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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics (MATH)

MATH

1008

History of Mathematics

History of Mathematics

Summer 2017

3

Course Type

Lecture

Default Grading Method

Letter Grade

No

No

Corequisites

25

Murli M. Gupta

Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?

No

No

Fee Type

No

The history of mathematics, with emphasis on its importance in the evolution of human thought. Students learn some useful mathematics from areas such as geometry, number theory, and probability and develop an appreciation of the mathematical endeavor.

After taking this course, the students will be able to

• Apply mathematical techniques of problem solving (GPAC)

• Explain how different cultures have affected and been affected by the history of mathematics (General)

• Analyze and critically think about past & present mathematical problems (General)

• Compare and contrast the mathematical influences on the sciences, engineering, humanities and other fields (General)

• Present the history of mathematics in written form

• Apply mathematical techniques of problem solving (GPAC)

• Explain how different cultures have affected and been affected by the history of mathematics (General)

• Analyze and critically think about past & present mathematical problems (General)

• Compare and contrast the mathematical influences on the sciences, engineering, humanities and other fields (General)

• Present the history of mathematics in written form

Uploaded a Course Syllabus

There is no such course at GW. This will be an online course that is proposed to satisfy the GPAC Analysis Component: Quantitative Reasoning.

Course Attribute

Gen Ed: Math or Stat

CCAS - GCR: Q & L

ESIA-Math

ESIA-Math / Science

CCAS - GCR: Q & L

ESIA-Math

ESIA-Math / Science

This course was approved for GPAC-QR

This course was approved for GPAC-QR by the GPAC Committee in December of 2016 - CG

This course was approved for GPAC-QR by the GPAC Committee in December of 2016 - CG

Key: 5760