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MATH 180 A: Topics in Mathematics for Non-Science Majors

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
THO 231
SLN: 
16872
Joint Sections: 
CHID 325 B

Syllabus Description:

MATHEMATICS: PRACTICE AND POWER

 

Mathematics is a precise language for systematic pattern recognition. It is enriched by contributions and developments in many different cultural contexts, and by diverse groups of people. In this writing-intensive course, students will study the different cultural, historical, artistic, and scientific resonances of mathematics, guided by their passions and interests. Using case studies and examples, the will explore the widely varied roots of mathematics, and discuss how mathematics has been enriched by the contributions by a wide range of people and civilizations across history. We will discuss how history and culture impact who counts as a mathematician, and what counts as mathematics.

Catalog Description: 
Current topics in mathematics. Topics vary.
GE Requirements: 
Natural Sciences (NSc)
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 18, 2024 - 1:26am
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