MATH 117 Why Mathematics?

Introduces the liberal arts student to the nature of mathematics and what mathematicians do. An emphasis on presenting ideas and mathematical concepts rather than on attaining computational skills. Ideas from algebra, geometry, number theory, set theory and topology are presented with emphasis on their history and relevance to other disciplines. Background assumed: N.Y.S. Algebra II and Trigonometry (or Math B), or equivalent.




Offered on occasion