2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CMATH 3001 Mathematics in Context

In this course we focus on the rich historical connections between mathematics and the social context in which it developed. Examples from a variety of historical periods are considered along with the work of key mathematicians and the problems that captured their interest. Through this historical lens, students gain an appreciation for mathematics as a human endeavor and a greater ability to think critically about the development of new knowledge.




3 credits of CMATH from the 2000-level


Every third semester