Math 410 syllabus

History of Mathematics

Course Description: A historical survey of the general development of mathematics with a balance of historical perspective and mathematical structure.

Prerequisites: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C) and MA 320 Minimum Grade of C and either senior standing or permission of the instructor or the department chair.   

Suggested Text:   Marty Lewinter & William Widulski,  The Saga of Mathematics: A Brief History, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1st edition (2002). 

Learning outcomes
: Upon the successful completion of the course a student will:

Understand that mathematics is a part of our culture
Know how various undergraduate courses fit together
Know how to use the history of mathematics in their future teaching
Gain reading and analytical skills, especially in a technical situation
Gain an improved oral and written communication skills in a technical setting