MATH 0216 - Studies in the Literature of Mathematics

Credits: 3

A study of mathematical literature devoted to selected topics from fundamental scientific, philosophical, artistic, cultural, and technological questions, debates, and revolutions. Source material will be taken from the widely varied genres of mathematical literature: fiction, drama, essays, memoirs, exposition for lay audiences, history, and philosophy. Regular class discussions, regular writing assignments, poster projects, and research papers actively will involve students in analyzing and/or creating literature, which reflects both their role in and the understanding of the mathematical experience.

Prerequisites: ENGL 0101  and at least one 0100-level mathematics course.

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