Math 504 syllabus
Introduction to Geometry
Course description: An introduction to the foundations of geometry using both synthetic and metric approaches.
Euclidean, finite, projective, and hyperbolic geometrics are discussed. The axioms
for various geometries are discussed. The course is designed for graduate students
in the College of Education and Professional Studies.
Prerequisites: C or better in MA 321 or permission of the instructor
Suggested Text: Venema, Gerard. Foundations of Geometry (2nd Edition), Pearson, 2011
Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of the course a student will:
understand the fundamental concepts of axiomatic geometry
understand definitions and axioms
prove theorems from the axioms
gain experience in solving problems and communicating mathematical ideas effectively.