Courses

A 4-unit course focusing on mathematical practices, concepts and tools used across disciplines, and mathematical mindset and study habits. It includes proportional reasoning (working with percents and unit conversion), algebraic thinking, mathematical modeling (number sense, problem analysis, linear and exponential models), data analysis (collecting, organizing, and graphing data), and logic.

This course examines the mathematics of many indigenous cultures, especially those of North and South America, Africa, and Oceania. It will examine the use of mathematics in commerce, land measure and surveying, games, kinship, measurement of time, navigation, data storage, and other topics. The mathematics involved includes number bases, probability, geometry, number theory, lattice theory, and many other topics of interest in modern mathematics. This class is recommended for liberal arts students who are interested in studying other cultures. Satisfies the Area B4 GE requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required for GE credit. 

A class designed to explore the beauty and relevance of mathematics. Topics may include puzzles, paradoxes, and logic; axiomatic systems; biographies; infinity of the counting numbers and higher infinities; historical crises and breakthroughs in mathematics; and uncertainty. This class is recommended for liberal arts students. Satisfies the Area B4 GE requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required for GE credit. 

This course will explore mathematical achievements in the theory of politics. Topics may include: escalation, conflict, yes-no voting, political power, and social choice. This course has an enormous cultural content, while at the same time dealing with important mathematical ideas. This class is especially suitable for social science students. Satisfies the Area B4 GE requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required for GE credit.

Designed to give students an understanding of finite mathematics applied in the modern world to social sciences, economic analysis, statistical analysis, and decision making. Topics may include linear models, linear programming, financial mathematics, sets, combinatorics, probability, and statistics. Recommended for students with interests in the social sciences and management. Satisfies the Area B4 GE requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required for GE credit. 

The first semester of a two-semester sequence in the use of mathematics and appropriate technologies to make sense of important business scenarios, through team-based and individual projects and explorations based in real-world data. Topics include the mathematics of compound interest and linear modeling for the purpose of prediction.  Satisfies the GE B4 requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required in the second semester for B4 credit.

The second semester of a two-semester sequence in the use of mathematics and appropriate technologies to make sense of important business scenarios, through team-based and individual projects and exploration. Topics include the mathematics of compound interest, linear and exponential modeling, optimization, and uncertainty.  Satisfies the GE B4 requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required in the second semester for B4 credit.

Topics and approaches may vary. Please consult the current Schedule of Classes for details. Satisfies the Area B4 GE requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required for GE credit.
The first portion of MATH 142: a study of discrete structures needed for electronics and communications engineering. Topics may include logic, proofs, mathematical induction, set theory, Boolean algebra, and combinatorics.

A study of Euclidean geometry. It will cover topics such as compass and straightedge constructions, proofs, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, circles, polygons, measurement, solids, transformations, tessellations, and the use of geometry software. Satisfies the Area B4 GE requirement (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). C- or better required for GE credit. 

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