Course: MATH 331. Mathematical Explorations (3)
Prerequisites: Passing score on the ELM Exam or equivalent*; Completion of the lower division writing requirement; Upper division standing. A course designed to give students an appreciation of the diversity of mathematics and the spirit in which it is employed in various applications. The character and origin of key topics from different branches of mathematics are explored. The contributions of various cultures to the field are studied, along with the use of mathematical models for physical problems. The development is conceptual rather than axiomatic, and includes several supervised reading and writing assignments. One significant writing assignment is required. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers in all fields. (Available for General Education, Basic Skills Mathematics.)
*Effective Fall 2018, the ELM Exam has been replaced with Multiple Measures Assessment.