third level also meets five days a week for English skills classes in 75-minute periods, Intermediate Algebra classes in 75-minute periods three days a week, and includes a choice from a list of elective classes.

 

Diagnostic Placement Test

Developmental Level I (intensive program)English 067: Speaking, Listening, Reading, WritingMATH 066 Pre-Algebra,CAP 066 Computer Applications

Developmental Level II  English 086/089: Intermediate Reading, Writing, Speaking, ListeningMATH 086 Introductory to Algebra andCMI 101 First Year Experience

Developmental Level III  English 096/099 Academic Reading, Writing, Speaking, ListeningMATH 096 Intermediate Algebra, andElective courses

 Credit Level Classes: Degree and Certificate Programs

 

 


 

 

Course Offerings

Computer Applications (CAP) 

CAP 066 Learning and Communicating Technologies (3 Credits)

Co-requisite ENG 067

Provides a general introduction to computer use and terminology. Includes instruction in keyboarding skills, the use of a learning management system, and internet based communication and personal organization. Focuses on using software and internet resources to support learning across classes. Familiarizes the student with word processing and electronic presentations.

CAP 066 PDF

 

Information Computer Studies (ICS)

ICS 101 Introduction to Microsoft Office (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 80s or CAP 066 or Placement in higher English level
Introduces the basic principles and techniques of data processing through hands-on experience with Microsoft Office. Provides an Introduction to computer applications focusing on a hands-on approach to Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

ICS 101 PDF

 

 

ICS 104 Spreadsheets (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in ICS 101
Expands students' understanding of spreadsheet programs. Examines extensive uses of spreadsheets that are commonly used in today's business world. Provides a project-driven approach to creating spreadsheets to meet today's diverse business demands.

ICS 104 PDF

 

ICS 125 Computer Repair and Maintenance (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ENG 90s and ICS 101 or Permission of Instructor.
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining microcomputers. Prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Topics include: Identifying components, understanding the function of each component, safety, installation procedures, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and operating system fundamentals.

ICS 125 PDF

 

ICS 220 Advanced Computer Studies (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: B or better in ICS 101 and Permission of Instructor
Examines information technology (IT) issues, application and security of IT for business needs, and implementing computer networks. Introduces concepts and theory of database management systems, with emphasis on database application using the Relational Model.

ICS 220 PDF

 

ICS 230 Visual Basic Programming (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: B or better in ICS 101 and Permission of Instructor
Introduces structured programming using the Object Oriented Program (OOP) Visual Basic programming language. Designing, writing, and customizing programs that run in the graphical user interface (GUI) environment of Microsoft Windows. Covers flowcharts, object identification, and algorithm development.

ICS 230 PDF

 

Mathematics (MATH)

NOTE: MATH 066; MATH 086; MATH 096 do not earn college degree credits.

 

MATH 066 Pre-Algebra (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Placement testing
This course is a comprehensive study of foundational mathematical skills which should provide a strong mathematical underpinning for further study. Topics include principles and applications of decimals, fractions, the number line, ratio, signed operations, properties of operations, order of operations, numerical factoring, measurement, unit conversion, perimeter, and area. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fundamental computations and solve multi-step mathematical problems using the four problems solving steps in Polya's How To Solve It.

MATH 066 PDF

 

MATH 086 Introductory Algebra (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 60s or Placement in higher Math level
This course establishes a foundation in algebraic concepts and problem solving. Topics include signed numbers, exponents, order of operations, variables, algebraic expressions, proportions, introductory planar geometry, simplifying, linear equations, graphing lines in the plane, formulas, polynomial operations, and factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the above concepts in problem solving using Polya's four steps.

MATH 086 PDF

 

MATH 096 Intermediate Algebra (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 080s or Placement in higher Math level
This course strengthens students' understanding of algebraic concepts and problem solving. Topics include an introduction to statistical analysis, systems of equations, rational exponents and radical expressions and equations, rational expressions and equations, Quadratic Equations & Inequalities, and Functions.

MATH 096 PDF

 

MATH 102 Survey of Mathematics (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 090s or Placement in Credit Math
Introduces students to a broad variety of mathematical applications. Emphasis on topics that are applicable to students' lives. Develops students' understanding of topics such as problem solving, geometry and measurement, personal finance, counting techniques, probability and statistics.

MATH 102 PDF

 

MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 90s or Placement in Credit Math
Builds on the fundamentals of Algebra developed in basic and intermediate algebra courses. This course is to extend the students knowledge and skills in Algebra through practical applications related to real world situations.

MATH 110 PDF

 

MATH 111 College Algebra (4 Credits)

Prequisite(s): MATH 90s or Placement into Credit Math

Builds on the fundamentals of algebra developed in basic and intermediate courses. Extends the students' knowledge and skills in algebra through practical applications related to real world situations.

MATH 111 PDF

 

MATH 121 College Trigonometry (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 111
Designed for students interested in pursuing other courses in mathematics, sciences, or engineering.  Develops proficiency in trigonometry and its underlying concepts.  Relies on technology and critical thinking in solving and analyzing real world problems.

MATH 121 PDF

 

MATH 140 Pre-Calculus (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 111
Designed to prepare students for success in calculus by enabling students to develop a thorough understanding of relations and functions (algebraic, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic), matrices, sequences and series, trigonometry, and analytic geometry.

MATH 140 PDF

 

MATH 160 Elementary Statistics (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: ENG 90s or Placement in Credit English and MATH 90s or Placement in Credit Math and C or better in ICS 101
Develops statistical literacy and the ability to think statistically. Emphasizes application of concepts of data gathering, variability, random sampling, statistical significance, interpretation of statistical results in context, and critique of stories and/or articles that include statistical results.

MATH 160 PDF

 

MATH 201 Calculus 1 (4 credits)

Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 111 and MATH 121 and permission by instructor or C or better in MATH 140 and permission by instructor
Provides a standard introduction to differential and integral calculus, and covers topics ranging from functions and limits to derivatives and their applications, definite and indefinite integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus.

MATH 201 PDF

 

MATH 199/299 Special Topics

Courses ending in –99 are not described in the catalog. They represent courses taught as occasion demands and/or an instructor is available. In such cases, an approved course outline and syllabus are required.                             

  

Science (SCI)

SCI 101 Introduction to Agriculture (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 090s or Placement in Credit Math
Introduces the basic agricultural technologies, concepts and practices that can be applied to the Marshall Islands environment. Shows how agricultural development in the Marshall Islands can help the Marshallese people improve nutrition, help reduce the trade deficit, and gain independence.

SCI 101 PDF

 

SCI 110 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in ENG 111 and ENG 105, C or better in SCI 120, and Math 090s or Placement in Credit Math
Introduces structure, function, and organization of the human body, specifically the cellular, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous system.

SCI 110 PDF

 

SCI 111 Environmental Science (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: C or better in ENG 101 and ENG 105 Math 90s or Placement in Credit Math 
Introduces students to the concept of ecosystems and their main functions. Exposes students to the importance of biodiversity, ecosystem function, and sustainability. Presents environmental problems including their causes, effects and possible solutions.

SCI 111 PDF

 

SCI 120 Introduction to Biology (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 101, ENG 105, and MATH 90s
Introduces molecular, cellular, environmental and microbial biology, genetics and evolution.

SCI 120 PDF

 

SCI 135 Introduction to Marine Biology (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in ENG 111 and ENG105 MATH 90s or Placement in Credit Math
Introduces students to the field of marine biology in a broad sense, including geological, physical, chemical, and biological aspects, with an emphasis on the ecology of the marine environment. Describes the marine environment and the factors that regulate its function.  Builds an understanding of human interations with the marine environment.  Utilizes knowledge of marine ecosystems for the development of strategies of marine conservation.

SCI 135 PDF

 

SCI 210 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: C or better SCI 110 and C or better in SCI 230
Review cellular biology and levels of organization.  Emphasizes structure and function of endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, lymphatic, and reproductive systems and human life cycle. 

SCI 210 PDF

 

SCI 215 Microbiology (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in SCI 120, C or better in SCI 230
Involves the study of the structure, growth patterns, classification, metabolism, and genetics of prokaryotic microorganisms, viruses and several types of eukaryotic species. Methods of control, elimination, and reduction in pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms will be emphasized. Infectious diseases will also be studied.

SCI 215 PDF

 

SCI 225 Principles of Aquaculture (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: SCI 135
Introduction to the world of aquaculture with an emphasis on marine species particularly those species in the Pacific that have traditional or commercial value. Emphasizes seaweed, corals, giant clams and pearl oysters. Shows different production systems used in aquaculture and introduces marketing, economics and the production process.

SCI 225 PDF

 

SCI 230 Introduction to Chemistry (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 90s or Placement in Credit Math
Introduces chemical calculations, elementary atomic theory and a conceptual approach to some fundamental principles of chemistry, and fundamental laws and theories of chemistry with emphasis is on chemical substances and reactions.

SCI 230 PDF

 

SCI 235 Tropical Marine Ecosystems (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in SCI 111 or SCI 135
Introduces students to marine ecosystems of the tropical Pacific, including mangroves and seagrass bed, with a focus on coral reefs. Identifies the major species of tropical marine ecosystems and their roles within the systems.  Describes human impacts on tropical marine ecosystems and conservation strategies for the sustainable managment of marine resources.

SCI 235 PDF

 

SC 240 Introduction to Physics (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 90s or Placement in Credit Math
Presents the fundamentals of conceptual physics covering measurements, force, motion, energy, matter, heat, thermodynamics and electricity.

SC 240 PDF

 

SCI 245 Integrated Coastal Management (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: SCI 135
Introduces coastal resource management. Includes both living and non-living resources and investigates integrated management in the context of sustainability.

SCI 245 PDF

 

SCI 250 Internships in Marine Science (6 Credits)

Prerequisites: Three courses in Marine Science, 2.0 GPA and Permission of Internship Advisor
Provides students majoring in liberal arts with specialization in marine science a hands-on experience working with a Business or government agency involved in some aspect of marine science. Includes weekly discussions with the internship advisor, maintaining a journal of work experience and a final report analyzing the project.

SC 250 PDF

 

 

Marine Science (MSC)

MSC 103 PADI Open Water SCUBA

Prerequisites: Swim 200 yards, Float for 10 minutes

Teaches students PADI scuba diving techniques and issues relative to certification. Introduces first aid, safety and compressor techniques, tools for dive tank inspection and scuba diving equipment maintenance. Upon successful completion, students will receive PADI Open Water certificate.

MSC 103 PDF

 


 


Faculty Members

 

Science, Technology, and Mathematics

CANONIGO, Ernest Tambagan. Chair, Science, Technology, and Mathematics

M.S., Applied Mathematics, California State University, Los Angeles

B.A., Applied Mathematics, University of California, San Diego

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Mathematics

BALEIKOROCAU, Waisiki

M.S., Pure Mathematics, University of South Pacific

B.E., Secondary - Mathematics, University of South Pacific

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Mathematics, University of South Pacific

Diploma in Information System Management, APTECH Computer Education

Diploma in Education (Mathematics & Basic Science), Fiji College of Advanced Education

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CORPUZ, Michael

M.Ed. in Mathematics, Philippine Normal University, Manila

B.Ed. in Secondary Education, Cagayan State University, Philippines

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FRANDSEN, Cassandra

Ph.D. Health Science, Idaho State University

M.Sc. Physics, Idaho State University

B.Sc. Biology, Idaho State University

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LIWAGON. Elgie

M.Sc. Mathematics, MSU-ILIGAN Institute of Technology, Philippines

B.Sc. Mathematics, MSU-ILIGAN Institute of Technology, Philippines

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SUMAOANG, Rosalinda

Ph.D., Educational Administration, Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines

M.A., Education / Mathematics, Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines

B.A., Education / Mathematics, St. Peter’s College, Philippines

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Sciences

HACKEROTT, Serena

M.S. Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina

B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina

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KREIKEMEIER, Melissa

M.Sc. Biomedical Science, University of North Texas

B.A in Biology, Ripon College, WI

TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification

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LEHMAN, Fern

M.Sc. Ecology, University of Georgia

B.Sc. Biology, Goshen College

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TREVOR, Michael

Postgrad Study, Educational Foundations, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

B.S., General Agriculture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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Technology

VILA, Curtis

B.S.C, Banking & Finance, University of Pangasinan

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WILLIAMS, Edward

M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University

B.Sc. in Business Administration, Dickinson State University

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