History of Mathematics: Introductory


Empire State University

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This interdisciplinary course offers an introduction to the development of mathematics from antiquity to the present. Moving beyond an outline of the development of mathematical ideas in Europe and its colonies, students will also study mathematical developments in other cultures, including the ancient Mesopotamian, Chinese, Indian and Egyptian civilizations. Emphasis will be placed on mathematical developments in broader historical and cultural context. Students will discuss points of view concerning selected core controversies in mathematics, research and write about the contributions of individuals or cultural groups to the development of mathematics, and solve a variety of mathematical problems of historical interest. Note: This study is appropriate for students who need general education credit in mathematics. This course was previously SMT-272904 History of Mathematics.
Course Area: Mathematics
Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
Dates: 05-15-2023 - 08-25-2023
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Local Course ID: 23SU_ESC_MATH2005_01
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