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Last approved: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:02:21 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:06:44 GMT

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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
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Corequisites

25
Murli M. Gupta
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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
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
This course was approved for GPAC-QR

This course was approved for GPAC-QR by the GPAC Committee in December of 2016 - CG
gharris (Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:37:29 GMT): Rollback: Please resubmit with a Bulletin-style course description, i.e., 1-2 lines covering only the main themes/topics of the course. See, e.g., MATH 3359.
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