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This interdisciplinary course offers an advanced-level introduction to the development of mathematics from antiquity to the present. Moving beyond 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. Students will propose a course theme in accordance with their particular interests around which to build their principal research and writing assignments. Students will be encouraged to identify significant mathematical developments, to analyze key ideas, contributors and events that made these possible, and to discuss implications for mathematics in the 21st century. Prerequisite (must complete before registering): Precalculus Highly Recommended (not required): This advanced-level study presumes that the student has already achieved upper-level standing with fluency in college reading, writing, research and critical thinking. This study also presumes that the student has excellent knowledge of college level mathematics through Precalculus. Notes: This study is appropriate for students who need general education credit in mathematics. There is an introductory version of this course (MATH 2005) in which students who may not yet be prepared for advanced-level studies are encouraged to enroll. This course was previously SMT-273904 History of Mathematics.
Course Area: Mathematics
Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
Dates: 05-15-2023 - 08-25-2023
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- Local Course ID: 23SU_ESC_MATH3005_01
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